Can children get piles - yes; do they usually - no. Get him checked out by GP who will want to have a look at his backside. Does your DS get constipated at all? Does he produce hard stools that he has to strain to get out? Could be a fissure??
It is unlikely to be anything nasty, but he needs some RL assessment and advice. HTH
oh God...i've just been reading stuff on the net and i'm absolutely terrified now.when i first posted,on Friday,everything seemed to settle down so I didn't pursue it.Tonight,he's just shouted down to tell me there's "loads" of blood on my tissue.There was quite alot actually.His sister-who'd been cleaning her teeth at the same time-said he'd been sitting scratching his backside with a tissue for ages and that he'd made himself bleed. I asked him.He said it was itchy and sore so he'd wiped himself with a tissue....he hadn't actually had a pooh though.I put some germoloids on just for tonight....I know he's only 10 but just for some relief.Please tell me it won't be anything more sinister. I'm scared after googling his symptoms.
took him to the doc's.She seems to think he has worms.Although,there is no evidence of them either in his pooh or in his bum...sorry! She said he also had a slight cut which has probably been caused by him scratching which is probably what is bleeding.So,she gave us some medicine-the whole family-to take and some Canesten (anti-bacterial)for my son.Still not so sure it's worms personally.She did tell me-however-that children don't get haemorrhoids !?! She also said that-and I hope she's right-that there is "never anything sinister in a child of his age in that part of the anatomy".God,I so hope she's right.