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Hematuria In Breastfed Newborn
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
Evaluate: Pain/bleeding/swelling mandates evaluation. Please call your child's Pediatrician now. ...Read more
Likely menstrual: Baby girls have female parts that can shed menstrual blood or just a mucousy show starting a few days after the cord is clamped. That stops the mothers hormones from entering baby, so they can withdraw. It is often starts by day 4 and seldom later than day 7. Enough blood to cover a few q-tips would be common. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion): It may not effect him at all, yet it could make him very fussy. It is not a drug that is recommended with breast feeding. You may want to discuss this with your ob/physician and see if there might be something more compatable, especially if the infant is fussy, or sleepy, or not acting himself. ...Read more
Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
Yes,,, but...: Your baby doesn't need anything other than your breastmilk. Water from a bottle is a way to let the overbearing family do gooders participate, but the bottle & water should be safe. As long as baby wets at least every 4-6 hours they are hydrated and don't need a supplement. ...Read more
Yes.: Infants receive 3% of maternal dose and have been noted to have discontinuation syndromes. ...Read more
My newborns is now 4 weeks on and has been swapped onto formula after being breastfed for 2 weeks his poo is now green and stringy almost like mucas?
Is breastfeeding a Duarte Galactosemic (D/G) safe? Borderline 1st newborn screen, normal 2nd screen after 9 days of being breastfed exclusively.
My newborn only eats 6 times a day but he eats a lot. He is breastfed by the way... And he is 2 weeks old?
Good for him!: Every baby is different, in terms of appetite and growth. As long as his doctor is happy with his growth and development, then what your baby's doing is working for him. My son nursed for 90 minutes each feeding and gained 1 lb. Per week for the first 8 weeks! So it sounds like your son is a very good breastfeeder-keep up the good work! ...Read more
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 functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more
6 wk old breastfed only newborn, just diagnosed with cow protein allergy. On dairy free diet. Can I still eat beef?
My newborn usually has runny poops (breastfed) but she hasn't had a runny or solid poop. The bath helped her have runny poop and so did vaseline.
Breast Fed Babies: Can have semiloose to runny or seedy mucousy, sour smelling poop after every feeding (like 6-8 times/day), or they can have poop every 6-8 days. Both are normal. So, you don't have to do anything to make baby poop. As song as there is no other issue, like vomiting, distention of abdomen or very hard stool, your baby is ok. If want further explanation, talk to baby's pediatrician in next visit. ...Read more
9 day old was breastfed while mom on celexa (citalopram). Elevated liver enzymes. Is celexa (citalopram) the likely cause? What else may cause that in newborns?
Here are some. ..: I assumed you saw the blood in the urine, for which you need to be evaluated, especially with no UTI, with imging study - CT. IVP and cystoscopy to make sure of no tumor in the bladder or ureters or kidneys with the bladder most commonly involved. So, proceed with care timely. ...Read more
Here are some...: Cyslophosphamide (Cytoxan) has earned its notoriety causing gross hematuria, but unpredictable in its timing and possible, yet nice to know. If hematuria is bothering you, please peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html so to gain some insight on how to handle such correctly with reasonable expectation. ...Read more
Maybe: "-uria" = in urine. Protein in the urine usually reflects a kidney problem. Blood (hematuria) may be a problem in the kidney, ureter (connection duct to), bladder, prostate gland (in men), and/or urethra. Both should be evaluated further to identify the problem which may include further blood, urine tests, scans, and cystoscopy (scoping the bladder and system). ...Read more
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Hematuria: If the bleeding is due to the procedure and stent, then it shouldn't take too long. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Gross hematuria at 89, no matter what, should be thoroughly evaluated at least once with adequate imaging studies followed with cystoscopy. For imaging, US is not enough and CT. IVP is preferred if renal function is suitable. If not, US or CT without contrast can be supplemented with retrograde pyelogram - a special x-ray under fluoroscopy to see image of ureters and the hollow parts of kidneys. ...Read more
Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)
You can eat spicy: Spicy food has nothing to do with hematuria but you should be checked to try to find the cause of the microhematuria. ...Read more
For years tested positive for micro-hematuria. Prior mds thought no issue. New primary wants renal us and urol. Consult. Is this necessary?
Have hematuria. Used OTC "azo test strips" to confirm uti. Do I need go dr for med or do OTC med help? It'll b few days b4 can c dr is that k?
Persistent mild bilat hdn since birth. Now 5 yrs. Usg, DTPA was ok. Recently 1 episode of gross hematuria for 6 hrs. Reason unknown. What test now?
Blood in urine: Please go to doctor as it could be many things such as infection or kidney issues ...Read more
Can 1-4 rbc/hpf indicate more serious hematuria before urinalysis? Could they be by moderate jogging for 1/2 hr? Or just random insignificant result?
Here are some...: I would not take much concern about the reported findings in your urinalysis. To make you feel more secure and sensible in dealing with microhematuria, please peruse the article on hematuria as described in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html; for general care, go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx.. ...Read more
What causes on & off hematuria? Blood earlier, went to hospital & no hematuria, came back home & there was blood. No other symptoms. Tests were normal
Complex: Depends on age and gender and medical history and if blood is visible. Seeing a urologist for older folks is the place to start. Does the person smoke? The urologist may ask for a CT scan and if their workup is negative, may need to see a kidney doc. Sometimes this is a frustrating condition, but most often cause can be found. Talk to your MD and get to see a urologist. ...Read more
Gross hematuria 7months ago Got Full checkup Rcntly 2-4rbc on urinanalysis (Small Jog 30hrs bfr test) Could indicate recurrence of serious hematuria?
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I have intermittent terminal hematuria, usually when opening bowels. Dipstick is negative. If urianalysis is negative, what further tests should be done?
More info needed: Blood in the urine is not normal and needs to be explained. UTI is one of many possible causes, and if a urine culture shows no infection, we look for other causes. A CT can help identify stones. Cystoscopy may also be done to look at the bladder lining. Your urologist can help sort this out. ...Read more
Have hematuria no cause w/t nothing unusual like pain, etc. Dr said to wait prob. A trauma, it goes away but comes back 20%of times after masturbation?
Hematuria: A 16 year old male with hematuria should have a work up by a urologist. ...Read more