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IVH - newborn
There may be no symptoms. The most common symptoms seen in premature infants may include:
An ultrasound of the head is recommended for all babies before 30 weeks to screen for IVH. The test is done once between 7 and 14 days of age.
A second ultrasound is suggested close to when the baby was originally expected to be born. The test may also be done if your child has signs or symptoms of IVH.
A CT scan of the head is recommended if a baby has symptoms after a difficult birth, low blood count, or signs of bleeding problems.
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