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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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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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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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Is having a temprature of 95.0 normal?

Temperature.: 95 F (35 C) is considered low. How was the temperature taken? Did the person just drink something cold? ...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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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 fasting glucose is consistently 100-115, and yet post prandial 1 hr is 160, 2 hr is 86. Last vap showed negative for metabolic syndrome. Is this a result of nighttime glycogen dump, and if so, why? And why the normal post prandial?

My fasting glucose is consistently 100-115, and yet post prandial 1 hr is 160, 2 hr is  86.  Last vap showed negative for metabolic syndrome.  Is this a result of nighttime glycogen dump, and if so, why? And why the normal post prandial?

Pre-diabetes: People with pre-diabetes/early diabetes can produce higher level of Insulin to keep bs somewhat adequate, sometimes they overshoot and can cause subsequent low blood sugar after a meal, especially if it's a high carbohydrate meals. As of now, you have impaired fasting sugar which is a form of pre-diabetes. You might need a hba1c test (blood test) to see your overall level of glucose control. ...Read more

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Is vLue of my tsh of 3.5 with 0.94 free t4 A part of normal harmonal settings after pregnancy?

Is vLue of my tsh of 3.5 with 0.94 free t4 A part of normal harmonal settings after pregnancy?

Thyroid function: Tsh is the most sensitive test to show any abnormality in thyroid function. Yours is in normal range. ...Read more

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8 weeks post op after a C5 C6 fusion is chocking and feeling like there is a lump in your throat normal?

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8 weeks post op after a C5 C6 fusion is chocking and feeling like there is a lump in your throat normal?

Please see below: Many times, cervical fusion are performed via anterior neck approach, short term swallowing problem and choking are common. See an ENT doctor for laryngeal examination to r/o vocal cord weakness. ...Read more

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I'm 23wks preg and I'm having headaches, heartrate ranges from 98-111bpm, heartburn is increased and baby is kicking is it normal? I take 2ltrs+ water

I'm 23wks preg and I'm having headaches, heartrate ranges from 98-111bpm, heartburn is increased and baby is kicking is it normal? I take 2ltrs+ water

Pregnant/ Headache: Heart rate can increase in second trimester due to increase in blood volume. Headache may be migraine ( more common first trimester) tension, stress,hormones.dehydration or foods keep a diary. Do you have ankle swelling?blurred vision? Since you are > 20 weeks check your blood pressure and urine for protein you may have pre-eclampsia. See your doctor/ ob over next 24 hours . ...Read more

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Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Can be: There is a basic process called the gastrocolic reflex.It is a wave of stimulation that sends a "move on" message to our gut after we take a volume of material into our stomach.The reflex may or may not trigger an emptying, but it is part of normal digestive action. You possibly reduce the frequency of emptying by adding some cereals or bananas to the diet.Plums/prunes/apple juice give more stools ...Read more

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Son is 9 month old and is suffering from fever since 3 days with a temperature of 100.4 he is teething. At times temperature is normal but then some t?

Son is 9 month old and is suffering from fever since 3 days with a temperature of 100.4 he is teething. At times temperature is normal but then some t?

Minimal fever: If the temperature seldom rises past this level it can certainly be teeth or a minor viral illness.As long as the kid is feeding okay and otherwise acts well you can monitor this at home. ...Read more

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I have a consistent temp of 99.1 the last two days through the day. WBC is 7.6, platelet 428, CRP 0.2. 7 weeks postpartum. Is this worrisome?

I have a consistent temp of 99.1 the last two days through the day. WBC is 7.6, platelet 428, CRP 0.2. 7 weeks postpartum. Is this worrisome?

May be not. : If no abnormal vaginal discharge or abnormal breast pain/ redness and not having chills, you are ok. Also check Urine to make sure you do not have UTI. There is no substitution of personal exam if condition gets worse ...Read more