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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Theoretically possible. However, the common scenario is the other causes coexisting, and causing meconeum, such as chronic fetal distress, placenta i ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diagnose MAS: Diagnosing meconium aspiration syndrome requires: 1) meconium stained amniotic fluid 2) respiratory distress at delivery or shortly after. 3) characte ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
Respiratory symptoms: Nasal flaring, grunting retractions and increasing need for oxygen or artificial ventilation.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
40 years experience Neonatology
Meconium Aspiration: Meconium aspiration is when the fetus has a bowel movement before birth and swallows some of the bowel movement before birth. This may result in the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Respiratory distress: Meconium aspiration syndrome(mas) occurs when an infant delivers via meconium stained amniotic fluid which travels into the lungs and causes respirato ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is not good: Ypur neonatologist or pediatrician can answer this better than me. It is not good as the meconium is very irritative to lungs, can cause breathing , ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
34 years experience Pediatrics
Usually nothing: Meconium aspiration syndrome can lead to a very ill (or not) baby at birth but provided the baby receives appropriate care, there are no usual long te ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Meconium can cause pneumonitis, or inflammation of the lungs, but it can certainly be overcome. He will be suctioned at birth to clear the foreign ma ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Meconium: Aspiration is caused from a baby pooping and inhaling the contaminated fluid at birth. It can be caused by stress during the delivery, infection, a t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Aspiration: The severity of such complications vary. Oxygen for breathing to full support of the ventilator. If Baby is on oxygen, it means probably mild. or ... Read More

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