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My mother has clammy hands. What does this mean?

My mother has clammy hands. What does this mean?

Clammy hands: Sweaty palms can be completely normal, the product of stress or worry. When they are constantly clammy, regardless of situation, weather or stress level, it may be due to hyperhidrosis. This condition is one of overactive nerve impulses causing sweaty palms, soles and underarms. It can be very isolating, and many people never get diagnosed. If it concerns her, have her see her dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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My baby always has really cold hands is this normal? 

My baby always has really cold hands is this normal? 

Depends: Babies, like adults, can have cold extremities simply because of the environment. Cyanosis, or a blueish color, to the fingers or hands can be a little more concerning - though not always. I wouldn't be too concerned unless there is consistent cyanosis or a curious change/decrease in finger/hand movement. Use mittens and if you're really concerned, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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My father has neuropathy. What does this mean?

My father has neuropathy. What does this mean?

Nerve problems: Neuropathy is a generic term for nerve problems. It can be from a lot of different things. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of neuropathy. Diabetes can get a form of neuropapthy, commonly in the hands in feet. ...Read more

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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

Inflammed vessels: Angiitis means inflammation of blood vessels. This also fits into the category of vaculitis. The size pf the inflammed vessel is improtant of deciding therapy. The dianosi can be made by a biopsy - or at times by dye injected into bloods vessels and seeing the x-ray pattrn. The type of angiitis determines the therapy. This can be a very serious illness at times or a not so serious illness. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

Newborn response: The obvious answer is that they are cold, but if they are very young, under 3-4 months, they are likely having a moro reflex, a primitive muscle reflex where moving them a little bit or jostling them causes the arms, legs, or jaw to "quiver" as if they are shivering. Older children shiver in an effort to raise temperature, such as when generating a fever, so if they are shivering, monitor temp. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

Hormone surges: During pregnancy the part of the brain called the hypothalamus is working "overtime" to send messages to the rest of the body to produce the necessary large quantity of hormones needed for the pregnancy. This secretion is "pulsed" and not sent in a continuous manner. The hypothalamus is notably also responsible for "temperature regulation", thus "chills & goosebumps", if no infection present. ...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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My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: "heat rash" is one of those generic terms that people use when they don't know what is going on. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when my boyfriend fingers me and there is blood?

Please explain what does it mean when my boyfriend fingers me and there is blood?

Time to trim nails: If you only spot after your boyfriend fingers you, then it's time he trimmed his fingernails and was a bit less aggressive. Then go see your Family Doc or GYN to be sure there's nothing coincidental going on that could be true cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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My 10 days old newborn has blue lips. What does this mean?

My 10 days old newborn has blue lips. What does this mean?

Urgent evaluation: Blue lips may be due to low oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (blood) and may be a sign of central nervous system, cardiac, pulmonary or blood disorder. This should urgently be evaluated by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Are you sure : she seeing things? If she is consistently, get her eyes checked and take her to a psychiatrist. If she is seeing ghosts/energetic forms, take her to a psychologist who is trained in the supernatural/spiritual like myself. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my hands and feet tingle?

What exactly does it mean if my hands and feet tingle?

Could be : Nerve impingement, could be from vitamin deficiency or systemic disease like diabetes.....Have it checked out before it gets worse, . ...Read more

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What does it mean about blood circulation if my hands are always tingling?

What does it mean about blood circulation if my hands are always tingling?

Likely neuropathy: Tingling in the hands has a large differential diagnosis meaning that many different things can cause it. Some are benign and a few are more serious. Best to review your entire history and be examined by a doctor. A good internal medicine, family practicioner, or neurologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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My mom is always angry. Does this mean that something is wrong with her mentally?

My mom is always angry. Does this mean that something is wrong with her mentally?

Not sure: Not necessarily, but possibly. Some people with depression, bipolar disorder, and some personality disorders are very irritable and get angry easily. Sometimes people with chronic pain are that way too. If you're noticing a change in your mother, encourage her to see her physician and figure out what's going on. Chances are she's not happy either, and might like the chance to feel better. ...Read more

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I have cerebral palsy and my hands and feet sweat sometimes what does this mean?

I have cerebral palsy and my hands and feet sweat sometimes what does this mean?

Autonomic dysfunctio: Your body's nervous system is sending mixed signals to the skin that cause unwanted responses, such as sweating. If these symptoms are uncomfortable, they can be controlled with medication ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son was hyperventilating?

What does it mean if my son was hyperventilating?

Breathing fast: Ususlly this is a sign of pani anxiety with rapid heart rate as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have poor circulation in my hands?

What does it mean if I have poor circulation in my hands?

Multiple reasons. : You may have raynaud's disease or raynaud phenomena. Check with your pcp or cardiologist. ...Read more