Diagnosis of Meconium Ileus

If your child experiences the symptoms of meconium ileus, their doctor will order an X-ray. This test will check for the presence of meconium in your child’s intestines.

Treatments for Meconium Ileus

If your baby has meconium ileus, they will likely need these treatments:

Home remedies

Before leaving the NICU, you will learn how to care for your baby’s ileostomy bag. Your baby’s doctor may prescribe medicine to prevent infection. Your baby may also need an over-the-counter pain reliever – such as infant Tylenol – to help manage discomfort and pain. One week after surgery, you can give your baby a tub bath.

Request an Appointment

Contact an Orlando Health doctor

If you suspect that your child may have meconium ileus, make an appointment with an Orlando Health pediatrician today so your child can start on the road to improved health.