MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Paediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Kolkata
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Rectal Bleeding is medically known as?
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Rectal Bleeding is medically known as Hematochezia. In this type of problem, the bright red blood mixed with stool passes through the anus. The rectal bleeding may come from rectum, colon, or anus along with other problem. The color of the blood in rectal bleeding depends upon the bleeding location of the gastrointestinal tract. Usually, if the affected site is near to the anus, the colour of the blood is bright red. Therefore, the bleeding from colon, rectum, and anus tends to be dark in colour (Dark red or maroon).
For 0-3 months infant, the most common causes of rectal bleeding?
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The main causes of rectal bleeding in the infants of 0-3 months are allergic colitis and anal fissure. However, toddlers and older infants are apparently to have Meckel s diverticulum, constipation, or polyps. And, in teenagers and school-aged children, polyps, infection, constipation, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more common.
Which of the following is not a symptom of Rectal Bleeding?
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Rectal Bleeding can have many symptoms. Common symptoms include rectal pain, bright colored blood in the stool, change of stool color, and even dizziness or confusion. If one or more of these symptoms are present, it is a good idea to consult a doctor.
The colour of the stool in the melena is black?
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The melena is the problem refers to tarry, dark black stool due to the bleeding of the upper gastrointestinal tract including duodenum, stomach, or esophagus. Another main cause of melena is peptic ulcer disease.
The black stool is a result of the presence of blood in the stool. The stool also has a foul odour. In case this occurs, an immediate consultation is always advisable. Early diagnosis of this condition can be cured easily.
Is blood in stool normal for a child?
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Though there are cases where the blood in the stool is normal, it is always advisable to consult a doctor if this happens. This is because it can happen to a child due to rectal bleeding. The frequency and amount of blood depend upon the age of children. However, one should always consult with an experienced doctor to identify the real cause of this problem.
In some cases, this can happen due to some medicines a child is having; in such cases, one must also consult a doctor to change medication.