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Infant, difficulty passing urine, bleeding from vagina. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr.
User:my nine days baby is not passing urine properly
User:& she is bleeding from her vagina since yesterday
User:she passes urine 2-3 times a day
User:since yesterday she is not taking feed properly, whenever i feed her she takes only for 5-10 min & then sleeps down.
User:then if i give her milk through spoon then she take it properly & doesn't sleep as well while feeding up with spoon
Doctor:Was your baby feeding well before?
User:yes at least better then last two days, but at that time she wasn't so good with sucking.
Doctor:Do you mean she is feeding well now in the last 2 days compared to what it was earlier?
User:yes, now she sucking is better, but she sleeps down with in 5-10 min.... she is not ta
Doctor:Is your baby crying excessively?
User:No....most of the time sleeping
User:i have noticed one more change in last two days
Doctor:Is she having fever?
User:earlier there was a quite overflow of milk from my breast... whenever baby was used to hungry...there was enough milk flow from my breast...
Doctor:what change have you noticed in the last 2 days?
Doctor:Is there any yellowish discoloration of the skin of the baby?
Doctor:What is the colour of the urine your baby passes?
User:Urine: yellowish
User:but skin color is normal
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The amount of urine passed by a child is proportional to the feed intake.
Doctor:It looks like the amount of your daughter
Doctor:*daughter's feed has slightly reduced resulting in resulting reduction in urine output.
Doctor:The blood from her vagina can be sometimes normal.
Doctor:This occur because during pregnancy there are some hormones which get into baby and after delivery as the effect of the hormone wean off
Doctor:it results in some vaginal bleeding.
Doctor:Just like a women has cyclical periods due to the hormonal changes.
User:ok, how long will this generally remains
Doctor:This usually would settle down subsequently.
Doctor:It may be present for a day or two and disappear.
Doctor:As long as the bleeding is not heavy,
Doctor:and the child is comfortable, I do not think this is a major problem.
User:yes it's not heavy....
Doctor:However, i would be worried, if your daughters feeding is reduced now.
Doctor:This could happen due to numerous reasons.
Doctor:infection or jaundice may be a cause.
Doctor:I would suggest you to watch over her for the next 2 days.
Doctor:If feeding doesn't improve or if your daughter has other symptoms like
Doctor:diarrhea, increased crying, increased drowsiness, absent urine output
Doctor:I advice you to consult your pediatrician for evaluation.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Fever is another symptoms which you need to look for.
User:ok, she there is quite increment to drowsiness.
Doctor:All new born get jaundice after birth.
Doctor:This jaundice can make your child a bit drowsy.
Doctor:If the drowsiness worsen gradually, then it needs medical attention.
Doctor:Do you follow?
User:Well doctor: we had visited Pediatrician on Friday i.e. yesterday but nothing was diagnosed.. we have been asked to come on Monday again for BCG vaccination
Doctor:i do not find any serious condition currently.
Doctor:But I would advice you to watch over your baby religiously.
User:ok... thnx doctor..
Doctor:It is more likely your daughter should improve.
User:will keep under observation & will visit pediatrician on Monday
User:quite worried now
Doctor:If the symptoms worsen or you notice the other symptoms, then your baby needs to be evaluated.
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Your welcome.
User:no Not for now
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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