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Doctor insights on: How To Find Out If Someone Has A Child

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How can someone paralyzed have a child?

How can someone paralyzed have a child?

Absolutely!: For men that are are paralyzed can father children. Options include artificial inseminaiton/ivf. Overcoming erection/ejaculation difficulties with medication/devices. On the other side, women are indeed able to conceive and cases of delivering via vaginal delivery rather than c-section have been documented. Some say its all in the healthy ovaries/uterus. ...Read more

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How do you comfort someone whose child just died?

How do you comfort someone whose child just died?

With honest feeling: The grieving parent does need the tolerance and support of their frients. It is important to state the obvious, you are concerned for how they are and express the desire to help if you can. Avoid the disasterous " i know how you feel" unless you went thru the exact same thing. Keep in contact periodicly with spontaneous calls, don't expect them to reach out to you. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to give his child herpes if he has it?

How likely is someone to give his child herpes if he has it?

Yes: Herpes can be transmitted by kissing and by direct contact. Herpes is very very dangerous for newborns and young children. Please speak with your doctor and your pediatrician as soon as possible. Remember herpes can be oral (cold sores) and can occur elsewhere on the body especially below the waist. Use careful handwashing frequently. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was abused as a child, can someone help me?

What do you advise if i was abused as a child, can someone help me?

Sexual abuse: I suggest you speak to a therapist to explore the memories you have of childhood and how to cope with being a prior victim of abuse. There is no quick fix, this is a process. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Someone once said every child needs a dog and a dad. Old-fashioned?

Someone once said every child needs a dog and a dad. Old-fashioned?

Good advice: Nothing is old fashioned (which tends to mean out of date and not helpful) that teaches us how to live. Dogs teach unconditional love, discipline (they need to be fed and walked) and the pure joy of a true friend. They teach compassion and understanding.Fathers and mothers offer stability, values, and teach us how to be productive adults. A father teaches a boy how to be a man. More.... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell someone that you were abused as a child?

Can you tell me how to tell someone that you were abused as a child?

Abuse: Its not easy to share something this personal. I would advise you to find someone you can trust. You may need to seek professional help if no one close to you would keep what you say confidential. If you are sure the listener is objective and will not tell others what you need to say it is a lot easier to share what happened to you. Sadly 40% of women have been abused so you are not alone. ...Read more

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What is the best most sensitive way to tell someone their child has died?

Be honest: The best method is to be honest, display empathy and allow the parents to dictate the conversation- ask them how much detail, information they want to know right away. Let them be alone if they want, cry, scream, get anger or show whatever emotion they need. Don't say you understand- because you probably don't. ...Read more

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Can someone who had leukemia as a child relapse 10 years later as an adult?

Can someone who had leukemia as a child relapse 10 years later as an adult?

Yes: Relapse is certainly possible. Also, secondary cancers are unfortunately common as well. ...Read more

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If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

No: No carrier state in measles . Once you get the disease you develop antibodies for life . You can transmit the disease only in the acute phase or when you have the active measles infection . Not otherwise. Hence we advocate to immunize all kids . This is to prevent active infection and it's spread from person to person . ...Read more

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Does a dent in the chest of my child mean that someone hit him really hard there?

Does a dent in the chest of my child mean that someone hit him really hard there?

Not if always there: Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital deformity of the anterior chest wall, in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally. It produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest and can either be present at birth or not develop until puberty. The defect is usually cosmetic, but may cause cardiac or respiratory impairment if severe enough. ...Read more

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