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Yellow Mucus From 9 Month Old Girl’s Vagina

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I was cleaning and changing my nine month old daughter’s diaper and noticed a thick yellow mucus discharge from her vagina. Is this normal? I only have boys, this is my first girl.

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Reasons For Discharge From Baby Girls’ Vaginas

I wouldn’t say yellow mucus froma 9 month girl’s vagina is completely normal. If it continues, you should take her to a doctor to have her examined.

Female infants can have a discharge for different reasons:

  • For very young baby girls (younger than 3 months old) vaginal discharge is often related to hormonal changes during and after childbirth. For a baby as “old” as 9 months, hormonal changes are not a relevant explanation, though.
  • At 9 months, the discharge may be due to some infection.
  • Another possibiity could be if some little piece of paper or something else is stuck in her vagina and causes irritation. If she has been crawling around without diapers, then theoretically she can have sat down on something that got stuck. (Far-fetched, maybe, but strange things do happen.)

You write that the mucus is thick and yellow. That does point to an infection. Even more so if the mucus is grainy. If it would have been like egg-white, you probably wouldn’t have to worry at all. If you notice discharge several days and it seems to increase, that is a reason to talk to a pediatrician.

Other reasons to talk to the doctor are if the discharge smells bad or if you also find blood in the discharge. Also, if your daugther appears to be ill in anyway or uncomfortable, of course consult her doctor.

Most likely she will be fine and it will go away on its own. You may want to take her just to get checked out by your pediatrician to be on the safe side.

Hope she is better soon,
Paula

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My son is 16 months now and every two -three months he has runny nose and shortness of breathing, also he has been in the hospital 3 times for the past year and each time it was for , high fever he had and the last two times he cuold not breath freely, he was wheezing like there was air blockage , until doctors put him on breathig therapy with albuterol a steroid drug that is like a spray, but he is doing well now , it;’s the runny nose and yellowish mucus that has been running from his nose 2 weeks already. I don’t know what the cause would be. Please if you know what might be the cause write it.


Oct 24, 2013

yellow mucus concern
by: Anonymous


I just noticed the same issue with my 7 and half month old little girl. I plan to take her to the doc on Monday. But I wondered what you found out about this with your daughter. Thanks for your feedback.


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