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Why do I find blood in my infant's diaper when she has not made a bowel movement?
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Is it blood?
First, is it blood? Newborns especially can pass dark urine that when dried in a diaper can look like blood.
Sometimes genuine blood can come from bloody vaginal discharge (normal in a newborn), or from a crack or fissure near the anus. Not sure what's going on? Go see the pediatrician for an exam.

In brief: Is it blood?
First, is it blood? Newborns especially can pass dark urine that when dried in a diaper can look like blood.
Sometimes genuine blood can come from bloody vaginal discharge (normal in a newborn), or from a crack or fissure near the anus. Not sure what's going on? Go see the pediatrician for an exam.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Could be vaginal
The blood may not be from the rectum. Newborn females often have a normal bloody vaginal discharge.
Infants of both genders also pass urine with copious uric acid, this also often looks like blood.

In brief: Could be vaginal
The blood may not be from the rectum. Newborn females often have a normal bloody vaginal discharge.
Infants of both genders also pass urine with copious uric acid, this also often looks like blood.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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