3-month-old Baby Looks In Pain When Urinating Accompanied By Reddish And Slimy Urine?
Tonight, my son is a boy. Age 3 months 2 weeks. My child is peeing a little red in his diaper, and there is rich mucus. When pee is also absent. Why is that? Continue what actions should be taken. Thank you.
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Normally, baby's urine will be dark yellow to vaginal discharge. The difference in color of urine can occur due to many factors, including the intake of food or drinks consumed, sweat production, consumption of certain drugs, to other illnesses.
Baby urine that is slightly reddish and slimy accompanied by a baby who seems to have difficulty when urinating may indicate infection in the urinary tract (UTI). This condition is prone to occur in infants due to the following factors:
Inappropriate use of diapers, for example rarely replaced, is left to wet for too long
The baby's habit of playing with his genitals, playing in dirty places without pants, or inserting certain objects into the genitals
The baby's immune system is still relatively weak compared to adults, and so on
In addition to reddish and slimy urine, babies who experience UTI can also experience other complaints, such as fever, chills, fussing, lazy suckling, nausea, vomiting, urine smells pungent, frequent urination but little by little, and so on. This condition needs to be ensured by direct physical examination by a doctor or pediatrician. In some cases, doctors may also recommend a urine test, blood test, x-rays, ultrasound, and so on to make the right diagnosis. This examination is also important to do to rule out other diseases, such as orchitis, urolithiasis, urethritis, and so on. Therefore, do not delay checking your baby directly to the doctor ..
In the meantime, you can focus first on giving your baby more milk so that his endurance is always excellent. Always keep the baby's sex organs clean, including by routinely changing his diaper at least once every 4 hours or every time it gets wet. Avoid using diapers that are too tight, dirty, and rough. Also avoid children from the habit of holding genitals with dirty hands, not using pants, let alone inserting dangerous objects into their genitals.
Hope this helps ...