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Meconium : Meconium is the poo you make in the womb but are not supposed to empty until after birth. It represents bile/swallowed hair & skin cells etc & is very sticky. If you poo before birth, usually due to stress, the stuff can circulate in the bag of waters. If that material gets into your lungs before, during or after labor it can cause lung disease. CF kids have poo that's too sticky & won't pass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Not having a belly 12 weeks is very common. Everyone's body is different and is dependent on if you have had a baby already, your weight and general physical condition. I find that many women are worried because of other people's comments. Such as " are you sure you are 3 months, you look small". If there is a concern about your size at any time, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not where I look: If you are a suspected user in my state, I am required to investigate. Although blood and urine can show drug traces from recent use, the first stools are more revealing.The meconium, which begins to form after 12 weeks into the pregnancy will hold trace evidence of any drug exposure for months.You are better of never taking a hit, and or never coming under suspicion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifted furniture recently. Right back, 4" above waist. Radiates on rt side to 3"
above naval, slightly short of being above naval. Muscles?
CBCs past 3 yrs show steady increase of iron, serum. Now outside normal range. Abdominal discomfort left side under bottom ribs. Hemochromatosis? Or?
Probably not: But hemochromatosis is fairly common, so the best thing to do is ask your PCP to check liver enzymes if you are experiencing abdominal pain, nausea, or lack of appetite. if the liver tests are abnormal, then imaging by way of an ultrasound may be indicated. If they are normal, it may be best to monitor your labs and symptoms over time ...Read more
Lower Back Pain, difficulty inhaling air, and large protrusion just below ribcage?
I have a very large, solid protrusion that extends from just abov
Very normal: This is a very common finding in newborns! ...Read more
Pain in under below lower left ribs above the abdomen since 2 mnnts which comes n goes most of the time.Go for a ct, MRI or sonography?Any blood test?
Probably : Constipation. The only organ tucked under those ribs that you would feel in the front is the spleen which would be felt on physical exam. The colon is there too and if you are constipated caused pain there. To be constipated you can go everyday but poops are usually not like bananas but round, hard, and cause straining. If you have it try miralax(store brand ok) ;eat4fruits, 5 veggies8 waters a d. ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant. Is it possible that i felt my baby move about 3 inches towards my belly, from the lowest part of my rib cage?
Eco/level 2 ultrasound revealed thick umbilical cord small amount of fluid around baby's heart. Is this normal? or cause for worry? 1st pregnancy
Consult G.Y.N.doctor: YourU/S revealing thick umbilical cord and small amount of fluid around baby heart is not normal ,but may be it is going go away (fluid) .Subsequent U/S may show some change in fluid around heart .Persuming there is no other abnormality seen on U/S ,Wish every thing is going to be normal ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ketones level 10 and trace blood in urine, undiagnosed rt upper abdomen pain for 9 months, any significance?
Fetal position: Could me patient is in pain, and assumes that positon in attempt to get comfortable. Could mean patient cancer is very advanced, patient is cachetic (lost lots of weight), and muscle on the elbow, knees, hips beging to contract in flexion position due to inmobility. If advanced, terminal phase is there, talk to oncologist for palliative care (comfort care) to avoid suffering. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dwn syndrome infant part of colon removed, heart problem, recurrent fluid build up around right lung, right diaphram flattened, can't breathe on back?
Upper right ab pain under top right rib meets muscle. Normal CT w/ contrast, u/s, CBC, urine tests. Mostly when sitting/standing/deep breath. Ideas?
Being in the 95th centile for normal but upper limit of amniotic fluid. This concerning? 33 weeks measuring 22cm.
Worth following: The upper limit of normal is still normal, however it is worth following up to make sure in a few weeks the fluid volume has not increased. In at least 1/3 of cases we cannot figure out what causes the fluid volume to be high. ...Read more
Flank pain...: Your pain could be coming from the spine, however, other possibilities to consider based on the location of your pain (the 'flank'): kidney infection, kidney stone, abdominal aortic aneurysm, even diverticulitis or appendicitis. Another often overlooked source of 'flank pain' is caused by irritation of the quadratus lumborum muscle. Your physician can help diagnose your problem. ...Read more
Should be normal: For someone with cystic fibrosis who has known pancreatic insufficiency, treatment with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy should lead to normalization of stool consistency & frequency. For untreated patients, CF related malabsorption causes bulky, frothy, oily, exceptionally foul smelling stools that are more frequent and loose/watery (diarrhea-like). There is no characteristic color in CF pts. ...Read more