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15 month old always sick since birth. Hospitalized many times due to illness, pulmonologist fine, swollen tonsils, low IGA, lots of meds, what now?

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

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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

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When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

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

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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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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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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?

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?

Two things: 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

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When being drug tested in the hospital at the time of giving birth, will you be tested only for narcotics and controlled substances?

When being drug tested in the hospital at the time of giving birth, will you be tested only for narcotics and controlled substances?

It depends: It depends upon if your OB has concerns that you have been using narcotics or controlled substances during pregnancy. Some hospitals have protocols that they follow to identify women who need to be drug tested. Best to discuss with your OB your concerns. ...Read more

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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

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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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I was recently hospitalized due to a pulmonary embolism caused by my birth control. Is it bad for me to continue smoking marijuana?

I was recently hospitalized due to a pulmonary embolism caused by my birth control. Is it bad for me to continue smoking marijuana?

Yes: 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

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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

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Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

Why doesn't sex feel the same since giving birth?

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

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Bent fingers since birth. What causes this?

Bent fingers since birth. What causes this?

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

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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails. Things usually return to normal within a few months. ...Read more

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Why has my 4 month old been congested since birth?

Why has my 4 month old been congested since birth?

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

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All 3 of my kids have constipation problems since birth. Is this normal?

All 3 of my kids have constipation problems since birth. Is this normal?

Possibly: Some surgical causes of constipation are genetic and acn be passed on to one's children. A GI consult and barium enema are indicated as a start. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my baby is 9 days old and has respiratory problems since birth.?

Should I be concerned if my baby is 9 days old and has respiratory problems since birth.?

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

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What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

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

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Since the birth of my child, I've had trouble reaching orgasm. What can you do to treat it?

Since the birth of my child, I've had trouble reaching orgasm. What can you do to treat it?

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

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Should I be concern my 4 month old baby boy only grow 3 inches since birth. Born he was 20 3/4 inches long?

Should I be concern my 4 month old baby boy only grow 3 inches since birth. Born he was 20 3/4 inches long?

It depends: It's difficult to know if that is normal for him or not. Your doctor can look at the whole growth chart and see if his weight and length are in the normal ranges for his age. Talk with your pediatrician to find out if there is any concern. ...Read more

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3 week old is vomitting everything he eats. Some of it has come out green. Has only gotten sick 3 other times since birth.

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

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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?

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

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(for hw)How do you know if a disease is infectious or not? Are all diseases that exist since birth noninfectious? Is hemophilia infectious?

(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

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I have white dots all across my body since birth. Local doctors says its incurable. Requesting help diagnostic! Http://i.imgur. Com/P5Ubq0I.png

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

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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?

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