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Daughters Of Bilitis
Complex issue: You need to meet with the kids pcp and go over past growth patterns and present findings.Slow growth can be a genetic normal variant, a chronic medical issue, or a hormonal abnormality.After you review all the data, a plan can be made to pursue any needed help. ...Read more
No way to know: The gender of a baby is determined by the father's chromosomes. The mother has xx type and the father has xy type. If the baby gets an x from mom and dad, it will be a girl. If the baby gets an x from mom and y from dad, it will be a boy. There is no easy way to insure this will happen except in in vitro fertilization. It's mostly just the luck of the draw! ...Read more
Rectal thermometer: Lubricate the tip if the thermometer with petroleum jelly. Turn it on if it is digital and insert it into her anal opening about an inch. It should cover the mercury or end. Keep the thermometer in place until it beeps or for at least 2 minutes. Fever is temperature 100.4 degrees fahrenheit. ...Read more
Depends: If a woman was going to act as a surrogate for her daughter's pregnancy, she needs to be in good health. There are documented cases of women in their 60s having pregnancies with medical assistance, but most places discourage women from attempting pregnancy after menopause, which usually takes place somewhere between age 45-55. ...Read more
Unethical & Criminal: This is sexual abuse. Touching does not need to occur to be defined as sexual abuse. This can be very harmful to the females involved. This should be reported to child protective services and to the police. When one knows of such a harmful act- to do nothing is collusion. It is the responsibility of all to protect children - for they are often in a position where they can't protect themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vision&puberty: During puberty or pre puberty, the body is growing rapidly and the eyes cannot keep up with the rest of the body and you see rapid increase in myopia during this period. Girls can hit puberty after 8 any time, it is getting to be occurring at a lower age over the past decade or so. You should talk to her pediatrician. ...Read more
Hi im inly 23 and my weight is 125lbs 5`1 in height is it normal for my age i have two daughters also.
??: Not sure what your question is, please restate. But your ideal weight is closer to 110 ...Read more
My daughters temperature is 96.8 and she is only 5. Is that considered too low and should I be worried?
Varies: Everyone's body temperature is different .96.8 is low but if you feel good and have no other signs and symptoms , you need not worry but if you are intolerant to cold , heat, tired all the time , feel down etc , you need to get check for thyroid problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I discovered a pill on my daughters floor imprinted with a238, does anyone know what this is?
My daughters vision went completely white then completely black for about a minute . What could cause this ?
How old is she?: Hard to say without knowing any specifics, an exam will determine the cause or at least give the doctor somme idea of the cause. ...Read more
I mistakenly gave my three daughters ages 11,9,and 13 adult vitafusion multivites.I only gave them one.will these hurt them?
It's okay: A one time adult vitamin is going to be okay. There are times to worry: If more than the recommended daily dose is ingested (sometimes kids think the the gummies are candy and eat too many) or if the vitamin contains supra high doses of ADEK, and iron AND are taken chronically they can run into issues. At your daughters ages they will be fine. ...Read more
Yes: Diethylstilbestrol (des) is a synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940-1971 to prevent miscarriage, premature labor, & related complications of pregnancy. Women who took des during pregnancy have an increased risk of breast cancer. Increased risks of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix & of breast cancer have been found for daughters. ...Read more
Cough: For a 10 month old, there are no medications for cough or cold symptoms. If this cough is new, and due to a cold, you can use saline nasal spray, and a nasal aspirator to help with congestion. If the cough is more chronic, your child should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you need to provide enough background information for site docs to review & a question that reflects the info submitted.You have not provided the kids age,why you think it's vaginal and any other history or syptoms.This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload.Please start over. ...Read more
Depends: Head size is determined by genetics as well as other factors. If it has always been below the 10th percentile, is growing parallel to that line, she is developing normally and there are no other concerns then it may be genetic. If it started out higher and has been getting progressively lower on the percentile chart then she needs an evaluation. ...Read more
Be thankful: So many people in this world would like to have 4 or 5 children but cannot, for one reason or another. Sons and daughters are the same, they are all children. Whether a new baby is a boy or a girl does not matter, should not matter, and cannot matter. The only thing to do is to be thankful for all the children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Our 5 year old daughters demeester score was 24.4.Is this positive ? it was done on adult normal.
Score is positive: I am sorry that your daughter is having reflux problems. But you are getting it checked out which is important. To answer your question, scores over 14.72 show significant reflux. There does not appear to be different ranges for children vs adults. Her options would be lifelong proton pump inhibitors or surgery to correct the reflux, which would depend on esophageal erosion or other complications. ...Read more
Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?
In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more
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