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Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
If a baby has jaundice and apnea at birth, will a baby keep having episodes if they were born with HSV or will it go away?
Depends: Hsv needs a thorough evaluation and testing to ascertain whether the infant is at risk for disseminated herpes. Iv Acyclovir is often given aggressively for a longer period if indications of infection are apparent. Disseminated herpes can affect the brain and liver-sometimes accounting for the apnea/jaundice. ...Read more
How do you prevent neonatal jaundice? My two boys had it at birth, now am getting due to having the third one and am a bit worried?
Need for Rx varies: Nn jaundice is a routine event in newborns as babies system starts catching up to work mom's body did before birth.Intensity varies &@ low levels can be ignored.As levels go up, depending on babies other issues it can become toxic .Many treatments are available.The worst cases are related to rh disease, which is now prevented by rhogam.There are no other preventive measures I am aware of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby got jaundice on fifth day of birth at 22.5mg/dl
now 3 month 4.3mg/dl with abnormal liver index
high direct and total bili but yellow stool.
Your baby needs help: I am sure that your baby has been under care of a pediatrician because of the exceptionally high bilirubin, particularly the direct portion. The direct high bilirubin indicates problems with passing bilirubin thru the liver, gall bladder, and bile duct to the intestine. Accumulation of high amount of direct bilirubin may cause permanent liver damage, and thus it is important to find the cause. ...Read more
If mother is o positive and baby is a or b postive, how many will test postive for direct Coombs at birth? My Son did but didn't have jaundice.
Not automatic: If there are minor blood type incompatibilities, like ABO,not every doctor will test every baby with a direct Coombs. Some only test if the baby shows signs of early jaundice. So it's very difficult to say the exact percentage who are positive because not every baby who fits the question is even tested, let alone keeping track of how many are positive. Being + doesn't equal jaundice as you've seen ...Read more
Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.
Unlikely: They are both positive. The. Positive represents a protein on the blood cell, thus the mother will not have an allergic reaction to that part, the rh factor protein part. There is a chance for allergies to other parts of the cell making something anti, just not anti -rh. Usually doesn't and not a big deal generally. It is mostly in moms with an rh neg cell that gets infused with rh pos blood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need expert opinion as to what birth control pills i can take that's not harsh to the liver? I've had once a jaundice because of food poisoning
Try one: The liver has a really good ability to recover from illness. If your liver function tests are normal now, see you physician and try one pill with close observation of liver function blood test results. ...Read more
Newborn jaundice bili 20 at its highest 1st wk of birth. All was taken care of and now a month later bili 12 still yellow tears, eyes. Is this normal?
Yes: "jaundice" can hang around at low levels for about a month. As long as baby is gaining weight and eating well, we watch and wait. If it is getting worse or persists another 1-2 weeks then you need to have the baby seen. Usually we just wait and all resolves with no long term problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.She is 41 days old now.She was born cesarian surgery.Her weight at birth was 2 and half kilos. She had jaundice which was physiological jaundice and now shes fine but still her sclera is yellowish in colour.Is that so
No worries: Bring that up with your pediatrician. What is yellowish to you may not be actual yellow. To your doctor...May be a reflection of genetics or melanin content. Your pediatrician can reassure you by seeing it. Many newborns have yellowish color until about a month old..She is a bit older so it would be helpful to have her seen. It most likely just a bit prolonged in clearing. ...Read more