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What causes bleeding in the stools?

Hi, my 5 year old daughter had soft red poo (she also ate loads of strawberry jelly that day) for a couple of days. Took her to the doc the same night but she couldn t see bleeding coming out of her anus. After a couple of weeks (again she ate strawberry jelly) she had soft red poo for a couple of days. A month later she had a tummy ache during the night and went to the toilette a few times with runny dark brown poo. She is like this for a week now and she had a little bit of black runny poo . Am worried but also have made an appt with her GP next week. Please help !
Tue, 14 Nov 2017
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red stools could be due to eating ref colour substances. but as you told it is associated with pain also, frequent, so could be due to polyps, dysentery, fissures due to hard stools.
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