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Likely Pregnant Daughter
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I have a healthy 22 month old daughter in dec. Had mc @9wk now 6wk pregnate what are chances of it happening with this baby?
Miscarriages: If you have an incompetent cervix you run the risk of another miscarriage. Check with your ob. ...Read more
My daughter is 36 wekks pregnet and having bad back pain and pressure on her vagina. Wbhat could this be.?
Labor pains?: Early labor pains are called braxton-hicks contractions and are normal. You should still run your situation past your obstetrician. ...Read more
My daughter has a rash on her inner thigh that is vey itchyshe has had it for sometime now she's 33 weeks pregnat so what can it be an how can we treat?
Lots of possibilitie: Simple rashes that itch can be from a variety of environmental agents (soaps, lotions, fabrics) or skin conditions, chafing etc. The best way to know is to have it examined. Sometimes a mild otc cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream can help it if it's simple irritation but persistence after a trial is worth a visit. ...Read more
Hi doc I havn had sex sins I found out I'm pregnnt my daughter is now a yr 6mths old Fri I had unprtected sex and later I noticd blood and has not stp?
U may want to: Wait a couple of weeks to see if the bleeding will stop. Trauma to the cervix or premature bleeding prior to a menstrual flow may be the reason, but you may also have some infection. If vaginal itching, odor or discharge follows, then you will need to check with your doctor to be sure you do not have an infection. ...Read more
I had my daughter 6months ago and am not for sure if am preagnent again. But why is a white creamy sticky like milk coming out of my right breast only?
Lactation: It's common for milk to still be released even six months after you have a baby. If you think you might be pregnant why not check a pregnancy test at home? ...Read more
After secound time having sex grand daughter told me she started bleeding like on period. Could this be a sign of being pregnaunt or can sex bring it?
My daughter was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. Is this likely to be a big problem for her?
Serious Matter: Bdd is usually a chronic problem related to how people view their bodies and it can be related to extreme behaviors connected to trying to make their bodies "right". This difficulty requires consistent therapy for improvement. ...Read more
If my daughter had tetralogy of fallot, is it likely that my future children will have similar problems?
If I have hemachromatosis and my daughters dad doesn't how likely is it my daughter has it to and should I have her tested at the age of 5?
Screening is: Certainly a consideration. But this is not an issue for now, and could easily be delayed until adulthood. You would not do anything with the information at this point. ...Read more
Hi I had a question is it true that a male's sibling can determine the sex of his baby? I heard that if a guy has many brothers or many sisters he would be most likely to have a son or daughter. I heard you have to share a father with the siblings though
No: It is not trueGet a more detailed answer ›
Not from you: The risks of transmission to family members of strep pyogenes from a person carrying it but with no symptoms seems to be very low (kaplan el, "the group a streptococcal upper respiratory tract carrier state: an enigma." j. Pediatr. 1980;97 (3):337). The chances of becoming a strep carrier from being a school-aged child are high enough; one estimate is over 20%. ...Read more
Not always: People with psoriasis can often have it treated effectively. There are some who have greater problems such as arthritis. It can run in families and there can be risks of other medical problems called co-morbidities. Some people have more difficult to treat psoriasis and there are new biological medications that can also help. Careful diagnosis and treatment are important. ...Read more
Yes and no: Asperger's and autism may run in some families. But not in all families with one child with the disorder. If it runs in famlies it is likely to be due a multiple factor inheritance not a single gene. In short the only way to tell is to have your daughter tested by a psychologist with expertise in this area. ...Read more
Great uncle had acute leukemia and now his daughter has it at 50 years old. Is this likely hereditary or can it be spontaneous?
Probably not: Did your great uncle had leukemia at an advanced age? Is it cll? Cll is a very common type of leukemia in old people, and no hereditary trend. On the other hand his daughter at 50 probably developed aml. If my guesses are correct, I don't see any hint of heredity. However, if the great uncle had aml, or all, and if other members of the family had cancer (breast, brain, colon etc.) then it could be. ...Read more
My daughter had itp in 2006 & then in 2009, hasn't had it again since july 2009. Is there a likely hood it will come back again?
ITP: Hard to say. It may reoccur if she gets a viral illness as trigger. ...Read more
Do children need sealants for both six year and twelve year molars? I never had sealants as a kid, was told by a friend that our daughter will probably need sealants placed on both her six year and twelve year molars. Is this likely the case? .
Good Idea: Dental sealants help reduce the risk of developing cavities on the biting surfaces of teeth. Doesn't matter how old you are, they do the same thing. ...Read more
My daughter is about 3 and a half months old and starting a week ago today she has been coughing. My dr said it is most likely a cold. Is this true?
Hard to say: Without knowing any more history and without being able to do a physical examination, neither I nor any physician would be in the position to disagree with the diagnosis given. Keep a close eye on your daughter. If it doesn't feel right for you as a mother, you can always get a second opinion. I hope this helps. ...Read more
My maternal great uncle had mds and his daughter had apl leukemia. Is my family at risk? Or was his likely environmental?
Family disease: You should consult with a medical genetic specialist to analyze your family tree and give you advice. ...Read more
My 6yr daughter had a FBC and her haemoglobin level and haematocrit are both just above normal range. How likely is it she has polycythemia Vera?
Unlikely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without the actual numbers, though it is highly unlikely that a 6 year-old has polycythemia vera. ...Read more
I had my daughter on 6/27 and I stopped bleeding on 8/6 I had unprotected sex on 8/13 And took planB 13 hours after, how likely is it that it worked?
Not necessarily: Someone can inherit the tendency toward allergic responses but not the specific allergies. There is also the contribution of her mother that may dilute the effect. I would monitor her response to things as you introduce them but not be a prisoner to the idea. ...Read more
What is the worst or worst likely case from my 2 year old daughter drinking some of her bath water?
Depends: This depends somewhat on what's in the bath water. The most I would expect would be a tummy ache if there was any problem at all. The gut tolerates a lot of peculiar jnputts pretty well. ...Read more