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Got blood spot in infant's diaper. Is it normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello, I need to speak with a pediatrician regarding my new born baby girl
Doctor:I am a general physician.
Doctor:I believe I can help you within my expertise
Doctor:If you wish to discuss with a pediatrician, you may post your query on ask a specialist baby girl was born on 18th XXXXXXX
Doctor:A pediatrician will answer your query through mail.
User:and since yesterday I am observing blood spots in her diapers
User:she is 5 days old
User:I want to know if this is normal or not. Till yesterday she having only white mucus discharge
User:but since yesterday, I am observing blood spots too..
Doctor:Is she passing stools without any difficulty?
User:she had not passed stool for a day..(yesterday) but she passed it today in the morning
Doctor:Do you feel there is any kind of distension of the stomach/abdomen?
Doctor:Is your baby feeding well?
User:the baby is feeding well...but I feel she has discomfort in her stomach sometimes due to gas..I can hear some movements in her stomach
User:she drinks milk about every two hours for about 15-20 min
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:Occasional blood spots in the diaper is not very concerning.
Doctor:small injury in the lower rectum due to stools is the most common cause of such problem.
Doctor:It often resolves.
Doctor:However, I would be concerned
Doctor:and if the blood spots increase in amount.
Doctor:Do you follow?
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
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