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What is the difference between meconium aspiration and meconium ileus?

What is the difference between meconium aspiration and meconium ileus?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ileus (Definition)

A condition in which a person's stomach, small intestine, and large intestine stop moving. Solids and liquids stay where they are, instead of ...Read more


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How are meconium and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis different?

How are meconium and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis different?

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

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What is the difference between meconium aspiration and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis?

What is the difference between meconium aspiration and meconium ileus in cystic fibrosis?

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 more

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How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

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

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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

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

Not that long: bacterial or viral??? If bacterial - the antibiotics would help- but that rare. Viral happens more often in kids and very painful, but would expect to get better in 7-10 days. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is difficulty with bowel movements a long term effect from gastroschisis?

Is difficulty with bowel movements a long term effect from gastroschisis?

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

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Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Neither: Movicol does not cause dependency. In a Dutch study in children, bowel incontinence episodes actually decreased after taking the equivalent drug (polyethylene glycol with electrolytes, the generic version of movicol) for 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Is meconium aspiration syndrome ever fatal?

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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Can baby have lung aspiration disease if passed meconium within 24 hours of birth?

Can baby have lung aspiration disease if passed meconium within 24 hours of birth?

???????: 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

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How typical is a bowel ileus after hysterectomy?

How typical is a bowel ileus after hysterectomy?

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

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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?

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

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Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in toddlers considered a Motility issue?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is ileus with fecal stasis dangerous?

Is ileus with fecal stasis dangerous?

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

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Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible,Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it ?

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

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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