First of all, we need to know that these following conditions can cause blood in the stool
1. Protein intolerance: also known as allergic diarrhea. It usually occurs in infancy, mostly when formula milk is added, and sometimes breastfeeding babies will also appear after the mother drinks milk or eats soy products; it is mainly caused by the baby’s intolerance to the protein in milk and soybeans , manifested as vomiting, diarrhea and blood in the stool, red and white blood cells may also appear in the stool test, but it is non-inflammatory, and antibiotics are not needed if there is no co-infection. If necessary, replace the semi-hydrolyzed milk powder with low lactose small molecules.
2. Infectious diarrhea: Diarrhea caused by viral or bacterial infection. Sometimes it may also be caused by eating unclean food. The main manifestations are fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in the stool. This kind of diarrhea must be checked for stool routine. Inflammation is only considered if there are more than six red and white blood cells in the high-power field of view. , this situation requires the use of antibiotics under the guidance of a doctor.
3. Anal fissure: Anal fissures can appear in newborn babies to older children, mainly caused by constipation. In constipation, due to the hard stool, the baby’s intestines are damaged when the baby defecates. The main manifestation of anal fissure is that the baby is unwilling to defecate. It is laborious and painful when defecating; there are blood streaks on the stool or blood streaks on the toilet paper to wipe the butt.
Other uncommon causes, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal polyps, intussusception, etc. If blood in the stool occurs, the following recommendations should be paid attention to
1. See a doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause of blood in the stool and treat it appropriately as soon as possible.
2. Pay attention to prevent blood in the stool from causing the baby to lose iron and cause anemia.
3. Special reminder: use antibiotics with caution! Persistent diarrhea secondary to flora imbalance caused by inappropriate use of antibiotics is not easy to cure.