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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

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Did smoking during pregnancy cause my baby to have meconium aspiration syndrome?

Did smoking during pregnancy cause my baby to have meconium aspiration syndrome?

Perhaps.: Smoking reduces your blood's capacity to carry oxygen to the placenta and fetus, therefore predisposing the baby to mas . I agree that mas is likely due to acute events, but chronic placental failure does not help.. ...Read more

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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Does meconium aspiration syndrome cause psychological disorder?

Does meconium aspiration syndrome cause psychological disorder?

maybe: Mecononium aspiration at birth can cause a condition called an 'anoxic brain injury'. This is when not enough oxygen feeds the brain. As a result one can suffer with learning disabilities, physical deficits, mental retardation, and other disorders. A psychological disorder can develop depending on multiple factors but not all ma babies will necessarily develop any of the above. ...Read more

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Could meconium aspiration syndrome cause asthma?

Meconium ; asthma: Meconium aspiration depending on severity can cause "chronic lung disease" (cld). Cld is a term used for a variety of lung diseases producing similar symptoms ; end results. Relationship of meconium aspiration to asthma is not well studied. Since asthma ; cld have similar symptoms to present with some children may be wrongly diagnosed with asthma. ...Read more

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Is it possible for meconium aspiration syndrome to cause asthma?

Yes related symptoms: Meconium aspiration may lead to pneumonia and injury to the lung. This can cause reactivity of the airway and asthma symptoms. As the baby grows, the lung matures and the injury can be minimized. ...Read more

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What is meconium aspiration syndrome?

What is meconium aspiration syndrome?

Respiratory distress: Meconium aspiration syndrome(mas) occurs when an infant delivers via meconium stained amniotic fluid which travels into the lungs and causes respiratory distress. You must exclude other forms of respiratory distresss. Mas can be mild to severe. Severe forms can lead to severe lack of oxygen and respiratory failure. It can occur in 20-30% of meconium stained deliveries. Treatment is in the nicu. ...Read more

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How does meconium aspiration syndrome affect a baby?

How does meconium aspiration syndrome affect a baby?

Respiratory distress: Meconium is the production the baby expels from the colon and rectum that built up while in utero . When meconium is expelled in utero and the baby's first breath results in inhaling into the lungs, the baby cannot absorb oxygen well. Sometimes we can suction it from nose, mouth and trachea and the baby will be fine. Sometimes, it is so severe, the baby needs mechanical ventilation or ecmo. ...Read more

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Is meconium aspiration syndrome ever fatal?

Yes: Unfortunately, meconium aspiration syndrome can result in very severe lung disease which can lead to death even if optimally treated. ...Read more

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Is there any better way of diagnosing meconium aspiration syndrome other than x-ray?

Is there any better way of diagnosing meconium aspiration syndrome other than x-ray?

Clinical diagnosis: Meconium aspiration syndrome is a diagnosis made upon clinical grounds. Factors that contribute to the diagnosis may include history and examination of the patient, visualization of meconium at delivery, radiographic data such as chest xrays and echocardiograms, laboratory data, and sometimes the exclusion of alternative disease states. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments that are effective for meconium aspiration syndrome?

Are there any natural treatments that are effective for meconium aspiration syndrome?

Mec aspiration & Tx: There ar no natural treatments for this. The treatments are early suctioning, oxygen therapy and epending on complications, and severity baby may need antibiotics, ventilator support, etc. ...Read more

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If I decide to do a home birth, how do I know if my baby is at risk for meconium aspiration syndrome?

If I decide to do a home birth, how do I know if my baby is at risk for meconium aspiration syndrome?

May not know: You can sometimes pick up signs of stress that may lead to meconium on fetal heart testing. But there are definitely times when you find meconium at the time of delivery and you were not suspecting it. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Nordine
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Meconium Aspiration (Definition)

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 condition of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome at birth, associated with Respiratory Distress requiring Ventilation ...Read more