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Is it normal for a child of two years of age to only pee twice a day?

Is it normal for a child of two years of age to only pee twice a day?

Yes: At 2, i expect a kid to void at least every 6-8 hours. Less than that suggests dehydration. If checking diapers, it is often hard to tell from moisture due to the special absorbent crystals woven into the fabric. We weigh diapers to check for voids. You can often dectect smaller voids by laying a square of toilet tissue over the area.It will dissolve a little with any void. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for reasonably healthy 28 yr old girl w no past high readings to test prehypertensive 3 days in row? Is it sign of major health concern?

Is it unusual for reasonably healthy 28 yr old girl w no past high readings to test prehypertensive 3 days in row? Is it sign of major health concern?

Not unusual!: Make sure it is the right cuff size. Stress is a factor. Eating habit is another. Eating salty foods can contribute to the problem. Please call and make appointment with your PCP. ...Read more

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I have a underweight child of about three and half months and is weighing only about 4kgs and at present he is having a fever of 1degree c. Wt to do?

I have a underweight child of about three and half months and is weighing only about 4kgs and at present he is having a fever of 1degree c. Wt to do?

Rapid exam: There are many reasons why babies fail to gain weight and your baby need a prompt assessment. The fever is also worrisome and may contribute to the underlying cause. I am unsure of your babies birth history but the safest route is to a children's hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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A 4 month old's hemoglobinopathy test is indeterminate. Mother is fa and father is aa ( both normal). Is the baby atrisk?

A 4 month old's hemoglobinopathy test is indeterminate. Mother is fa and father is aa ( both normal). Is the baby atrisk?

Not likely: This is a bit unusual. In a condition known as hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (hpfe) there is an elevated amount of fetal hemoglobin present. This is reported as af, as there is always more HGB a than f present, unless you have thalassemia trait as well. If mom is not anemic, shouldn't be a problem. Not sure what testing was done to demonstrate that dad is aa rather than a/thal though. ...Read more

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Is anorexia the complete abscence of food? Is a person who eats one small meal a day still considered anorexic?

Is anorexia the complete abscence of food? Is a person who eats one small meal a day still considered anorexic?

Anorexia definition: Anorexia is loss of appetite for food. Anorexia nervosa is a an eating disorder that is serious and often difficult to treat. Someone who has a loss of appetite can be referred to as anorexic. An overweight person eating a small meal a day to lose weight is not "anorexic". ...Read more

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A relative is five months pregnant but hardly showing. Is this predictive of an smaller persona down the line?

A relative is five months pregnant but hardly showing. Is this predictive of an smaller persona down the line?

No: No. It could depend on her body habitus. Is she obese? Are her dates correct? Does her sonogram show her dates are correct and the fetus is growing properly? Does she smoke? Se should see her doctor is she is really concerned. ...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 hour a day of high intensity exercise for 7 days a week the correct amount for a 20 year old female?

Is a hour a day of high intensity exercise for 7 days a week the correct amount for a 20 year old female?

Correct ??: If you enjoy it it is fine.Some actually do more, most a lot less. At 20 you are still building the body you need to keep you going and feeling good when your 90.Go for it. ...Read more

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How many aphthouses in a year or in a month is not a problem and not concerning? One or two each month is ok?

How many aphthouses in a year or in a month is not a problem and not concerning? One or two each month is ok?

Aphthi: Aphthous ulcers come and go - some have one in a lifetime and others have them daily. Sometimes associated with underlying disease but not often. Good oral hygiene and consideration of a "magic mouthwash" that may contain a combo of steroids / Benadryl (diphenhydramine) / kaopectate / antibiotic / anesthetic / etc. May also use oragel. ...Read more

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Is 1/4 ltr milk is digestable for a man in a one day ?

Is 1/4 ltr milk is digestable for a man in  a one day ?

Got milk?: 0.25 of a liter is the same as 250 ml, or approximately 1.06 cups of milk. It is very small amount unless lactose intolerance (means that the body cannot easily digest milk). ...Read more

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I have a 7 week old baby, one of his pupils is bigger than the other is there a reason for this?

I have a 7 week old baby, one of his pupils is bigger than the other is there a reason for this?

Have it checked: Could be physiologic anisocoria (born that way), but should also have other medical conditions ruled out and the pupil formally measured to quantify size difference and to check reactivity in light and dark. ...Read more

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Lead level 7 is that bad for a two year kld boy?

Lead level 7 is that bad for a two year kld boy?

Lead level: It depends how the level was determined.If your child's hands werent washed, the results could be misleading. As long as the level is less than ten, he is ok. ...Read more

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What is considered a highly positive dsdna? Mine is 18 with a normal range of less than 9.

What is considered a highly positive dsdna?  Mine is 18 with a normal range of less than 9.

Not the number only: A titer of 1:18 for ds dna is elevated, and is often associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. However, it is the trend in value that is more significant than a single one-time read. So in 6 months, if it is 1:36, that would be more of an indication that the disease is progressing or non-responsive to treatment. ...Read more

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Is hiccups 2+ times a day normal for a 15 month old boy? He has food interolerances, is a very fussy eater but is tracking to the 5th percentile.

Is hiccups 2+ times a day normal for a 15 month old boy? He has food interolerances, is a very fussy eater but is tracking to the 5th percentile.

Hiccups: Hiccups are normal with eating too much, drinking too much or swallowing too much air. Confused since it sounds like he is a "fussy eater" but he is also growing well into the upper percentiles although i think you have your percentiles wrong. If he is only 5th percentile, then he needs to see a food allergy specialist and/or dietitian. ...Read more

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What is considered a healthy, typical BPM of the human heart for a 13 yr old boy?

What is considered a healthy, typical BPM of the human heart for a 13 yr old boy?

Heart rate: Resting heart rate for a normal is 60-80bpm, with exercise we target heart rate to age and physical status. ...Read more

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My son is a 35.3 week born and is a month old now.At an average how much ml of expressed breast milk should he be fed daily?

My son is a 35.3 week born and is a month old now.At an average how much ml of expressed breast milk should he be fed daily?

Depends on weight: Caloric requirements depend on the weight of the infant. At this age he normally would require about 2.3 oz per pound or 5 oz per kilogram to achieve normal growth of an ounce a day. ...Read more

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Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?

Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?

Blood sugars.: A blood sugar of 115 three hours after a meal can be completely normal. I wouldn't worry about it at all unless you are experiencing symptoms consistent with low blood sugar. Good luck. ...Read more

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