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I am a basket case. My son has low calcium. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has low calcium. Can you tell me something about it?

Low calcium: There are many causes for low calcium so you need to talk to the doctor who ordered the lab that showed the low calcium to complete the workup and find out the cause.The most common cause is low parathyroid hormone: either by destruction of the parathyroid glands due to past surgery or failure of the glands to form during fetal development. Sometimes you can get antibodies against the parathyroid. ...Read more

Hypocalcemia (Definition)

Hypocalcemia refers to low measured levels of calcium in the blood. Symptoms of hypocalcemia may include numbness/tinglng of he hands and mouth or cramping. In severe cases, one's ability to think may be impaired. Hypocalcemia may be due to poor diet, vit d deficiency, disorders of the parathryoid ...Read more


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I am a basket case. My son has intestinal cancer. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has intestinal cancer. Can you tell me something about it?

It depends: Important pieces of information before answering your question are: how old is your son? What part of the intestine is affected (stomach, small bowel, colon, rectum)? What kind of cancer (adenocarcinoma, gist, neuroendocrine tumor)? Most intestinal cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body can be successfully treated with surgery. But as you can tell, there are different kinds. ...Read more

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I am a basket case. My son has cerebellar hemorrhage. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has cerebellar hemorrhage. Can you tell me something about it?

Cerebellar hemorrhag: Cerebellar hemorrhage is a scary event. It presents with acute, severe headache, dizziness, possibly vertigo, and inability to walk normally. The bleeding occurs in the hind-part of the brain, the cerebellum, which controls coordination. In almost 98% of cases, there is no need for surgery to evacuate a small clot, and you just wait for the blood to be reabsorbed and control risk factors like bp. ...Read more

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I am a basket case. My son has congenital abnormalities. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has congenital abnormalities. Can you tell me something about it?

Depends on which.: Congenital abnormalities are physical differences in the body that are present at birth;each body part has the potential to have an anomaly.Some are genetic, some are due to things that happen in the womb, & some happen for unknown reasons.These differences can vary from minor anomalies (like an extra finger or an ear tag) that don't affect function, to major defects that can be fatal. Talk to doc. ...Read more

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I am a basket case. My son has brain and spinal infections. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has brain and spinal infections. Can you tell me something about it?

Serious: These are the worst places to have infections. Your doctors will be vigilant and aggressive in treating infection in the brain tissue and spinal cord. These infections can be in the covering of the brain/spinal cord or in the tissue itself. Each requires different treatment. They usually come from another location and spread to the central nervous system. I hope your son does very well. ...Read more

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I am a basket case. My son has periventricular leukomalacia. Can you tell me something about it?

I am a basket case. My son has periventricular leukomalacia. Can you tell me something about it?

Discriptive term: Pvl is used to describe changes in the appearance of the brain substance that is adjacent to the ventricles of the brain (spinal fluid containing sacs in the middle). This occurs when blood flow or oxygen delivery to those sites was interupted and injury occured. Outcome is variable & movement disorders& motor delay are common. Therapy will often improve outcome. Developmental followup is a must. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my chest because i had surgery at a very youna age it was this thing filled with blood my parents never tell me exactly what it is i want to know more about it maybe you can tell me something related to what am telling ypu please help?

I have a scar on my chest because i had surgery at a very youna age it was this thing filled with blood my parents never tell me exactly what it is i want to know more about it maybe you can tell me something related to what am telling ypu please help?

More details: If you can provide more details such as exact location of the scar on your chest, the size and the color of it. Does it bother you in any way such as pain or itching. What age you had the operation and again a picture if available is very helpful. Thanks ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Likely normal: Having a heart murmur means that when the heart beats, there is enough energy in the blood flow that some of the energy is transformed into sound. In a six year old, most likely this is a normal murmur and not a murmur caused by a heart problem. An experienced listener can hear differences in the sound that predict whether the murmur is normal. Children typically have normal murmurs. ...Read more

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Hello. My friend is 17 years old, and she told me her whole left side feels like somebody took a flamethrower to it. Any idea what it may be? Thanks.

Hello. My friend is 17 years old, and she told me her whole left side feels like somebody took a flamethrower to it. Any idea what it may be? Thanks.

Sounds painful: The Health Tap doctors need more details before we can speculate. When did it start? What was she doing? Anything make it better?worse? Details of travel, ingestion of food, drink, drugs etc. Sounds like a burning rash? ...Read more

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Hi i was wondering if yoy could answer something for me. I have a friend that is allergic to every kind of food imaginable he has bad reactions to the?

Hi i was wondering if yoy could answer something for me. I have a friend that is allergic to every kind of food imaginable he has bad reactions to the?

See an allergist: This is a very serious situation. Tell your friend to see an allergist to identify the allergens and plan a course of action that will normalize his life. This usually passes, but can last for years. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi i want to ask because my daughter is only 3years old but she has already have a bad breath. how could this happen?and what is the treatment thanks

Hi i want to ask because my daughter is only 3years old but she has already have a bad breath. how could this happen?and what is the treatment thanks

Bad breath: tou need to make sure that she brushes her teeth regularly. You also need to make sure she is not a mouth breather that make her breath bad. Ask your doctor to check her adenoids and tonsils to make sure they are not big. Also make sure about allergies that need to be controlled ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with pesticide overdose. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with pesticide overdose. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Be seen: Many pesticides are not harmful to humans, but some are. She should be seen to determine if anything needs to be done, as some will have long term effects that do not show up right away. ...Read more

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Me an my girlfriend have bun trying ti have a baby for two year an nunthin has happened where bothe fine wats the problem or what can I do?

Me an my girlfriend have bun trying ti have a baby for two year an nunthin has happened where bothe fine wats the problem or what can I do?

Fertility testing: There are numerous chemical and possible physical problems in infertility. You will not find this answer on the internet. You both need the full fertility evaluation in person. ...Read more

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If i told my psychotherapist that my husband physically hurt me one time would he tell anyone? I have not told anyone this. Worried about opening up

If i told my psychotherapist that my husband physically hurt me one time would he tell anyone? I have not told anyone this. Worried about opening up

Anxiety: I understand your concern. If you have good Therapeutic relationship with your Therapist and trust him with his empathy and his therapeutic skills, ask him about Confidentiality. Then, share your concern and discomfort about opening up, and that he would tell someone. When you feel comfortable, release your feelings and emotional turmoil about being physically hurt by your husband. ...Read more

Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more