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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is intestinal malrotation?

An intestinal malrotation is an abnormality that can happen 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.

Symptoms of intestinal malrotation

  • Nausea or vomiting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for intestinal malrotation

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose intestinal malrotation

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

Treatment for intestinal malrotation

Malrotation is considered an emergency situation and surgery is the mainstay of treatment. The other treatment includes intravenous hydration and antibiotic to prevent infection.

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