Currant Jelly Stools

Dark red, gelatinous stools composed of blood and mucus—which have been fancifully likened to red currant jelly (US)/jam (UK)—passed by children with intussusception; similar stools are passed in those with juvenile ‘retention’ polyps
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The classic triad of palpable mass, vomiting, and currant jelly stools is present in less than 15 percent of patients.
This is followed by engorgement of the intussusceptum, edema and bleeding from the mucosa which lead to currant jelly stools.
The clinical presentation having typical triad of severe intermittent abdominal pain, currant jelly stools and vomiting is seen in less than 20% of cases.
Passage of red currant jelly stools occurred in 30 (60%) patients and fever in 14 (28%) patients.
The classical triad of abdominal pain, palpable mass and passage of red currant jelly stools described in children is seldom seen in adults.
The classical clinical trial of intussusception namely pain abdomen, palpable sausage shaped mass and red currant jelly stools, is rare in adults.