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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
52 years in practice
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6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count. Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years, GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

6 year old son episodes of vomiting, stomach pain, and elevated WBC count.  Hospitalized 6 times in 4 years,  GERD since birth, what could be wrong?

Chronic appendicitis: While this is a rare condition in children , recurrent syptoms of vomiting and an elevated white count are disturbing. Speak to you doctor about doing an ultra sound of the appendix looking for a fecolith. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Adam Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

How long will my baby be in the hospital after birth since I've been on 70 mg of methadone daily?

So many answers: Best to address this with the pediatrician - it really depends so much on how your baby is tolerating things, if withdrawing and if so, how badly. Ask your baby's doc to get clearer answers. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Dr. Carla L. King
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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I feel like my 8 month old baby & i haven't bonded since the birth & i was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

I feel like my 8 month old baby & i haven't bonded since the birth & i was in the hospital for 18 days without her, how can I bond with her now?

Everday Activities: Bonding can occur between mother and baby with just everyday activities. Parents bond with activities like feeding, bathing, and playing. Give yourself time and let yourself off the hook. If this issue remains a problem you may want to seek counseling with someone skilled in postpartum depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
16 years in practice
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Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Will we have some private time in the hospital room following birth?

Yes: The nurses and doctors will try to give you plenty of time alone to bond with your baby. You should specifically ask for this too. The staff will want to attend to your needs but also repsect your privacy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
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Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

Can my 17 month baby, who caught MRSA at birth in the hospital, give my unborn baby MRSA through his saliva through breastfeeding?

No: Staph in some form will colonize newborn skin by a day or two of age.If MRSA is around it will do so, if not , another strain. Mrsa, will come and go with or without treatment and be replaced by other strains.Today > 70% of staph infections in or out of hospitals involve mrsa. I would not treat your older child like they have it forever. If s/he has repeated boils, have it treated and eliminated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
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During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

During birth my babies heart beat went up, so my ob decided to get her out ASAP. Within 20mins I had delivered her but she stayed in the hospital care for the next 5 days with tachycardia. Resting rate around 200 and spiking around 240-250. We had a lot o

Question cut off: I'm sorry;however your question got cut off before it got to the actual question. Please ask again with less text or reach out to a physician through healthtap prime for a more thorough and individualized discussion. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
22 years in practice
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My son is 16 days old and we noticed his are crossed sometimes two days ago. He wasn't since birth. Is it normal? What should we do?

My son is 16 days old and we noticed his are crossed sometimes two days ago. He wasn't since birth. Is it normal? What should we do?

Normal: This is normal. Your pediatrician will ask about this and what you've noticed in his early weeks. It takes a bit of time for these newborns to get focus to their site. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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Since from my birth.There is some black patches on the uppermost of my left chick.Cn it be cured?

Since from my birth.There is some black patches on the uppermost of my left chick.Cn it be cured?

See Doctor: See a skin specialist some skin lesions are not a problem and some will change with age or sun burn etc. Using over counter creams might make the area worse. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
27 years in practice
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I've suffered from migraines since birth and not much seems to help. I'm open to suggestions because I've had one everyday for the last 8 days.

I've suffered from migraines since birth and not much seems to help. I'm open to suggestions because I've had one everyday for the last 8 days.

Headache diary: You should start documenting your symptoms and other important information about your headaches into the form of a table so that a headache specialist can analyze it quickly and diagnose the type of headaches you are having and suggest appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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