So, I'm pretty worried right now. On Friday, I was giving Brenna a bath. After I got her out of the tub, I went to get her dressed.
Now, as soon as I was getting ready to put on her diaper, I noticed a small protrusion right outside the entry to her bum. It looked almost as if it had actually grown out of her bumhole. I can't really tell if it's irritated/discolored or not. My first thought was hemorrhoids. I had them, I know what they looked like, and so forth. I decided to check and see if it was bothering her. I wrapped a wipe around my finger and gently touched the area and she flinched a little. I don't know if it's because it actually is hurting her or if she just wasn't comfortable being touched in that area. It's especially difficult because it's not like she can actually tell me
She has been acting completely normal since I noticed the protrusion. No abnormal crying or fussing .. happy as a lark! She goes poop every day .. sometimes 2-3 times a day even. I just find it weird that I didn't see this growth before Friday? Like no inkling of a formation what so ever. It's like it just appeared out of the blue!
I phoned the on- call pediatrician and stressed my concern, and they told me to call on Monday to try and schedule an appointment. (Military treatment facilities are closed on weekends) Let's hope I actually get an appointment! I was very close to taking her to the hospital since I'm so worried. The pediatrician told me that it sounds like a hemorrhoid to her, and the most common reason infants get them is due to poor diet... however, how can that be the cause? Brenna has an excellent diet! She eats only what we eat ...healthy stuff! Lean meats, fruits, veggies, grains, etc. I don't give her junk at all and the closest thing she has to junk are her toddler snacks made by Gerber .. I use them as appetizers before a meal. She drinks a cup of milk a day, and then two full cups of water from her sippy cup. I occasionally give her watered down juice. She does eat a lot of bananas though, and I've heard this can cause constipation.
Anyway, I'm just rambling now. Sorry this is so long, I'm just really worried. This is our first real "problem" we've had with Brenna physically. I just hope it's a skin tag and not a hemorrhoid
Definitely get it checked, I've never had a hemorrhoid, but DH gets them. I would be concerned if LO got one though...
Yeah, I'm definitely going to the doctor tomorrow, but I just find it so odd that there was no sign of it the day before I noticed it, you know? Like it just appeared out of nowhere I also find it odd that it's not even bothering her .. whenever I had them they itched and burned like crazy!
E has the exact same thing, she's had it for ages i've been meaning to take her to the doctors but keep forgetting, it doesn't irritate her (not that i know of) but she did flinch when i looked what it was. It looks like a tiny pink skin tag? I wouldn't worry if she doesn't seem in pain xx
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.