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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


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My 14 month old son keeps having episodes of shaking, seems to occur when a meal is a bit late or a snack missed is this normal?

My 14 month old son keeps having episodes of shaking, seems to occur when a meal is a bit late or a snack missed is this normal?

Concerns about low: blood sugar? Maybe, but there are other issues to be considered. Behavior associated with frustration. Has he had these episodes when not hungry? How long do they last? Is there any evidence of alteration in alertness, is he developing well? Are his milestones age appropriate. Please feel free to continue discussion online at www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe. Take care. ...Read more

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Is a peak flow of 300 a reason to be concerned in a 58 year old 5 ft 7, normal weight?

Is a peak flow of 300 a reason to be concerned in a 58 year old 5 ft 7, normal weight?

Normal is 370: You are just barely in the green assuming your normal peak flow is 370. A number of assumptions. You probably have some underlying disorder like asthma or COPD causing your peak flow to be lower? Green means that you are ok, yellow range would be from 300 to 185 and below 185 is the red range. Red range, seek medical attention. Yellow range - you should have a plan with your regular physician. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7 yrs weight is 36 and height is 4 feet. I notice a slight enlargement of breast worried for early puberty.

My daughter is 7 yrs weight is 36 and height is 4 feet. I notice a slight enlargement of breast worried for early puberty.

Doubt it: The measurements you give: 7yr; 36kg; 4 ft. Come out showing a girl located at the 97% for weight & 50% for height giving a body mass index of almost 22 which places her in the obese category.Excess fat cells will end up in the tissues surrounding the breast & it is often mistaken for breast development. ...Read more

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My kid seems to be walking funny, is this a normal symptom of chickenpox?

My kid seems to be walking funny, is this a normal symptom of chickenpox?

Could Be: Ataxia or poorly balanced walking is a rare symptom of chicken pox. Was your child immunized? Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Intermittent fever for a month. Comes at night, the highest it generally reached is 99.4. 97.7-98.7 is my normal range. CBC, thyroid, and mono neg. ?

Intermittent fever for a month. Comes at night, the highest it generally reached is 99.4. 97.7-98.7 is my normal range. CBC, thyroid, and mono neg. ?

Need more info: Technically, this is still not a fever. However if this happens every night and and is associated with night sweats,I would be more concerned about infections such as Tb or Lymphoma(particularly Hodgkins), or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Son is 8 months, never runs a temp, but thetop of his head always feels extremely warm! much warmer than the rest of him, is this a cause to b concern?

Son is 8 months, never runs a temp, but thetop of his head always feels extremely warm! much warmer than the rest of him, is this a cause to b concern?

Take Temperature: Aloha, we all release heat from the tops of our head and our feet. You check for fever by feeling his forehead with the back of your hand. If it feels very warm then get a thermometer and check his temperature. If this is normal then no need for concern. ...Read more

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My 41 year old daughter is in the hospital with a Hgb of 2.1. Her most prominent indication of this was very poor brain function...is this possible?

My 41 year old daughter is in the hospital with a Hgb of 2.1.  Her most prominent indication of this was very poor brain function...is this possible?

Extreme anemia: Wow! That's an extraordinarily low hemoglobin level; she may be lucky to be alive. Such extreme anemia certainly could cause altered mental function and other neurological symptoms, but so could the thing(s) that might cause the anemia, like blood loss, iron or folate (folic acid) deficiency, etc, etc. Discuss with her doctor(s). Good luck to her. ...Read more

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68 yr old runs 2 miles a day. Is it normal to have a pulse of 45 after waking in the AM?

68 yr old runs 2 miles a day. Is it normal to have a pulse of 45 after waking in the AM?

Can be normal: That you run 2 miles/day daily suggests that you are in a conditioned state. Heart rates less than 60 bpm are often seen in indivduals who exercise regularly bc their heart is in good shape so to speak. When you awaken, you have been sleeping, your heart rate is low bc you are not exercising, so your heart is smartly working less. As long as your pulse increases when you exercise, no need to worry ...Read more

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Feeling a sense of heaviness and mild cramping. 9 weeks pregnant. No other issues. Is my baby ok in there? A little worried. U/s at 8 wks normal hr176

Feeling a sense of heaviness and mild cramping. 9 weeks pregnant. No other issues. Is my baby ok in there? A little worried. U/s at 8 wks normal hr176

Follow up visit: We can not make any determination from this information. The ultrasound last week is highly encouraging. Cramping is a fairly common complaint in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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14 month old son has a fever and consistently drooling. Molars may be coming in but the fever stay at 101 regardless of the medicine. Is this normal?

14 month old son has a fever and consistently drooling.  Molars may be coming in but the fever stay at 101 regardless of the medicine.  Is this normal?

Other symptoms?: Fever itself is never an evil "symptom." it is a sign of an infection that if fully vaccinated-may be a virus germ that will improve with"comfort" care and support. Numbers on a thermometer are not as important as associated symptoms/comfort and severity/duration. You may watch and wait for your toddler-offer meds if he tolerates/needs it. Follow up with your pediatrician if things worsen. ...Read more

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My wife is 3 weeks pregnant and has had a couple of episodes of rapid onset constipation with cold sweat, painful stool, dizziness. Is this normal?

My wife is 3 weeks pregnant and has had a couple of episodes of rapid onset constipation with cold sweat, painful stool, dizziness. Is this normal?

No: She needs to see her ob, she needs an evaluation, , and will most likely need a good stool softener, dizzyness and the cold sweatsare not normal , constipation without her other symptoms can be during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Mom has had ft dementia for a 3+ years. Suddenly had a very slow gait with noticeable fatigue this am. Is this a sign that the disease is progressing?

Mom has had ft dementia for a 3+ years. Suddenly had a very slow gait with noticeable fatigue this am. Is this a sign that the disease is progressing?

TIA?: Your mother's dementia could be progressing, but sudden changes in her gait and fatigue sound more like a TIA (if it dissipates soon) or other vascular event (if it does not). A doctor need to see & examine her today, to evaluate what's going on with her. ...Read more

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Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Doubt thyroid: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. A tender thyroid suggests DeQuervain's but burning / paresthesias less so. Look for some other cause of your illness. I believe we've met before -- Remember Sjogren's and Hashimoto's as causes of CNS vasculitis / myelin loss. Good luck on continuing workup. ...Read more

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

A condition in which the arch of the foot is collapsed and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more