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Enlarged Adenoid 3 Year Old
Starts sometimes: All prostates enlarge with age, and symptoms start when this happends. A 55 yo can have this and that is a common age for the start. As long as you have it evaluated, psa testing, manual examination and these are ok and you have tolerable symptoms: night urination, urgency, frequency - all not too bad, then you can live with it. Consult your urologist. ...Read more
Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more
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Maybe,maybe not : You provided no information for a real analysis, but a 3 year old can be autistic. ...Read more
Stone ???: Sorry, what is the definition of 3 stones? Have your pediatrician perform a routine well child physical examination in order to document her weight, height and calculate a body mass index (bmi). This will be a great starting point to document where your daughter's growth lies, . ...Read more
5 yr old son has enlarged toe 3x bigger than left.Started at 3 mnths.Had surgery to remove excess tissue at 1 yr old. Keeps growing.Entire foot swolln?
Unusual: Sounds like an unfortunately difficult situation. Growths on the skin can sometimes result from unusual cells that continue to proliferate more than they typically should even though they are not cancerous. Consider getting another opinion from a pediatric dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes.: Large scale studies of children have shown that the bladder capacity of children follows a nonlinear curve that is related to age. Based on a study of 5, 000 children in boston, a 4 year old would have an estimated volume of 240cc with girls having a slightly larger volume. The 4 year old girl you describe falls within the normal and expected range. The post void is normal and healthy as well. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Most 15 yo are near the end of their linear growth and can expect about 2 more inches. If they entered puberty later than their friends, they may finish later, but most are done at 17.An xray of the wrist and hand can show if more growth is likely by showing open growth centers. ...Read more
4 yr son full adenoids&tonsils removed 3/18/15. Snoring&breathing issues again.Had few colds since sept.Can adenoids grow back?Nose membranes swollen?
Unfortunately, yes: Adenoids can grow back, your son most probably has seasonal allergies, started again in fall with weather changes and back-to-school season, affecting his upper and lower airways, and possibly airway hyper-responsiveness causing respiratory difficulties, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U/s shows mildly enlarged liver at 17cm. Said prob due to fibrofatty disease. Cbc, CMP nml. 31 yr old mother of 1 yr old
Of concern: The above description is concerning for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD. You may want to check www.liverfoundation.org. Talk to your doc about it. Lose weight if you have room, control cholesterol, healthy diet, no alcohol. Involving a liver specialist early will help in the long run. ...Read more
Angioneurotic Edema?: I assume that there is no trauma or injury? Is he having any trouble breathing. I rec you get to an er as soon as possible. He may develop breathing problems from obstruction due to swelling. ...Read more
3 yr old TPN dependent for 2 yrs. She has splenomegaly (measured 8.9) alt/ast looks great. Can TPN cause spleen enlargement w/out affecting liver?
Doubtful, but: I have never seen TPN cause isolated splenomegaly without some involvement of the liver, but i would defer the final answer to a peds GI doc. However, i would be more concerned that whatever underlying condition that is causing her to be TPN dependent and not able to use her gut is contributing to her splenomegaly, and not the TPN itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
77 yr old half immune system (comprimised)with left side shoulder lymph nodes removed Breast Cancer 9 yrs ago possible to have a pneumonia Vaccination
My 17 y/o daughter has reoccurring tonsillitis (4 episodes this year). ENT suggests tonsillectomy w/ adenoid removal. My ? is why remove adenoids?
T&A: The adenoids are removed together with the tonsils because most often both structures are infected ...Read more