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Is appendicitis in children common?

Is appendicitis in children common?

It is : Quite common. And sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose, especially in young children who cannot give an accurate history or cooperate with a physical exam. Take your child to pediatrician if you suspect appendicitis. ...Read more

Epididymitis (Definition)

A condition in which the tube at the back of the testicle, which stores and ...Read more


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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more

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Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Possibly: With early recognition and proper treatment, most kids respond to treatment, including some as outpatients.If a kid has an unusual form of pneumonia (staph) or one that is unresponsive to antibiotics, their course can be quite difficult. ...Read more

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Depression in children common?

Depression in children common?

No But Not Rare: Depression in childhood, at least of a severity that requires treatment, is not common (maybe 3-5% of the population). At the same time, this becomes a pretty large numbr when you start looking at groups of children. Also, depression is much more common among certain groups of kids - those with chronic medical illness, or children who have been abused. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that my re-occurring epididymitis may never go away ? 1 year so far.

Should i be concerned that my re-occurring epididymitis may never go away ? 1 year so far.

Here are...: The stated scenario indicated you've been treated for epididymitis; hopefully, indeed, you had or have had it. So, you're advised to collect the features of degree, duration, or interval over time of testicular pain with its detailed sequence of events. &bring those to doc for review, analysis, more hx, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce a confirmative DX for reasonable rx. Best wish... ...Read more

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How common is DVT in relatively active men in their early 30s?

How common is DVT in relatively active men in their early 30s?

Family matters: Usually uncommon, unless you have a genetic predisposition to clotting. This is not uncommon and can run in families. Specialized blood tests are needed. ...Read more

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Can men who had cancer in one testicle have kids?

Can men who had cancer in one testicle have kids?

Yes: The remaining testicle can still be functioning. A sperm study can be done to see if there are any issues. The other treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can impact this but may also leave sperm function unaffected. ...Read more

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What causes blindness in children in africa?

What causes blindness in children in africa?

Vit A deficiency,etc: Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which might be corrected in a first world country like cataracts at birth, glaucoma, uveitis and a host of other conditions. ...Read more

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During communicating hydrocele surgery in both testicles can do circumcision also to my child 4,5 years old??

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During communicating hydrocele surgery in both testicles  can do circumcision also to my child 4,5 years old??

Yes, if...: Yes, all can be done in the same setting g of surgery if the patient is in adequate surgery/anesthesia risk and the surgeon is willing. But, I noted the patient is a 4-yr female, is there a religious reason for her? For a 4-yr female, I would concern the possibility of outdated organ humiliation. So, ok for a boy, but think twice for a girl. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is 12 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) enough in the majority of cases to kill an infection in the testicle only? Orchitis.For bacterial orchitis.

Is 12 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) enough in the majority of cases to kill an infection in the testicle only? Orchitis.For bacterial orchitis.

Yes, ...: If diagnosis is right and bug is sensitive to it, a 12-day use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is more than what the most cases need. But, still remember isolated bacterial orchitis alone is extremely rare; most of times, it is an extended infection from urethra to epididymis then to testis... More? Seek pro-counseling... ...Read more

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Is undescended testis serious in a boy?

Is undescended testis serious in a boy?

Yes: If a testicle is truly undescended (i.e., not just retractile), it can be associated with increased risk of infertility, testicular cancer, and testicular torsion or injury. Those are the indications for repair (orchiopexy). ...Read more

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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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Is depression common in children and teens?

Is depression common in children and teens?

Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more