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Is Strongly Prefers One Parent A Symptom Of Normal 09 Mo
If a person is weighing 55kg and his age is 24 yearold, is it ok? Does any symptom of mal nutrition is presence? Pls. Help
How tall?: It you are otherwise healthy, do not worry about being underweight. Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; limit foods with saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one alcoholic drink a day; exercise about 30 minutes/day for maintaining good health. ...Read more
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
Would a 2 y.O a with a severe metabolic disorder show symptoms usually by that age? He had newborn screening normal and genetic testic that normal.
The EEG report of my 4 months baby boy is
"non-specific asymmetric finding in drowsy state. However, other activities are normal.
Is it ok?
Talk to neuro: Eeg results are inscrutable. From the sounds of it, it doesn't sound very impressive, but truthfully, the neurologist will make better sense of this. Whether this is something to pay attention to, or just a normal sleepy variant, your neurologist will give you a definitive answer. ...Read more
For a girl 12 years old a high level of TSH 5.5 and normal T4 . Could she has a Thyroid problems or not? Or what that means?
Can be normal: usually tsh 0.4-4.0 normal can except up to tsh of 10 before treatment , could be side effects of meds or transient hormonal adjustment , if family his tory of thyroid or any giotor or thyroid lumps or night sweats of weight loss or dry brittle hair or feels weak/cold see endocrinologist other wise reapt in 2-3 months to see if stable ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When the cag repeat of an allele is 44, what is the age range a high stressed person is likely to start showing symptoms from huntington's disease?
Huntington's disease: Between age 35 to 45 years. 5 to6 % of cases may start at age 21 years of age, some patients in their 50's. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a high ANA result with speckiling and homogenous pattern, but normal ESR (6). Is it imminent that this is an autommune disorder?
See below: No, not necessarily. 20to 30% of patients can have a false positive ANA where there is no autoimmune. Without knowing what context this was drawn in---i.E your symtpoms, history, and other labs, it is difficult to give a complete answer, except to say to see a rheumatologist in order to have this reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My female child's age is 1 year 11 months. Her hemoglobin range is 9.2. Had a test of electrophoresis. The report says beta thalassemia. What to do?
Trait or?: It is important to know if this is beta thalassemia trait or disease. With a hb of 9.2 it is likely the trait which does not require treatment. Ask her doctor if it this is trait or disease. This can be determined from the electrophoresis if it is the disease she need to be followed by a good pediatric hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is TSH 7.14 high for a male 57 year old and has diabetes. What is the range for TSH in a male of this age group.
TSH in 57 M: You say you are a F of 44. You are not to ask questions here about another person. Please have him ask it. Anyway you should always ask the lab that did the test what is the normal range as different labs may use different assay methods and "normals" can vary between labs. ...Read more
My 22 month daughter has been diagnosed with iron deficiency. Her iron level is 26 with a range of 50-170. Ferritin level is at 59 ng/ml with a range of 5-100 and TIBC is 398 mcg/dl with a range of 250-450. My concern is could she have chronic illness
Bleed vs diet: serum iron does not reflect the body's total iron stores. Ferritin is by far more important. The serum iron is useful for calculating the percentage of saturation of iron in the iron binding capacity (transferrin level). In your daughter's age group it usually is from inadequate iron in diet. However, chronic bleeding into the G.I. tract must be excluded by testing stool for blood. ...Read more
Is LDH value of 469, when upper limit in my lab is 480, an indicative of any disease like lymphoma? Or if it's still within lab norm, it's OK?
In 14th week of pregnancy rubella IgG antibodies is 52.10 . Is normal or needs some attention? My baby is affected or not?
Rubella IGG: This is good news. It means that you had rubella, aka german measles, in the past and are now immune to it and so cannot fall sick with it during your pregnancy. This is important since getting rubella while pregnant is dangerous for the growing baby. Best wishes for a very healthy baby. ...Read more
My 18 mo son has a hemoglobin level of 10.8. What is a healthy level for this age? Is supplementation necessary?
A little low...: His hemoglobin level should be about 12, so he is a little low. The most common reason for a low red blood cell level in this age is iron deficiency. Getting a toddler to eat foods rich in iron (green leafy vegetables, red meat, beans, lentils) can be a little challenging, but it is important for his development. Also limiting milk intake can help. Talk with his health provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My respiratory rate is 18 and HS CRP is 6.8. Is this indicative of a cardiac issue or is it a sign of an infection?
Neither: A respiratory rate if 18 is not impressive unless there are more significant symptoms. The CRP value may be normal depending on the test used to measure it ...Read more
If GAD-7 result is 12 which is above the cutoff for moderate anxiety one most likely has GAD or not?
It's likely: Obviously a brief self-report measure can't confirm a diagnosis, but the GAD-7 matches up pretty well with the criteria for GAD. ...Read more
Is a fever of 103.5 axillary normal for an 11 month old who is teething, has fecal odor to breath, clear nasal drainage, and other wise playful?
Teething & Fever: Fevers, diarrhea, rashes and all sort of things have been attributed to teething, but no scientific evidence exists that teething causes anything other than pain and discomfort. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Your pediatrician can help you sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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