My son was born with meconium aspiration. Will he ever recover from this?

Yes. Meconium can cause pneumonitis, or inflammation of the lungs, but it can certainly be overcome. He will be suctioned at birth to clear the foreign material, and may need antibiotics or intubation.

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Should I be concerned if my son was born with meconium aspiration. Has anyone experienced this?

Depends on situation. This conditions varies from minor and inconsequential to life threatening. The condition the first day or two usually defines the degree of associated problem. Those that end up in respiratory failure on ventilators or ecmo do the worst.Those with transient breathing problems do well.I sit across from one now who is making straight a's in grad school. Read more...

My newborn son had meconium aspiration pneumonia and chest x-rays twice daily for 1 week. Does the radiation increase his risk for cancer?

Insignificant. The x-ray systems today use a fraction of the dose that was used even 20 years ago. The accumulated dose you cite is insignificant. Read more...
While x-ray 2x/day. Is not what we do for normal kids, your son has a serious medical problem, and they want to minimize inspired oxygen, and check his progress to save his life. His risk my rise from 1 in a million to 10 in a million. Not something to worry about today; getting better is critical worry about this not. Read more...
No. There was a media flap some years about after a laughably bad journal study claimed that thousands of people were dying each year from routine chest x-rays. The fallacy was assuming a linear risk where the curve is really sigmoidal or exponential. Junior is gravely sick, needs the x-rays in any case, and my hope is that he will pull through. I'm glad to offer some relief. Good luck and be strong. Read more...

I had meconium aspiration when I was born. What causes this congenital condition?

Meconium. Aspiration is caused from a baby pooping and inhaling the contaminated fluid at birth. It can be caused by stress during the delivery, infection, a tight umbilical cord around the neck, difficult labor, etc. Read more...

I had meconium aspiration when I was born. Can that cause lung problems?

Probably not. Once you are grown, it should not have any lasting effects. As an infant, they will sometimes have problems with lung disease, but if it has not happened by now, it is unlikely to happen in the future. Read more...