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What causes blood discharge in the stools of a child?

My 5 year old son had bright red blood in his stool and has been complaining for weeks, every time after he eats, that his stomach hurts. I am very concerned, is this serious? I will have a call in to his pediatrician on Monday. Should I be doing anything else?
Mon, 3 Apr 2017
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Passage of fresh blood may b due to anal fissure, hemorrhoids or anal polyp. You should go for anal examination of the baby to rule out these conditions.
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