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What does it mean if my newborn keeps throwing up green stuff?

What does it mean if my newborn keeps throwing up green stuff?

Call your doctor now: If your baby is throwing up green stuff, it could be a sign of intestinal obstruction. Some babies have a condition called volvulus, in which the intestines twist around themselves, blocking the flow of food and bile through the gut. This is a very serious condition that needs prompt attention, because it can cut off the blood supply to the intestines. Call your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 does it mean if my newborn is constipated and weak?

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 more

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What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it looks like my newborn has acne?

What does it mean if it looks like my newborn has acne?

It is Normal!: Newborn acne is a common occurrence in babies starting around two to three weeks of age and usually easing up around six weeks of age. Babies develop a pustular acne over their head and face which can even extend down to their shoulders and upper back. It is really a normal variant caused by shifting hormones after delivery. It is not associated with teenage acne, and needs no treatment! ...Read more

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If my newborn hasn't peed today, does that mean he is dehydrated?

If my newborn hasn't peed today, does that mean he is dehydrated?

It might: Or it might mean your super absorbent diapers are doing a good job. Some of the newer diapers have a pee disclosure line that changes color after any pee is detected. Call your doc and discuss the issue. ...Read more

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If my newborn’s scrotum is all swollen and puffy, what does it mean?

If my newborn’s scrotum is all swollen and puffy, what does it mean?

May be a hydrocele: In a small but significant number of newborn boys (about 10%) there is an amount of fluid that fills the scrotum around the testicles. This is called a hydrocele. Usually it resolves over the first year of life and causes no harm. If the scrotum looks red or gets bigger you should have your baby evaluated immediately by your pediatrician to rule out a hernia or problem with the testicle. ...Read more

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My newborn lost her umbilical cord this afternoon. When i noticed it had fallin off i also noticed that the cord site was green. Is this normal or no?

My newborn lost her umbilical cord this afternoon. When i noticed it had fallin off i also noticed that the cord site was green. Is this normal or no?

It'll turn black as : Shrivels up. Because of the applied silver nitrate, it can be greenish-looking.Skin touched by silver nitrate can look black. Signs of infection, called oomphalitis, are redness & swelling of the skin around the cord, or cracked, weepy areas. Just clean around the cord gently with a little alcohol on sterile gauze & fold down the diaper so it doesn't occlude or rub the area. Enjoy your baby! ...Read more

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Why is my newborn throwing up more then he eats and he's only two days old?

Common problem: Newborns may take a few days to sort out how to keep the wet stuff down & let the burps come up. If he's ready to eat again within a few minutes it is really just a super sized wet burp.Burp at frequent intervals & keep him upright for a half hour after feeds & this should improve.If not discuss with the kids doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Throwing Up (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more