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Is it all right for a 16 year old child to have a futon mattress? Are there any health concerns? The child is female and claims that the mattress is very comfortable.

Is it all right for a 16 year old child to have a futon mattress? Are there any health concerns? The child is female and claims that the mattress is very comfortable.

Having: Having a futon mattress should not be a problem, as long as it is reasonably thick and supportive and the child is comfortable. Putting a washable cover on it will help keep it clean. If the child complains of back or neck pain then she may need a regular mattress. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 41 yr old female. The past few days I felt pulsing sensation (resembles baby kicking) in my lower right abdomen. Should I be concerned?

I'm a healthy 41 yr old female. The past few days I felt pulsing sensation (resembles baby kicking) in my lower right abdomen. Should I be concerned?

See your Dr for a: Comprehensive exam. Pulsation of aneurysm of the aorta is usually in the middle and common among older male smokers and is felt in mid abdomen. Yours could just be intestinal spasm or psychological. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When should I be concerned about my child not eating?

When should I be concerned about my child not eating?

It depends on: Whether there are signs of illness and whether he is not eating at all and not drinking at all, or if it's just less than usual. I would recommend you call his pediatrician who can examine him and see if there's an underlying reason for this and if there is weight loss, dehydration or other signs that need treatment. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that strangers can't understand my child's speech?

Should I be concerned that strangers can't understand my child's speech?

It's age dependent: The rule of thumb is that more than 50% is intelligible by age three to strangers. A four year old's speech should be mostly clear to strangers. If this is not the case and you are still concerned please talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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When must I be concerned if my child is underweight?

When must I be concerned if my child is underweight?

See below: It depends. Your child's weight should be compared to the height. This will allow assessment of bmi and appropriateness of weight. If the bmi and weight are below the 3rd percentile for age, there maybe need for concern. Other concerning things would be rapid or continued weight loss. Lack of appetite in your child, any signs of depression or social withdrawal. ...Read more

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My first child / her third is riding high in the womb are there any risks we should be concerned with?

My first child / her third is riding high in the womb are there any risks we should be concerned with?

Probably not: Providing maternal fetal ultrasound findings are ok. Good luck. Quite common for first time parents to be anxious. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the average age for females to have a first child in the u.S.?

What is the average age for females to have a first child in the u.S.?

Tricky question: Nowadays you see girls having babies at 11 /13 14 years old. Hard to say. That is really more personal and depends on when you are ready to raise a child. ...Read more

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How can a person be assured to get a male child or a female child?

How can a person be assured to get a male child or a female child?

Folk Lore: There is not an assurance of this and if you want to have some laughs, go to this site for folk lore

http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_choosing-your-babys-sex-the-folk-wisdom_7061.Bc. ...Read more

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What signs would have you concerned that a child may have lymphoma?

What signs would have you concerned that a child may have lymphoma?

See below: Hodgkin's lymphoma usually presents as steadily growing painless lymph node often in neck region whereas Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presents as either slow- or rapidly growing lymph node associated with enlarged liver, spleen, and weight loss. ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise. If they perceive a problem, even if I disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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How soon after conception can I tell if my child will be male or female?

How soon after conception can I tell if my child will be male or female?

Depends.: Modern transvaginal ultrasound can give you a hint by 8-10 weeks, but certainty not before 15 weeks. Sequenom's maternit21 can give you this information reliably 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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When should I be concerned about a small fall by my child onto concrete?

When should I be concerned about a small fall by my child onto concrete?

Depends on situation: Most kids who fall from their standing height or less, that don't get knocked out by the fall, will do ok with home monitoring. If they were running, fell into an object, left a dent in the head, got knocked out or began to throw up repeatedly it is time to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My child ate an unknown amount of children's pepto. Should I be concerned?

My child ate an unknown amount of children's pepto. Should I be concerned?

Call: Call the poison control centre in your area and review her ingestion with them. Have the bottle, the time and approximate amount ingested and her weight. If they know those answers, they can give the proper advice. All the best. ...Read more

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My child gained 23 pounds in 16 months but only grew 2 inches dr won't do test I'm concerned so what do I do. This isn't normal is it?

My child gained 23 pounds in 16 months but only grew 2 inches dr won't do test I'm concerned so what do I do. This isn't normal is it?

It would be: Good to have all the biometrics meaning age, height, weight, BMI, body composition or lean and fat body mass, These numbers would give a useful set of data from which a better picture could be extracted. What you have provided actually tells me nothing that is of any use in helping to counsel you. Please obtain as many as you can and re-post. Thanks ...Read more

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My problem started when I had my last child third birth all d a sudden my life changed 28 years no real recovery age56 female disprate help?

My problem started when I had my last child third birth all d a sudden my life changed 28 years no real recovery age56 female disprate help?

What is question: I'm truly sorry your life has taken such a turn, but it's not clear what your question is. Sounds like you may be suffering from chronic depressive symptoms, and if you have not been evaluated for this, it may be time. Please feel free to resubmit question with more specifics about your particular symptoms. ...Read more

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My wife and I are both female and want to know options for having a child without a male being present for the conception. Inexpencive ways...

My wife and I are both female and want to know options for having a child without a male being present for the conception. Inexpencive ways...

AI: Find a sperm bank.
Find a fertility specialist.
Arrange for sperm to be shipped to fertility specialist.
Do ovulation predictor kits at home. When you ovulate contact fertility specialist.
Fertility specialist will place the sperm in your womb at the right time of the month.

Cost effective.
High success for women in your age group.
Minimally invasive.
No men!
safe. ...Read more

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What sex selection method can be used to have a male child instead of pgd or precisely I need a male child because I already have four female children?

What sex selection method can be used to have a male child instead of pgd or precisely I need a male child because I already have four female children?

Same as for females: Short of having specific embryo transfer, there is no ritual or timing program that produces predictable results in gender selection. Your chances are always the same. Retrieving eggs, fertilization in the lab and embryo selection at a fertility center is possible but difficult. Artificial implantation does not guarantee successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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6wga diagnosis with chiari1 years ago. Surgery not recommended. Must I worry about anasthesias for delivery? Will my child have this? I'm very concerned.

6wga diagnosis with chiari1 years ago. Surgery not recommended. Must I worry about anasthesias for delivery? Will my child have this? I'm very concerned.

Deep breaths: It is normal to worry while pregnant. I already am confident you'll be a great mom! You'll have a few ultrasounds during your pregnancy to check on the baby. Keep all of your prenatal checkups. Delivery is a ways off and we can talk closer to that time. Right now, you are to focus on your nutrition and avoidance of smoking, alcohol and drugs. ...Read more

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What are some causes/concerns for frequent pneumonia in a child?

What are some causes/concerns for frequent pneumonia in a child?

Asthma: Asthma is the most frequent cause of multiple episodes of pneumonia. If the asthma is well controlled, pneumonia should be a very uncommon event. Other causes of frequent pneumonia can include immune dysfunction, recurrent aspiration, foreign body aspiration, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Child on 25mg methotrexate her ALT levels went from 29 to 45 in 3 months. 45 is slightly high is this concerning?

Child on 25mg methotrexate her ALT levels went from 29 to 45 in 3 months. 45 is slightly high is this concerning?

No: Mild elevations should be monitored but do not demand that the dose be lowered. If it continues to rise then dosage adjustments will be necessary. ...Read more

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Blood in childs stool should I be concerned?

Blood in childs stool should I be concerned?

Depends: A slight amount of bright red blood on the surface of a large or firm stool is likely due to a crack in the anus. Firm these need an evaluation by your doc. ...Read more

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My child has had a bum rash for over 1 month should I be concerned?

My child has had a bum rash for over 1 month should I be concerned?

DERMATITIS: You should bring the child for consultation. It lasted for 1 month and has not disappeared. The appearance will tell whether it is fungus, bacterial or viral. I don't think you have to worry, there is always a cure. ...Read more

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