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What Should I Do If My Baby Is Throwing Up Blood
Call your doctor: You need to seek medical attention immediately. If your baby is breastfeeding, it's possible that your nipples are cracked and bleeding and your baby may be spitting up maternal blood, but there are other more serious areas of concern. Calling your pediatrician for this is the best advice i can give. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood volume size: The average adult is likely to have 5, 000 to 6000 cc of blood making the average 5cc blood draw a trivial amount of their blood volume. The average newborn has about 300cc total blood volume & loss of 15 cc (3 average blood tubes) would be 5% of their blood volume could make them unstable & 30cc could send them into shock. ...Read more
Blood in stool: If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based). Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible, but...: There are many things that mimic "blood blisters" that would appear on a baby's hand. First thing that comes to mind is a developing hemangioma. These are collections of blood vessels under the skin that enlarge over the first months of life. Also, babies can have sucking blisters where they essentially give themselves hickies from sucking on their hands. Ask pediatrician to take a look. ...Read more
A diagnosis!: Because hypoglycemia is dangerous for a developing brain, it is critical to get a diagnosis and treatment for an infant who has hypoglycemia. If the infant is having low blood sugars please have the baby evaluated by the pediatrician asap. Metabolic disease, pituitary gland problems, hyperinsulinemia are a few possibilities. Treatment depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
Not where we look: If you have come under suspicion for drug use we don't look at cord blood to track the exposure. Your urine would usually be tested in labor as would the babies first pee. The best record of any drug exposure is the kids first poo. It can retain a record of any drug exposure from the point the body begins to make it at about 12 weeks right up to delivery.It retains at least several months of data ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My blood grp is B- n my husbands blood grp is O+ will i be able to give birth to babies in future??
Possibly: Many women in the same situation have regular families. They need the Ob to pay attention to their Rh status to avoid problems of Rh sensitization, but there are treatments that limit the effect of this possibility if managed correctly. ...Read more
What is normal?: I am assuming that you are referring to pco2 levels ? These are usually done on capillary blood or arterial blood when a baby is having serious breathing problems. High pco2 levels are very worrisome and a sign of serious respiratory problems. Because crying can lower the pco2 level is can be lower in babies. Otherwise the normal values in kids are the same as adults. ...Read more
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