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What should I do if my baby is throwing up blood?

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 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


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How much blood can safely be drawn from an infant?

How much blood can safely be drawn from an infant?

Not exactly sure: Not sure why exactly you are asking this question, but routine blood testing and blood draws that a doctor may order will not deplete the newborn to any point of harm. ...Read more

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Why do we take such small amount of blood from babies?

Why do we take such small amount of blood from babies?

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

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What is high blood pressure in an infant?

What is high blood pressure in an infant?

NIH table: Here's the table: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf.

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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

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 more

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Can babies get blood blisters on their hands?

Can babies get blood blisters on their hands?

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

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What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

What should I give an infant with low blood sugar?

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

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How long does cocaine stay in the babies cord blood?

How long does cocaine stay in the babies cord blood?

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 more

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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

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Do babies have a lower co2 level in blood?

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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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