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How To Tell If Child Has Megacolon
3 month baby,he was fine till 4th month! he did not poop 15 day with mother milk!is it possible develope megacolon after 4 month? i am too much confus
Megacolon: Dilation and hypertrophy of the large intestine, due to a variety of conditions. ...Read more
Toxic megacolon: This is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by many different inflammatory conditions. These days the most common infection may be clostridium difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis and chrohn's disease may also be involved frequently. Parasitic infection would be a rare cause. ...Read more
Dilated, sick: Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition that often requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. (can be fatal): Toxic megacolon can be fatal. Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infection, one day stops moving and dilates full of air. The infection can spread throughout the large intestine, into the blood, and cause sepsis, shock, and death. Without rapid improvement, surgeons have to cut out the large intestine to save one's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear liquids: Clear liquids as long as possible. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Can I take hydrocodone for pain from colitis that's caused by cdiff, or is this dangerous because of the toxic megacolon risk?
Diagnosed with cdiff and on day 3 of vanco. Having difficulty passing gas and only have 2 BMs a day. Toxic megacolon a concern?
C diff: In addition to vancomycin are you also taking any antidiarrhea medication like Imodium? If so, this could be slowing your intestinal motility. I would be concerned if you were not having any bowel movements and if your abdomen is very distended. Nevertheless you should be examined by your physician if you're experiencing abdominal distress. ...Read more
Yes, ...: Megacolon is suspected in patients with constipation of very long duration, abdominal bloating +/- pain, palpable fecal mass; this is chronic. At times, it can be acute & toxic. Imaging studies of CT scan with/without contrast + barium sulfate confirmed the diagnosis. For future events of health concern, follow the instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
2weeks ago I felt left side colon pain of10.It released and a warmth ran down my insides.Terrible bloating after eating now.Sore.Toxic megacolon?
Be checked ...: As long as still able to pass gas & move bowel and without history of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease), the odd to have toxic megacolon is low. Nonetheless, make sure to be evaluated ASAP without trying to wait out. How to have all related things for good care done correctly? Follow steps / instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
What are my treatment options for idiopathic megacolon? I have severe constipation and currently on miralax (polyethylene glycol). Is surgery recommended
Symptoms, tests: Animal danders r strong triggers for allergy symptoms. If a child is allergic to animal dander, she/he may sneeze, wheeze, cough, develop hives or itchy eyes when he/she pets the animal, or even be in the same room with the animal. You can confirm the allergy be doing allergy testing w an allergist. ...Read more
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