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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Have my stitches came out too early? I can see edges of skin.

Have my stitches came out too early? I can see edges of skin.

Time for stitches: The time to remove stitches depends on several things: body location, type of closure and stitch material used. Your best source for answers to your questions is your surgeon! ...Read more

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I accidentally cut my arm in a nail and I see white inside the cut. In addition, the skin doesn't touch. Do I need stitches??

I accidentally cut my arm in a nail and I see white inside the cut. In addition, the skin doesn't touch. Do I need stitches??

Laceration. : Well, you definitely need a tetanus shot. Outside of that, if it's been less than six hours at this point, stitches may be beneficial for healing and ultimate cosmetic result. We tend not to stitch closed lacerations that have remained open more than six hours because it increases the chance of the cut becoming infected. ...Read more

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My friend sliced the skin between his pinky and ring finger. It is pretty deep, to where you can see the "meat". He doesn't want stitches. Suggestions?

My friend sliced the skin between his pinky and ring finger. It is pretty deep, to where you can see the "meat". He doesn't want stitches. Suggestions?

Get Stitches: He needs to get stitches because the hand is a complex area of the body with many compartments and working muscles and tendons. A cut to the web space between fingers cannot be closed safely without sutures or staples. An infection in this area from a mistreated cut could spread to other places in the hand and cause permanent disability. No one"wants"to get stitches but sometimes it is necessary. ...Read more

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Can i take my stitches out two days early? The skin seems healed. It's from having a basal cell carc. Removed from my cheek under my eye.

Can i take my stitches out two days early? The skin seems  healed. It's from having a basal cell  carc. Removed from my cheek under my eye.

No: There's a reason to keep the sutures in that long. I also prefer taking them out myself so that i can carefully evaluate the surgical site. I'll sometimes prescribe an ointment for a few days. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about causes of skin aging way too early..?

Need expert opinions about causes of skin aging way too early..?

Multiple factors : While there are some diseases that can mimic age related skin changes, most aging is a factor of age, genetics, sun/uv light exposure, and smoking. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 10 months too early to see these symptoms of hiv?

Need help. Is 10 months too early to see these symptoms of hiv?

Depends...: The answer depends.... If you are talking about symptoms of acute hiv, these may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. However, not everyone gets the symptoms of acute hiv. If you are talking about symptoms of HIV associated with later more advanced disease, then usually this may take a few years before seeing symptoms like weight loss, fevers, night sweats. ...Read more

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In early preg. Got an ultrasound but too early to see much. Is an early ultrasound dangerous to preg? Could it have hurt the preg?

In early preg. Got an ultrasound but too early to see much. Is an early ultrasound dangerous to preg? Could it have hurt the preg?

Ultrasound is SAFE!!: Nope. Ultrasounds are very safe for both you and the baby. No need to worry even for a second. ...Read more

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Hello yes if u take a pregnancy test too early can u get negative result. Should u retest later on to see.

Hello yes if u take a pregnancy test too early can u get negative result. Should u retest later on to see.

Yes: Wait till you have missed a period by a couple of days before you check a pregnancy test. If you test to early there is not enough hormone to pick up. Also use a first morning urine as it is more concentrated. ...Read more