Author: Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH

Clinical Consult: Rectal bleeding in pediatric patients

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Rectal bleeding is one of the most common symptoms warranting referral to a pediatric¬†gastroenterologist. The presence of blood in the stool is often an alarming symptom for parents, and usually pediatricians are asked to see the patient right away. Below are some tips to help referring doctors assess the severity of the problem, and whether urgent referral is indicated. …Read More

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