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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

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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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Oximeter is giving a reading of 92 with a pulse of 103 for a 3 year old that has asthma while asleep after xopenex (levalbuterol). Is this normal?Is oxygen too low?

Oximeter is giving a reading of 92 with a pulse of 103 for a 3 year old that has asthma while asleep after xopenex (levalbuterol).  Is this normal?Is oxygen too low?

See below: A pulse ox of 92% indicates a moderate asthma attack. Pulse is normal. More importantly is wether or not your child is responding to treatment. Proper treatment can prevent the attack from becoming severe with a pulse ox <90%. You want to prevent that. CALL YOUR PEDIATRICIAN FOR ADVICE. If unable to reach he/she have your child evaluated in ER/EC ...Read more

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Is a fever of 99.3 for a 3 month old, too high?

Is a fever of 99.3 for a 3 month old, too high?

Not necessarily.: Gold standard is a rectal temperature of 100.4 or greater for the definition of "fever" in infants. Fever is merely a symptom and sometimes time will determine how the thermostat of your infant will behave-better/worse. 99.3 could be a normal variation or a sign of an illness. Other symptoms associated to it will remain important: intake, output-wet/dirty diapers, could sx's, behavior, sleep. ...Read more

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How is complicated grief defined? Lost mom to brain cancer abt 9 yrs ago & still have occasional sad times as a result. Is that a normal response?

How is complicated grief defined? Lost mom to brain cancer abt 9 yrs ago & still have  occasional sad times as a result. Is that a normal response?

Sounds normal: This is pathological if and only if you find yourself unable to function because of your sorrow. If the latter is the case, a short course of cognitive-behavioral therapy or similar insight-type therapy may be in order. Since you recognize this may be problematic, you have insight and motivation, and your prognosis would be good. ...Read more

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Is feeling a heart flutter 4 or 5 times a day unusal and is it a sign of a problem?

Is feeling a heart flutter 4 or 5 times a day unusal and is it a sign of a problem?

Can be a problem : I see you are in Lisinopril and metropolol for htn. I will recommend an ekg, holter monitor and even a stress test to see the response of exercise to your heart. See a physician. ...Read more

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Why is there a 50% chance of a woman with Down syndrome producing a normal baby?

Why is there a 50% chance of a woman with Down syndrome producing a normal baby?

Laws of genetics: When a woman with Down's Syndrome forms gametes (unfertilized eggs), all the chromosomes except #21 will split evenly. Since Down's Syndrome means three copies of chromosome 21 (by dehfinition), the chromosome cannot split "evenly" - half will have 1 copy (normal); the other half will have 2 copies (Down's syndrome carrier). These will pair with 1 copy (usually) of Chromosome 21 from the father. ...Read more

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Is a neurogenic fever normal after a head injury and is it dangerous 4 days after comes and goes prob not?

Is a neurogenic fever normal after a head injury and is it dangerous 4 days after comes and goes prob not?

Neurogenic fever: Neurogenic fever is never normal and is usually seen in severe traumatic injury when the hypothalamus is not functioning properly ...Read more

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Hi, my 4 months baby has a tempreature of 34.9°C, is this normal?

Hi,  my 4 months baby has a tempreature of 34.9°C, is this normal?

Very abnormal: Normal temperature can vary between 36.5 to 37.5 Celcius through the day but both high and low temperatures may be a sign of infection or other serious problems. If you took the temperature in an accurate way and it is as low as you mention, take your baby to see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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If I have a TSH level of 2.59 but a T4 level of 0.96 is that still normal? My doctor said I'm within all normal ranges. My FT3 is 4.2

If I have a TSH level of 2.59 but a T4 level of 0.96 is that still normal? My doctor said I'm within all normal ranges. My FT3 is 4.2

Thyroid Tests: The T4 is in teh low normal range. However the TSH and T3 (liothyronine) seem to be fine. I usually look for antibodies to the thyroid and also symptoms to interpret thyroid normalcy. Classic medicine is only about TSH and T4. So if you have symptoms more may need to be done. ...Read more

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Is peak flow always an indicator of how bad your asthma is? Mine is in normal range but my breathing feels shallow. Congestion maybe?

Is peak flow always an indicator of how bad your asthma is? Mine is in normal range but my breathing feels shallow. Congestion maybe?

Usually: Peak flow is a good indicator of how much "obstruction" there is in your large airways, caused by inflammation. Normal means your asthma is well-controlled. I would need to know what you mean by "shallow" breathing. Your doctor can listen to your lungs to make sure air is adequately penetrating all the lung fields, and to listen for wheezes, and to look for other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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8th day of yellow, thick secretions. 7yo trachee. 99.7 is temp hi.Lung sounds a bit diminished of normal but not 'severe'. 6hr nebs. How long b4 go in?

8th day of yellow, thick secretions. 7yo trachee. 99.7 is temp hi.Lung sounds a bit diminished of normal but not 'severe'. 6hr nebs. How long b4 go in?

Thick secretions: See your doctor if there is no improvement in the next24 hours. It is possible your child may have developed pneumonia. ...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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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