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Infant having a sudden swelling of the abdomen, bleeding from genitals. What is it?

I have a 21 month old girl and all of a sudden tonight her belly is swollen out like she has eaten a lot, but she has not eaten in a while. Did not notice this until her bath, also when my wife was putting her diaper on she noticed a small amount of blood around her privates. It was not bleeding anywhere I could see anymore, and she acts fine. Also she does not seem to hurt when I press on belly.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Swelling of the abdomen and bleeding from the genital area should not be taken lightly. She should be examined by a doctor.

You mention that she is acting fine and pressing the abdomen does not hurt her. If the abdomen is swollen or bloated then it is surprising that your daughter is not complaining.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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