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Hospitalized Since Birth
15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?
Should get better: Some born with poor IgA production tend toward more ear/sinus/diarrhea infections in infancy. Many of these can be quite worrisome and admission for dehydration, etc would be expected. They are not as prone to severe infections as those with combined deficiencies, and most are less vulnerable as they get older, when size reduces risk of dehydration and general immunity builds up. ...Read more
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
A hospital gown.: Bring a nursing bra, nightie, robe, slippers, onesie, booties, cap & blanket. If all goes well, you'll be outta there quicker than you think. If you have a C-section, you won't care. Don't use any stuffed animals or other furry things that other people bring you for baby & don't put them in the bassinet. They're great carriers of germs. Wait till you get home & someone washes them for you. ...Read more
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
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
What do you advise if I'm making a birth wish list. I want to have a natural birth. I will be in the hospital. Any ideas?
1. A healthy baby
2. A healthy you
These are the only the two things that matter in the long run. It is important to keep that in perspective. Best wishes and I hope you have wonderful birth. ...Read more
My son is 19 months old and is not able to walk and talkand his head is also small in size. After birth, he was hospitalized and had low glucose level. What should I do?
See pediatrician!: Your child's problem may be significaqnt and may require a variety of endocrine and growth development assessments! ...Read more
When being drug tested in the hospital at the time of giving birth, will you be tested only for narcotics and controlled substances?
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?
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
I was recently hospitalized due to a pulmonary embolism caused by my birth control. Is it bad for me to continue smoking marijuana?
MJ is a psychoactive drug and is bad for you with or without a clotting problem.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Great question: I think this is a question many people ask. During the birth process your pelvis undergoes changes to allow the infant to pass through the vagina. There is usually some some soft tissue damage and I would guess some stretching of nerves in the perineum. Give it time, your body has done something remarkable. If you develop pain or bleeding please see your doctor. ...Read more
Congenital: Camptodactyly and clinodactyly are two types of bent finger deformities that occur during development in the womb. Treatment is rarely indicated. Most cases of camptodactyly are sporadic in occurrence. However, camptodactyly can be inherited. There is usually no improvement or progression of the deformity in 80% of individuals. See your doctor for a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Reflux?: Babies" nasal cavities are particularly narrow and are prone to be obstructed. The most common cause is just air dryness that causes the mucus to dry up and obstruct the nose. Next, is the common cold. Your baby could have been born with an abnormality. Last but not least, babies who have reflux often vomit through the nose as well. ...Read more
Yes, you should be: Babies should have a pink color, should breathe easily thru their nose, and should be able to feed without stopping to catch their breath. If the babe cannot feed, is bluish in color, is pulling hard to breathe or coughing a lot, he/she should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. Go to the emergency room if your doctor is not available. ...Read more
Laryngomalacia: Usually it is due to soft cartilage of the voice box, and or the wind pipe. If that is true, lying the baby on her stomach would improve the noise. You should ask a doctor to check it and not put her on her stomach to sleep unless the doctor tells you to do it. There are other causes of noisy breathing. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Childbirth indeed affects some women's sexuality as what described. But for one at 44, it would be helpful to bring the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of your symptoms over time to Gyn-doc for analysis + physical exams + tests such as hormonal profile so to deduce possible causes for reasonable Rx / care / counseling for now and future. ...Read more
Should I be concern my 4 month old baby boy only grow 3 inches since birth. Born he was 20 3/4 inches long?
My bp is 86/53. I am currently on bp meds and have been for the past 4 months since giving birth. What should I do?
BP: Discuss forth with the prescriber as to indication. & dosage ...Read more
How long after giving birth at 22 weeks and 4 days can we try for a second child since we lost our first 4 weeks ago.
6 months: 6-8 months is ideal to allow recovery. All the best. ...Read more
3 week old is vomitting everything he eats. Some of it has come out green. Has only gotten sick 3 other times since birth.
Emergency?: When vomiting is tinged with green, it is a sign the bile is backing up into the stomach, which is a sign of possible small bowel obstruction. This can be a critical problem, particularly in newborns. You should have your baby evaluated by an expert in the care of young infants today. ...Read more
What to do if I have a hemangioma since birth and it hasn't changed much since I was 12, I'm 17 now. A couple days ago a large?
Is it bothering you?:
Hemangiomas are generally observed unless they cause symptoms. IF they are on the skin they can be treated with laser or even injections. I would see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you are concerned.
Hard to tell whether you are 17 or 42 and your gender. Hormonal changes may affect some of these lesions. If it is growing a doctor consultation is reasonable ...Read more
(for hw)How do you know if a disease is infectious or not? Are all diseases that exist since birth noninfectious? Is hemophilia infectious?
Many viral induced: If a disease is not congenital then it is secondary to a chemical or infectious process. Latter is seen from MMTV virus causing breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and lymphoma entering Wnt-1 gene. Other diseases caused by infection such as stomach cancer with helicobacter, colon Ca from polyoma virus as well as the leukemias. Well recognized. ...Read more
I have white dots all across my body since birth. Local doctors says its incurable. Requesting help diagnostic! Http://i.imgur. Com/P5Ubq0I.png
See derm: I haven't seen this before, Thanks for the picture. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may not of possible treatment options. ...Read more
Have a 6 month old boy and have had no appetite since his birth. How could I get my appetite back and could this be the cause of my headaches?
Appetite changes: There could be multiple reasons for appetite suppression including hormone imbalance from the stress of pregnancy and vitamin deficiencies. I highly recommend going to your gynecologist and asking for further testing. I also recommend going to a integrative nutrition health coach to optimize vitamin and mineral absorption. Most importantly, do not ignore your body. Try magnesium for the ha. ...Read more
Enlarged node since birth. Was removed last week pathology report says benign but they are sending to mayo for second opinion? Should we worry?
No: If pathology was benign do not worry ...Read more