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Question: Blood in Stool

 Tinak1978 - Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:12 pm

My eight year old has IBS. I have know this since she was 3. Yesterday she had a bright red stool, and red cloudy water. I thought this was due to her eating watermelon. However it has been over 24 hours since she has had any watermelon to eat and she has worse red stool and cloudy red water. It is bright red. Could this still be from the watermelon or is there something more important behind this?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:46 am

User avatar Hi Tinak1978,
Although certain foods can change the appearance of bowel movements, in my opinion I do not think this is the case here and would consider another possibility. I would encourage you to contact her physician for an evaluation.
 Tinak1978 - Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:01 am

Thank you, I have set up her appointment.

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