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Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene

Pediatrics
Phoenix, AZ
51 years experience male

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Phoenix, AZ

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Pediatrics

Neonatology

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Spotting.: During the first trimester this may be normal. Anything after that may suggest placenta previa or something serious. Consult your ob.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Soreness Post Birth: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will be less harmful to breast feeding baby and will suffice for mild soreness.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Sore Breasts: You may apply some lanolin cream.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
When I Stop growing: If you started puberty early you may be done by now. Males frow a bit maore till later. Females tend to stop growing earlier.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Vaccine side effects: Yes both flu vaccine and tdap can cause sore muscles and a low grade fever.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Weaning off bottle: It is important to get the 18 month old off the bottle as it may affect his or her primary teeth.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Calm and confident: Neonatologists have to be able to handle many emergent situations when a baby is sick and should be able to manage the situation calmly and confidentl... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Normal: Some babies poop with every feed and others take 2 to 3 days. As long as the baby is feeding well and is not crying in pain and the belly is not diste... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Consanguinity: Most genetic disorders are autosomal recessive. That means the the defective gene is not able to manifest disease due to the dominant normal gene. In ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
BST: I do not see any harm to baby from it as it is not absorbed through the GI system. However, if you are worried do not drink milk exposed to bst.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Leaky Nipples: It is quite normal and you do not need to worry. Think of it as that your breast is getting ready for the job ahead. Breast feeding the baby is the be... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Drug Screens: It depends on how long it takes to get to the lab doing the study. If it reaches the laboratory then it is matter of few hours.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Skin Rash: Your rash could be ring worm or eczema. It can be many other rashes. Some are benign but others can be serious autoimmune disorders. Show your doctor ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Ectopic pregnancies will cause massive internal bleeding and if ot treated emergently will cause death from hemorrhagic shock.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Pregnancy and Water: I have not seen any risk from water slides except the risk of injury from taking chances. This would apply even if you are not pregnant.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Cramps: It is normal in pregnancy to develop cramps. Sometimes a small bottle of tonic water may help.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Tetanus: It would be fine. Soap and water for any skin lesion is the best.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gunawardene is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gunawardene is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of peradeniya (univ sri lanka)
Graduated 1971MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Regina General Hospital

Residency

Lewisham Hospital
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