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Old 07-24-2014, 02:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The GI doctor said that occult blood in the diaper after starting a new food with an allergic/intolerant kid doesn't matter. Is that correct? They said only visible blood matters.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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From my knowledge, it's actually the opposite. Bright red blood is *typically* from the rectum (straining or the like) vs. occult blood which is from higher up in the GI system.
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I would say that either is a sign that the body isn't tolerating the food, but maybe that's just me.

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