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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
23 years experience Pediatrics
Excessive bilirubin : Jaundice occurs when a substance called bilirubin accumulates in the baby's body that may cause a yellowing of the eyes & skin. It is a product of bro ... Read More
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn: 50 % of all newborns experience an increased red, or increasingly brown or deep orange tint in the skin a few days of birth, that reflects an build-up ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Backlog of work: Before the cord is clamped, the babies blood is cleaned by the mother's liver & all factors that would trigger jaundice are removed. At birth,thi ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
32 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: Mild jaundice is very common in newborns, especially breast-fed babies. Jaundice is caused by bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin. If the bil ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely: Most jaundice is a passing variation of normal metabolic change.Many hospitals use passive methods to monitor the condition and test blood if there ap ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn jaundice is: a yellow color of the skin and sometimes whites of the eyes,that occurs because of the immaturity of the liver,which allows bilirubin to build up.It c ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yellow infant: Newnborn jaundice is treatable by blue light or sulight. We now know that it is the first sign of oxidative stress (published) and you need the advice ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Possible but rare: Severe jaundice, especially unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in newborns, can lead to brain damage known as kern icterus. Extreme premies, however, ca ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: The only thing that i would recommend keeping an eye on is the direct bilirubin of 1.0 at 20 days of life. While not problematic at this point, it sh ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
44 years experience Pediatrics
Light and feeding.: Physiologic newborn jaundice is caused by rising bilirubin, a by-product the breakdown of excess hemoglobin. Bright light will cause further breakdown ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No relation: newborn jaundice has got several other causes, oxytocin induction isn't one of them
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the ch ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Certainly not: This prolonged jaundice mandates explanation. One benign condition would be breast milk jaundice which can be extended up to 6 weeks. Biliary atres ... Read More

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