Kelsey,Very informative post this week! The most common causes of rectal bleeding can be analfissures which are caused by a cut or tear in the anal lining that develop when passing a large orhard stool. Symptoms include grunting, pain, straining during a bowel movement or bright redblood seen when wiping. Milk or soy intolerances can cause bloody stools and include othersymptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, poor weight gain and eczema. Less frequentcauses of rectal bleeding include inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease orulcerative colitis, infectious diarrhea, juvenile polyps, or Meckel’s diverticulum. (Patel & Kay,
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