This is really two questions, but I'll post both here. My infant has been having small spots of blood in his diaper from urine. He started having it around 6 weeks old and it happened 2-3 times in a week. So I called the doctor. They took a urine sample and it came back contaminated. By this time it had been a week and a half and he just had a little red spot in a wet diaper every 2-3 days. Since the sample was contaminated they wanted to do a catheter sample. I really didn't want to subject him to that and thought about saying no, but I figured we needed to find out what this was or he could get really sick. I asked the nurse if she knew how to do a cath on an uncircumcised baby and she said yes. But she pulled back his foreskin to see the tip of his _____ (is it the glans? what is it called?). This worried me and then I saw a drop of blood and freaked out and got really mad at them. I think they were scared of me or something, because they didn't say much but called the doctor's office and had the nurse from there tell me that they thought it was a clot of old blood that was caught under the foreskin. To be honest I didn't know whether to believe them or not. Maybe it was. Is it retraction if they just expose the end? Would that make him bleed? Could it have been a little clot of old blood from birth or something? I am new to the no circ thing. We circed our oldest and I really regret it--it hurts my heart to think I did that to him, but we thought it was the best thing at the time.
So that's the first question. His urine sample came back with no bacteria and just a small amount of blood in the urine. They said it might just be from that clot, but that doesn't make sense entirely since the catheter took a sample from they bladder. I thought he was okay, but not quite one week later he had another spot of blood, and just now another six days later he has had it again. I haven't talked to the doc yet as we are on vacation, but we have an appointment as soon as we get back. What can cause blood in the urine? Can allergies cause it? We have noticed a dairy sensitivity when I eat dairy and I have cut that out as much as possible on vacation. He also has a lot of cradle cap/excema. I am wondering if there is not another food sensitivity/allergy. Could that cause the blood?
I appreciate any input so I can go in to the dr. appt informed as much as possible. TIA!