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Do gastrointestinal tract birth defects cause fatalities?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: They can

Certain anomalies are not treatable, however these are rare.

In brief: They can

Certain anomalies are not treatable, however these are rare.
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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Somke can

Yes.

In brief: Somke can

Yes.
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Certain GI tract birth defects can be life threatening.
The most common of these shows up with vomiting in the first day or two of life. It is malrotation of the gut. No nutrition or fluid goes through the intestinal tract.

In brief: Yes

Certain GI tract birth defects can be life threatening.
The most common of these shows up with vomiting in the first day or two of life. It is malrotation of the gut. No nutrition or fluid goes through the intestinal tract.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Painless rectal bleeding can be a sign of a meckel's diverticulum, a birth defect of the GI tract.
The blood resembles currant jelly. This usually shows up before 2 years of age. This is treatable by surgery, if caught early.

In brief: Yes

Painless rectal bleeding can be a sign of a meckel's diverticulum, a birth defect of the GI tract.
The blood resembles currant jelly. This usually shows up before 2 years of age. This is treatable by surgery, if caught early.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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