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Please tell me what causes recurrent jaundice in newborns?

Please tell me what causes recurrent jaundice in newborns?

Jaundiced again: By 'recurrent', I will assume you mean that bilirubin levels that were at one time elevated had normalized, then increased again. This phenomenon most commonly would be associated with some sort of liver dysfunction, metabolic disease, hemolytic disorder or congenital infection. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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What causes most neonatal jaundice?

What causes most neonatal jaundice?

Jaundice: Most physiologic neonatal jaundice is caused by immaturity of the liver and inability to process all of the breakdown products of red blood cells leading to a build up of bilirubin. This may be exacerbated in breast fed infants. There are causes of neonatal jaundice that can represent disease states, but these are not the most n cause of neonatal jaindice. ...Read more

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Does neonatal jaundice usually cause many symptoms?

Yellow skin: Most common cause of jaundice is physiologic, which usually causes yellowish discoloration of skin and eyes and usually mild. Newborn jaundice caused due to reasons like blood type mismatch between mother and baby, congenital abnormalities of liver or biliary tract, congenital or acquired infections in newborn or bleeding beneath scalp can also poor feeding, tiredness and lead to kernicterus. ...Read more

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Can newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems?

Can newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems?

Possibly: Mild jaundice is very common in newborns, especially breast-fed babies. Jaundice is caused by bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin. If the bilirubin level gets too high, it can lead to kernicterus, a rare neurological condition that can lead to permanent brain damage. Most hospitals monitor the bilirubin level in newborns in the nursery. ...Read more

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Is it possible that newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems as they get older?

Is it possible that newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems as they get older?

Unlikely an issue: About 1/3 of newborns have neonatal jaundice to some degree, peaking around day 4 and gradually declining. Some have jaundice enough to require phototherapy (lights) and rarely some require transfusions. As long as they receive proper therapy if needed, there is rarely if ever any long term effect on the kid or adult. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends, often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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If mother has type o positive blood and newborn has a positive can it cause a crossover causing hemolysis or jaundice?

If mother has type o positive blood and newborn has a positive can it cause a crossover causing hemolysis or jaundice?

A to O set up: You do not need crossover to set up a problem of hemolysis if baby has this type. Mom's system can become sensitized in her lifetime to dietary products that will cause antibody formation to the blood type a, and this is usually only a problem after birth when the hemolysis and bilirubin disposal relies on babies system to keep the jaundice under control. Docs monitor and treat as needed. ...Read more

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What's the cause of being jaundice in new born baby?

Neonatal jaundice: Increased bilirubin in the blood. Follow your doctors advice. The condition is usually temporary. Frequent breastfeeding sessions may help. Phototherapy may be used.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is newborn jaundice?

What is newborn jaundice?

Excessive bilirubin: Jaundice occurs when a substance called bilirubin accumulates in the baby's body that may cause a yellowing of the eyes & skin. It is a product of broken down red blood cells that usually cleared by the liver, kidneys & intestines. As the newborn's organs are not fully mature at birth, sometimes more bilirubin accumulates. If the level is too high, it may need to be treated using phototherapy. ...Read more

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What is neonatal jaundice?

What is neonatal jaundice?

Yellow skin: A yellow color to skin and eyes is called "jaundice." almost all newborns have a little bit of jaundice, but if the levels get too high there can be serious problems caused by this. The measurement of the level of jaundice is called bilirubin, a blood test. ...Read more

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Meaning of neonatal jaundice?

Jaundice: Physiologic neonatal jaundice is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to elevation of a breakdown product of old blood cells called bilirubin that builds up in newborns due to immaturity of liver enzymes. Pathologic neonatal jaundice can also result from various disease states. Phototherapy with special lights, or more aggressive therapy, may be needed to lower bilirubin to safe levels. ...Read more

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How common is neonatal jaundice?

How common is neonatal jaundice?

Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bilirrubin, the substance that make you jaundiced.
This type of jaundice resolves in the first 2 weeks.
If you are nursing your baby, the yellow pigment may linger a bit.
Babies that are premature or have medical problems, may have more serious jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neonatal jaundice?

What are the tests for neonatal jaundice?

Bilirubin: Jaundice is caused by an excess of bilirubin in the blood. Blood can be tested to see how high the bilirubin is. Blood type is important as is the hemoglobin and hematocrit. ...Read more

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Can I give gripe water to jaundice newborn?

Can I give gripe water to jaundice newborn?

Not good idea: I am assuming your infant is a little fussy and has jaundice and is less than 10 days old. I looked up gripe water and do not believe that there is any evidence in medicine that it is effective& safe. Look up this site: http://www. Ehow. Com/info_8291553_problems-gripe-water. Html if your infant is too fussy-then your infant may need to be evaluated by a pediatrician who is also managing the jaundic. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Newborn jaundice?

Newborn jaundice is: A yellow color of the skin and sometimes whites of the eyes, that occurs because of the immaturity of the liver, which allows bilirubin to build up. It can be made worse by the mom's and baby's blood types being different, or by not drinking/urinating/stooling enough. It generally causes no other problems and is sometimes treated with special light (phototherapy), so that is does not cause brain damage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn jaundice and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of newborn jaundice and how can I address them?

Yellow infant: Newnborn jaundice is treatable by blue light or sulight. We now know that it is the first sign of oxidative stress (published) and you need the advice and help of your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My newborn baby have jaundice and his blood test is 250. What is the borderline for him?

My newborn baby have jaundice and his blood test is 250. What is the borderline for him?

Depends on factors.: This level needs to be monitored by your physician. High risk factors in a jaundiced infant include:
*clinical jaundice first 24 hours
*jaundice in the < 37 week gestation infant
*male, oriental, family history of neonatal jaundice. 260 mmoles/l or greater is usually the number to consider phototherapy. Ensure weight is not substantially decreased from birth/feeding progressing. ...Read more

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Why would a newborn child get jaundice?

Transition work: Before birth the mothers body cleans all the babies blood & that stops at birth. The babies liver must gear up to breakdown & recycle proteins from the blood that can produce jaundice. Many issues can cause a backup of work & increase the jaundice. Over time the liver catches up with the work & jaundice fades. If the level gets high various rx are used to help bring it down. ...Read more

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My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

Bilirubin: This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life. The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some elevated numbers which causes the jaundice. There are other risk factors that can cause jaundice as well, like a cross reactivity bt babies and your blood type, prematurity, etc. Usually time will improve it, but sometimes the baby will need phototherapy ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice?

Jaundice: It depends upon the age of the newborn, whether the baby is breastfed or not, what type of bilirubin is elevated (direct or indirect) and what the level is. Neonatal jaundice can be a very common occurrence or one that signifies other things. Please clarify. ...Read more

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What to do if I had jaundice as a newborn, can that affect me in the long run?

What to do if I had jaundice as a newborn, can that affect me in the long run?

Unlikely an issue: About 1/3 of newborns have neonatal jaundice to some degree, peaking around day 4 and gradually declining. Some have jaundice enough to require phototherapy (lights) and rarely some require transfusions. As long as they receive proper therapy if needed, there is rarely if ever any long term effect on the kid. ...Read more

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My baby has jaundice tsp high about 200 but now it's about 180. And his gpt is 200. So, my q what's the normal gpt for newborns? Is it 60? Plz asap

My baby has jaundice tsp high about 200 but now it's about 180. And his gpt is 200. So, my q what's the normal gpt for newborns? Is it 60? Plz asap

Depends: The answer depends on the baby's health status. Is he a premie? Dehydrated? On a ventilator? On iv's? Septic? What kind of jaundice? Anemic? Too many variables missing to answer your question properly. ...Read more

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My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

My newborn has mild case of jaundice it's starting to clear up. What are symptoms of jaundice and can she still have side effects how long doesitlast?

See below: A typical newborn born at full term develops a mild jaundice (yellow staining of skin and eyes) which peaks at 3rd day of life and fades away by 7th day. Mild jaundice of this type does not result in any harm. Should her jaundice takes a protracted course or gets worse in degree, underlying cause (s) should be sought. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for neonatal jaundice?

Is there a cure for neonatal jaundice?

It depends: There are several dozen common causes of neonatal jaundice some of which are curable some of which are self limited others of which are fatal. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent neonatal jaundice?

You don't: This is a transient issue with as many as a 3rd of newborns. It is usually mild and self corrects. Have the OB monitor your pregnancy and deal with issues like rh disease that would be a problem, and take the Rhogam injection if needed. Other influences can be managed at the time between you and your pediatrician. Needs vary with each individual case. ...Read more

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How do you prevent neonatal jaundice from happening?

How do you prevent neonatal jaundice from happening?

Jaundice: Neonatal jaundice is a normal occurrence in newborns. It is harmless and resolves spontaneously within a week. Although prevention is not necessary, making sure the baby feeds well and is hydrated will help eliminate the meconium within the first few days of life will help make the jaundice less intense. ...Read more

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

Excrete via urine: Jaundice is a result of accumulation of bilirubin, end product of destroyed red cells. The bilirubins deposited under skin undergoes change in physical character when exposed to special light, i.e. To become water soluble. This change allows excess bilirubins deposited under skin to be excreted through urine. ...Read more

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My newborn had photo-therapy for jaundice. Will this help?

My newborn had photo-therapy for jaundice. Will this help?

Common therapy: Years ago they found that infants in the sunlit areas of nurseries had less jaundice than those in other positions. In time, they selected the proper wavelength of light that helped prevent/treat jaundice and built lights that could do it artificially. It is now the routine treatment for most cases and helps until the baby can dispose of the jaundice without the assistance. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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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