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A 40-year-old member asked:

what are the side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole) for stomach acid?

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Dr. Eric Teitel
Gastroenterology 42 years experience
Headache,: Abdominal pain, diarrhea are the most common (albeit infrequent) short time side effects of prevacid (lansoprazole). Long term, high dose, may be associated with osteoporosis, low magnesium, and perhaps GI infections, but the risk is low. Nonetheless, we recommend using this class of drugs in the lowest dose that will control symptoms. If side effects occur, or symptoms do no resolve, you should see a doctor.

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Should I worry if my child rolls onto his belly while sleeping?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: If your child can roll onto her stomach from her back on their own you can leave them alone. This is all part of a natural progression in her motor development. You do not have to flip her over to their back. If she is upset when she gets to her belly you can help her out by getting her onto her back again.
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When is it safe for my child to sleep on her belly?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
When they can roll: When babies can roll over, and do it well from front to back, it is safe for them to sleep on their bellies because they can push themselves over if they need. Of course, when they can roll from front to back and they go to their bellies on their own, it is beyond your control!
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have or get a belly ring while i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes and no: The belly button ring itself is pretty safe. However, as your belly stretches the skin over the ring will get thinner and the ring may pull through. Most women take their ring out before they hit the third trimester.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to get or have a belly button ring while pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: I will tell you though the skin over the ring will get very, very thin as your belly stretches. The ring may pull through on its own. Most women take it out as they hit the third trimester for that reason.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some stomach cancer support groups?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
ACS: Please look up or go online and contact your local american cancer society and ask what is available in your area. www.cancer.org.

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