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Why is my 14 year old daughter is having blood in her stools?

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In children, a small amount of blood in the stool is usually not serious. The most common causes are constipation and milk allergies. But it is still worth reporting to your doctor, even if no workup is necessary.

Blood in the stool may come from anywhere along your digestive tract, from mouth to anus. It may be present in such small amounts that you cannot actually see it, but is only detectable by a fecal occult blood test. When there IS enough blood to change the appearance of your stools, the doctor will want to know the exact color to help find the site of bleeding. To make a diagnosis, your doctor may use endoscopy or special x-ray studies.

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More than likely it's nothing serious nevertheless it could be. So it's best to see a doctor asap.

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maybe she's on her period!!!!

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I did ask her if it could be her period and she said no.. I did not think that it was cause I am sure she would now the difference cause she has been having her period since she was 12..
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If it's hard and hurts, she could be actually ripping her butthole a little bit. I know from experience. Not fun

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She says it does not hurt and it is not hard in her word it comes out fine..
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I had a disease once that o had blood in my stools and I was 11. It's normal but it could last for a couple weeks.

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Could be a lot of reasons. Consult a dr.

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If it's bright red, it's coming from the lower colon or rectum.
It could be a small tear in her rectum from constipation.
However, it could be multiple other GI problems that need a doctor's intervention.
Ask her if she is straining when she goes to the bathroom. Increase her fiber and definitely water.
It's a habit that she should get rectified (sorry) so she has good bowel habits.

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