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Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Yes: If they continue to suck their fingers after age 4 or 5 they can move the teeth. Thumb sucking is a bigger problem imo. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can my throat problems, ear problems, and wisdom teeth problems be related?

Can my throat problems, ear problems, and wisdom teeth problems be related?

Very common: Infected wisdom tooth may cause pain in the back part of the jaw, ear pain, sore throat or pain and swelling in the side of the face. ...Read more

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Tied tongue procedure?

Tied tongue procedure?

Frenectomy: Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that typically relieves the attachment of the bottom of the tongue to the lower jaw. Today, with the technology utilizing soft tissue lasers, this can done very comfortably with local anesthetics without any post op bleeding. ...Read more

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Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Tracheal Retractions: I am unsure of the age of this patient but there is a newborn diagnosis of tracheomalacia or weakness of the tracheal cartilage that causes these symptoms. This is generally resolved by the age of 1. It is important to ensure the baby is feeding well and thriving. It is often more prominent when the baby is on his/her back and when the baby is crying. Follow this along with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are esophagostomy feeding tubes and esophageal feeding tubes different?

I'm wondering are esophagostomy feeding tubes and esophageal feeding tubes different?

Possibly not: one meant to feed through esophagus which does not make any sense medically the other is a tube passed through the esophagus to the stomach for feeding purposes no body use that for long term now if some body had an esophageal surgery because of rupture or perforation or had complication from and esophageal surgery like a leak could end up with opening to vent the esophagus and or in stomach ...Read more

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Would anesthetics for ear tubes have caused my son's speech delays?

Would anesthetics for ear tubes have caused my son's speech delays?

Unlikely to matter: It would be much more likely that the problems leading to the tubes were more important.Any kid with recurrent ear infections was experiencing a 40% loss in speech perception for 4-6 weeks surrounding any infection.These add up to contribute to speech delay. It is one reason tubes are recommended. ...Read more

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Can my babys reflux problems ect be associated with polyhydromis in pregnancy the consultant said baby could have problems with swallowing throat ect?

Can my babys reflux problems ect be associated with polyhydromis in pregnancy the consultant said baby could have problems with swallowing throat ect?

Hard to say: The frequency of reflux activity in newborns approaches 100%, most of which never had polyhydramnios. Babies can't burp without refluxing air, and the wet stuff is just an additive.If the kid is feeding normally and growing at a normal rate, i would not worry much about the swallowing issue. ...Read more

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Hi can missing all back molars of teeth cause digestive problems i chew them swallow?

Hi can missing all back molars of teeth cause digestive problems i chew them swallow?

Absolutely. : Absolutely. Chewing is the first step in digestion. If the food is not broken down into smaller pieces and mixed with saliva then the stomach has more work to do. This means that more stomach acid is produced to break down the food. This can cause ulcers and continued stomach pains. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?

See below: Same as a postmenopausea women without tubes tied. Vaginits or vaginosis, uti, skin infections, vaginal discharge, concommitant infection with chlamydia etc etc. See you physician. Also at risk for other std's so have it checked out. ...Read more

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Having heartburn, full breast/sore, insomnia, forgetting things/clumsy...could these be symptoms of early preg? Baby removed from fallopian 4/27/15

Having heartburn, full breast/sore, insomnia, forgetting things/clumsy...could these be symptoms of early preg? Baby removed from fallopian 4/27/15

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Breastfeeding: By and large nipple piercing will not interfere with your breastfeeding as long as you remove your jewelry before feeding. Be aware that nipple piercing can sometime lead to blocked milk ducts and infection. ...Read more

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4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

Maby: Most speech and language specialists will do an oral motor exam as part of their evaluation. If the tip if the child's tongue can easily reach the sites within the mouth needed to form the letters a frenulotomy may not help. If you haven't had a speech evaluation done, i would do so. The therapist can help you decide to proceed with the procedure if they feel it would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc. ...Read more

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What issues can arise from tongue frenectomy?

Frenectomy: The most common complications are: bruising, swelling and bleeding. The typical lingual frenectomy recovery time is about 7-10 days for most people. ...Read more

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Could a palate expander cause speech problems?

Could a palate expander cause speech problems?

Temporarily: A palatal expander will sit on/near the roof of the mouth while being utilized. During that period of time the patient may have a slight difficulty enunciating certain sounds. There should be no long term problems. ...Read more

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1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...Read more

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Can women have children naturally after having their tubes tied and cut?

Can women have children naturally after having their tubes tied and cut?

Fresh eggs: From your age i assume you still have a basket full of chances.It may be technically a problem as getting tubes to work again after they were tied is not always successful. A fertility dr could help you ovulate & harvest some eggs through a laparoscope. Your husbands sperm could be added to the eggs and the resulting embryos placed into your womb. Difficult & expensive but possible. ...Read more

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Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times?Increase reflux symptoms?

Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times?Increase reflux symptoms?

YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below the tongue. These glands can swell, causing difficulty swallowing. Trying too hard to swallow can cause reflux symptoms. Get those infected teeth out! a dental problem can become a medical problem very quickly if they are not removed. ...Read more

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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Refers to challenges with breastfeeding. Can include problems with latch and milk transfer to infant. Also can include inadequate supply for a variety of reasons. Also can include breast infection- mastitis as well as ...Read more