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Old 06-07-2007, 11:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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He was jaundiced, but it's pretty much cleared up, but now every once in a while I notice that the one corner of his eye is really red and bloodshot. What could this be?

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My 2nd ds had bloodshot eyes for a while, it took a few weeks for his eyes to Fully clear up if I remember right... I don't really know why exactly, I think it had something to do with the birth. I am sure someone else could be more helpful.

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I was reading that too, but he's almost six weeks now. I notice it right when he's pitching a fit, but I don't know if it's causal.

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Just one spot in one eye? Bea had this too. They told me it was from excessive pressure during the birth (I swear I wasn't kegelling! ). It did clear up... I don't know when. She still had it at her shower and that was at 1 mo. Probably not too long after that.
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Yep, the inner corner of his right eye. I wouldn't worry too much except he doesn't have a well baby visit til the end of June and I wasn't even sure if we were going to keep that one.

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My youngest dd had this for the first month or so of her life-the Dr. at the hospital said hers was a scleral hemorrhage caused by the birth, and that it would clear up on its own, which it did.
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Yes, it is from the pressure of being pushed through the birth canal; DS#2 had it for the first 3 weeks.
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he's drunk on your milky love :
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being born is hard work. My guy looked like a he'd been in a prize fight for quite a while just from being pushed down in the birth canal for such a long time. I guess if you're really worried you could ask your ped.
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he's drunk on your milky love :
You made me laugh the baby off the boob. !

He did have a tough time coming out, so I'm guessing that could be it (even though 6 weeks seems long to me)

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