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Doctor insights on: What Exactly Happens After A Child Dies On The Scene Due To Natural Causes

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What exactly happens after a child dies on the scene due to natural causes?

What exactly happens after a child dies on the scene due to natural causes?

Depends: If a child is on hospice for known fatal issue, they are taken for burial. If it is unexpected there is almost always investigation and autopsy. ...Read more

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What actually happens after a child dies at home due to natural causes?

What actually happens after a child dies at home due to natural causes?

Autopsy: If the cause and expectation of death are both understood, a death certificate can be signed. If cause unknown or death is unexpected, autopsy is mandatory. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a child's sudden cardiac death?

What are some causes of a child's sudden cardiac death?

Genetic abnormality: Mutiple genetic defects may unfortunately lead to sudden death. The most common include long qt syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and brugada syndrome. Others are being identified all the time. Often there is a family history of premature sudden death. Some people have prior palpitations, dizziness, or syncope before the episode of sudden death. Genetic screening blood tests are available. ...Read more

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Can kawasaki disease cause death in a young child if not treated?

Can kawasaki disease cause death in a young child if not treated?

Yes: Kawasaki's disease is a very serious condition that can cause some serious complications such as a coronary artery aneurysm. These aneurysms can clot causing a heart attack or rupture and both of these can cause death. Your pediatrician should hospitalize your child and treat immediately with ivig (immunoglobulins), and that can decrease the risk of this very serious complication. ...Read more

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I don’t cry after a loved one's / relative’s death? But my tears comes out naturally when i ‘m watching a sad scene in cinema / tv. What to do?

I don’t cry after a loved one's / relative’s death? But my tears comes out naturally when i ‘m watching a sad scene in cinema / tv. What to do?

The time : We realize a loved one is "gone" is often delayed. When loss hits us directly, we may be in shock hindering the release of our tears. Tv & movies makes us cry because we "feel" for the characters, we identify with their pain if the plot & acting r good enough 2 make us believe their drama. 4 u: it is ok to react the way u do. Tears will come 2 u eventually & naturally later.Sincere condolences. ...Read more

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Can a very fit and healthy person die at a young or even middle age due to natural causes?

Can a very fit and healthy person die at a young or even middle age due to natural causes?

Certainly: The question always is ---- what constitutes fitness and health? The only thing that we can do is to command an appropriate diet and lifestyle and rely on periodic checks on obvious risk factors via lab and physical. ...Read more

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What does it mean to die of natural causes? What happens?

What does it mean to die of natural causes? What happens?

Usually unexplained: To die of natural causes usually implies that no artificial cause, accident, homicide, etc, or that no obvious disease process was the cause of death. Usually in this case, the deceased may have died at home or outside of the medical system and no other obvious cause is identified. Most likely death is due to a fatal abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What causes your pregnant wife or gf to die after having the baby?

What causes your pregnant wife or gf to die after having the baby?

Serious question?: Everything that could cause her to die before she became pregnant, in addition to postpartum hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, eclamptic seizure and stroke to name the big ones. Fortunately, the latter three are relatively uncommon in the US. ...Read more

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Does someone commonly die of natural causes from sadness or depression?

Does someone commonly die of natural causes from sadness or depression?

Interesting question: It would be hard to prove a direct causation. Probably not natural causes. However major depression is a serious and persisting illness and has connections/correlations to poor outcomes with a variety of medical treatments. Giving up, hopelessness, prolonged grief, caregiver stresses all have a significant emotional influence on immune system function and resistance to illnesses. ...Read more

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Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

If big enough, yes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Which type of virus causes, the baby to die inside the womb?

Which type of virus causes, the baby to die inside the womb?

Parvovirus: Parvovirus b19 kills unborn children by causing destruction of the precursor cells that produce red blood cells. The child becomes edematous ("hydrops") and dies. Sometimes transfusing the child in the womb can safe their life. ...Read more

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I had a ricola cough drop i looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

I had a ricola cough drop i looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

Cough drops not safe: Babies and small children should not be given any kind of cough drops or any other cough and cold medicines. They do not help and do more harm and serious problems. ...Read more

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What can cause a 4-week-old baby to die?

What can cause a 4-week-old baby to die?

Many possibilities: Birth defects/infections/injury/suffocation etc. A common and poorly understood cause is SIDS or crib death. ...Read more

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Did a SUA (single umbilical artery) cause my baby to die?

Did a SUA (single umbilical artery) cause my baby to die?

Doubtful: Many infants are born with a single umbilical artery and have an uncomplicated life. For some, it is just one of many abnormalities that are part of a complex pattern or syndrome, and could be part of a chromosome defect. I encourage parents to have a full workup done on infant deaths so they can understand what happened, and any implications for future pregnancies. ...Read more

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Help please! is cancer a natural or artificial cause of death?

Help please! is cancer a natural or artificial cause of death?

Natural cause: The cancer cell grows in the host because the level of immunogenic proteins allowing recognition is far below the thresh hold level to be recognized / the caner grows and elaborates chemicals such as TGF-B that suppresses metabolic function. A tumor like pancreas Ca can have a few small mets and this will result in a terminal event for the patient. The presence of cachexia is a natural response. ...Read more