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my son has dwarfism is there any growth hormone that can help him?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends.: For some forms of short stature (such as turner syndrome) there is benefit from growth hormone; for some such as achondroplasia, there is little if any.

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What are the pregnancy hormones?

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HCG: The hormone human Chorionic Gonadotropin (better known as hcg) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall. Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12 - 14 days after conception by a urine test.
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Will my son's strange reaction following antibiotics last.

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Yes: Allergic reactions to antibiotics, ie hives can last up to two weeks after stopping the medication. Antibiotic induced diarrhea can improve soon after discontinuing the antibiotics or linger. There are other nonspecific rashes that are not an allergy but an interaction between the antibiotic and a virus that can last for days. Behavioral reactions to colorings or flavors abate qickly.
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Must my hormone levels be tested before determining if menopause?

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Menopause: You don't have to, but this will help establish the diagnosis.
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My son is 6 months and throwing up a lot. Do I need to take him to er?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Infant vomiting: Vomitting infants can be serious as it would not take long for them to get dehydrated. Vomiting can be a sign of other illness such as upper respiratory infections, ear infections and not just GI illness, best to have infants evaluated as soon as possible.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

My 17year old son just had a 12 lead ECG done it showed t wave inversions in ii, iii, avf & v4. Could the barium from an ugi series cause this?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Nonspecific: T wave inversion may be part of a normal ekg and has to interpreted by a doctor. Inverted t wave is normal in iii and sometimes other leads without meaning anything alarming. Have the doctor let you know what they think. The ekg interpretation can change with age as well so you need expertise to read them at this age.

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