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A 37-year-old member asked:

if you have aortic stenosis as a child, will you have it recur later in life too?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Maybe: Usually dilating the stenosis as a baby results in cure, however the stenosis can recur. It's a good idea to have discuss it with your doctor and see how often you should have an ultrasound (echo) of your heart done.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the aortic stenosis, how was it treated, and the effectiveness if the treatment.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Possibly: As does not resolve. But it can remain stable. If you underwent treatment (e.g. Surgery or cath) then you should follow-up regularly with your cardiologist for the rest of your life. They need to monitor the valve function and evaluate for other issues. Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist.
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Aortic stenosis does not go away. It eventually progresses til surgical or percutaneous - only option.
Aug 17, 2014
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Aortic stenosis: it might progress when you grow, but it depends on the type.

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A member asked:

Is it true that fluoride can cause tooth discoloration in children?

8 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Fluoride, which occurs naturally in some city water supplies, is incorporated into children's developing teeth and helps to prevent tooth decay. Many municipalities have carefully added Fluoride to their water. Unfortunately, too much Fluoride may cause discoloration of the enamel. You should speak to your pedodontist or pediatrician about the proper amount of Fluoride for your child.
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
The potential systemic health consequences to our pediatric population far outweigh the benefits of strengthening enamel and caries prevention. I have attached a brief Harvard overview to reference one of many potential concerns. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/
Jul 15, 2013
Dr. Anthony D'Amico
Dentistry 54 years experience
In addition there can be potential consequences to the adult population. Some areas have naturally ocurring very heavy concentrations of fluoride in their water and flourosis or dark discoloration is common in these localities. I am a dentist but have never been in favor of medicating a total population to treat one segment-especially when they can receive the benefits of flouride in other ways.
Oct 1, 2013
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 23 years experience
I agree to some extent with Drs. D'Amico & Coogan, but want to add that injested (drops, pills, drinks high in fluoride, swallowed toothpaste) is difficult to control dosage that could lead to discoloration of developing adult teeth for a specific child. Discolored baby teeth is usually caused from something injested or illness of mother during pregnancy. See: http://www.888-smile.com/Ask_Dr.html
Oct 5, 2013
A member asked:

How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
A relatively minor blow to the head can cause a concussion. In children this is often manifested by nausea, vomiting and imbalance. In addition, the child may become lethargic and complain of headache.
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Chaim Colen
Dr. Chaim Colen commented
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
I agree With Dr. Louis . As a neurosurgeon I commonly see multiple head injuries including pedis. Nausea/vomiting is Commonly associated.
Sep 11, 2013
A 38-year-old member asked:

How is an ovarian cyst diagnosed in a child?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Usually ultrasound : Or cat scan or mri.
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 29-year-old member asked:

Echocardiography in adult and kids done the same?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes generally: In general yes however sonographers are frequently trained specially for kids while nearly every sonographer knows how to perform on adults...There are technical differences....Pediatric echos are usually interpreted by pediatric cardiologists.

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