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My daughter has had two bouts of appendagitis. What are the probabilities of reoccurance?

My daughter has had two bouts of appendagitis. What are the probabilities of reoccurance?

Question confusing: If you mean appendicitis, it is treated with surgical removal and once gone cannot get inflamed again.Given you appear confused about the issue involved, we cannot provide any realistic estimate for a condition that is unexplained. Try finding out more from the treating docs and start over. ...Read more

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Treatment of constipation in 3-4weeks old neonate?

Treatment of constipation in 3-4weeks old neonate?

Constipation: If you are breastfeeding a breast fed baby can have a stool with each feeding , go once a day or may take a week to have a stool. He is not considered constipated. If you are bottle feeding, make such he is not getting excessive amounts of milk. You may add a teaspoon or two of dark karo syrup to the formula to help the constipation. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a child inheriting lupus from their father?

What are the chances of a child inheriting lupus from their father?

No one knows: That information is not known, lupus is a genetically complex disease. But it is not likely. ...Read more

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What cause yellowing of the palms and feet in a 1 year old baby?

What cause yellowing of the palms and feet in a 1 year old baby?

Carotene: You are probably giving too much baby food in the form of carrots, squash. They are yellow because they contain carotene that is used in the body to make vitamin a. But it is entirely benign and will do no harm. The yellow color will go away as the carotene is used up. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my 4 year old son has atypical teratoid rhabdoid cancer of the kidney. What are the odds?

Need help docs! my 4 year old son has atypical teratoid rhabdoid cancer of the kidney. What are the odds?

Cancer in at 4 years: I am sorry to read about your son's problem. You have not provided enough information for a meaningful answer in your question. Why don't you ask the physician (p) who gave you your son's diagnosis? The p knows the answer to your question best of all. ...Read more

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My brother the age of 6 died of leukemia before I was born and my grandfather also died of leukemia at a older age of 65.What are my chances?

My brother the age of 6 died of leukemia before I was born and my grandfather also died of leukemia at a older age of 65.What are my chances?

Genetic testing: Is available along with genetic counseling. Risk assesment depends if you carry particular genes or gene mutations. Please talk to your doctor ...Read more

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What are signs of cancer in a 15 year old girl?

What are signs of cancer in a 15 year old girl?

Why you ask?: Cancer can affect kids and adolescents but it's very rare. I suggest you talk to your parents about your concerns to see if you need a medical evaluation. Please don't dwell on it or spend time in medical websites. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of arthritis of old age?

What are symptoms of arthritis of old age?

See below: The symptoms include pain and stiffness in the joints. There may be swelling of the joints. In the elderly in particular arthritic joints make them more prone to lose their balance and fall. People with chronic pain often become depressed about their condition because of the pain and the things that they can no longer do. Rehabilitation and use of certain medications can help though. ...Read more

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What can cause normocytic normochromic anemia in a 2-year-old female with a history of poor growth for the past ~6 months and autism?

What can cause normocytic normochromic anemia in a 2-year-old female with a history of poor growth for the past ~6 months and autism?

Mgt: One consideration is chronic or systemic disease states. Has she been screened for Cystic Fibrosis? A virtual consult may be arranged so that you can upload the growth chart and lab results. ...Read more

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25 year old with family history of smoking. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 47, my paternal grandpa died of acute respiratory failure at the age of 76, and my maternal grandpa died of prostate cancer at the age of 80. What and when should I te

25 year old with family history of smoking. My father died of lung cancer at the age of 47, my paternal grandpa died of acute respiratory failure at the age of 76, and my maternal grandpa died of prostate cancer at the age of 80. What and when should I te

Time to quit smoking: The hx you give includes various unrelated & common afflictions. The only one you have direct influence on is the lung cancer. Regular history review & general exam by a trusted primary care provider is where you start the process. Any testing must be targeted to the specifics of your issues at the time. ...Read more

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What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

See below.: Seborrheic dermatitis is aggravated by changes in humidity, changes in seasons, trauma (eg, scratching), or emotional stress, but someone has to have an underlying tendency to it for it to show up at all. Depending on where it is, how severe it is, and how old you child is, there are treatments available. Your child's doctor can work with you to find the best treatment for your child. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autism for a three year old child?

What are the symptoms of autism for a three year old child?

An autistic child: will show impaired social interaction,delayed language skills and repetitive and restrictive behaviors.There are varying degrees in different children.A three year old might have decreased eye contact with others,delay in speech &repetitive movements.However, having these signs/symptoms doesn't make the diagnosis.If you are concerned about your child,please discuss with his doctor. ...Read more

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My greatgrandparents lived into their 90s, died of old age.But my grandma and many of her siblings had cancer in their 60/70s.how if cancers' genetic?

My greatgrandparents lived into their 90s, died of old age.But my grandma and many of her siblings had cancer in their 60/70s.how if cancers' genetic?

Mostly not genetic: Most cancers strike at random, and even when it's familial (some breast, many colon cancers), exactly who gets affected is also largely dumb luck. In practice, this means simply avoid tobacco, try to avoid the other genuine risks, and maintain surveillance. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter complains of pains (leg, knee, stomach, foot, ...) and also complains of exhaustion. Potential course of action?

My 5 year old daughter complains of pains (leg, knee, stomach, foot, ...) and also complains of exhaustion. Potential course  of action?

Get a thorough exam: By her pediatrician to verify her heath status and make sure there's nothing physically wrong. If everything checks out ok, consider that there could be a reason she's complaining other than leg, foot, stomach pains and exhaustion. Something could be "stressing her out". ...Read more

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What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?

What are the chances of having colon cancer in a 36 year old man with no history of colon cancer in his family?

Very low.: Unless you have an underlying disease loike ulcerativ colitis or a strong family history of bowel cancer or multiple polyps, your risk is very low. Get off your american diet and go with more grains, veggies and less processed foods! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sicle cell anaemia in a boy of 5 years old?

What are the symptoms of sicle cell anaemia in a boy of 5 years old?

Anemia and pain: Chronic shortage of red blood cells, known as anemia.Without enough red blood cells in circulation not enough oxygen in blood and fatigue.Sudden pain throughout the body is a common symptom of sickle cell anemia.Sickle cell crisis. Sickle cell crises often affect the bones, lungs, abdomen, and joints.Spleen infarcts causes increased susceptibility to infection.Brain, heart, liver, kidneys affected. ...Read more