This question was answered on Tue 27, Jan 2009 07:21pm by Dr Veena, MD

newborn--tight stomach

    
Asked by Unregistered (Male; 26; newborn; Relevant drugs:none ) on Tue 27, Jan 2009 05:53pm

My new son is 26 days old. Today I noticed his stomach seems to be larger than normal and it is really tight. He has also been really fussy. Is this normal or could it be signs of a larger problem?

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Answer by Dr Veena, MD  on Tue 27, Jan 2009 07:21pm:

Hi, The common causes for large and tight abdomen could be intestinal obstruction, constipation, hypokalemia, hirschprung?s disease, toxic megacolon etc. Had he been having regular stools every day? Is he crying? Is your child active and taking the feed? IT is difficult to say what it is with physical examination and investigations. I would suggest that you visit your GP and discuss the above mentioned possibilities. Best.
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