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Old 05-25-2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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Question Small amount of blood in urine

Hi, my son is 1 day shy of being 5 weeks old and this morning I noticed a tiny amount of blood in his urine. I cannot find any info on what could be causing this, he has not had a bowel movement in 24 hours, but is sleeping well and is alert etc... PLEASE, I'm going crazy. Is this normal or is there a problem??
He is not circumsized.

Thanks so much for your help

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Old 05-25-2005, 05:59 AM   #2
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Re: Small amount of blood in urine

I would take him to the Dr. He may have a UTI. I would call your Dr now and see what they say for you to do.

Old 05-25-2005, 06:20 AM   #3
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Re: Small amount of blood in urine

There is a chance that it may not have been blood. Many times newborns have a diaper with some red in it and it is actually red crystals that are the result of the child being somewhat dehydrated. It has something to do with their dehydrated urine reacting with the absorbant chemicals in the diapers. Ask your doctor about it. It happened with my 1st and I almost freaked out! It's not uncommon.
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:24 AM   #4
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Re: Small amount of blood in urine

I don't think he is dehydrated, he is urinating quite frequently - the only abnormal thing is he hasn't had a bowel movement in 24 hours. Could that have something to do with it??

Thanks for your help guys

Old 05-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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Re: Small amount of blood in urine

When a baby is dehydrated, they will not have bowel movements, but will still be able to urinate. So there is a chance that your son is dehydrated.

Lets us know what the doctor says.

Old 05-28-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Small amount of blood in urine

I think Kiera is right. My boys had this in the hospital, and a friend's baby had it when he was about 3-4 months old. After she made several trips to the ped, she finally saw one who knew what it was. The doc told her that in some cases it happens in breastfed babies when mom eats lots of bananas (go figure!), but I think other things can also bring it on. I think it is called uric acid- you might want to look it up on the internet. good luck!
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