- by Dr Gowher Pebbles n Pearl Pediatrics and Child Care
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- Apr 28 2017
Why do the genitals of a new born girl bleed
Your newborn girl's genitals have been exhibited to many hormones in the uterus. Amidst other things, these hormones may have:
Caused the "clitoris and "labia majora” (the external of the vagina) to become a little bloated and obvious.
Created a thick, milky discharge in the vagina
Most fascinating, your daughter may have a little bit of bleeding from her vagina at two or three days of age. This is absolutely normal; it is provoked by the withdrawal of the hormones she was exhibited to in the womb. It will be her first and final menstrual period for another ten years or so.
Caring for your baby girl's genitals:
As you would clean any other part of her body clean your daughter's genitals. Open out the labia and tenderly wash out the folds; it is not required to go any deeper. Cleaning the inside of the vagina is naturally taken care of by nature. Only use warm water – there is no need for soaps. Remember, this delicate tissue is the similar as that inside the mouth.
When do you have to worry about your newborn's genitals
If you smell an awful odor from the discharge, which could signify infection, you need to contact your pediatrician. She may also need attention if there is profuse bleeding or even if the bleeding does not disappear after a few days.
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