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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Possible: Germ cell ovarian tumors are seen in adolescence. Ovarian epithelial cancers are rare in adolescence
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Need more info: You do not say for how long the pain has been present. If a week or less it is most likely a muscle strain. If longer than a week then there are more possibilities that should be examined by a doctor
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A female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Needs Doc visit: First, 99.3 is not a fever. Second, coughing and sneezing for one week in a 3 year is usually a virus that will resolve with no intervention. What concerns me is the lack of play, energy, and eating. I would recommend a doctor's evaluation for the lack of eating and decreased activity.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Not likely: Cancerous lymph nodes typically are not painful and usually and frequently grow slowly. Infections of lymph nodes typically causes rapid onset of swelling and pain. You likely have lymphadenitis and / or cellulitis and need to see a doctor to treat the infection.
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A male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Possibly serious: White stools in an infant can be an indication of a problem with bike drainage of the liver (biliary atresia most common of these problems). These problems usually have jaundice (yellow eyes). I recommend having your son see a doctor immediately.
A female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Sinus infection : Fluid levels on Ct scan of the sinuses is an indication of a sinus infection. You doctor likely will prescribe an antibiotic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Not only can you develop Ito overload, multiple or chronic transfusion of patients with transfusion -dependent thalassemia is inevitable and requires chelation therapy to remove iron
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Pneumonia: The symptoms suggest pneumonia. Recommend having daughters evaluated by doctor
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
LLSB: Commonly in the left lower sternal border, but it an be heard in other places depending on differences in heart anatomy.
A member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Many questions: Sickle cell anemia is genetic and never disappears without bone marrow transplantation. Sickle cell anemia has medications that improve outcomes. Penicillin prophylaxis, empiric treatment of fever with antibiotics, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) / Pneumovax immunizations decrease risk of dying from infection. Hydroxyurea can decrease the frequency of painful crises and may minimize / delay sickle cell damage to body
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