Necrotizing Enterocolitis Quiz

Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Medically Reviewed By:

Aiko Yoshioka

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

From our team of 50+ doctors

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimise further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Find another symptom

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Personalized Report

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Learn more about Necrotizing enterocolitis

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is necrotizing enterocolitis?

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious gastrointestinal problem that mostly affects premature babies. It happens when tissue in the large intestine (colon) gets inflamed. This inflammation damages and kills some tissue in the colon.

Symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis

  • Stomach feels bloated

  • Irritability / bad mood

  • Child refuses to eat

  • Abdominal pain

  • Blood in stool

  • Breathing faster than usual

  • Child becomes fretful if the stomach is touched or rubbed

  • Nausea or vomiting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for necrotizing enterocolitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose necrotizing enterocolitis

  • Do you feel that your abdomen (stomach) is bloated or has a lot of gas?

  • Is your child more cranky / in a bad mood than usual?

  • Does your child refuse to feed or has problems feeding?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Is there blood in your stool?

Treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis

Treatment will depend on the child’s symptoms, age, and general health. The first step in treating necrotizing enterocolitis is to stop tube or oral feedings and giving intravenous (IV) fluids and nutrients. Other treatment includes supportive therapy and intravenous antibiotic.

View the symptoms of Necrotizing enterocolitis

Medically Reviewed By:

Aiko Yoshioka

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Gastroenterology

From our team of 50+ doctors

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD

Neurology

Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

Kawai Clinic, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

Co-founder of Ubie, Inc.

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

View our medical experts