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Why Is My Newborns Urine Very Dark
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
See below: Most of the time, there are no serious problems, other than the uti. However, the child may develop sepsis, where the bacteria causing the UTI is in the blood stream. Sepsis can be dangerous. We recently had a 5 week old in our practice pass away from sepsis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood??: It would certainly be unusual for any newborn to have bloody urine but there are some events where this appears to be the case. The crystals formed by concentrated urine can form a rust colored stain in a diaper. Many interpret this to be blood, but a simple test can show it's not.True blood is commonly seen for a day or so after a circumcision.Contact the kids doc & see what s/he suggests you do. ...Read more
Evaluate: Pain/bleeding/swelling mandates evaluation. Please call your child's Pediatrician now. ...Read more
I think I have a urine infection because when i pee in hurts like a burning when i wipe am breastfeedng my newborn can dis affect him or transfer to h?
See full ans: Urinary infections usually do not affect the baby, but if the infection spreads to your blood it might. So better get it checkedout. You may need to be on an antibiotic, but mention to your doctor that you are breast feeding so they can prescribe you meds that will not affect the baby. ...Read more
Likely menstrual: Baby girls have female parts that can shed menstrual blood or just a mucousy show starting a few days after the cord is clamped. That stops the mothers hormones from entering baby, so they can withdraw. It is often starts by day 4 and seldom later than day 7. Enough blood to cover a few q-tips would be common. ...Read more
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