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Orange wee

(11 Posts)
melbob Sun 02-Jan-05 16:21:58

Does anyone know what the orane stain in new born nappies are? Showed mwife who said not to worry but couldn't explain.

Now ds 22 weeks just done it again

hunkermunker Sun 02-Jan-05 16:24:30

DS had a reddish stain as a newborn - think it was urates (looked like blood - pinkish rather than orange). Not sure why at 22 weeks your DS would do it? Is he dehydrated?

noddyholder Sun 02-Jan-05 16:25:20

dehydration?

melbob Sun 02-Jan-05 16:25:56

Don't think so, thought of dehydrarion too, has had feeds

hunkermunker Sun 02-Jan-05 16:29:58

How's his fontanelle? Heck, you'd know if he was dehydrated. Not sure what the orange could be. Does he seem well?

hunkermunker Sun 02-Jan-05 16:31:24

Just seen your green poo thread - could be that his body's just processing the solids you've given him.

singsong Sun 02-Jan-05 16:33:48

Is he jaundiced at all? Check to see if the whites of his eyes are yellow?

Amanda3266 Sun 02-Jan-05 16:35:54

Hi melbob,

I used to be a midwife and as hunkermunker says - it's urates. Not anything to worry about.
It may not be urates at 22 weeks though - if he's well it could be something he's eaten ie anything heavily coloured like tomatoes. If unwell it might be a sign of dehydration or a water infection.
Have a chat with your GP if you're not sure

Mnady

DissLocated Sun 02-Jan-05 16:47:57

Could it be his nappy? DD has occasionally had orange stripes in hers but it seems to be something inside the nappy rather than coming out of her.

JanH Sun 02-Jan-05 16:56:26

carrots?

melbob Mon 03-Jan-05 16:49:07

Hi

Thanks everyone.

I thInk it is probably a combination of sweet potato, carrots and a bit of dehydration as he has a cold and is off his food a bit.

BAby clinic on tomorrow so will speak to HV

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