Paediatrics – MCQ 69 – Neonate with vaginal bleeding

The appropriate approach to a neonate presenting with vaginal bleeding on day 4 or life is:
A. Administration of vitamin K
B. Investigation for bleeding disorder
C. No specific therapy
D. Administration of 10 ml/kg of fresh frozen plasma over 4 hours

Correct answer : C. No specific therapy

Vaginal bleeding can occur in 3rd – 7th day after birth. It occurs due to withdrawal of maternal hormones. It usually subsides in 2-3 days. No specific treatment is required.

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