What causes sticky black smelly vaginal discharge in children?

Posted on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 in Women's Health
Question: Hi my baby has a sticky black smelly substance in her virgina

What should i do
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
How old is your baby ?
Can you upload photos of the substance coming out of the vagina ?
Since how long has she been facing this issue ?
Please write back with these details so that I can guide you further.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
photo as attached
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Few more details.

Detailed Answer:
I dont see anything coming out of the vagina.
When you put on a diaper, do you see any substance on it ?
How old is your baby?

Please followup with details so that I am better able to help.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham 31 hours later
my baby is 1.5 month old, there was no any substance on diaper. i already cleanwd that sticky stuffs but wonder what it is as its like tar, not like stuffs come out from adult. why her lips turn black when she is so small?
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is normal hormonal effect.

Detailed Answer:
See, newborn baby girls do have some amount of bloody blackish discharge.
This is due to the weaning off of the hormones that get transferred from the mother.
Since it is not on the diaper, do not worry.
IF there is excessive blood, you need to see your doctor.
ALso, the skin there looks very inflamed.
Dont wipe or rub it excessively.
Just soak her in a tub of warm water, and then clean with a soft cloth.
Dont apply too many things there, simple Sudocrem or Baby Vaseline should be fine.
If this discharge persists beyond a week, consult her paediatrician for an indepth assessment.
Is she passing stool regularly ?
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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