My baby boy is 2 days old and I just noticed when I changed him there was a little bit of maybe blood on the diaper. is this ok or should I call dr in the morning?? he has not been circumcised so thats not it. any helpful answers needed. thanksAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:57 AM on Mar. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by mommymeg03 at 6:43 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 7:47 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:50 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:50 AM on Mar. 13, 2010
Actually it is Urate Crystals :-)
"It is not uncommon to have urate crystals, which have an orange or red, brick dust color, in an infant's diaper. This is especially common when a child is getting a little dehydrated, although even healthy babies can have them."
"infant s urine may normally contain significant amounts of uric acid. These crystals get trapped in the diaper liner and appear like red brick dust. If the "blood" in the urine has this appearance, it is probably not really blood but uric acid crystals."
Here is a photo: http://newborns.stanford.edu/PhotoGallery/Urates2.html
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:06 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Mar. 13, 2010