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What could cause blood in a newborns stool?

What could cause blood in a newborns stool?

GI bleeding: Blood in the stool generally means that the GI tract is bleeding. If it's red blood (as opposed to black, tarry stools) then this suggests a lower GI bleed. You should immediately report what you are seeing to your pediatrician as soon as possible so your baby can be checked immediately today. If your doctor is not available take your baby to the er. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Is a newborn having green stool bad?

Is a newborn having green stool bad?

No: A stools color is generally due to the bile added to the poo as it travels through the digestive process. If it moves through quickly, it is more likely a shade of bilious green, slower a yellow & if it has time for gut bacteria to change it further it will be a brown. Baby poo is expected to range well within this green to brown color palate. ...Read more

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Ok I know this is an odd question, but how come babies don't get potty trained when they are newborn? I've heard they cannot hold there stool properly

Ok I know this is an odd question, but how come babies don't get potty trained when they are newborn? I've heard they cannot hold there stool properly

Umm: Some animals like Giraffes come out of mother walking because they have to survive from predators. Humans on the other hand are not fully brain developed and these brain areas controlling potty training , stooling won't develop until many years down the road. I would ask our creator. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for meth to exit a newborn babys stool?

How much time does it take for meth to exit a newborn babys stool?

Confusing question: A fetus begins to make meconium about 12 weeks into pregnancy. It remains one of the preferred markers for drug exposure because it is relatively inert. Meth exposure can leave small amounts of drug in the meconium that will remain detectable months after use. ...Read more

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Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

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

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I am breastfeading,took POLYGYNAX ;my newborn stool odor became very strong,after stopping them stool odor went normal, will i continue on polygynax?

I am breastfeading,took POLYGYNAX ;my newborn stool odor became very strong,after stopping them stool odor went normal, will i continue on polygynax?

Continue: If the medication prescribed for your own health I wouldn't stop it. If you concern about breastfeeding and medication transferred to your child, then check please FDA website, which stated that even excreted through your breast milk the concentration is very little and even less in your child's blood. Re: http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/neomycin.html ...Read more

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What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

What causes blood in newborn stool as well as baby hardly drinking milk 1ounce to be exact?

Contact your Dr.: This is urgent- blood in stool needs immediate eval - especially in a baby. - there are other important questions to be asked such as age of baby- any birth complications, maturity-etc but it wont change your need to take baby in - so please make an appoint to be seen today if you have not already. Good luck. ...Read more

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Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?

Almost certainly an: anal fissure, which requires no therapy. Commonly caused by both constipation and rectal examination. If constipation. gone (meaning hard stool), should resolve soon. ...Read more

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What can I do about meconium ileus (newborn failure to pass stool in the first 48 hours)?

What can I do about meconium ileus (newborn failure to pass stool in the first 48 hours)?

? You ?: First, true meconium ileus is a medical condition caused by thick meconium, associated with cystic fibrosis. It often requires surgery. Such a delay could be an imperforate anus, or a meconium plug, which can be relieved by a simple rectal exam. The cause for this delay should be investigated before a kid ever leaves the hospital. ...Read more

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My newborn has been vomiting with runny frequent stool. Stool ranges from yellowish/brown to most recently green. He has been fussy. ?

My newborn has been vomiting with runny frequent stool.   Stool ranges from yellowish/brown to most recently green.   He has been fussy.  ?

Viral infection: How is his feeding? Is he able to continue his breastfeeding or formula? If he can not keep his feeding or does not want to drink - you should bring him to see his pediatrician as soon as possible or perhaps to hospital. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more