Causes of atresia ani in babies is still unknown. The condition may be caused by a defect happened in their genetic. This is a birth defect develops while your child has not been born yet, often during the fifth to seventh weeks of pregnancy. In this time, your child’s digestive system will develop and more specifically their anus will form.
There are many risk factors for atresia ani in babies, such as:
The common symptoms of atresia ani in babies are:
Babies with atresua ani often have additional abnormalities, including:
There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
Before birth, the mother’s ultrasound is used to check for any sign of blockage in the child’s digestive system, as well as any other abnormality in the child. If your doctor find too much amniotic fluid, this can be a sign of EA or other blockage of the baby’s digestive tract.
Atresia ani in babies is often diagnosed shortly after birth by performing a physical exam. The doctor will check the baby’s stomach for any sign of swelling and check their anus opening for any sign of abnormality. The problem can be confirmed by using X-rays of the abdomen and abdominal ultrasound.
It’s important to perform tests for other abnormalities associated with this condition in order to have a suitable treatment strategies. Tests used may include:
Surgery is required in most cases of atresia ani in babies to open the blocked orifice. Depending on the situation of atresia ani in babies, surgeons will chose a suitable method for treatment, including:
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you and your child cope with atresia ani in babies:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.