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will hospitals give male circumcision as an option for a newborn?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Provided they have an expert on hand. They should have one if they don't!
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: If you or hospital has access to a specialist who can do procedure well and safely, .

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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Newborns lose their baby hair at about 3-4 months of age. It is replaced by thicker, coarser hair. Some infants will develop "bald spots, " where the hair growth is very thin until the new hair regrows. These spots are now more common on the back of the head in many infants due to lying them on their back to sleep, and putting them in reclining safety seats.
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How much sleep should my newborn get each day?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
12-15 hours per day: On average, an infant will sleep roughly 12-15 hours per day. For most babies, that will be a combination of 10-12 hours at night and 2-4 hours of napping throughout the day.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males.
A 34-year-old male asked:

I m 34, male. Since last 2 yrs I m suffering from asthama.I never had this problem in my life. But now its very difficult to breathe.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: For new onset of asthma symptoms in an adult, he can see and follow-up with his primary care doctor. If symptoms are difficult to get rid of, or are unusual, the patient can see an allergy & asthma specialist, and/or see a pulmonologist (lung doctor). Pulmonary function tests and allergy tests can be helpful when looking for the best treatments. For bad symptoms, the E.R. Is the place to go to.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have a question about infertility? Why did they always call women barren when the men might have been at fault

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Lack of knowledge ..: Probably it was a combination of ignorance of basic biology (there was no way of testing sperm or even knowing that there could be sperm problems almost half the time) plus a patriarchal society ...

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