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My daughter ate on the streets of paris, rome, venice, and florence. She is back in atlanta, ga. With severe abd cramping, nausea, no diarrhea. Parasi?
Could be: Sure. You need to talk to the doctor. ...Read more
What's in the neb?: It depends what medication you are administering in the neb. If it is albuterol, which has stimulatory effects it may cause an increase in the heart rate, agitation, sweating, hyperactivity. If it is an inhaled steroid like budesonide, you should not see any acute side effects, however different studies show long term use may effect growth temporarily. ...Read more
Incomplete informatn: You say "not mature" but what does that mean? A woman's transition through puberty can take 3-7 years and has several stages. Their brain is not "mature" until age 22.Girls should have early breast development by 11 and first menses by 15. If not, they should be evaluated specifically for delay. When you post to this site, the more info you supply the better we can help. ...Read more
Cough with exercise: There are many reasons for coughing with exercise. A common reason is asthma. About 80% of people with asthma have exercise as a trigger. A lung specialist can determine what the cause is and an appropriate treatment. A person over 5 years old will be able to perform lung function tests to assist in diagnosis. ...Read more
See doctor: "fall sick" is a very vague term and we really need to know what actually ails her to even venture a guess. We also need to know what kinds of illness she has in order to determine whether she indeed has an impaired immune system. ...Read more
When im on my nees I get a painat botom of my cap like im neeling on sumthing sharp only in a small place on both nees?
Knee pain: This is most likely a mild prepatella (knee cap) bursitis characterized by tenderness of the knee cap on kneeling. When associated fluid appears, it's called housemaid's knee. Treatment usually consists of nsaids like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) and using a knee pad if you must do kneeling activity. See an orthopedic specialist if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
My niece weighs 163 pounds and she is 11 years old she is in the 5th grade about to pass and she is 5'6. Is she at a normal weight?
No: Both her height and weight are way above 95th per centile for an 11 year old girl, weight more so than height. Please visit website, http://chartsgraphsdiagrams. Com/ and click on the heading "health chart". This website also has caloric requirment chart for both adults and children. You may consult her doctor to see if there is any endocrinological reason for her large physique. ...Read more
I'd like several opinions please! My five yr old niece blankly stares at random times then says she's seeing blurry/double. Normal?!
It happens: This can be a variation of normal day dreaming, or indicate the onset of absence/petit mal, a type of minor seizure disorder that usually fades by adolescence. Other more scary issues are much less likely. Have her mother wright down a history and catch an event in a video if possible before having it checked out by her doc in the next few weeks. ...Read more
I have ED and I am sure it may be due to physiological or neve damage how to know if I am correct. If physiological how to cure if nerve how to cure?
Common: Could be emotional. Could be physical. If you are a heavy smoker, that could be the problem. If you are a drinker or drug user, that could be the problem. Sometimes it can be due to other problems such as diabetes. Try taking an Aspirin everyday for a couple of weeks and if this doesn't work, you should see a physician and maybe try viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis which will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more
My niece is 11 y.o. 64" 146 lbs we are concerned about her height as well as weight just wondering if we should be watching for devel. Problems thnx?
Depends on cause: First, if there is arm or hand weakness associated with this, seek prompt medical attention. Otherwise, conservative measures to include nsaids, physical therapy, home cervical traction and activity modification can help. Soft disk herniations can be reabsorbed over time. Compression by bony narrowing (arthritis) may be less responsive to non-operative measures. ...Read more
That depends on the: Results of her Chromosonal Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X, whether she is your sister's or brother's child & your 3-generation family medical &/or psychiatric history of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & illnesses in which the incidence of ASD is increased. It also depends on your taking. 4mg. Of Folic Acid daily starting 3 mos. Before & having a flu vaccine 2 mos. Before conception. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Is your niece a teenager? Are you worried about anorexia? Or is she a child? Are you worried about infection, malignancy, or an endocrine problem such as diabetes or insufficient growth hormone? This is a short list of the possible causes. She needs professional evaluation. If she's not a child, see if you can talk with her about seeking medical evaluation. If she is, speak with her mother. ...Read more
Uncertain: First, I am very sorry that your niece has been diagnosed with ATRT, and survival rates in the past, esp. For children under 3 was very poor. Also, location is significant in determining surgical removal and response. Now multicenter studies using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation report a slightly better prognosis. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3930393/ ...Read more
Delicately: As a bariatric surgeon I can tell you this is a tough subject. My advise is invite your niece to go for walks with you. Mention how great it feels afterwards. While walking tell her about all the excellent benefits of mild weight loss. This way she will not feel threatened and may actual appreciate your care for her. Obviously be careful not to allow hypocrisy, don't eat fatty foods in front of he. ...Read more
???????????????????: Your question does not provide enough information /background material to provide an answer. The public site is not a chat room, we cannot see or retrieve any previous question. If you have a concern you should supply relevant background material and ask a clear question. ...Read more
She was most likely tested with a finger stick determination. Fingerstick levels are contaminated by whatever has been touched in the environment contains lead, such as exterior apint that is peeling, lead in the soil or in the air.
A level of 9 on a fingerstick should not be alarming. ...Read more
I have, nees surgery in 2007 now if I stand to long it swells and is very painful what can I do to ease the pain?
Arthritis worsening: Swelling is a sign of further damage in your knee. Likely due to worsening of your knee arthritis. Seek a thorough orthopaedic evaluation to see if you are a candidate for an exercise program, injections, arthroscopy or knee replacement. Weight bearing radiographs, and potentially an MRI will yield adequate information to help dictate the best option for your knee. ...Read more
Next month my niece will have her baby. But she is 341 pounds (after 3 months of dieting) what should her weight be?
I was curious if any if you had any recommendation on creams and/or ointments I could use to alleviate my niece's pain?
What kind of pain: And what issues is your niece dealing with allergies/ medical issues/conditions? ...Read more
My good friends niece is 12 and she is 97 pounds she wants to know if she's over weight even though I tell her she's not?
See pediatrician: Remember the weight is relative to height and body habitus. Talking with a pediatrician can help determine her proportions. Body image starts at a very young age. Often around age 8, so its a good time to discuss nutrition and eating habits. The issue is learning healthy eating and exercise and improving self esteem as these girls are turning into young women. ...Read more
What to do if I've been on methadone for 23 yearsam only on ten milligrams nowbe off next week, how long before I can get relei?
If someone has MPD can you see the changes in their face and body as their changing personalities. This is my 54 yo niece what do.
The face can tell.: Now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, is identity fragmentation rather than separate personalities. Certain circumstances or stressors can cause a particular “personality” to emerge. Frequently linked to a severe childhood trauma. Psychotherapy works best, to try to “unite" the different personalities. No meds to treat this disorder. Anti-anxiety drugs may help control the mental symptoms. ...Read more
My 3 year old niece is pooing around 5-7 times a day! Normal looking and she never complains about pains etc what could be going on?
Normal no. Of BMs: It is all individual and if she is fine otherwise, don't worry. On the other hand, if she is not growing well, however and if her poop smells a lot or floats in the toilet, she needs to see a doctor. ...Read more
My niece has lost over 50pounds wrestling. She is in now 165.Would it be healthy to go down to 148 if she struggles each week to make weight?
What is goal: What is her goal? Making weight" can lead to disordered eating or dehydration as losing water helps one "make weight". She should continue a healthy diet and wrestle in the appropriate wright category. As she loses weight in a slow and healthy fashion she will go down to 148...But t should not be a struggle each week. ...Read more
Are they related?: Do you have back pain that travels to the knee? Do you have separate symptoms in these two areas? If the two pains seem to always go together, then you could be having mechanical low back problems of the joints and/or muscles that refer symptoms down to the knee area. If a nerve is being pinched in the lumbar spine, then the pain can travel down the leg to the knee and sometimes past that. ...Read more