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Dr. Beth Brown

Pediatrics
Belchertown, MA
female

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Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Belchertown, MA

Address

432 State Street, Belchertown, MA
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English, Greek, Italian

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That depends: It is a very frightening experience to witness your child having a seizure. It is important to have a good relationship with a neurologist. Many child... Read More
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Okay to wait: Many of the symptoms of early pregnancy are the same as prementrual symptoms. Have you done an HCG test with first urine in the morning? (this is most... Read More
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Probably not: All of the symptoms you are describing can occur after taking Plan B which contains hormones which help prevent conception. Common side effects are b... Read More
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Fertility treatment: The only proven way to conceive multiples is with a MD initiated and supervised fertility program. However, at 25 you are unlikely to need fertility ... Read More
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Irregular cycles: Some women have very irregular menstrual cycles. Are you taking any birth control? Depo-provera can cause complete absence of periods. You weight can... Read More
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See your doctor: Hi the only way to know how ill you are is to be assessed in person by a doctor. A stiff neck and rash can be signs of meningitis so you should seek... Read More
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Probably not: Environmental allergies do not usually occur in infancy. Allergies are the result of a hyperactive immune system reaction. Infants still have fairly i... Read More
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Ovulation: Ovulation is when a woman's body releases an egg which can then be fertilized by a sperm, leading to pregnancy. For many reasons, some women ovulate r... Read More
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Yes : Yes - you can absolutely become pregnant, all it takes is one sperm! Many people believe that "outercourse," where the penis is not actually inserte... Read More
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Very unlikely: It is not uncommon for the cervix to remain slightly open after multiple births. However, this slight opening of the cervix is not a known risk factor... Read More
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No : HPV is an abbreviation for Human Papilloma Virus, a virus which causes genital warts. In some cases these warts can be more aggressive and can cause i... Read More
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Comfort care: Vaccines do not always cause fever. If she is more fussy afterwards, she may need a bit more soothing. Since she is 2 months old, you probably know w... Read More
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Gastroenteritis: Viral gastroenteritis is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children. It is best to use an oral electrolye solution for inf... Read More
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YES!!!: There are thousands of sperm in that precum, and young sperm are excellent swimmers! The sperm can absolutely swim inside the vagina and up to the ut... Read More
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Pubic hair pattern: Men and women have different patterns of pubic hair distribution. Women tend to have theirs concentrated over their vagina and pubic area, men have a ... Read More
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Constipation care: The best way to manage constipation is with a daily regimen that keeps you regular. For many reasons it is not good to wait until you are very constip... Read More
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Heat rash: Heat rash is a normal rash that occurs in infants and children when they are overheated and sweaty. Most likely your child is too hot at night. Avoi... Read More
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Labs reassuring: Alcoholic cirrhosis can take many years to develop. A normal ultrasound and liver function tests means that your liver is healthy!! Your liver can de... Read More
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Fever relief: Fever is a natural response to illness - it is part of the body fighting the infection. Dont worry about the actual temperature because you do not alw... Read More
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ENT already checked: If you have seen the ENT, you do not have chronic blockage of your eustacian tubes. This is one of the things that the ENT specialist evaluates as par... Read More
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Annual: Adolescents should still see their primary care physical once a year for an overall check-up. Adolescence is a time of many changes, physically, emoti... Read More
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Good daily hygiene: Acne is usually best treated with multiple steps. The first is to be sure you wash your face twice daily with a cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxid... Read More
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No need for shots: It is not possible for a kitten who has never been outside to get rabies. In order for a cat to get rabies, they must be bitten by a rabid animal. Al... Read More
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Steam for cough: Steam often will help loosen a cough and give a child relief. Particularly if the child has a croup-like cough (barking like a seal). Croup causes inf... Read More
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Pain after fracture: Unfortunately, even after bones have healed, some people continue to have pain at the site of injury. There are many reasons for this, but there are t... Read More
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This is normal: There are MANY things that can cause a girls hymen to tear other than intercourse. Most girls do not have intact hymens because physical activity alon... Read More
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Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amou... Read More
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Fever relief: Anything over 100.3 is considered a fever. In infants the most reliable way to measure fever is with a rectal thermometer. A low grade fever like th... Read More
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Never a good idea: Although it is unlikely that pregnancy could occur, it is NOT imposslble. It is always best to avoid any situation where sperm could possibly get clos... Read More
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Eat well & exercise: The best way to lose weight is by gradually making changes in your diet and adding daily exercise into your routine - at least 30 min of vigorous acti... Read More
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Depends: If you are usually very regular and have not been using any contraception, you could call MD now. However, urine HCG tests are very accurate, so a neg... Read More
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Allergic reaction: Most likely you have a senstivity to the new mascara. Stop using that tube and avoid all eye makeup until your eye is better. If your eye itself is p... Read More
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Normal: It is normal for infants to stool daily or every other day at her age. Breast-fed infants will even go for 4-5 days sometimes. Don't worry about the ... Read More
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Too potent for face: Presciption topical steroids such as triamcinoloe are very potent, which is why they are used for intense allergic rashes on the body (ie poison oak).... Read More
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Vitamin D: Breastmilk is a complete source of nutrition for infants with the exception of Vitamin D. Typically Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, but becau... Read More
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No: Zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines which should not be given simultaneously because the total dose will be too high. You ca... Read More
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Irregular period: Many symptoms of early pregnancy are the same as the symptoms girls have before their period starts. Nausea, bloating and breast tenderness can be pre... Read More
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Let him sleep: Fever is the body's way of fighting infection. It is not harmful to your child. If he has a runny nose, he is probably coming down with a viral URI. O... Read More
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Tampons are safe: Tampons are very safe when used correctly and often more convenient than pads. When learning how to insert a tampon, read through the guide that come... Read More
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Yes it is normal: Lymph nodes are the place in the body where cells which fight infections gather to launch themselves against an infection. Upper respiratory viruses c... Read More
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Prenatal vitamins: It is never too early to start taking prenatal vitamins if you think you are pregnant. There are many important vitamins necessary during early develo... Read More
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Cool compresses/ice: Swelling is caused by increased free fluid in the injured tissue. In this case, the very sensitive tissue under the skin in the forehead has been inju... Read More

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Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for the helpful answer! I think you are right! :)
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My only concern is the pain has not gotten any better
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Thank you so much for your advice much appreciated

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university of rochester

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