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My 6 mos old baby has hb level of 11.8 and she has been prescribed orafer xt by her paed. Her wt. Is lower than normal. Is it ok to give so?
Anemia&neuro problem: Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. ...Read more
My 12 month baby has elevated levels of imunoglobulin a qn serum level mg/dl 128.What does this mean?
What are the foods that can increase my baby's hb level. He is 2 yrs 11 mnths old and his CBC showed 10.6 as the hb level?
My six month old baby boy's neutrophile level is 9.9% where as the normal range is between 25-30. Where as his hemoglobin is 11.1%. is it OK?
What kind of long term damage can be done when a baby's oxygen level is (for an extended period of time) 30%? (on into adulthood)
Much depends on: The gestational age at birth, the reason for the hypoxemia, the duration, & if/when episodes of decreased oxygen flow to the fetal brain occurred prior to labor & delivery.The best prognostic measures are MRI findings at the time of discharge from the nicu, the presence & severity of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in the newborn period & response to early intervention developmental therapies. ...Read more
Hypothyroid!: Several possibilities. But the TSH indicates hypothyroidism and it must be corrected. First, are you hypothyroid? There is a correlation between a mother having autimmmune thyroiditis and an infant having the same. Next your baby needs tests for anti-thyroglobulin abs and thyroid-peroxidase antibodies. And a free T4 and T3 should give a clearer picture. This needs immediate investigation! ...Read more
Rickets: It is possible, but it can be other things as well. Next step is to see the peds endocrinologist for further testing. Can be from an old injury to the bones as well. Lots of other questions to your question..Was calcium level normal? Did they do a bone specific alkaline phosphatase? Any X-rays done? ...Read more
My 4 week ultrasound saw a sack and baby. My Hcg levels moved upwards as they should. At 8 5/7, they saw a sack but no baby. Is it possible to miss it?
Yes: It is difficult to see a "baby" by ultrasound at 4 weeks gestation as just a gestational sac would be present. At 8 weeks the fetus should be visible within the uterus. ...Read more
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