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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Why infant of diabetic mother can be iugr despite in other side can be macrosomia?

Different problems : During diabetes a fetus can grow too much because of the excess Insulin it produces in response to the mothers blood sugar. It can also fail to grow (iugr) due to diabetes causing a poorly functioning placenta. Both can occur. Optimal blood sugar control is the key to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Large Baby (Definition)

A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Baby of six month has hypoglycemia with hypocalcemia all investigation was normal what is wrong with him? Thank you

Needs a full eval: I would have him seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. The evaluation and interpretation of tests on this combination is complex, and the kid needs a thourough eval without an overlap of studies.Seek one through a childrens hospital or medical school. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is the probability of a child having both diabetes and hypoglycemia?

Poor control: If a kid has diabetes, they have no automatic regulation of their blood sugar with insulin, it all comes with supplementary injected insulin. Depending on meal plan and Insulin types/dose/injection site/etc. You can give too much Insulin and become hypoglycemic and too little and get hyperglycemic.It is all part of diabetic control issues. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

What are potential long term effects for someone who was diagnosed with diet induced hypoglycemia as a baby?

None.: Tricky subject. Would need to know the exact cause of the hypoglycemia as there are many causes in babies / children. In general if they were not diagnosed with a significant metabolic abnormality the prognosis is excellent. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury Dr. Chowdhury
Pediatrics
38 years in practice
University of Chittagong - Chittagong Medical College
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How can you tell if a newborn has hypoglycemia? I have hypoglycemia (it runs in family) & i want to ensure that my baby does not have it.

HYpoglycemia: In newborn hypoglycemia seen in large for gestational age (lga) babies, mother had gestational or uncontrolled diabetes; baby small for gestational age (sga), premature, postmature, delay in starting / poor feeding, vomiting, difficult labor, congenital anomalies e.g. Heart disease, metabolic diseases, etc. Simple one touch sugar test tells glucose level. If persistent, needs further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have a history of hypoglycemia, should my baby's heart rate be checked twice weekly at 32 weeks?

I have a history of hypoglycemia, should my baby's heart rate be checked twice weekly at 32 weeks?

High BS--yes, low--?: There are guidelines but no simple answers. An OB care provider who examines an entire OB and medical history plus results of blood tests and prenatal diagnosis and ultrasounds and who knows about the physical findings (weight, bp, etc.) is the best person to determine who needs fetal monitoring, when it should be started and how often it should be done. The same applies for biophysical profiles. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Does having a large baby cause health problems down the road?

Follow growth curve: Large for gestation infants can have several conditions associated such as obesity, changes in blood sugar and even underdevelopment of their lungs and other organs. Your doctor will follow the baby's growth and will determine if any further testing is needed. If your baby did not have a nicu stay, this is more often associated with a better course and fewer problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Eugene Mahmoud Dr. Mahmoud
Pediatrics - Neonatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What is the definition or description of: Large baby?

What is the definition or description of: Large baby?

Large baby: A large baby or large for gestational age baby is a baby whose weight is greater than 95% of babies born at that particular gestational age. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Herold Dr. Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Not necessarily: Second babies usually come quicker and with less problems during delivery than first babies. There are always exceptions to this though. If you have a history of a large baby and this one is smaller, your birth experience may be easier. If you are prone to making large babies and this baby is big too, there is still a chance of difficulties at birth, such as shoulder dystocia and tears. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!

Throughout pregnancy baby has measured small on ultrasound. Now 34 weeks measuring 60th percentile. Why might this be? Scared of having a large baby!

You and dad: Your baby's size is determined mostly by your and dads genetic codes and how they interact. Your baby's percentile means very little in the way of medical risk unless the percentile is at either end of the growth curve. Being 60th percentile means being right in the middle of the pack - this is good news ! I suggest you talk to your OB and ask them the same questions, it's important ! ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Khan Dr. Khan
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Broken ribs and sternum 2010. Chest pains and had clear echo. I have a large baby that weighs about 36 lbs at 16 months. Irritating injury by lifting?

Broken ribs and sternum 2010. Chest pains and had clear echo. I have a large baby that weighs about 36 lbs at 16 months. Irritating injury by lifting?

May need X-Ray: X-ray chest to check on your ribs/sternum. Baby weighing 36 pounds needs to be evaluated for excessive weight gain-not in the interest of the baby to be over weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Extra large baby teeth? A couple of the baby teeth that have erupted in our son's mouth seem too big to me. Is this something to be worried about? Should we see the dentist before the next scheduled visit? .

Extra large baby teeth? A couple of the baby teeth that have erupted in our son's mouth seem too big to me. Is this something to be worried about? Should we see the dentist before the next scheduled visit?


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Absolutely: If you're concerned, have your dentist check. Remember that back teeth are larger than front teeth, and the largest front teeth are the top middle ones. You have an obvious and real concern. Of course ask your dentist to check. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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How common is hypoglycemia?

How common is hypoglycemia?

Extremely: Because it is caused by chronic ingestgion of sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Ann Block Dr. Block
General Practice
28 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause hypoglycemia?

What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things i found that make it worse are: 1. Eating sugar 2. Not eating often enough 3. Not eating protein often enough 4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Bowers Dr. Bowers
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How does hypoglycemia start?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes. Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Ann Block Dr. Block
General Practice
28 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does hypoglycemia mean?

What does hypoglycemia mean?

Low blood sugar: Hypoglycemia another term for low blood sugar. But it doesn't mean you need more sugar. It means you need less. It means your body doesn't process sugars properly and you need less of them. ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner Dr. Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
50 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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How can you treat hypoglycemia?

How can you treat hypoglycemia?

Due to what?: Diabetics taking too much Insulin or other meds need sugar or, if they cannot take by mouth, glucagon. Many people feel they have "hypoglycemia" and some actually do. Treatment of these depends on the cause of the true hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Is hypoglycemia a true illness?

No and yes: Hi. Any diabetic taking insulin will tell you how very real hypoglycemia is. However, there is an utter nonsense self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that is not in the same universe as "true illness". There are also true hypoglycemia cases (VERY rare) due to tumors or hyperplasia of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. So if you take insulin or your pancreas makes it inappropriately, yes ...Read more

Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Macrosomia (Definition)

Macrosomia is a body that is larger ...Read more