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Infant had fever, UTI, diarrhea, blood in stool. Is it due to antibiotics?

hello, I am Mia. My baby is just 9 months old. Last Monday he had a fever , so I went to the doctor,, they told me He has UTI . So they started giving me antibiotics for his treatment. His temperature became normal. However he started having LBM after taking an antibiotic for 4 days, and just this morning he had blood streaks in his stool . What could cause that? The doctors says that there s no sign for Anal fissures. What could have gone wrong? What should I do?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Hi and thanks for the question,
antibiotics rarely or in this case, the blood should not be attributed to antibiotics. The commonest cause of blood stained stool in children under 5 is caused by Shigella, a bacterium.
She is already on antibiotherapy.
It shall be necessary for a stool direct exam, culture and sensitivity tests to be done. This shall detect the exam causal organism and sensitive drug. Other causes like Amibiasis (Entamoeba) could also be implicated. A careful physical examination, coupled will this test shall guide diagnosis, and determine treatment or further testing for a comprehensive and adequate management.
Having him drink much water as you book to see his pediatrician, to me, is the ideal thing to do.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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