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I am writing from mongolia?

I am writing from mongolia?

Hello, Mongolia: You are welcome to send in a question. We are answering from the United States. Use american medication names if your question relates to medications. ...Read more

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If my back is a little slanted can I still have kids in the future? It's been hurting for 2 months now can you help ?

If my back is a little slanted can I still have kids in the future? It's been hurting for 2 months now can you help ?

? Scoliosis: I am not sure what a slanted back means but it could be scoliosis or you may have a leg length discrepancy. Be reviewed and discuss your reproductive concerns with him/her. They should be able to give you an opinion. All the best. ...Read more

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When will the mongolian patch disappear?

Never: A mongolian patch may fade but will remain from birth to death. ...Read more

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What's a mongolian spot?

What's a mongolian spot?

Common in newborns: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darker skinned persons, such as those who are of asian, east indian, and african descent. They can be mistaken for bruises. They often fade with time and are usually gone by late the teen years. They cause no complications and do not need treatment. ...Read more

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How can I fade a mongolian spot?

How can I fade a mongolian spot?

Be patient: Mongolian spots fade by themselves over the years. If they are deep and dark at birth it may take until the teen years(as it did in my son's case, who looked like somebody had poured a bottle of blue ink on his back at birth!). Just don't pay attention to it and don't make the child be self-conscious about it. If it is a highly visible place, i suppose you can apply some cover up cream... ...Read more

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My penis is slanted why is it so?

My penis is slanted why is it so?

If you drink water: With high levels of iron in it your penis can act as a compass and attempt to point to the north -- not really. Seriously though, there are uncommon disorders in which the penis may develop a bend in the shaft, requiring treatment. I can't tell you what is going on with your penis, but if concerned check w/your doctor and see if you need a referral to a urologist, . ...Read more

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What are mongolian spots and where?

What are mongolian spots and where?

See below:: Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and can be small or large. They are caused by some pigment that didn't make it to the top layer when baby's skin was being formed. They are harmless and usually fade away by school age. They are commonly located on trunk/extremities. ...Read more

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Will my baby’s mongolian spot go away?

Will my baby’s mongolian spot go away?

Usually: Mongolian spots, or slate grey patches, are a concentrated area of melanocytes (the cells that give your skin its pigment). Over time those cells spread out and the slate grey patch gets lighter as the baby's over all skin tone gets darker. Most slate grey patches are gone by the time the child is in preschool, though for some people they never completely disappear. ...Read more

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