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Dr. Bonnie, Psychologist and RN
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Experience:  35 years experience counseling children and families
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hi my child is 2, we suspect that he is being sexually abused

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hi my child is 2, we suspect that he is being sexually abused by his caregiver. we assumed this because his anus is a little to opened, we think. please advise.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Bonnie replied 6 years ago.
Hello and sorry to hear about this very disturbing situation,

You (as soon as possible) should have him evaluated by his pediatrician or at a Sexual Assault Treatment Center (if you have one in your area). They will do a physical exam and may take some swabs or culture as evidence. AND, at the same time, you should report this to the Child Protective Services agency in your area. They will take care of the investigation.

Hope this helps.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
is it normal for the anal to be extremely pink & opened + moist on the inside
Expert:  Dr. Bonnie replied 6 years ago.
It can be normal if he has been constipated lately and has fissures from trying to push a large, hard stool out. The pediatrican will be able to tell of this is the case.

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