A to Z: Blood in Stoolenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgBlood in the stool means the presence of blood in a bowel movement.blood in stool, bloody stool, blood, bloody, stool, poop, feces, bowel movement, bowels, fecal, a to z, dictionary, stool tests10/26/201203/22/201909/02/201928dc2e88-d250-4622-aedf-49265a79ac25https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-stool.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Bloody Stool; Blood in Bowel Movement</strong></p> <p>Blood in the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest8.html/">stool</a> means the presence of blood in a bowel movement (poop).</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Many things can cause blood in the stool, depending on a person's age. Pinpointing the exact source of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/blood.html/">blood</a> is not always easy. Treatment depends on the cause of the bleeding.</p> <p>Blood in the stool can range in color from bright red to black. It might only be seen in the underwear or on toilet paper when wiping. Sometimes the blood isn't visible at all, but is found when a stool sample is examined in a laboratory.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>While finding blood in the stool can be alarming, it's actually common and usually not due to a serious condition.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Stool Test: Fecal BloodStool samples can provide information about a problem in the GI system. To test the stool for the presence of blood, a noninvasive test - the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) - is performed.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fobt.html/4278f0db-d965-4089-aa67-4ebdd6598888
Stool TestsYour child's doctor may order a stool collection test to check for blood, bacteria, ova, or parasites. Find out how this test is performed and when you can expect the results.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest8.html/74d5d87f-1ab7-4c11-a9bc-126a3da3e933