In-depth

Complications

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Urine color

Tests and diagnosis

Amniocentesis

Chorionic villus sampling

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Hemoglobin test

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Stem cell transplant

Nov. 07, 2015