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re. DD's injury -blood in knickers

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popmimiboo Fri 06-May-16 19:59:58

DD is 10. She fell off the trampoline a couple of hours ago and landed hard on her bum, one leg up in the air. (Net velcro gave way.)

Anyway, she cried and said it really hurt her bum (for about 30 seconds), then got up and said she was fine. I suggested she (and her friend who's sleeping over) went inside and played quietly for a bit before dinner.

About half an hour after the fall, she went to the loo and found blood in her knickers. Not loads but more than a drop. It wasn't bleeding any more -she wiped with some loo roll and there was nothing there but she said she didn't need to wee any more and still hasn't been.
I've looked and can't see any visible cuts or bruises so hard to know exactly where the blood came from.

She's absolutely fine in herself, says it doesn't hurt at all and has no tummy pain.
I decided to keep an eye on her, check her wee for blood when she goes and see how she is tomorrow.

However I'm a bit churned up and wondering if I should have taken her to a doctor to get checked out? My rational side says she's fine and the bleed was minor and stopped by itself but my anxious mum side won't calm down.

Goingtobeawesome Fri 06-May-16 20:01:39

Period starting?

BillSykesDog Fri 06-May-16 20:03:17

Her hymen might have broken possibly?

littlejo67 Fri 06-May-16 20:03:26

hymen breaking?

BillSykesDog Fri 06-May-16 20:03:29

Which is harmless.

Ladybirdturd Fri 06-May-16 20:04:03

My dd fell on the edge of a plastic bowl and it caused a split in her labia, it bled a tiny bit but there was a lot of bruising over the next few days sad.
She was fine though, gp said just to keep a eye on the tiny split and let her get on with it.

popmimiboo Fri 06-May-16 20:04:41

I doubt it -it coincided with the fall and that's where it hurt when she fell.
Plus she doesn't seem anywhere near puberty yet.

popmimiboo Fri 06-May-16 20:05:38

I thought hymen too. Is this anything to worry about (-rational me says no!)

RapidlyOscillating Fri 06-May-16 20:08:12

Same thing happened to DD1 - box splits on the trampoline, hymen went I assume, identical experience to your DD. I wince just thinking about it!

peacheshoney Fri 06-May-16 20:08:54

when I was a child I stepped backwards by a swimming pool so one leg stayed on the side and the other fell in the water ie a forced box splits position.That tore my hymen and I bled a bit

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Fri 06-May-16 20:10:17

I got kicked in the privates aged 7 and it broke my hymen - hurt like hell at the time but no long term side affects so I wouldn't worry too much.

RapidlyOscillating Fri 06-May-16 20:10:30

I won't lie, when I checked her out after she said she was sore and saw the blood, I nearly fainted (I am a midwife blush). I was just momentarily overwhelmed with the idea of her starting her periods at 8 (understandably?) before I thought about and realised the actual, more rational explanation.

popmimiboo Fri 06-May-16 20:11:22

Rapidly -she was doing split jumps before falling actually. Sounds like the same thing.

GeezAJammyPeece Fri 06-May-16 20:12:57

Firstly: you are her mum, of course you have every right to be worried!! So NO, YANBU to be concerned and to keep an eye on it.

Has she started menstruating? (I was 9, so not inconceivable) if she has, or is about to; is it possible that the jolt could have caused a false start?? no medical training, just a supposition
Was the knicker blood in the right place for that?

Alternatively, and this one is waaayyy out there could there be any truth in the old "hymen broke falling off a horse" line that used to get tossed around in days of old when the virgin bride thing was a thing?

Definitely keep an eye on her, and ask her to tell you straight away if she notices any pain or further bleeding.

As you say, she says she's fine and the bleed was minor, so no; YANBU at not taking her to the doctors.

Poor DDs bum!! sad and poor worried mum flowers

popmimiboo Fri 06-May-16 20:13:45

And I also got a heck of a shock and felt quite queasy.

GeezAJammyPeece Fri 06-May-16 20:15:28

Ahh, I see many posters were more succinct than I and we seem to have gotten to the bottom of it no pun intended

Fourormore Fri 06-May-16 20:15:35

I fell off the back of a bike and broke my hymen. I thought that's what had happened when I read your title. I'm sure she's fine. If the bleeding doesn't stop then perhaps take her to get checked out tomorrow but it doesn't sound urgent enough to see anyone tonight.

elephantpig Fri 06-May-16 20:16:27

Oooh this thread is making me feel a bit queasy and I'm a die hard sporner.

popmimiboo Fri 06-May-16 20:16:45

DD is pretty small and showing no signs of puberty so I really don't think it's period blood, although, yes, it was in the right place for that.
My eldest started last year at 13.5 and was already wearing a bra and had been having stomach cramps for at least 6 months before.

GeezAJammyPeece Fri 06-May-16 20:17:01

You must have indeed got quite a shock popmimiboo sad

DeadGood Fri 06-May-16 20:17:07

Geez you do realise that hymens are not fictitious and they do get broken during physical activity, right? It's not "out there" - it is, plainly, exactly what has happened here.

NeedACleverNN Fri 06-May-16 20:18:25

I automatically thought hymen..

I'm sure a doctor wouldn't mind putting your worries to ease if you are still a bit worried

GeezAJammyPeece Fri 06-May-16 20:19:31

Prob not period then, I think the consensus on hymen is correct.

Nocabbageinmyeye Fri 06-May-16 20:19:38

Similar happened to my dd very recently, she fell down on a wooden fence, as in between her legs fell right down on it (ouch), she bled badly, I checked her legs as I thought it was her thighs (they were very badly bruised too) but when I took off her underwear to check a lot of blood gushed out, I went to emergency doc who took a look and sent her to a&e. She was checked by the gynae team and she has cut herself internally, the doc said that it could do with being stitched but felt it would be tramatic (dd was pretty battered and fairly frightened/traumatised as it was) and was happy enough it would heal itself, she was sore for a while.

Has it stopped bleeding?

MistressChalk Fri 06-May-16 20:21:20

I broke my hymen horse riding Geez so I can safely say it's definitely not an old wives tale! grin

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