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
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Dr. Suzanne Fialaanswered
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!
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