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I have a 10 year old son and he did stool today and he had

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I have a 10 year old son and he did stool today and he had blood in it twice what could this be??
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The most common causes of blood in stool in a 10 year old are;

1) Anal fissure; there is a pain during passing stool.
2) Hemorrhoids; there is painless defecation.
3) Polyp of rectum; this is also painless.
4) Infectious diarrhea; abdominal pain accompanies the bleeding in stool.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
So what is recommended for this I have never heard of this before I have to say that kids of today get the wierdest things. What should I be looking for in the next couple of days...
Hello Jose,

If there is an abdominal pain; this will require an exam by his doctor today. If there is a pain during passing motion or if there is no pain during defecation, a routine exam by the doctor for the evaluation (they do an anoscopy which is small scope being passed to ascertain the cause and is done in office) in this week would be sufficient. If the bleeding is in every motion than evaluation would be needed earlier.

A polyp, hemorrhoid and fissure would bleed intermittently. Usual painless bleeding is commonly due to hemorrhoid and many times is self resolving. So in all likelihood this is of no concern.

If there’s anything else I can do, let me know – it’s been a pleasure working with you and I hope to assist you again soon!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
He has pain before he has to use the bathroom to make stool and while using the bathroom making stool.
Anal fissure is the most likely diagnosis in this case. Avoidance of the constipation would be advised. Dietary measures like salads, green vegetables and fruits with increased fluids will help him.
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