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I Am A Nervous Wreck My Daughter Has Hepatitis B Can You Tell Me About It
Viral infection: Common world wide. Spread mostly by blood- birth exposure in far east, mid east, africa; bad transfusion (blood supply is tested here;, shared drug use e.g. Needles, contam tattoo ink or needles; less commonly sexually spread. Can cause acute hep: fever, nausea, jaundice, wt loss; may lead to chronic carrier of virus and/or chr. Liver disease. Can lead to cirrhosis, and ca. Rx available; c md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which one???: Mps are a group of disorders marked by buildup of material in cells that can't move out because the enzymes needed for their breakdown were not coded into the kids dna. Most patients face a gradual deterioration of function as they age.Some rx is available. Your best outcomes are available when you are followed thru a metabolic disorder clinic where the team can provide your local dr with guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to comment: If this is viral it is usually brief with few if any associated problems beyond the symptoms.If this is bacterial is is more worrisome and can have serious complications. Try to get more information from the treatment team.If they do not answer enough of your concerns you are free to ask again.Questions are not linked, so each must have enough basic info to answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genital warts: High contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by human papillomavirus (hpv). Spread by direct skin-to-skin contact. In females can lead to cervical cancer. Need to see doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Can treat with topicals (podophyllin, imiquimod, veregen), liquid nitrogen, trichloroacetic acid (tca), lasers, electrocautery), . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relax, you have time: Breast budding is an early sign of puberty & actually may occur in ~1/3 males as well as females. It may start on one side months before the other & in general starts the clock on menses for ~2 -2.5 yr down the road. Range from bud to adult appeance~ 3-5yr some have discomfort with the process (stretch fibers) most don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took 10 Plan B I am so sad and scared. Please tell me what health damages i may have caused to my body? Haven't gotten my period for 2 months :(
See your doctor: I would recommend seeing your doctor. Why did you take 10 Plan B doses? That is definitely inappropriate use of the medication. If you are extremely anxious about getting pregnant, you need a more effective birth control method. If you have other anxieties, you may need to see a therapist. Talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hello, I was wondering if you would chat with me for a bit about my anxiety. Although I have scoliosis, which is my main concern, my GAD has has prevented me from seeing a doctor.
Many docs: Would be happy to help. Consider completing a formal HealthTap Prime consultation. ...Read more
Hi I m very worried about mu little daughter she is 2 years old and have very swere constipation from birth plz tell me what can I do for her????,,
Child constipation: Causes - diet (not enough fluid and fiber, too much dairy), slow intestinal motility, stool withholding because of pain or fear of pooping, Hirschsprung's Disease, thyroid problems. These are the main causes but there are plenty of others. Regarding treatment, increase water and fiber intake and start Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1-2 times per day to increase water content of stool (see other answers on treatment) ...Read more
Are astrocytomas genetic? My mother had one and I am wondering if I should get a brain mri, would that tell me anything?
Ive been hearing my grans voice since she died she is angry at me for trying to kill myself im too scared to tell my doctor how can i make it stop?
It is imperative: that you get professional help. Get up the courage to let your doctor know. If you are hearing voices or having those thoughts now -get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. This ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22 years old and i don't have a mustache every one is making fun of me treated me like a boy. It is embarrassing to me. Please suggest me on this?
One day you will: have the last laugh and wish that people would consider you younger than you actually are. we don't have a medical treatment for what you describe and so it will take every fiber of your self esteem see to find True Confidence in your youthful looks. Rest assured this is omething Hollywood and many others seek most of their lives ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband is a carrier of hepatitis b i think. I had the vaccination when inwas a baby. Can you educate me about hepatitis?
Hep b prevention: Women who become pregnant will get tested for hepatitis b. If you find out if you have an active infection with hepatitis b, is not in the world for your pregnancy because any neonatal exposure can be prevented and treated with antibodies given afterbirth and vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was 11 years old in 1986 when my brother passed away in a car accident and he died from mutiple traumatic injuries. Can anyone tell me what that means i was so young at the time, and i really want to know what that means, from what i got when i was youn
He's hurt everywhere: Multiple traumatic injuries means the car accident was so intense that it caused several different parts of his body to be sore and hurting. Too great of a car hit that they were unable to repair and bring him back from it. It's a great loss and i'm really sorry you lost your brother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help me . I am very worried about getting a HIV symptoms. About 3 months ago, i dated with a girl and kissed her upper body . Besides, i touch?
can I ask some question about my 2weeks old baby girl.
She got a cough but I am so worried about her.
Can you help me or can you give me a medici?
How sick ?: Many infants cough to clear their throat or if they are exposed to perfumes/dust/smoke or other irritants.If so the cough is protective and she should settle and feed normally for most of the day.If the cough is persistent and or feeding is poor, you should have her seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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