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Dr. Bruce Martin

Pediatrics
Fort Worth, TX
22 years experience male

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Fort Worth, TX

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12461 Timberland Blvd., Suite 309, Fort Worth, TX
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Pediatrics

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64 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Might back fire: Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prokinetic, meaning it makes the gut move faster. It can make it move faster one way or the other . So if you are havin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Exercise: Going for a daily walk can help. 30-60 min of vigorous exercise is recommended. The one thing to remember is to hydrate. With breast feeding, adequ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It should not: No one knows what causes irritable bowel syndrome, however it should not cause your stool to be dark. I would be more concerned that there is blood co... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get evaluated: There are a number of reasons for this. We would need you to explain the symptoms that occur after eating and drink. There could be due to anatomic ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Opinions differ: I would wait a couple of days as it might be quite tender. While the epsom salt will not hurt the newly circumcised penis, it may irritate it. I usu... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
This can be normal: If the child is acting normal and feels well, this could be a post viral exanthem. This is a rash that starts in the middle of the torso, abdomen, ev... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
16-24 oz: There has been some research on this, and most pediatricians recommend 16-24 oz of milk per day. A child from 1-2 years old should have whole milk. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
They can,but unlikey: Stimulants are what they say, they stimulate the body. This increases the amount of water used by the body. However the brain will recognize this and ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Reviewing the ingredients in this medication, there do not appear to be any substances that would be of concern in breast-feeding.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Needs to be seen: I you can not get him to take anything, go to the nearest er. He may need IV fluids.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Strep or virus: It could be a virus or it could be strep. You can watch this and if improved in 24 hrs then it might be viral. If not improving, i would have them ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many reasons: There are many causes for this, most are viral. Since your child does not want to eat or drink (drinking is the real problem), your child needs to be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: There are no significant interactions between these 2 medications.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
5'9": The height predictor equations say 5'9", however, this can vary significantly. Remember, it's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: We sometimes see ger with a milk protein allergy. If you are breast feeding, a restriction diet (and these are tough) may help. You can find info fo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Probiotics: There is not a lot that you can do for diarrhea, however, using probiotics (available from the pharmacy...Just ask for them) may help shorten the dura... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Testing: To determine if he is on drugs, blood and urine testing can be done. However there are many reasons for getting poor grades and being more distant. I ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the type of birthmark that you have. Most birthmarks themselves are non problematic, however some can indicate other issues withi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Should be safe: This is considered to be a class b medication meaning fetal animal studies do not indicate a risk. In breast-feeding, it is considered an l3, which m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends on cause: I inflammation has many causes including viruses, allergies, chemicals, irritants and bacteria. The cause determines the treatment. Therefore i recomm... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No necessary if ok: In my experience, with a stomach bug, you usually have a day or 2 of vomiting and 1-2 weeks of diarrhea. If you child maintains hydration, meaning, u... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not able to tell: We need to see a rash to be able have a chance at diagnosis. If you do not believe your physician, get a second opinion.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Could be either: False positives do occur but so do false negatives. A repeat test may be useful, but you might talk to your OB about a quantitative test (blood test)... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: If the bleeding stopped within 5 to 10 min. With minimal interventions such as pressure, there is no need to be concerned. If bleeding is unable to be... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Benefits vs Risks: There is no safe procedure. Even getting blood is risky. It really depends on what type of angiogram is needed. The biggest risk is the material in... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Your BMI is normal: Your weight for your height is 23.6 which in the normal range. If you want to add bulk the i would speak to a trainer and consider weight lifting whi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many causes: Vaccines are usually about 80-90% effective. Not everyone's immune system responds the same. There is a great deal of literature coming out that the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Poor picture: The picture given does not give an lot to view making it impossible to see what is circled. My advice would be to see you ob/gyn and show the site t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Too few calories: At 5'5" and 110 lbs, you should not be on a 500 cal/day diet. If your doctor has ordered this, then you should speak to a nutritionist for help. If ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
This can be normal: Everyone is wired a bit differently. Some children at this age can be very busy. Amounts of sleep vary but today daily sleep is usually around 12-14... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
64.5 inches: A height of 64.5 inches is the 50th percentile for a 14 y/o male. This means half of 14 yr olds are taller and half are shorter on their 14th birthda... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons for a fussy newborn. Colic starts about a month of age, esophageal reflux can cause this, sometimes they are just fussy. Howe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it may not improve things greatly. Most feeding experts recommend solids between 4-7 mos. If you have started solids, rice cereal may slow ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
This maybe enough: Your child's weight is in the 75-90%, so it may be that he is getting enough food from you. Most of the nutrition comes in the first 5-10 min of feed... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See your MD: It is not from masturbation. Dehyrdation may be a factor but there are many casues for this and they need to be ruled out. Your physician can run t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
10 minute rule: One of the tricks I have used in children over 1 yr is to give 1 tsp of gatorade ever 10 min for an hour. If no vomiting, go to 2 tsp every 10 min fo... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: The easy way to check is a home pregnancy test. These are fairly accurate. 2-3 tests may be needed.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Normal to not eat: It is normal to not want to eat when you are ill. As long as she is keeping hydrated...Meaning she urinated at least 3 x in 24 hours, then just treat... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Viral meningitis is really nothing more than a viral infection that got in the wrong place. Avoid close contacts until fever free for 24 hours. Then... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not recommended: Azopt is considered a class c medication in pregnancy meaning animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies have been done... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Category B: It is considered a category b, which means no risk or adverse fetal effects have been shown but no controlled human first trimester studies are availa... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Determine the cause: To correct any imbalance, you have to know the reason why it is occurring. If there is a diagnosis of a kidney or metabolic disease, you physician ca... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
10 minute rule: Try to give the child a tsp of gatorade (over 12mos) or pedialyte (under 12 mos) every 10 min for 1 hour. If no vomiting, then increase to 2 tsp. Ev... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Steroids can help: I usually use Prednisolone 2mg /kg bid x 3 days or oral Dexamethasone 0.6 mg/kg, max 16 mg. Im dex lasts up to 8 days, PO is 2 1/2 days. Dose peaks ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes, but don't worry: Yes your son can get c. Diff, but most children in daycare have the antigen for it. If you son has diarrhea, there may be other reasons for it. Cons... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Should be: Up to 7 grams of fennel seed is considered safe for adults, although there toxicity is not well established. Fennel is often used to promote breast f... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Never: Playing pretend is a sign of a good imagination. The only concern i would have is if can not distinguish between real and fantasy at 8 years old.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends on what the : Pink eye really just means a red eye. It can be caused by allergies, viruses and bacterial. If both eyes are red then allergies are the more likely.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Poison control: Call poison control right now 800-222-1222. I your child's weight and other health concerns need to be known. Speak to your doctor before giving adu... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
See the geneticss md: Fetal alcohol syndrome is a constellation of signs. Developmental pediatricians and genetics md's usually are best at making the diagnosis.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Martin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Martin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I am breastfeeeding and eliminated dairy, nuts, caffeine , chocolate and eggs in my diet 2 days ago. Anything else that I miss?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Hopefully you live local. Our pediatrician is no help so I'm trying to find a new pediatrician .
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Excellent examples and suggestions. That's what we parents are looking for when asking questions.

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University of Texas Health Science Center
Graduated 2000MD

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