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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
Immediately: Newborns affected by meconium aspiration syndrome (mas) show respiratory difficulties soon after delivery.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describ ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Pediatricians, help!: I've not heard of testing newborns' meconium (bowel movement) for Cocaine before; I have to beg ignorance here. My deep concern is with why you may be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Last trimester:: Meconium is preferred over urine for testing of neonates. Urine testing indicates drug use only over the last 1–10 days, depending on the drug. Meconi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Jaundice : Physiologic neonatal jaundice is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to elevation of a breakdown product of old blood cells called biliru ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Roberts
27 years experience in Pediatrics
About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
It doesn't: Meconium affectes babies after they are born.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
16 years experience in Neonatology
Pediatrician: Usually pediatrician and nursery nurse run the newborn nursery. Sometimes numerologist is involved.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Breastfeeding : Nursing immediately after birth, baby receives colostrum rich in protein & antibodies. At this stage, baby is just learning to suck the correct way. A ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Armstrong
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Premature lung: Prematures lack surfactant which is essential to keep alveoli expanded. This results in gradual collapse of more and more alveoli, (atelectasis) maki ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunita Pereira
Specializes in Neonatology
Lung infection: Pneumonia is infection of the lung airsacs which presents as breathing difficulty either labored breathing or inability to sustain regular breathing, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
44 years experience in 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Meconium is the normal fecal debris composing the accumulated intestinal contents at birth.It is heavily colored by bile, dark and sticky. Meconium il ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Jaundice is one of multiple physical signs noticed in neonatal sepsis. However, jaundiced newborn without other suspicious physical signs(otherwise he ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No: Same thing.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Forceps delivery can cause problems with the facial nerve, rarely. However, there is no concern for forceps delivery causing deafness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Nordine
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Unfortunately, meconium aspiration syndrome can result in very severe lung disease which can lead to death even if optimally treated.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
40 years experience in Neonatology
Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prema ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Roberts
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Pneumonia: If the mother has a disease like chalmydia this could affect the neonate and cause pneumonia, as well as other bacterial, viral or fungal diseases , t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bil ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Rarely: Jaundice caused by high level of bilirubin in blood can lead to brain damage by compromising the integrity of neuronal cells. Infants with hemolytic ... Read More

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