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Baby Stomach Hard Before And After Feeding
Is constipation in babies normal? My 1 month old girl has constipation and doesn't poop every day and her stomach feels hard?
What is constipation: In a one month breast fed baby no poop for a few days is normal as long as the poop in not hard. Babies in the first month or so have frequents pooh so this change to less frequent pooh causes much worry but is normal regardless on apparent straining. At this age babies also have periods of unexplained crying which sometimes are attributed to gas or trouble with pooh. This is not the case! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bulge with crying: that flattens when relaxed, or is easily compressible with slight pressure is consistent with hernia.Common location would be in the midline, usually near the navel. Many toddlers still have weak abdominal muscles that may not quite join in the midline, so with straining, the entire midline tissue from breast bone to below the navel may bulge a little. This is diastasis recti and is not a hernia ...Read more
I found a heartbeat using a doppler in my abdomen area it started at 130 and went up to 150 Is that my heartbeat or the babies?
Babies heartbeat: That is the babies heartbeat.Get a more detailed answer ›
I delivared 2 babies through c sec in 2 years gap.both the c sections are done in same place(abdomen).why both will be done in same place?
Read on please: It is the decision of the OB usually, to minimize scarring, as long as you have healed well. The C/S site is pretty standard on the abdominal wall and uterine wall. Scar tissue can affect healing. Do ask your doctor for further clarification. I am just giving you a general answer and guide. Good luck and stay well. ...Read more
I was told babies don't have the enzyme to digest grains like oatmeal and it rots in their stomach. How true is that?
Not true: Unsubstantiated old wives tale!Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually nothing.: Echogenic material in the fetal stomach is sometimes seen in prenatal ultrasound, but is usually of no clinical significance. This may be swallowed vernix caseosa, desquamed epithelial clumps, or metabolic products of subchorionic blood after a hemorrhagic episode. In the latter case, the fetal gastric debris is still not a problem in and of itself, rather a marker of a previously existing problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 ws with fet.twins the stomach tightness that seems like it causes discomfort is this Braxton hicks or the babies moving ?
Contractions...: Stomach tightening with twins usually is a contraction. If these are rare, they can be "Braxton Hicks" contractions. If they are more frequent, it could be pre-term labor. You should have a low threshold for letting your doctor know about contractions when you have twins. Best Wishes! ...Read more
I am feeling a lot of movement in my abdomen. It feels exactly like the movements if a baby. I have had four babies, but I don't believe I am preg.
Varies: Since baby move frequently there is not just one spot. That is why they have to scan with the ultrasound to find the doppler signal ...Read more
What is the condition called in which part of the stomach is small & all the food can't reach it therefore the infant projectile vomits half his bottl?
Small Tummies: The condition u are referring to is called Pyloric Stenosis. In pyloric stenosis, the pylorus muscles thicken, blocking food from entering the baby's small intestine. Pyloric stenosis can lead to forceful vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. Babies with this condition may seem to always be hungry. Pyloric stenosis can be fixed with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an abdominal ultrasound today, I seen the babies heartbeat 120 but it said I was only 6wks 4d. I showed a positive test on the 27th of august???
I am 36 weeks pregnant with twins and need to wear an Abdominal corset for just 30 minutes.. would that harm the babies?
Twins: No it wont harm your twins.Good luck! ...Read more
Does initiation of teething can cause loose stomach in an infant? My 10 months old daughter has started teething and her stomach is loose these days?
I am extremely concerned about my infant baby develop small bruises on her back and stomach since she is now mobilizing in her baby walker.?
I had surgery for pyloric stenosis as an infant. I'm 40 now and can feel food moving through that part of my stomach. Do I need surgery again?
Unlikely: By age 40 if there were serious obstruction or malfunction with your pylorus it would have been manifest a long time ago. That is assuming that you can eat and not vomit and have no symptoms of indigestion, reflux or other symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer