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Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?

Ultrasound at 32 weeks. Due date was Sept 12th and changed to Sept 10th. Does this mean I conceived earlier or is it based off babies measurements?

Measurements: Your first due date was likely based on your last period or some very early ultrasound measurements. Both are fairly inaccurate. As you progressed, your due date was refined based on later measurements. Remember, though, doctors (like anyone) are not great at predicting the future. Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Thumb is stiff & tight in the knuckle, pain in knuckle when bent back but xray & ultrasound are clear. on going for 4 months, caused by punching?

Thumb is stiff & tight in the knuckle, pain in knuckle when bent back but xray & ultrasound are clear. on going for 4 months, caused by punching?

Early arthritis?: Joint stiffness & pain sounds like early arthritis. If you have been an avid boxer, then osteoarthritis (from overuse of the thumb) seems to be in the works. Often, X-rays & ultrasound cannot detect the changes of early arthritis, especially if it is located in a small joint like those in the hand. Best to see a rheumatologist or find another way to make diagnosis. Ice the thumb, avoid over-use. ...Read more

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Infant son had kidney infection which was treated.He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off.What is this?

Infant son had kidney infection which was treated.He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off.What is this?

Peeling Skin: With a history of recent antibiotic therapy, it is possible this represents an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, especially if it was a penicillin derivative. As long as it doesn't appear to be getting worse or his condition remains the same, it might be a mild, self-limited reaction. As an alternative, children often get eczema in these areas, which responds to cortisone creme. ...Read more

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My newborn of 8weeks has a thumb nail that is split half way down his thumb nail and brown discoloration. It looks like it's grown funny? What is it??

My newborn of 8weeks has a thumb nail that is split half way down his thumb nail and brown discoloration. It looks like it's grown funny? What is it??

The most likely : cause would be unrecognized trauma, especially if it appeared recently. Brown discoloration is usually from bleeding under the nail. Show it to his pediatrician at his 2-month health maintenance visit, just to make sure it's not from something more serious. You may want to photograph the lesion every couple of weeks so his doctor can monitor its healing over the next few months. ...Read more

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Why my baby ultrasound show less age then actuall age... I am 34 and ultrasound show that i am 32 weeks pregnent.last mansual first date 29 march...

Why my baby ultrasound show less age then actuall age... I am 34 and ultrasound show that i am 32 weeks pregnent.last  mansual first date 29 march...

Don't worry: Was this your first sono? If so then your dates could be off. If your dates were confirmed by an earlier sono the fetus may be slightly smaller than average (half of all pregnancies are), or the ultrasound measurements may have been inaccurate. Your OB may want to repeat the exam in 2 weeks to check that the fetus is growing appropriately. We don't get bent out of shape based on 1 exam. ...Read more

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Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Is sucking on a pacifier any better for a baby's dental health than sucking on a thumb? Our daughter sucks her thumb all of the time, and we've heard about the damage it can do to a child's teeth. Since pacifiers are softer, we were hoping we could someho

Pacifier better: But it is likely too late. Your child always has access to the thumb, and it can do significant harm especially if respiratory patterns and facial growth pattern is genetically problematic. Pacifier usually smaller and bears less weight than the thumb. Any sucking habit will tend to narrow the upper jaw and cause front tooth occlusion to be harmed. ...Read more

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Should I try and stop my baby from sucking her thumb?

Should I try and stop my baby from sucking her thumb?

No: Sucking is a fantastic self-soothing behavior and if it is "forced" to be eliminated, one may see other behavioral problems soon follow. ...Read more

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and i would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant. I have had about 12 or more ultrasounds. Is this safe for my baby?

I am 32 weeks pregnant. I have had about 12 or more ultrasounds. Is this safe for my baby?

Yes: Hopefully, the ultrasounds were all performed for medically indicated reasons. However, ultrasound has been proven safe in fetal evaluations. In early pregnancy we take care to limit the amount of time an embryo/fetus is examined and adjust the power settings as low as possible. These are additional precautions to further improve the safety of a test already shown to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to fall asleep sucking her thumb?

Is it normal for my baby to fall asleep sucking her thumb?

Yes: All babies need to develop self-soothing skills and many babies do this with non-nutritive sucking (for example, thumb-sucking). The fact that she has learned to soothe herself with her thumb and to fall asleep with that is both normal and wonderful. Most babies will drop thumb sucking on their own in toddlerhood, though some keep it going longer. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more