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Meconium Ileus Equivalent
Lung vs Gut: Meconium aspiration occurs when the newborn actually poops just before or during delivery into its fluid, gets some in their mouth/throat and then inhale it down into their lungs with their first breaths. Ileus is when they have trouble even passing that first poop - can indicate guts aren't working right or other problems like cystic fibrosis. One poops too early, the other not soon enough! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Meconium is the normal fecal debris composing the accumulated intestinal contents at birth.It is heavily colored by bile, dark and sticky. Meconium ileus can occur when the meconium has abnormal glue like stickiness caused by CF and will not empty from the bowel.The blockage can require emergency surgery. ...Read more
Meconium : Meconium is the poo you make in the womb but are not supposed to empty until after birth. It represents bile/swallowed hair & skin cells etc & is very sticky. If you poo before birth, usually due to stress, the stuff can circulate in the bag of waters. If that material gets into your lungs before, during or after labor it can cause lung disease. CF kids have poo that's too sticky & won't pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more
How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal
Could be...: It depends on how much intestines were protected or salvaged during the rescue/repair procedure. Probably, it may even depends on the method of repair, primary or staged... Logically speaking. ...Read more
???????: If the baby had a meconium bowel movement before it was born then it is possible , it depends on a lot of factors like how thick and old is the meconium, how much stress the baby had, if the baby had the movement after birth then no, that is why I do not let my patients go past their due date as the risk of meconium aspiration and other problems( why that can happen anytime)is higherafter40weeks. ...Read more
Not common.: An ileus is not a common complication of hysterectomy. However, it can happen after any abdominal or pelvic surgery. The method used to perform the surgery and the difficulty of performing the surgery will determine the overall risk of ileus. For example, if you have scarring that involves the bowel - risk of ileus goes up. The more the bowel is "messed with" the higher the risk. ...Read more
Vom &diarrhoea 5/6 weeks. Rif pain, spasms, u/s shows mesenteric adenitis, distended bowel loops moderate fluid in rif. Is this anything more than m/a?
Not normal: it is not normal for anybody at any age to be sick for 5-6weeks. Ultrasound showing something. The patient needs an immediate intervention,that will start with IV fluid, keeping her stomach at rest,stop the vomiting,analyze the stool to find the reason for the diarrhea,work up the patient to find explanation for the ultrasound finding.mesenteric adenitis is a reaction to some infection where ? ...Read more
It doesn't: Meconium affectes babies after they are born. ...Read more
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bm anywhere from 7x-15x per day, stool foul smell of vomit, rarel solid form, normally soft pudding or shredded sale, symp 2+yrs,enlrg liver, stm soft?
See a doctor soon: This problem needs professional medical evaluation. The most common cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome, which is uncomfortable but not dangerous. However, more serious problems also are possible, including inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease), celiac disease (serious gluten intolerance), lactose intolerance, and a number of others. See your doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Not usually: An ileus is a slowing down of the motility or flow through the bowel, and can occur typically when someone is taking a lot of pain meds, or has recently had a big operation. Some metabolic problems can cause it also. It generally doesn't require an operation, contrary to a bowel obstruction, which may. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two. A surgeon can help differentiate. ...Read more
Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible,Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it ?
Surgical consult: I feel it's important for you to be evaluated by an abdominal surgeon for advice. It's likely that repeated intususceptions have somehow disturbed the motility of the duodenum. I don't think this is simply a localized Ileus. I'm concerned about the dilated loop which may become increasingly symptomatic or worsen. ...Read more
Mom (72) is taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. Her stool is now easily eliminated but is floating. Is the floating a result of the Miralax (polyethylene glycol)?
No: Floating stool is usually related to the fat content of the eliminated stool. ...Read more
What happens when amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess is used in patient with existing intestinal obstruction?
Should not be used: In a proven intestinal obstruction , which needs physician supervised care ( even surgery ) . Amitiza (lubiprostone) ( Lubiprostone ) irlinzess ( linaclotide ) are the medications for chronic constipation , due to drugs, ibs etc contraindicated in intestinal obstruction ...Read more