U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Raleigh, NC
A 22-year-old female asked:

My daughter is 11 and when she wipes there is a little bit of fresh blood but there is never any on her underwear could this still be her 1st period

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Doubtful: More likely this is a bit of fresh rectal bleeding related to a hemorrhoid or anal fissure that bleeds when she strains to have a bm; or if it appears when she wipes after urinating it could be from a urinary tract infection. In any case it should be evaluated by a doctor's visit. Advise her in advance what the exam might entail to minimize any emotional trauma. Good luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 22, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.