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Bleeding from vagina in babies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   Hello i just had a question
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yes please proceed with ur query
User :   my baby is 3 days old and i just went to change her diaper and noticed there was a little blood in her diaper is that normal?
Doctor :  
ok
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i will need to ask few more questions
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can i proceed?
User :   ok
User :   yes please do
Doctor :  
from whr is the blood coming?
User :   from her vagina
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what was the time gap between this diaper change and the previous one?
User :   about 3 hours
Doctor :  
can you still see the bleeding co ming from there
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no
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does your baby cry excessively?
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is she active?
User :   no she does not
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is feeding well?
User :   and yes she is pretty active
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ok
User :   and she eats fine
Doctor :  
ok
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does she have fever?
User :   no
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ok
Doctor :  
i will explain
Doctor :   as per your history
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there nothing to worry
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some babies do get bleeding like this
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as they have the mother's hormones circulating in them after birth
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so to have small amounts of bleeding in fisrt 3-5 days is normal
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however if it continues for more days
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or if it becomes more
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then she sud taken for examination by pediatrician
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and the cause rectified

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i will give u some tips also
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watch out for any fever
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