Neonatal haematemesis or melaena due to swallowed maternal blood

A less serious, self-limiting case of haematemesis and melena which can occur in newborns two to three days After delivery, due to swallowed maternal blood.


  • swallowed maternal blood
  • Signs & Symptoms

  • Melena due to gastrointestinal hemorrhage (disorder)
  • Melena (disorder)
  • Hematemesis (disorder)
  • Where it Occurs

  • Structure of digestive system (body structure)
  • Entire digestive system (body structure)
  • Also Known As

  • Swallowed blood syndrome in newborn
  • Neonatal gastrointestinal pseudo-haemorrhage.
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code P78.2

    251 0.57194519043