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How Many Times Should A Newborn Go To The Bathroom
It varies: Babies, depending on whether they are primarily breast fed or formula fed, may have a bowel movement after every feeding, once or twice a day, or once every 2-3 days. As long as it is soft (mushy or like thick soup), it is normal. Call your doctor if the stool is usually hard balls or all water with no substance. ...Read more
4-6 hr minimum: Babies usually urinate every 2-4 hours, and may have a bowel movement every feeding. If you are concerned that your child is not getting enough to eat, this is a good guideline to follow. Bottle fed and breast fed infants have different stool patterns and consistencies;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-8: Starting around 4 days old babies should have about 5-8 wet diapers a day. Poop is another story. Some breastfeed babies stool after every feed which can be 8 times a day, some breastfed babies stool once every 5 days. As long as the stools are soft, both are fine. Formula fed babies tend to stool 2-5 times a day. When you start solids infants start stooling a little less often. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Average 2x\year: Most patients should be seen every six months for a dental exam, although x-rays are not necessarily taken every time. Some patients need to be seen more often, while others who keep their teeth really clean and seldom have dental problems can be seen only once per year. Your dentist will advise you how often he\she thinks you should wait between check-ups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more
How can a person schedule himself to get to the gym a few evenings in the week when you have small children to care for?
See below: See if there is someone you trust to watch them for a few hours while you are gone. Do not leave them alone. Babysitters might help if you find one you like. This may help you out in the future as you could go out in the evening for longer if you find someone you trust for a short time period. ...Read more
How many times a year should a person needs to do blood testing and what's the right age to do so?
Unanswerable: This is a question that has so many variables that it is not answerable. It all depends on the age, the conditions the patients has; the medications the patient is on. Your family physician will know what you need. ...Read more
Reply: If the baby is born after 38weeks of pregnancy then weight is usually not the criteria for discharge from hospital unless other.Usual discharge is 3 days after a c- section and 2 days after vaginal delivery. Doctors make sure that baby is feeding well, has passed urine and first stool and observe for jaundice. Usually babies loose weight during the first week rather gaining, due to water loss. ...Read more
First R/O infection: This could be age related changes but one needs to rule out urine infection esp if this is a new symptom. Medications need to be reviewed because Some medications can can also cause this. As you age bladder capacity decreases and ability to postpone voiding decreases. ...Read more
Home births: My experience has been that people who choose home births do not take their baby for evaluation unless there is a problem. Unintentional home birthed babies are generally taken to the hospital immediately for evaluation and screening for infection. Home birthed babies will miss out of the PKU screenings if they do not go to a pediatrician a within a couple of days after delivery. ...Read more
Usually not: A planned home birth can be safe for both mother and child if the conditions are ideal. This link from the Mayo clinic will answer most of your questions: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/labor-and-delivery/in-depth/home-birth/art-20046878 If you consider doing so, make sure you have an experienced provider and a back up hospital in case you need it. ...Read more
Not sure: I am not sure what you are asking. Symptoms of a UTI can feel numerous ways. If you think you have an infection you should be treated appropriately. Nobody deserves less than the best treatment. In the meantime, increase you water intake. ...Read more
What's the best way to start breastpummping like time of day or how many times a day? Also, how many ounces should I be getting? Need to store up milk
A few rules: Get a good quality, double pump, better to pump both breasts if your pump is a double, otherwise, as soon as milk stops in one breast, pump the and switch back and forth 2-3 times. Highest milk in the morning, lowers in the evening, it takes time to get used to pumping, so don't be discouraged if you don't get much milk initially, be consistent and pump regularly, check pump station.Com. ...Read more
Get all yourvaccines: Vaccines are important to keeping a baby healthy. There are almost no valid reasons to delay those recommended. Only the Hepatitis B Vaccine is typically given in the first month, even this can be delayed till 2 mths unless mom is a hep b carrier. In areas where pertussis is prevalent, the vaccine can be given at 6 mths. Mothers of newborns should check they are vaccinated for flu and pertussi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many time should a healthy adult, who drinks a lot of water go to the toilet. When do you know for sure its constipation and you need medication?
Hard difficult BM: Constipation is a hard, difficult, painful bowel movement. Drinking a lot of water helps but so would more fiber in your diet. The frequency of the bowel movement is not as important as the consistency and pain associated with the bowel movement. A easily passed bm every three days would not be considered constipation by most mds. ...Read more
I keep needing to go to the toilet to past water so many time in the day. Sometimes i don't make it. Please help?
Urinary frequency: You are experiencing urinary frequency. This may be due to a bladder infection, which is common. Other symptoms of a bladder infection, or urinary tract infection are pain with urination, blood in the urine or cloudy urine, lower abdominal pain before urination. Sometimes drinking too much fluid during the day can do it. Diseases like diabetes can also cause this. See your doc if it continues ...Read more
"Normal" bowels: "normal" frequency ranges (in a bell-curve distribution) from three movements daily to one every three to four days. The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. ...Read more
After you have seen a CKD patient for a few times in doctors visit, can you predict what's going to happen to he/she?
CKD prognosis: To get an answer, you need to supply more information. Namely, what is the age of the person, the cause of the CKD and how advanced is it? CKD, is a diagnosis only and can be caused by several diseases. Once you supply the missing information, your question can be answered more meaningfully. ...Read more
Reflex: You have an active gastrocolic reflex so that when food enters your stomach, it sets off a reflex that sends waves of contraction down your entire intestinal tract leading to a bowel movement. If you can't slow it down by experimenting with your diet, a medication like bentyl (dicyclomine) taken 1/2 hour before eating usually calms down this reflex. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
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