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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has pyloric stenosis?

Unusual but...: Also occurs in girls. Only one significant difference will be that the offspring from an affected girl has 25 percent chance to develop pyloric stenosis. ...Read more

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Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

A condition in which the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. It happens usually between two to eight weeks of age. ...Read more


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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has congenital heart defects?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has congenital heart defects?

Depends: Congenital heart disease covers a wide range from life-threatening to benign. Start with your pediatrician, who can refer you to a pediatric cardiologist, who can make the right diagnosis, and advise you about prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has cerebral palsy?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has cerebral palsy?

Difficulty Moving: Cerbral palsy is caused by injury to the areas of the brain that control movement. It can range from a child with weakness in one arm to someone who cannot control there arms or legs. A child may require equipment to walk or be wheelchair bound. It may be accompanied by mental retardation. Typical causes include injury before or after birth, prematurity or asphyxiation. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has atrioventricular septal defect?

Congenital defect: Also known as an av canal, it is a type of congenital heart defect. There is a an ASD and vsd together creating a defect (hole) in the center of the heart. There is also one common av valve , rather than 2 distinct valves (mitral and tricuspid valves). It is commonly but not necessarily associated with down syndrome. Surgical repair is required in infancy. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has atrioventricular septal defect?

AV canal: Atrioventricular canal is a very complex congenital endocardial cushion defect that consist of a primum atrial septal defect and a av canal type of ventricular septal defect. May be associated with a cleft mitral valve. Surgical repair is the treatment. The timing will depend on severity of shunting, the presence or absence of a concomitant right ventricular outflow obstruction and other factors. ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has foodborne illness?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a boy has foodborne illness?

Disease from food: A food-borne illness is any illness that is "caught" from eating a food. Examples include serious illnesses like botulism and certain e. Coli. Infections to relatively minor illnesses such as diarrhea from food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my heart has a "gallop"?

Heart physiology: A gallop is an extra heart sound triggered either by early ventricular filling of a volume overloaded ventricle (s3), or by late atrial filling during atrial contraction into a noncompliant ventricle (s4). ...Read more

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My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has norwalk virus infections?

My mind is racing. What does it mean if a girl has norwalk virus infections?

She'll get better: Norwalk virus is a cause of self-limited non-inflammatory diarrhea. If someone has persistent symptoms or multiple infections you may want to look carefully for another cause. ...Read more

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When a boy has bowel control, what does it mean?

When a boy has bowel control, what does it mean?

Hope this answers it: The physiology of bowel control is complex, involving coordination of reflexive & voluntary muscle response, nerves of local & central origin including those that control sensory & motor function of colon, rectum, & anal canal. Loss of bowel control requires complex evaluation. Patient's age, medications, co-medical & neurologic problems, mental competency, exposures & risks, & diet all factor in. ...Read more

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My wife squirts what I think is pee when she has an orgasm. What does this mean? And and is it heathy or normal?

My wife squirts what I think is pee when she has an orgasm. What does this mean? And and is it heathy or normal?

Normal: This occurs in some women and is often known as female ejaculation. It is a harmless and healthy phenomenon, although it has only been seriously studied scientifically for about the last decade. What is in the liquid is still not entirely known, although it does not appear to be urine or at least entirely urine and is thought to be secreted by glands surrounding the urethra rather than the bladder. ...Read more

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I am a 31 yr old woman and my BUN/Creatinine ratio is 6. this is low,is it something to worry about. what does it mean ?

I am a 31 yr old woman and my BUN/Creatinine  ratio is 6. this is low,is it something to worry about. what does it mean ?

Do not worry: A low ratio is nothing to worry about as long as your creatinine is below 1.0. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more

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When a boy has asthma, what does it mean?

When a boy has asthma, what does it mean?

Trouble breathing: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause trouble breathing and significantly impact one's life. Those with asthma need a thorough evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of asthma, identify triggers of asthma and present a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My mother has renal impairment which is the s.creatin =2. What does this mean? What can she do for it?

My mother has renal impairment which is the s.creatin =2. What does this mean? What can she do for it?

See a nephrologist: Blood pressure control, Low protein diet, avoid NSAIDs expect aspirin for cardio protection, weight loss if over weight, Low fat diet to control cholesterol and see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son was born with transient aml?

What does it mean if my son was born with transient aml?

In Down Syndrome...: Children with trisomy 21 (down syndrome) can develop something called transient myeloproliferative disorder (tmd). It is on the spectrum of aml, but it can spontaneously regress. Other times, it may either require low dose chemotherapy if it is affecting organ function (liver), or it can develop into full blown aml, requiring intensive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son has a degenerative rib?

What does it mean if my son has a degenerative rib?

May have arthritis: In the center of aged human rib cartilage, a yellowing degenerative zone is seen, while in a circular peripheral region the tissue remains unchanged. ...Read more

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My grandma has a stomach aneurysm. She is 81 dr does not want to remove it. What will this basically mean for her? Is it just going to rupture?

My grandma has a stomach aneurysm. She is 81 dr does not want to remove it. What will this basically mean for her? Is it just going to rupture?

Bring her here...: Possible, depending in size and location.......a repair can be done by placing agrft by cath ( angiogram type ). It does not involve surgery... ...Read more

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What does it mean when after a 2d echocardiogram that says normal heart and then says artoic vavle is leaking?

What does it mean when after a 2d echocardiogram  that says normal heart and then says artoic vavle is leaking?

2 different things: "normal heart) likely refers to the function of your left ventricle (the main pumping chamber of the heart). Leaking aortic valve means some of the blood ejected from your heart is leaking back into the heart instead of going forward to the rest of your body. This is not always a significant problem however. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

What does a low hemoglobin level mean? I was told that my 3 year old sons hemoglobin is low because he drinks to much milk. Is this true or is something else wrong. And if so what would it possible be?

Blood loss vs iron: Kids who consume more than 24-30 oz of milk/day can experience tiny amounts of blood loss thru the intestine due to irritation caused by the cow milk protein on the gut wall. Smaller amounts or boiled milk , don't seem to cause this problem. Blood loss, paired with the kids avoidance of other iron containing foods leads to low hemoglobin production & anemia.Other causes are also possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

What does it mean if my newborn has TTN and a pneumothorax?

TTN and PTX: TTN is transient tachypnea of the newborn. It typically will resolve with time and usually requires only supportive care. Some infants may be born with retained fluid in their lungs and natural mechanisms to balance fluids are in place. The pneumothorax or collapsed lung, may be due to delivery and pressure on the baby's chest. The treatment depends upon the extent of the pneumothorax. ...Read more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with diffuse esophageal spasm. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with diffuse esophageal spasm. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

DES can be bad: Des is a motility disorder of esophageal function. The muscles of the esophagus forcibly tighten, typically unpredictably, resulting in severe chest pain. Distinguish this from situational esophageal spasm, "nutcracker esophagus", & of course non-esophageal causes of chest pain. She needs her gastroenterologist's advice about rx's to minimize attacks, where to go/ what to take when pain develops. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more