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HELP! my baby coughed up blood

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  • Posted By: jenbobb
  • February 6, 2007
  • 11:58 PM

My son was born on 12-15-06 and has had a cough since he was only a 3 days old. He coughed up yellowish phlem once. My husband and I took him to the doctor he scheduled an upper GI (he was also spitting up after feedings alot) that was normal. He spit up the blood we took him in had a chest Xray and it came back normal. The specialist can't see us untill the 8th of May. He still has the cough now and has spit up blood 2 more times since the first time which was 2 wks. ago. My doctor isn't rushing anything because he has grown 5" and put on 5 Lb's in 6 weeks.

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  • Wow, this is NOT normal. Find another doctor. Are you breastfeeding? Are you giving formula? If formula he may be having an allergic reaction...i think it is more serious than this, however. How are his stools? Does he or has he had a fever? Get another doctor or find a naturopath who specializes in pediatrics. Best of luckDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 03:52 AM
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  • have the doctor check for pyloric stenosis. my son had that when he was a baby and he threw up blood.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 03:16 AM
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  • Well he is bottle fed. My doctor has refered me to a specialist. He hasn't had a fever his stools are normal. I switched formula and it seems to be helping a bit.
    jenbobb 1 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 06:38 PM
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