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Is vomiting a prominent symptom of nec?

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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

While vomiting is seen with nec, there are so many other causes of vomiting in babies, that it is difficult to use this alone as an indicator. More ominous signs of nec include blood stools, abdominal distension, lethargy, and, occasionally, temperature instability.

In brief: Yes, but

While vomiting is seen with nec, there are so many other causes of vomiting in babies, that it is difficult to use this alone as an indicator. More ominous signs of nec include blood stools, abdominal distension, lethargy, and, occasionally, temperature instability.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Vomiting, or regurgitation feeds is one of the hallmarks of developing nec.

In brief: Yes

Vomiting, or regurgitation feeds is one of the hallmarks of developing nec.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Yes.

Nec or necrotizing enterocolitis is an infection of the intestine in infants especially premature infants.
It can cause damage and even perforation which would result in stasis, increasing gastric residuals, and bloody stools.

In brief: Yes.

Nec or necrotizing enterocolitis is an infection of the intestine in infants especially premature infants.
It can cause damage and even perforation which would result in stasis, increasing gastric residuals, and bloody stools.
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