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What causes blood in stools of babies?

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07/28/14

There are a few reasons that can cause blood in the stool. Bright red blood means it came from the lower GI tract. Black blood that looks like coffee grounds comes from the upper GI tract.

Causes of bleeding:
- A food allergy
- Bacterial infection
- Bleeding from the anus from constipation

Any large amount of bleeding or bleeding that doesn't go away after a day or two needs to be reported to your doctor. If your baby has any other signs or symptoms you should contact your doctor right away.

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