6435Week6reply.docx - Robert Good job on this week\u2019s discussion Bloody stools can be concerning for any patient especially pediatrics or their parents

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Robert, Good job on this week’s discussion. Bloody stools can be concerning for any patient, especially pediatrics or their parents. Bloody stools usually indicate bleeding in some part of the digestive tract. Bleeding from the upper digestive tract usually results in black, tarry stools. In most cases, the child also vomits red or black material that has a coffee ground consistency. (Patel & Kay, 2019) Bleeding from the lower digestive tract usually results in bright red blood mixed in with stool or dark maroon colored stool. One thing to keep in mind is that some foods
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