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Blood in stool

10/15/2008

Question:

my two month old had blood in his stool. what does that mean?

Answer:

It is likely an anal fissure, but to be certain, please discuss your concern with your child's primary care provider for an accurate diagnosis.

The following link may help explain anal fissures:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001130.htm

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati