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3 Year Old Not Urinating
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
My son is 5 months old and weighs 6.1 kg. His birth weight was 3 kg. He not at all hungry as he use to be for 1st 3 months. poop is frothy & mucous. ?
See Your Doctor Now: 5 mos old, less appetite x 2 mos, "poop frothy/muscous". Your son's birth wt of 3 kg was 25th %, 5 mos wt is 2nd % by growth chart. His poor wt gain, anorexia, & stools are indicative of a digestive tract anomaly. Lack of nutrition regardless of cause leads to delayed growth/development, infections, nutrient deficiencies, & more. See you doctor immediately for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum?: It's not uncommon for stools to undergo changes, from mustard, to "pudding" to thick peanut butter. I'm not sure what you mean by "gum", but stools can thicken up somewhat over this time. Sometimes there can be mucous and some temporary changes with viral illnesses or other factors. If the stools are truly irregular, bring one in to have it looked at. ...Read more
Most likely yes.: Unfortunately, you have only provided one factor in assessing normal counts. To be sure a whole CBC (Complete blood count) needs to be reviewed. This includes counts of white cells, red cells, and platelets. It also includes additional measurements. The one value you provided is a percentage of white cells that are lymphocytes and can have a large range and vary in a patient continuously. ...Read more
Sips of clear fluid: For vomiting, stop everything for at least an hour. Start with small sips (1/2 oz) of clear fluid (pedialyte). Gradually increase if she hasn't vomited after 30 minutes. Keep her on just the pedialyte for 2-3 hours, then try a cracker or piece of dry toast. If no vomiting, add other plain foods gradually- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, crackers, etc. If vomiting persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
See doctor: See your doctor and discuss your concerns. Your doctor should be able to tell you. If not, then he can refer you to someone who can. ...Read more
I am a 64 year old male that has had 3 urinary tract infections in the last 3 years. If this is cancer, would an antibiotic cure it?
See below: Cancer dosen't cause uti's. Cancer of the prostate can cause urinary obstruction with large post-void urine residuals that can predispose to uti's. Bladder cancer can sometimes be associated with cystitis. Antibiotics will usually cure these infections with or without cancer. Prostate cancer would usually be associated with a high psa level in the blood. Bladder cancer with blood in the urine. ...Read more
I'm 38 years old with 3 children 1 miscarage my youngest child is 13 i'm not on birthcontroll and i'm not getting pregnant?
Harder with age : Well, the last time you gave birth, you were in your twenties. Once you reach 30 years old, it progressively gets harder and harder to get pregnant. I believe the standard of care is try for 6 months, and if still unsuccessful, then get tested by fertility doc. Also, the male should be tested. Could be a change in his sperm count with age (assuming same man, but i don't judge). Don give up! ...Read more
See below: A 3 year age difference is not significant. ...Read more
Stone ???: Sorry, what is the definition of 3 stones? Have your pediatrician perform a routine well child physical examination in order to document her weight, height and calculate a body mass index (bmi). This will be a great starting point to document where your daughter's growth lies, . ...Read more
Medicine expiration: After three years, there may be some medicine in those tablets, but they are likely less potent than they were before. It would be best to get a new supply if you might use this medicine. ...Read more
Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in At age 16 & depending on what stage of puberty she has completed there may or may not be a little more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 23 years unmarried old i m period in 3 time in one month ... pls tell is that serious matter in future or present? my marrige after 3 month
47 yr old female, having urine leakage daily not even realizing it. Had a urinary mesh 3 years ago? Also had cervical fusion 5-7
Incontinence: The urine leakage (incontinence) is unrelated to the neck fusion. If there are new arthritic changes in the neck above or below the fusion that lead to spinal cord compression, urinary retention is possible not incontinence. See the surgeon who installed the mesh to evaluate the urine leakage. ...Read more
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