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what is a normal blood pressure reading for a 4 year old child?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Important question: 90/60 would be the normal. I have seen many childen with a blood pressure of e.g. 110/0. It is the difference between the two pressures (pulse pressure) that is important in kids and few pediatricians measure blood pressure.It gives a lot of information about the autonomic nervous system that is so easily affected by the usual "junk" that is is considered to be their birthright.

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What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding.
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Would mitral regurgitation cuase someone to have a decreased red blood count, and would a blood transfusion help the case?

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It could: Severe mr with turbulent flow can cause hemolysis of rbcs. Although a transfusion will top you off it won't solve the underlying problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime.However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok.
A 27-year-old member asked:

I got epidydmo orchitis and took antibiotics for almost one month. But pain still there. Blood tests and ultrsound and urinetest are good.?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Still healing?: If the epididymitis was cleared by the antibiotic, the symptoms should have remitted by now. Possibly there is residual cord inflammation leading to persistent pain. You didn't mention if the physical exam was normal or not. Please see your doctor for an actual examination again, or consult a urologist to see what's going on.
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Period is 4wks late..Iv had pregnancy symptoms but neg blood&urine. Could it still be pregnancy? Waist increased 1inch since last week.

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Unlikely: If all testing negative, i doubt it. You may have simply not ovulated last cycle and that is why you are so late. Are your periods normally regular? Check with your obgyn and good luck.

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