A 27-year-old female asked:
my 6 m/o daughter fell off the bed today. she cried but was ok. she seems to be acting fine & has no bumps. should i take her to the hospital?
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Family Medicine 54 years experience
No: Check he pupils. Be sure they are equal in size and react to light. If any change in mentation go to er.
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No need to now: Since she is acting fine and eating/sleeping normally, i highly doubt that she sustained significant injury. Many homes in america are carpeted and so this serves as a modest cushion against injury from fall. Keep a close eye on her and be careful. Use bedrails. She will be more active/mobile with time. Congrats on the baby--a miracle of life. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:
My daughter has spots that look like masquito bites but she has not been outside. And she always gets these?
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Family Medicine 33 years experience
Allergies: This probably represents allergies to dust mites, mold or pets. Google dust mite/mold elimination for a list of things to do to eliminate this exposure. Get all animals out of the house and if this fails to resolve the problem see your physician to find out why she is having the problem.
A 51-year-old female asked:
My daughter's doctor is 99% sure she has mthfr defect. What can you tell me about it?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends on which one: Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (mthfr) mutations, deficiencies, & other abnormalities are associated with a variety of health issues, including clotting disorders, congenital heart & aorta defects, metabolic disorders, B12 deficiency & autoimmune atrophic gastritis, cleft lip and palate, & miscarriages. Her doctor can discuss which specific mthfr problem she has and what it can cause.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Is my daughter on drugs? At 15 she acts weird
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Dr. Angela Zhang answered
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not necessarily.: Being 15 years old puts your daughter right in the middle of her teen years. Remember that at this time, a lot of hormonal changes are occurring that can make your teen more moody, edgy, or act "weird". The key is communication with your teen- be sure to establish a trusting relationship with them and talk to them openly about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and sex.
A 22-year-old female asked:
My daughter stopped eating at young age which made her growth reduce and now she is 14 and she eats healthy but could she still get taller?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably: Most 14 year-old girls have not stopped growing, so will gain some height. Only the doctor who has been seeing here and charting her growth annually can tell what the growth trend has been. Meanwhile, she eat enough healthy foods, exercise appropriately, and get plenty of sleep at night.
A 45-year-old male asked:
My daughters is 10years and 3 months. Her recent cycles have been irregular and during her last 2 periods she bled excessively. Is this normal?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not uncommon: During the initial year of cycles young women often do not release eggs, which is an important point in creating regularity by triggering release of a pacing hormone. Without this cycles are estrogen dominated and build until womb tissue until it sheds, often with prolonged or heavy cycles. You can wait it out and it should normalize or she could go on the pill to pace her system.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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