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  • Blood in stool

  • Stools looks like strawberry jam

  • Stool looks like raspberry jelly

  • Poop looks like strawberry jam

  • Poo looks like currant jelly

  • Blood and mucus in stool

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What is Intestinal Malrotation?

An intestinal malrotation is an abnormality that can occur early in pregnancy when a baby's intestines don't form into a coil in the abdomen. Malrotation means that the intestines (or bowel) are twisting, which can cause blockage.

Typical Symptoms of Intestinal Malrotation

  • Face turned pale transiently

  • Blood in stool

  • Face is persistently pale

  • Nausea or vomiting after eating

  • Abdominal pain that worsens after meals

  • Green, bitter vomit

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Stomach feels bloated

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Intestinal Malrotation

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Did your face briefly turn pale?

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Is your face always pale?

  • Do you feel nauseous or throw up right after eating?

  • Does eating make your stomach pain worse?

Treatmentof Intestinal Malrotation

Treating significant malrotation requires surgery. If the child has bowel obstruction and needs to be hospitalized, a nasogastric tube may be inserted in the nose to remove stomach contacts. The child may also be given intravenous (IV) fluids to prevent dehydration as well as antibiotics to prevent infection.

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References

  • Applegate KE, Anderson JM, Klatte EC. Intestinal malrotation in children: a problem-solving approach to the upper gastrointestinal series. Radiographics. 2006 Sep-Oct;26(5):1485-500. doi: 10.1148/rg.265055167. PMID: 16973777.

    https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.265055167

  • Blumberg K. Intestinal malrotation. Radiology. 1997 Feb;202(2):584. doi: 10.1148/radiology.202.2.584-b. PMID: 9015095.

    https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiology.202.2.584-b

  • Sözen S, Güzel K. Intestinal malrotation in an adult: case report. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2012 May;18(3):280-2. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2012.60973. PMID: 22864726.

    https://jag.journalagent.com/travma/pdfs/UTD-60973-CASE_REPORTS-SOZEN.pdf

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Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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