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Blood in Baby’s Poo

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DeloresAmelia · 25/09/2023 05:49

My 4 month old has had blood in his poo for the past 4 days. I took him to the doctors on Friday as he had a tiny spot of blood in his nappy. The doctor said he was fine and thought it was likely nothing and from him having a really bad nappy rash. However since then he’s had more blood. He’s pooing after every feed with streaks of blood in it. I’m handing in a stool sample tomorrow and will ask for another appointment.
Starting to panicking and wanted to see if anyone had any experience of this?

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Fipfop · 25/09/2023 06:33

I have with my second. It ended up being allergies. I cut dairy out first and there was a big improvement and once soy was gone we never had blood again. Nappy rash can also be a sign of an allergy, their bum can be irritated on as these things are on the way out too.

DustyLee123 · 25/09/2023 07:06

Do not panic, there’s many things it could be.
Are you bottle or breast feeding ?

DeloresAmelia · 25/09/2023 10:01

he is formula fed, could he all of a sudden become allergic? He was a bit fussy for a few days with his feeding but now is back to normal. We thought it was a fissure tear, but would that bleed this long? Trying not to panic as he is his normal self. If he was to be lethargic along with the bleeding I would go to a&e.

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DustyLee123 · 25/09/2023 10:14

Yes, people do suddenly become allergic to what was ok before.
With you saying he has been fussy it might be that he’s been a bit off, and this will settle.
As long as he is feeding, toileting and well in himself, try not to worry. You are doing the right thing by following it up.

JohnnysMama · 25/09/2023 11:59

did he take his rotavirus vaccine recently? My nephew had it after each rotavirus vaccine dose.

webuiltthiscityonrockandwheat · 25/09/2023 18:39

Try not to panic. If you're dropping a sample in they'll check his infection and inflammation makers. Ask if they'll check his calprotectin levels as well. Most likely it's something simple but good to get him checked

DeloresAmelia · 25/09/2023 21:53

Ended up taking him to a&e, couldn’t leave it till tomorrow and the blood was getting worse. The doctor there wasn’t concerned about him as his belly was soft. Just have to change his formula to non dairy until the results come back. The blood seemed to be getting less as soon as we got to the hospital. Thanks for everyone’s responses x

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