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I was changing my 19 month old and found a small amount of blood in her diaper. Should she see a dr?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Location??

Blood in a diaper is not a common finding.
In front, it can be a sign of genital irritation from a retained foreign body or other issue.In the rear it can be a sign of a stool overstretching the anus & causing a fissure. This may be a time when a good exam & discussion can clear up the issue & provide you with ways to avoid a recurrence.

In brief: Location??

Blood in a diaper is not a common finding.
In front, it can be a sign of genital irritation from a retained foreign body or other issue.In the rear it can be a sign of a stool overstretching the anus & causing a fissure. This may be a time when a good exam & discussion can clear up the issue & provide you with ways to avoid a recurrence.
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