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Healthy Baby Development
Good fetal movement: After 20 weeks of pregnany, greater than 90% of women feel regular fetal movements. By 30 weeks, you should feel several movement an hour. You're encourage to feel fetal movements regularly between doctor visits. This is the reassurance that your baby is doing well. If the movements are diminished or absent, especially if you're concentrating on the baby's activity, contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shots/visit: Pedi MDs are used to giving multiple shots and the shots have less side effects than years before. We usually are comfortable with 4-5 shots/time. We still will meet the parents where they are and can return on future visits (1 mo) to complete the series. The efficacy and compliance can be affecfed by not giving them at the suggested time. Studies have confirmed best efficacy per schedule we use. ...Read more
Where do I go if my child has no health insurance, and his doctor wishes payment at the time of visit but I have none?
Several choices: Any emergency room is mandated to see your child whether or not you can pay at the time. There are agencies in most cities with social workers who can advise you on mechanisms for having the child seen. Perhaps if you discuss this with the doctor you can arrange other circumstances than cash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If eczema of toddler is controlled. redness and dryness is gown do we still need to visit doctor when baby is fine?
Confusing question: Babies are scheduled for well child exams & vaccines on a regular basis. Discussion of other issues is possible at such visits. I would not expect to schedule a visit for eczema follow up unless the kid was not scheduled to be seen for a year. ...Read more
What can i do remove my dark circles completely and how should i get rid of my open pores?can a visit to a cosmetic doc be beneficial or opposite?
If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami
There : There are different kinds of diseases and deficiencies that can cause rickets or rickets-type symptoms such as: - vitamin d deficiency - calcium deficiency - phosphorus deficiency - bone diseases such as hypophosphatasia - jansen syndrome - a form of dwarfism that causes similar joint abnormalities seen in rickets - vitamin d resistant rickets because of all of these possibilities which require different treatments, you should take your daughter to her doctor it you suspect rickets. Blood tests and x-rays can help differentiate and diagnose the cause of rickets to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is having cerebral palsy in child something to worry about? My wife is upset since my daughter's doctor visit.
Depends: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associated with many other related problems depending on the expent. Each case is somewhat unique & most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like pt. It sounds like you need a family conference with dr or referral to a developmental center. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I been suffering with back and joint pain since a child and every time I visit a doctor they prescribe me anti-inflammatory medicine what best for me?
Get a diagnosis: May be time to see a board certified rheumatologist( if u have not already) and get a diagnosis( may involve lab work, X-rays as well as a detailed history and thorough physical exam).Once a specific diagnosis has been made then appropriate treatment can begin. Best of Luck! ...Read more
10 month old baby eyelid is little swollen..its been 4 days tried warm compress..but no effect.do I need to visit a doc or any home remedy will help..
See the doctor: No way around it if its been going on for 4 days. Go see your pediatrician ...Read more
At my six week postpartum visit my doctor said my uterus was still a little large from having a big baby, is it safe to have intercourse?
Complexity: Billing is based on complexity of the visit. More than one problem is more complex han just one problem, because they have to do an assessment, exam and plan for each problem. ...Read more
What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?
Variable: Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more
For the past year I have tounge problems on and off now for the last 3 months it feels the same odd feeling white scrapyard tounge visit two doctors ?
Tongue: Hard to tell from your description. Start by seeing an ENT for an exam and possible tongue culture. You may need to also see your dentist as well ...Read more
What if i can't pay for a visit do most doctors have free samples for the medicine? And is it really expensive? I do not have any medical coverage at this time
Tell him you: love him. Express your concerns. Ask him to go - offer to go with him or to take him. ...Read more
Consult: He will be asked medical and surgical and medication history. He may be asked to perform a semenalysis for a future visit. He will also had a physical exam. ...Read more
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