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Sigmoidoscopy for a 9 weeks old baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have read to stimulate my infant with a lubed q-tip to make her poo, i have had to do it a few times in the past month, but tonight the tip of the qtip came off in her....!!!! is she okay,,, will it come out on its own?? do i have to worry about toxic shock??
User :   ???
Doctor :   how old is ur infant
User :   9eeks!
User :   weeks
Doctor :   we get it removed
Doctor :   she might get infected
Doctor :   or it will block her urethra
Doctor :   ok
User :   urethra in her anus??
Doctor :   it depends on the big is lubed q-tip
User :   how?
Doctor :   sorry anus
Doctor :   get it removed
Doctor :   at the earliest
User :   tiny but she did poop,,, and it wasnt itn it
User :   ??
Doctor :   then its fine
Doctor :   it might out on its own
Doctor :   if it causes any pain or kid is umfortable
Doctor :   get it removed
User :   what do you mean it will come out eventually wount it i would think
User :   i am just worried about infection like you said
Doctor :   yes chances of infection is always there
User :   what if she doesnt poop for anither 3-4 days...
User :   ?
Doctor :   better get it removed
Doctor :   get it removed
Doctor :   earlier
User :   do you know what they will do to have to get itout?
Doctor :   i will remove it sigmoidoscopy
User :   a little tube with a pincher?
Doctor :   they will remove it by sigmoidoscopy
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   yes if it gets impacted
Doctor :   or not able to come out on its own
Doctor :   i suggest u not to remove on ur own
Doctor :   get it removed from physician
User :   i wouldnt even try!!!
Doctor :   u might injure her in trying to remove that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   i will call 1st thing in the morning unless you think....i dont know i am just worried like a woman cant wear a tampon for more than a few hours,,, will she be ok over night, is it different cause its bacteria already in the anus?
Doctor :   yes it will there
Doctor :   also it might injure the anal mucosa since she is 9 weeks
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   i am still freaking out !!!!!!! but i will just pay close attention to her all night
Doctor :   yes if any problem, take her promptly to paediatrician
Doctor :   good nite
User :   nite
Doctor :   thankx for visiting healthcaremagic
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