Necrotizing Enterocolitis Disease

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Disease

Necrotizing EnterocolitisHaving a baby can be one of the most wonderful and scary events of your entire life. It turns into horror if you and your premature baby are in the hands of an inept doctor. Necrotizing enterocolitis disease is a serious condition that can seriously impact the future health of your premature baby.

Premature babies have a hard enough time as is, but if they are being overlooked by a doctor who fails to do their job, things can take a devastating turn for the worse. A failure to recognize the symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis in your premature baby by your doctor can be cause for a medical malpractice claim.

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a gastrointestinal disease, mostly affecting premature infants where infection and inflammation cause destruction of the bowel or part of the bowel. This disease is the most common and serious gastrointestinal disorder among premature infants. It usually occurs during the first two weeks of life, after feeding has begun. Infants with this disease are more prone to infection and have some difficulty with blood and oxygen circulation and digestion.

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The symptoms of NEC may include:

  • Poor tolerance to feedings
  • Bloating and tenderness
  • Bile-colored vomit
  • Bloody stool
  • Redness of the abdomen
  • Increase in stool
  • Lack of stool

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