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My 6 year old is having severe lower stomach pains & her bowel movements are foul & dark. could there be blood even if i cant see it?

she has seen a pediatrician & all they say is she had the stomach flu but its going on its 4th week of hurting her.

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Black stool is usually an indication of blood. Blood in the stool (and I know this is gross) is usually much more foul smelling than regular stool so if this is the case she probably is bleeding. You really need to visit the ER as soon as you can. There could be a range of things wrong with her. Better safe than sorry.

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Four weeks of this??!! ER or a different doctor, that can't be good.

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i agree just struggling because the nearest hospital is hours away.. i have a 6 month old baby as well.. ugh i guess its er.. thanks
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You're welcome :-)
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And good luck
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wickedpissah

ER.
Now.

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I think you need a second opinion from another doctor! Poor kid!

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Voglir

your best bet is to take her back to the doctor and if he still says nothing is wrong go to a new doctor asap she could have an infection but if there was internal bleeding bleeding in the track somewhere it would come out as a dark gelatinous red but that doesn't mean there isn't internal bleeding elsewhere but four weeks of internal bleeding would have killed most people

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Go to the E.R asap

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bentheredunthat

Dark stools are a common sign of internal bleeding problems. It could also be medication or certain foods she's eating. But 4 weeks of pain is extremely concerning. Get a 2nd opinion asap.

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Boil your drinking water for 20 minutes to avoid getting water borne diseases.
Let the water cool down to room temperature before drinking . Revisit your pediatrician .

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