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Varies: Pre-birth passage of meconium is generally viewed as a nonspecific sign of fetal stress. Post maturity can lead to poor placental blood exchange.A placenta that is marginal prior to labor may trigger this when contractions start, or of if moms blood pressure gets low.A knot in the cord or cord wrap around the neck may also set this off. Close monitoring may indicate the need for a c-section. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a 28 weeks preemie to pass meconium again at 5 weeks old after passing normal stools? She passed meconium after birth for a few days
No: Meconium is a mixture of bile,hair, digested cellular debris,etc. that sits within the fully formed bowel and passes within the first days after birth. It never passes again. If your kid is passing dark black stools at 5 weeks it is abnormal and needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
My baby was born 4 weeks early and had a meconium plug that didn't pass till hour 57. Cystic fibrosis has been ruled out. What are the chances it's hirschsprungs? Or could it just be chance?
Likely it's chance: CF is one of the causes of meconium plug, but mostly it's a random happenstance. Ruling out CF is important. As long as your child is starting to have normal stools now, and they are fairly regular, it's very unlikely it's hirschsprungs. Generally anal stenosis, hirschsprungs, or other forms of obstruction would cause chronic constipation. If your child is stooling normally, i'd go with it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? 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
???????: 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
My 45 day old baby isnt able to poop spontaneously,she passed her meconium immediately after birth n did poop herself after that about 2 times?
Possibly GI consult: What do you mean by "poop spontaneously". Do you use a finger or thermometer to induce pooping? Although it is good she passed meconium right away and had normal BM's the first day, it is possible to still have a GI abnormality like Hirschprung's disease. Bring it up with the pediatrician and consider a GI consult ...Read more
Swallowed AF, cells: As a fetus grows, its organs and systems mature in preparation for functioning after birth. One such system is the gastrointestinal GI system. A fetus swallows amniotic fluid and its contents through pregnancy, and the "end" product literally is meconium, a dark green slimey substance. If baby's near term, it might pass a little and be ok. If early or stressed, it could breath it in and need help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If your case is being followed by child services, it is routine for urine and meconium to be screened for evidence of drug use under directives of the state. Meconium is made over weeks and months and will be positive for many weeks after use. It is best that you make plans accordingly and be honest when questions are asked. It will go better for you if you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: Please rephrase your question, it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more
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