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My 8 year old daughter has blood on toilet paper after bowel

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My 8 year old daughter has blood on toilet paper after bowel movement. It has been about 2 weeks and very light in color. Yesterday it was bright red?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 6 years ago.
A possible cause would be straining causing a hemorrhoid. These can be internal.
A fissure could be another possibility.
An intussuception [bowel collapse] can happen in general, usually causing intermittent abdominal pain and bleeding but not all symptoms have to occur, so any bleeding in a child has to warrant an examination by the pediatrician.
Inflammatory bowel disease can cause bleeding but again usually with other symptoms.
Infection, same story.
Constipation with straining.

There are many other less common causes. Without associated symptoms, there is a higher probability of a harmless cause. But given the duration she must see the doc.
Good Luck.
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