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Why Does My Baby Girl Cry When She Pees
Crying in infancy is described as a loud, high-pitched sound made by infants in response to certain situations. Infants have a cry reflex that is a normal response to some stimuli, such as pain or hunger. Older children and adults cry for emotional reasons such as pain, fear, sadness, or frustration. Premature infants may not have a cry reflex, so they must be monitored closely for signs ...Read more
Normal: Babies are built to function as their body demands and to stimulate us as well. Sometimes that means they are hurt, sometimes they are dirty and need changing, sometimes hunger. Babies also cry to stimulate mom's brain to tell it to make more milk. Even if not breastfeeding. The breastfeeding cycle is highest at night and thus more crying. Not only is this not bad, but exactly what a baby should. ...Read more
6month old baby girl. She's probably using crying to manipulate us. How long is 'cry it out safe' for her?
Common: To give babies credit for adult motives is a bit much.We teach them crying gets attention but must also teach them it doesn't always get all they wish.A 6mo begins to have separation anxiety & often cries just to see you.It might because of hunger,pain,dirty diaper,etc.but these you can attend to.Give it 5 and let her see you briefly to comfort & leave.Give it 10 then 15. Eventually she will sleep ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal: If your baby's poop is hard, that may be the cause of her crying. If so, giving 1-2 oz fruit juice, such as prune juice or apple juice, once a day can help. If the poop is soft, it is actually normal for babies to grunt, strain, and cry to have a bowel movement. Their muscles are not well-developed yet, so they must really work to do what comes so naturally to grown people - poop! ...Read more
What are some reasons a girl baby will cry when getting wiped with wipes but when getting wiped with a wash cloth she doesn't?
Chemical irritants: Purchased wipes generally contain a variety of chemicals/preservatives/fragrances that can burn on contact with sensitive or raw skin. A washcloth does not.Parents can make up their own wipes using a ziploc bag, olive oil and paper towels.These are not as irritating. ...Read more
It hurts!: Something called bubble bath urethritis -- tender inflammation of the sensitive lining where urine exits, caused by bubble bath or bath soaps w/ fragrances or other chemicals -- is a common cause. Ouch! another possibility is a urinary tract infection, especially if other symptoms. A urine test can check for this. Utis are more common in boy babies. Many babies with utis don't cry when they pee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary infection: If your child cries every time he or she pees, it could be a sign of an urinary tract infection. The rate of urinary tract infections in babies is higher in girls and in uncircumcised boys. Other signs include irritability, fever, difficulty feeding, and vomiting. Your doctor can check your baby's urine to diagnose a urinary tract infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 years old baby cry when he pee pee and he squeeze his peanut really really hard like it really really hurts i put vaseline around but he said it hurts inside. What can I do temporarily? If he woke up cry, should I bring him to the emergency room, h
It : It sounds like he may have a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are rare in little boys, especially circumcised boys. He may have an infection on the outside of his penis. If you are noticing swelling on the outside of the penis or if he is uncircumcised and it is more difficult to retract the foreskin, he may be at risk of circulatory damage to the penis. Either way he should be seen by a doctor immediately to investigate the cause of pain. ...Read more
Me 38wks pregn, my 2 yr old girl and dad are having pink urine. No discomfort. I was first still have it since 1wk, bby girl had it 3d and dad today.
Beets for dinner?: What are you guys eating? Some foods can discolor the urine to a red or pink. Is everyone reaching for Pyridium (phenazopyridine) in your house? Though UTI's can cause some blood tinged urine I've never heard of CONTAGIOUS UTI's between parents and children yet....so I have a hard time putting that down seriously in the differential. Toilets recently painted red? (that's a joke)..let us know what the punchline is ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby girl 2 n half yrs old and she diagnosed in urine culture report ecoli.Entamoeba coli, how baby got infection, through water or food?
Entamoeba coli: Entamoeba coli is a non-pathogenic species of ameba that may live in the human gastrointestinal tract. E. Coli (not to be confused with the bacteria escherichia coli). If the e.Coli was from urine culture it was escherichia and may have been causing infection (or not), would need much more information. Good luck. ...Read more
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