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Could this mood swinging in my teen daughter and her mom both be hormonal?

Could this mood swinging in my teen daughter and her mom both be hormonal?

Yes: When two or more women live together they tend to have pms (including mood swings, cravings and bloating) at the same time. However, if the women in your life have depressive symptoms for more than 3 weeks they should see their physician to make sure they are not clinically depressed. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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My sister is experiencing some weird symptoms in her elbow. Could she be out of shape for tennis?

My sister is experiencing some weird symptoms in her elbow. Could she be out of shape for tennis?

Probably: Without knowing the specifics of the symptoms, this is hard to answer. Obviously, tennis can stress the arm in ways that normal activities of living do not. Therefore, it can cause unique symptoms that the arm can adapt to if given enough time and if not subjected to too much volume or intensity. If she fails to improve, she should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?

My wife has extreme pain in her shoulder and wrist on opposite sides bad enough to make her cry  re doc thought it might be rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatism?: Polyarthralgia it is called and can be due to systemic arthritis like RA. But, need know lab tests, age, occupation, history of injury, bone density, symptoms, tenderness to pressure, numbness, weakness, duration and response to OTC meds and much more. Take some Aleve (naproxen) and get tested if it persists. ...Read more

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What could be the reason my brother has extreme mood swings?

What could be the reason my brother has extreme mood swings?

Mood Swings: Mood swings can be associated with psychiatric conditions, substance abuse, medication side effects, or chronic medical conditions. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old daughter upon waking from occasional naps has spasms in her arm, what could be causing this. She plays soccer, and is the goalie.

My 13 yr old daughter upon waking from occasional naps has spasms in her arm, what could be causing this.  She plays soccer, and is the goalie.

Possibilities: This could be as simple as a condition called sleep myoclonus, that happens to most people occasionally.It might also be something more important.I would discuss it with her dock at the next visit, or sooner if this is becoming more frequent. ...Read more

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My parents are first cousins and my sister has a learning issue. Could I have the gene in me?

My parents are first cousins and my sister has a learning issue. Could I have the gene in me?

Gene defects: For each gene in your body, you have 2 copies; one came from mom and one from dad. So, you have only a 25% chance of having the same gene combination as your sister. Sometimes the gene from one parent controls both genes (a dominant gene) sometimes two rececessive genes must be present to be functional. Consquently, siblings are not very genetically alike unless they are identical twins. ...Read more

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If im having problems with my husband that is causing me to b angry and crying and stressed all the time....Could that affect my breast feeding of my 4 months old baby?

If im having problems with my husband that is causing me to b angry and crying and stressed all the time....Could that affect my breast feeding of my 4 months old baby?

U may be having PPD!: U seems u r having what we call PPD , 10-20 percent of women cn get affected with it. I advise u to see a. Mental health professional for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi. My wife is a larger woman but always working and not lazy. She has a bad problem with sharp pains in her heels and ankles to. Limps a lot?

Hi.  My wife is a larger woman but always working and not lazy.  She has a bad problem with sharp pains in her heels and ankles to.  Limps a lot?

Sharp pains: Sharp pain is most often related to nerve irritation of some kind. Does your wife have low bach pain? If so, they may be related. Consult your dr and possible nerve conduction test. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has gotten very emotional, clingy, and with and attitude at the end of my pregnancy why is this or what could cause her to act this way?

My 4 year old has gotten very emotional, clingy, and with and attitude at the end of my pregnancy why is this or what could cause her to act this way?

Displacement fear: The discussions of the new arrival can set up abandonment fears in a kid that sees themself as loosing the love and family status they held before. It is important to give the child a role as favorite big sister/helper who picks out "baby toys" for the new arrival and can help mommy with the "work" needed by the baby.Letting her help pick out outfits, carry diapers, can help this. ...Read more

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My daughter 13 years old have retroverted uterus causes bad low back pains how to solve this it affects her daily activities and her mood?

Doubt it: Very unlikely that retroverted uterus in 13-y-o be responsible for bad low back pain. Suggest you consult pediatric orthopedist. Anatomic musculo-skeletal abnormality should be ruled out. Physical therapy & exercise could then take care of it. Obresity might also be a factor which could also be problematic with both activities & mood. Latter might require counseling. ...Read more

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How can I help my 12 year old brother? My younger brother jared has many health issues that could be harmful. Just today he told my mother that he wanted to be taken from this world. He is very disturbed and it is interfering with his school and social li

How can I help my 12 year old brother? My younger brother jared has many health issues that could be harmful. Just today he told my mother that he wanted to be taken from this world. He is very disturbed and it is interfering with his school and social li

It : It is clear that you care about your brother. It is really important that his doctor knows that he is having thoughts about wanting to be taken from this world. If he is not under the care of a psychiatrist, his issues are serious enough that he needs to be. If he is seeing a psychiatrist, your mother should contact the psychiatrist to tell him about his thoughts of leaving the world. Those are not normal thoughts for a 12 year old. If your brother's psychiatrist can not be reached right away, then your parents should bring him to the emergency room. Can you have your mom, read this response. I know it is really hard on families when one of the members has severe mental health problems. I think you are an awesome sister to write in with this question. ...Read more

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My newborn baby cries a lot and is very fussy. could that be due to my anxiety disorder during my pregnancy?

My newborn baby cries a lot and is very fussy. could that be due to my anxiety disorder during my pregnancy?

Yes: Babies in utero are very sensitive to their environment and the amount of circulating epinephrine triggered by the anxiety. This is also fundamentally true after delivery and child raising as children of anxious parents tend to have more anxiety related and aberrational behaviors then those whose parents are "calmer" and more centered. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My mother told me she is having pain in her teeth, her neck and in her left arm and says it could be a heart attack?

Doctor's opinion? My mother told me she is having pain in her teeth, her neck and in her left arm and says it could be a heart attack?

Believe her: Your mother probably knows her risks and what her doctor is treating and knows what she can expect. It is better to over treat or have leniency in our belief in these patients as time is of the essence in treatment and prevention. Get ems and send her to ed. Gather all info while waiting, all her meds, known conditions and allergy, ready for the ems. ...Read more

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If my husband has o- blood and mine is o+, could it cause our daughter problems with the health of her children?

If my husband has o- blood and mine is o+, could it cause our daughter problems with the health of her children?

Define problems?: The only scenario i can think of is if your daughter is o- (problem is less if o+) and her partner is a+, b+ or ab+. At birth, her infant could develop anemia due to an antibody produced by her that recognizes the babies red blood cells as foreign (known as ABO incompatibility for blood type differences or rh disease for the +). These are transient and will not cause long term problems. ...Read more

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My mom is 70 and the left side of her body like neck, shoulder and arms achy and restless. What could be her problem? She's has diabetes and an andren

My mom is 70 and the left side of her body like neck, shoulder and arms achy and restless. What could be her problem? She's has diabetes and an andren

See doctor: It is time for her to get a checkup from her internist to find out what's wrong. I suspect that her problem is likely musculoskeletal however and an orthopodic consult may be needed. As for the restless, it may just be from the pain. Have you asked her ? ...Read more

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Should I have my kids tested? From what i understand my kids fathers side has a history of mental illness for instance bipolar, this was then passed to him. (im assuming its genetic) should I have my kids tested? My daughter is 7 and and my son is 8. Or c

Should I have my kids tested? From what i understand my kids fathers side has a history of mental illness for instance bipolar, this was then passed to him. (im assuming its genetic) should I have my kids tested? My daughter is 7 and and my son is 8. Or c

Bipolar : Bipolar disorder is an illness where people can have severe "mood swings" between mania and depression. It is seen more commonly in people whose family members also suffer from bipolar disorder. It typically starts between ages 15-25 and affects men and women equally. If your children aren't having any current behavioral problems (and that's good!), then there is no way to test them. Below i attached a website with information on bipolar disorder from the national institute for health. If you have any additional questions, ask your children's doctor. ...Read more

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If my 5yo has been sleeping in the bed with me most her life could it have stunted her height growth?

If my 5yo has been sleeping in the bed with me most her life could it have stunted her height growth?

Not her height: Such a practice may make it hard for her to grow emotionally into the status of an individual, but it won't effect her height. ...Read more

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