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Ferretts Ips Medication
Dr said not to worry and ordered a 30 week ultrasound. Im measuring small for 28 weeks. She said still normal...but scared.ips and 20 week scan normal?
Follow the growth: Just as there are short and tall children, babies' sizes vary. We have charts of normal size for fetal age. If there is a problem, growth will usually not be at a normal rate. This becomes obvious when the weight and dates are plotted on a growth chart. The Dr. is prudently suggesting following fetal growth and other data, even though the baby is within normal range, on the small side of average ...Read more
Too early: That is too early to perform. Performed between 11-14 weeks gestation. ...Read more
Does the fetus have to be a certain size (mm/cm) in order for the nuchal translucency (ips) ultrasound to be performed?
I went for IPS 1and I was 13 wks 3 days by LMP. The tech said I am 14 weeks 2 days on ultrasound, so they can't do nuchal translucency. Is it by LMP ?
By sonogram: Nuchal translucency measurements are usually base on sonographic measurements of fetal crown rump length measurements giving a gestational age between 10 to 14 weeks. The cutoff is usually 14 weeks by sono. However, in a high risk population, the measurements remains fairly constant and may be done at any time. ...Read more
I see some black points running in my right eye.It feels bad.What should I do to improve my eye sight i play games in an ips display is it bad for eye?
No: Playing games is not bad for the eyes, depending on how many hours you play. I usually recommend no more than 1-2 hours/day to my patients. Then go do something else, i.e. Play basketball, bicycle or another physical activity. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more