My infant is sweating during feeding, can this be a sign of pulmonary hypertension?

Possibly. Could be pulmonary hypertension. It could also be from a respiratory problem, heart problem, or in fact (and hopefully) nothing at all. I strongly recommend you take your child to see the pediatrician as soon as reasonably possible (not an emergency, but during day hours).
Yes and No. Sweating during feeding can be due to a number of factors and causes (infections, neuromuscular weakness, swallowing dysfunction, heart or lung disease). It becomes especially prominent if there is underlying congenital heart disease or early lung disease or pulmonary hypertension. Please consult your child's doctor immediately to determine the cause & to provide appropriate treatment.
Unlikely. Unless your child was born prematurely and had pulmonary hypertension diagnosed at that time or had a heart defect at birth...The diagnosis of pH is extremely rare in infants outside of these above conditions/situations.

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If an infant has pulmonary hypertension secondary to BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), will the pulmonary hypertension go away as the lungs mature?

Usuallly resolves. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is chronic lung disease in preterm infants that occurs following mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy for acute respiratory distress after birth.BPD frequently complicated by pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH resolved in majority of infants, PH in small % of infants can be fatal. Regular screening for PH and adequate management required. Read more...
BPD. It may. Close follow up with your peds pulmonologist is very important. Best of luck. Read more...

I have a ten year old son. He is having memory problems. Sometimes he is unable to repeat simple things he was just told. As an infant, he was in nicu for 3 weeks with under developed lungs. He suffered a collapsed lung, had pulmonary hypertension and

Often . Often times, memory issues in children are actually attention problems - they don't know what was just said to them because they weren't even listening in the first place. This is not necessarily his fault. He may have attention deficit disorder (add) which is often discovered later than attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) because kids with add aren't bouncing off of the walls. If he has a problem with frequent daydreaming, he could have a condition called "absence seizures" where kids are actually having few second seizures when they appear to be "spacing out". They usually do not remember anything during the time of the seizure. Being able to successfully treat him requires diagnosing the cause of his problem. You should contact your son's doctor and discuss your concerns. They may be able to help him, or will know who to refer him to in your area. Good luck! Read more...
Memory. Memory problems are not typical of lung disease but you should check with your pediatrician. Read more...
Evaluation needed. He should be evaluated by a neurologist or psychologist. Spending three weeks in an ICU with under developed lungs may have left subtle signs affecting the child's neurodevelopment. Read more...
Neurology work up. In the NICU they monitor for neurologic problems. The results of the testing should be available in his chart for your neurologist. A head CT or MRI may be indicated to determine if there are any current abnormalities. Speech therapy and extra tutoring also may be helpful. PRMG would be able to review records faxed to 858 259 9689 for ?s. Read more...
Memory. He should be evaluated by a neurologist or a developmental specialist .His school should also conduct a psychoeducational testing as well. Read more...

I've noticed my neck veins have become engorged, is this a sign of pulmonary hypertension

Not necessarily. A more common reason would be increase in abdominal pressure( think of weightlifters) or systemic htn. Symptoms of pulmonary HTN are shortness of breath, dizziness, vague chest pain and early in the disease a slowly decreasing exercise capacity. Read more...
Can be. It can be but problems with the left side of the heart are far more common and need to be ruled out first with testing and an exam and medical history. Some engorgement can be normal when you're lying flat but would be abnormal if relaxed and sitting upright. Read more...
It may be. But there are many other reasons why your neck veins are engorged. You will need to see a doctor for them to evaluate you specially if you are having shortness of breath. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Baby pulmonary hypertension?

High heart pressure. Pulmonary hypertension can be defined in multiple ways. This can include mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25mmHg or a specific measure of pulmonary resistance obtained in the cath lab (>3 indexed wood units). It is often diagnosed by echocardiogram in newborns. The treatment depends on the severity and presence of other issues. Please discuss with you/your child's physician. Read more...

My daughter has cchs- her dr seems puzzled when we explain that her o2 sats run low, while still maintaining an appropriate co2 level. The best they have come up with is malacia- she shows no signs of pulmonary hypertension. What else should we have rul

A few things. As you know, cchs is a rare condition and is not fully understood. There are a number of diseases that are associated with and syndromic with cchs. An example is hirschprungs disease, which seems to share a link with an underlying genetic defect that also can cause cchs. The best way to evaluate is a pulmonoligist affiliated with a children's hospital that has a wide range of subspecialities. Read more...
CCHS. I presume you are referring to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Cchs is a multisystem disorder of the central nervous system where, most dramatically, the automatic control of breathing is absent or impaired. A cchs patient’s respiratory response to low blood oxygen saturation (hypoxia) or to co2 retention (hypercapnia) is abnormal. I suggest you seek out a specialist in cchs. Read more...

I lost my son in 3 days due to IUGR, pulmonary hypertension, sepsis. Born with distress&short cord, blue baby 2.5kg too. C section. Now want 2 conceive.

Sorry for loss... I hear your fear. The loss of your son is obviously traumatic and as you plan to add another child to your family please ensure that you have support to discuss your feelings as you go through this process. Do your best to remember you were not at fault and take care of yourself during the pregnancy (avoid smoking, monitor your blood pressure) as all pregnant moms should do. Good luck. Read more...
Nuchal cord. I am sorry for your loss. With advances in prenatal care and imaging, your OB specialist will guide your care during your next pregnancy. Your son's nuchal cord led to complications, but this is not a genetic problem and should not affect your next and future pregnancies. Read more...
Need more info. Unanswered: did umbilical artery doppler show an abnormal S/D ratio from abnormal placental resistance? What did the fetal/postnatal echocardiography show? Autopsy? Chromosomal analysis? how early was first US? fetal growth normal until? when was IUGR noted? What was cause of PH? Any unusual facial or physical features? Length and HC? Autopsy? How long was cord.? Placental path report? Read more...