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What Does It Mean If My Newborn Is Constipated And Weak
Neurologic Disease: Constipation alone is quite common in infants. However, constipation with weakness is very worrying. It can be a sign of botulism, which can occur when infants under a year of age are given honey. This infection can be treated if caught early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn response: The obvious answer is that they are cold, but if they are very young, under 3-4 months, they are likely having a moro reflex, a primitive muscle reflex where moving them a little bit or jostling them causes the arms, legs, or jaw to "quiver" as if they are shivering. Older children shiver in an effort to raise temperature, such as when generating a fever, so if they are shivering, monitor temp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: It could mean anything from high iron in your diet, iron supplementation, or an upper GI bleed. Black, tarry stool is called "melena", and is the signature for an upper GI bleed; i would get it evaluated by a doctor soon, and if it is persistent or is associated with fatigue, low blood pressure, high heart rate, or bleed elsewhere, i would go to the er quickly. ...Read more
Lotta possibilities.: Without examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. This is a perfect description of a liver problem (but only if the urine is dark brown !). There's lots of liver problems (infection, irritation, poisoning and many others). Other categories of causes. Not absorbing food (fat, protein, or carbohydrate). Mostly, not serious diet or viral causes. but need dr visit. ...Read more
Its Christmas!!! LOL: No really, it is usually some dietary change you have made, as long as the stool is fairly normal consistency - the color changes sometimes dramatically with changes in your diet. Should go back to normal in a day or two... As long as it is not black and tarry - that would be worrisome! have a great holiday! ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: If this is achange from what it used to be, you need to see a specialist sooner rather than later. It may be spasm or a mass in the rectum. Regardless, a change in bowels warrant prompt attention. ...Read more
My wife squirts what I think is pee when she has an orgasm. What does this mean? And and is it heathy or normal?
Normal: This occurs in some women and is often known as female ejaculation. It is a harmless and healthy phenomenon, although it has only been seriously studied scientifically for about the last decade. What is in the liquid is still not entirely known, although it does not appear to be urine or at least entirely urine and is thought to be secreted by glands surrounding the urethra rather than the bladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See details: Black stools can be the result of GI bleeding. This issue needs to be evaluated asap. See your doctor. If you do not have one, go to the er. ...Read more
Internal bleeding: Bleeding from the rectum (when you poo) is never normal and needs to be evaluated by a GI dr. Gi bleeding may be casude by many things from simple hemmorhoids to possible serious issues like GI cancers. See GI for an eval now. Good luck. ...Read more
Yellow stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possible allergy: There are several possible answers but today in my experience the most common reason in the first six months is an entity called food protein-induced proctitis/colitis. It is often caused by milk or soy in both breast and formula fed infants. Constipation and certain infections are other but less common reason in this early age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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