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Blood in urine in 6 week old baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hey mate my 6 week old baby a little bit of blood were his penis goes in his nappy
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   6 weeks baby has a blood stain in her nappy? can you explain in detail

User :   he has like a three bloches of blood in the nappy were his penis sits
Doctor :  
when he passes urine is there any blood visible?
User :   no not that you can see i only seen it this morning
Doctor :  
does he have difficulty in passing urine, in 6 weeks old baby if they have difficulty they will cry while passing urine?
User :   no h e has 4 or 5 wet nappies a day
Doctor :   this happened only today and it was the first time?
User :   yes this is the first time
Doctor :  
does he have fever?
User :   no he dos not
Doctor :  
what is the color of the urine?
User :   mostly clear but some times it is a bit yellow
Doctor :   bit yellow is ok, normal recently has it changed to light brown or dark color after you have noticed the blood in his nappy?
User :   no not yet
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
blood in the urine indicates the involvement of the urinary tract
User :   ok how is this treated
Doctor :  
it may be as simple as mild trauma to the tip of the penis to as severe as some disease affecting the kidney
Doctor :   since it is painless the local trauma or any infection does not seems to be the cause
Doctor :   it is required to get an urine analysis done to know what is wrong
Doctor :  
urine analysis will give us the clue to know which part of the urinary system is responsible for the present episode of the bleed
Doctor :  
not to worry much
Doctor :  
in children the urinary problems do occur frequently
User :   ok how do i do that
Doctor :   it is better you consult a pediatrician, so that he can get a complete evaluation of the child's urinary system. that includes the urine analysis and a blood test to know the function of the kidney

User :   ok i will try and get onto a pediatrician
Doctor :   mean time you can continue as regular with the child and observe the color of the urine
Doctor :  
also observe if he develops any swelling of the feet or hands
Doctor :   are you there?
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