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Can a baby die from meconium aspiration?

Can a baby die from meconium aspiration?

Not usually: Theoretically possible. However, the common scenario is the other causes coexisting, and causing meconeum, such as chronic fetal distress, placenta insufficiency, etc. Actually harm the baby and lead to death. ...Read more

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What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

What happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid?

Meconium aspiration: babies born through meconium stained amniotic fluid are at risk of aspiration. meconium can cause blockage of airway and inflammation of lung tissue. Babies with meconium aspiration frequently show sings of breathing difficulties and need to be admitted to Neonatal ICU for support and observation. ...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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Bowel movement coming through feeding tube feeding tube and bowel movement is coming up through it

Bowel movement coming through feeding tube feeding tube and bowel movement is coming up through it

Not good at all.: First thing is to make sure that the bowel is not full of feces. You should stop the feeding for now. Patient may have obstruction or ileus. There needs to be imaging for example abdominal flat plate or ct scant abdomen. If no ileus or obstruction, no feces, perhaps Reglan (metoclopramide) and slowing down the tube feeding may help. Most importantly, see GI specialist. ...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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How does meconium aspiration syndrome affect a baby?

How does meconium aspiration syndrome affect a baby?

Respiratory distress: Meconium is the production the baby expels from the colon and rectum that built up while in utero . When meconium is expelled in utero and the baby's first breath results in inhaling into the lungs, the baby cannot absorb oxygen well. Sometimes we can suction it from nose, mouth and trachea and the baby will be fine. Sometimes, it is so severe, the baby needs mechanical ventilation or ecmo. ...Read more

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Is the lung damage from meconium aspiration permanent?

Is the lung damage from meconium aspiration permanent?

No: Meconium aspiration, per se, is uncommon, and many cases of so-called meconium aspiration are simply other forms of respiratory distress noted in newborns who also passed meconium prior to delivery. True meconium aspiration does cause acute lung injury but most, if not all, cases heal completely within days to weeks. ...Read more

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Is c diff passed through saliva?

Is c diff passed through saliva?

No: C. Diff lives in the colon. It is not transmitted from an infected individual's saliva. The mode of transmission, as with many bacteria, is fecal-oral, meaning that bacteria are shed from an infected individual's stool, live in the environment, and ultimately enter the GI tract of the next person through oral ingestion. ...Read more

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When does a unborn child start producing s meconium in the womb?

When does a unborn child start producing s meconium in the womb?

End of 1st trimester: The unborn fetus begins to accumulate meconium beginning at 12-16 weeks gestation until birth. The unborn baby does not normally excrete meconium stools while in the womb. Such passage is often a signal of fetal distress. Meconium is formed from swallowed amnionic fluid, intestinal secretions such as bile, & cellular debris. It can continue to accumulate throughout fetal development. ...Read more

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How long does cocaine stay in a newborns meconium?

How long does cocaine stay in a newborns meconium?

Up to 3 days: As long as a baby hasn't pass all meconium, it can be in there. Please, don't use Cocaine or other drugs during your pregnancy for the reason of possibility of neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby. Your baby might suffer from the bad withdrawal same way as adults do, but worse, since he/she couldn't do anything about it and they are just victims of maternal drug use. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...Read more

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Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

No: Biliary atresia is unsuspected until there is a persistent rise in bilirubin of the direct type. Initial imaging study should be a preprandial gall bladder ultrasound to see if gall bladder is present. ...Read more

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Can a baby overdose from meth through breastmilk? And does the amount of meth come down from breastmilk hourly?

Can a baby overdose from meth through  breastmilk? And does the amount of meth come down from breastmilk hourly?

Yes: I strongly recommend that you abstain from any alcohol and drug use while breast feeding. Breast feeding is definitely the best source of nutrition for your baby, but you do not want to put your child at risk through using any substances that would be toxic! ...Read more

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Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

Could human babies breathe in amniotic fluid?

They sometimes do: Infants sometimes have amniotic fluid in their mouth which can get sucked into their lungs at delivery.The OB makes an effort to clear the nose & mouth after the head is delivered, but if baby comes out rapidly that may not be possible. This material can trigger rapid breathing & a trip to the nicu for a few days as it can act identical to pneumonia. Most do well with treatment. ...Read more

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Can a baby pass away from catching the flu?

Can a baby pass away from catching the flu?

It happens: We loose more to flu at the extremes of age, very old or young. However, most cases respond to proper hydration and rest.I've hospitalized a few infants with the flu but all did well. I did loose a mom who died shortly after her baby was delivered (baby did fine). Flu shots for those that can get them can reduce a babies risk of exposure. ...Read more

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8pound baby delivered normal thru induction, possible?

8pound baby delivered normal thru induction, possible?

Yes: Babies can be delivered vaginally even over 10 lbs. Some larger babies may cause difficulty with delivery however. Do not rely on the estimated size to determine if the baby can be delivered vaginally as size estimates in the 3rd trimester can be inaccurate. Rely on your obstetrician's experience! ...Read more