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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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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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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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My newborn is 3 weeks old today and formula fed. He has lots of mucus in his stool. Should this be a concern?

My newborn is 3 weeks old today and formula fed. He has lots of mucus in his stool. Should this be a concern?

Mgt: I think it would be helpful to have an inbox consultation. Based on your description, if the baby is otherwise well, it is unlikely to be a problem. If there are symptoms, a milk intolerance or allergy should be ruled out. ...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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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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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 won't 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 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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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

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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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Is it possible for my baby to have a meconium plug without any underlying health issues? All his newborn screening tests came back normal. Plus, he stools on his own.

Is it possible for my baby to have a meconium plug without any underlying health issues? All his newborn screening tests came back normal. Plus, he stools on his own.

Word definitions: To be more specific, all infants have a little plug that passes with the initial meconium. Occasionally the plug and some meconium passes before birth as a sign of stress.Meconium ileus is a condition where the meconium is so thick and sticky that it blocks all stool passage and can be a sign of cf. My state state screens for CF as part of its newborn screening program but not all do. ...Read more

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How quickly does breastmilk act as a laxative to a newborn of nearly 4 weeks? Or did me rubbing his belly help him excrete stools?

How quickly does breastmilk act as a laxative to a newborn of nearly 4 weeks? Or did me rubbing his belly help him excrete stools?

Neither: Breast feeding acts as a reflex enterogastric that stimulates bowel and intestinal motility
breast milk has lactose and a smaller granule of casein so the stools are lose and seedy ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?

Need to see doctor.: There are numerous possible causes, but if your newborn is passing blood and refusing to eat, you need to take your baby to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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Newborn stool green creamy watery. Fart very smelly. Hard for him to push stool & fart cuz face turn red & interrupt his sleep. Eat powder formula+breast?

Newborn stool green creamy watery. Fart very smelly. Hard for him to push stool & fart cuz face turn red & interrupt his sleep. Eat powder formula+breast?

Newborn stool: It is very common for newborns to push, grunt and have their face turn red when trying to have a stool. The green stool may be due to the formula he is drinking, from the iron tablets you are taking or just be normal. ...Read more

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My new born of 9 weeks hasn't had her stool in 4 days n im worried is it normal and is the anything I can do to help her?

My new born of 9 weeks hasn't had her stool in 4 days n im worried is it normal and is the anything I can do to help her?

How is the baby?: You did not in any way describe how your child is. If they are uncomfortable or lethargic please get them to their doctor today. ...Read more

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Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Fishy odor in stool mucus?

Not unusal: This is probably due to a change in diet or
because your body has some element that
it needs to get rid of. If you have other symptoms or this would become worse you
need to see your primary care person. ...Read more

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My daughter has fishy smelling stools what could it be?

My daughter has fishy smelling stools what could it be?

Possible infection: It is possible that she has a parasite in her intestines. She should see a doctor to get a stool sample tested. ...Read more

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Itchy anus. Leaks fluids. Sometimes blood on toilet paper after stool. Fishy smell. (I'm a straight male)?

Itchy anus. Leaks fluids. Sometimes blood on toilet paper after stool. Fishy smell. (I'm a straight male)?

Possible inflammatio: See your doctor and get a rectal exam as well as a stool test. If inflammation is present, consider getting proctoscopy/colonoscopy to evaluate further. ...Read more

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I'm male 24 yo over the last month I have a fishy taste in my mouth when I burp but I do not eat fish, my stool has become very dark and blood in flem?

You need to see: Your doctor to send you to the proper channel. The fact that you have a black stool, mean there is blood above the large intestine, but the fact that you burp it could be from the stomach or upper small intestine, and the fact that you see in in your phlegm means it could even be higher. So see your doctor first for initial work up and then to the proper specialist. ...Read more

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I have everyday pain around my tail bone and rectum. Fishy, mucusy feces. Constipation or extreme piles of feces. In a lot of pain. What do I do?

I have everyday pain around my tail bone and rectum. Fishy, mucusy feces. Constipation or extreme piles of feces. In a lot of pain. What do I do?

Bulk diet and doc: Hi Larry681. Assuming no gynecological issues, it sounds like this could be chronic constipation and fecal retention in the lower colon. Safest would be to see your practitioner, who might suggest using something like miralax (polyethylene glycol) (otc medication that helps retain water in gut and thus looser bm) and bulk (2 tablespoons of crushed flax seed twice a day in 6-8 oz of water). Then probiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the role of neonatal fellows?

What is the role of neonatal fellows?

See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents. ...Read more

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What is neonatal tetanus?

What is neonatal tetanus?

Affects babies <1mo: In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung (in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

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What tests are done on newborns?

What tests are done on newborns?

Depends on the state: Many states have either few or extensive tests on the newborn for treatable or significant conditions. In my state dozens are covered including phenylketonuria, sickle cell, thyroid and too many others to mention. Sometimes we check for anemia, blood sugar or infection, : blood tests for ABO reactions are common if mom is o+ and we commonly test for jaundice without drawing blood using a meter. ...Read more

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What causes newborn to be jittery?

What causes newborn to be jittery?

JITTERINESS;: Newborn are normally jittery for sometime, refluxes are brisk, jark with sound, light, simple movement like taping the bed, etc. This is due to immaturity of nervous system, incomplete myelinization of axons, immaturity of neurotransmitters in brain, etc. Other causes: birth asphyxia (less oxygen), insult/injury to brain, poor feeding with low blood glucose, low calcium, maternal drugs, etc. ...Read more

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How much should a newborn be eating?

Depends: A brand newborn (1-3 days old) may eat only 1/2 ounce at a time, but a rule of thumb is 2.5 ounces per pound, per 24 hours. Divided into 8 -12 feedings. If the baby is breastfeeding it's harder to gauge, so we usually follow urine output instead -- at least 6 - 8 wet diapers / 24 hours. ...Read more

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Why do newborns wiggle around so much?

Spontaneous movement: The babies immature nervous has random muscle movements which maintain the size and tone of muscles long before the baby has any way to control them. It's sort of like a car running in neutral until they shift into gear. Muscles with no stimulation or movement shrink (think spinal cord injury or leg in a long cast).So the wiggles maintain basic muscle size until the kid learns haw to use them. ...Read more

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Neonatal alloimune thrombocytopenia, what is this?

Low platelets count: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when fetal platelets contain an antigen inherited from the father that the mother lacks. The mother forms antiplatelet antibodies against the this antigen; these cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets, resulting in fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia. Minority of affected newborns (about 20%) experiences severe bleeding including intracranial bl ...Read more

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What are neonatal responses to stimuli learned in utero?

Neonatal memory: Once the nervous system has developed the fetus can began to respond to stimulation and develop some memories. I've seen many newborns alert to their mother and father's voices shortly after birth. I reviewed this article and think it will help answer your questions

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Prenatal_memory ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of newborns in prone position?

Advantage????: We started seeing the adoption of prone sleeping in the us around ww2 thinking it was safer if they barfed. Cultures that never did had a lower crib death rate. By the 90's studies revealed a lower crib death rate with back sleeping. After it was re- adopted in the us the crib death rate has dropped 40%. I see no benefit of prone sleeping in babies. (they seem to enjoy tummy time more but so what). ...Read more

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Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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Why is my stool so dark?

Why is my stool so dark?

Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

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Darker than normal stool.

Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more