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Dear doctor., my 1 year old son is having loose motion with mucus and sometimes with blood for 13 days, 6 to 7 times a day. The details : on 6/7/2014 loose motion started, passed stools 7 times       On 7/7/2014 consulted ped and he advised metrolag for 7 days bd. but the condition persisted and doctor advised to do stool test . the test done on 17/7/2014. the report, colour greenish yellow  consistency soft. Frank blood absent. Frank mucus ++. Parasite absent . pus 10-12 /hpf RBC 0-1 /hpf  .  Ova not seen.  Cyst not seen. Yeast cells not seen fat globules not seen. Undigested food few. Baby is not having fever. Is there anything serious problem for my baby? Waiting for your reply thank you doctor.

Hi Brijitha,

If the child is active, not having fever, passing urine regularly, then he is not "serious". The reort suggest infection. However, specifics of the treatment are decided by baby's careful history AND examination, and not just by lab reports. Hence, the treating doctor is far better in deciding the treatment than me, as I can't examine your child.

I am sorry, I couldn't be of much help. Please discuss with treating doctor.

Best wishes,
Dr. Puneet Kumar,
Kumar Child Clinic, Dwarka,
New Delhi, India

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I would be happy to answer general queries on prevention and treatment of ailments in newborn, infant, toddler, child or an adolescent. Needless to say, it will not be possible to answer any query that requires diagnosing, since it is not possible to examine a child online.


I have worked in various capacities (medical officer, resident, senior resident, consultant) in public as well as private sector in Pediatrics and Neonatology. Today, I have over 17 years of experience in the field.

Currently, I am running my own clinic (Kumar Child Clinic) in Dwarka, New Delhi and am attached to Lifeline Hospital, Dwarka as consultant pediatrics and neonatology. I am also developing my clinic website into a comprehensive child health/ parenting website (

(a) Chapter "National Immunization Schedule" in Frontiers of Social Pediatrics, Jaypee Publishers: 2nd edition, 2016. (b) Article, "All about Pertussis vaccines" in special issue of Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics, July-Sept 2015 (c) Three chapters (DTP vaccines, Pneumococcal vaccines and Poliovirus vaccines) in "Textbook of Pediatrics for Post-graduates" First edition: 2015. (c) Chapter: "Alternative delivery methods of vaccines" in IAP textbook of Vaccines, First edition, 2014 (published by IAP/ Jaypee Brothers) (d) Special Article: "50 years of Immunization in India: Progress and Future" in January 2013 issue of Indian Pediatrics (e) Four chapters in "FAQ: Book on Vaccines and Immunization Practices" First edition, 2011 AND 2nd edition, 2015 published by Jaypee Brothers. (f) Three articles in special issue of Journal of Pediatric Sciences on “Controversies and Challenges in Pediatric Vaccination Today" in Sept, 2010. Co-edited the series also. (f) Regular column, “How do I treat” in Pediascene ( (g) Review article, “Role of Anti-Poliovirus Agents in Polio eradication and beyond” in Polio Pulse, April, 2008. (h) Chapter on “Acute Infectious Diarrhea” in Textbook of Infectious Diseases in Children. (An IAP Publication), 2007. 2nd edition in 2011. (i) Book-Review (IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary, 2004) in Pediascene, March 2005 ( ) (j) Case-report on Osteopetrosis. Jharkhand Journal of Pediatrics, Dec-2002.

After MBBS, I have done DNB residency in Pediatrics.

Awards and Honors
Winner of IAP practising pediatrician's quiz in 2001.

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