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My 3yr old is going through a stage of bitin & scrappin. Is this normal? She bites her cousin and scraps her and her nana what shud I do?
Discipline: Unfortunately this falls to you to correct. You are the parent and you have to be willing to discipline your child. They will only learn correct behavior when bad behavior is not tolerated. I am sure some of your girl friends have some ideas on how they succeeded in teaching their children or using discipline to teach. You are the parent. ...Read more
My 2yo Son is "humping". I've only noticed him doing it on the floor or his bed, but was told he did it to his Nana recently. Is this normal?
I have a14 months old he says mama Dada Nana he started saying out and has stopped should I be worried or has he just moved on from that word for now?
Don't worry, act now: Acquiring words & communicating are different. Regression in Expressive Language warrants prompt evaluation. Call your state Early Intervention Program for assessment AND fill out developmental screens on firstsigns. Org to show your pediatrician for referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician. If he has Autistic Spectrum Disorder, starting therapy now proffers the very best outcome. ...Read more
I messed up my last question and had my nana selected I'm 18 and my periods keeps getting later and later why is this?
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
My nana keeps getting these bright red swolle bites on her that look like mosquito bites but there's no puncture marks. What else could they be from?
There are a lot of different causes for a rash on the skin. They can be allergic or immunologic (including internal and external antigens), infectious (parasites, bacteria, viral, fungal), benign and malignant tumors (including lymphoma and leukemia), physical causes (irritant, thermal, etc.)
she will need to see a dermatologist to have the rash properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Very involved: It is a very big deal to donate a lung to someone. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard of a living lung donor. It's a big surgery, and you could lose more than half your lung function. Usually, lungs come from deceased donors. It's a noble thought, but I'm not sure the transplant surgeon would do that. Good luck to your nana. ...Read more
Hi there. This is a mole that my nana had checked by a dr yesterday...she told her not to worry about it...is this right to say?
Probably OK: Moles are extremely common and numerous on many people. Very few are ever malignant and these usually have identifiable characteristics. If your nana's Dr. Felt it was something not to worry about, then that is probably true. Just watch it and see if it changes over the next 1/2 year. ...Read more
Inpatient x 1-2 days: Most hip replacements are still done as inpatient surgery that allows for early/immediate postoperative rehabilitation to allow the more healthy surgical patient get up and move and even perform early assisted ambulation to help alleviate or decrease the risk of postoperative complications (clots, respiratory issues, etc.) A follow-on rehabilitation facility can provide therapy before going home. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my nana is having hip replacement surgery. What can she expect before and after?
Expectations: Before surgery, the goal is to optimize hip strength and ROM and also optimize medical health, so a medical doctor is usually involved preop. Typically no eating after midnight before surgery, and sometimes a skin prep is given to the patient as well. After surgery you can expect to undergo a full program of rehab/therapy, which will be done either at home or in an inpatient setting. ...Read more
My nana is getting a operation tomorrow because top part of heart beats faster than bottom, what is this?
I am 5 days late. Have not had sex but have been under a lot of family stress due to my nana being in the hospital could I be late because of that?
It's possible.: Many factors can change a woman's cycle. Stress, significant weight loss or gain, a cycle where your ovary does not release an egg normally, or pregnancy can all cause delayed or absent periods. If your cycles do not return to normal in 2-3 months, and you have a negative pregnancy test, please see your primary doctor or ob/gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more
My nana has had MS for about 20 years now and she keeps getting shingles this is her 3rd time! She cries because of the pain. Any treatment options?
Shingles: We now have a shingles vaccine, which can help prevent further episodes, and in this case, would strongly recommend. The pain can be managed with Lyrica (pregabalin). Unlikely that the shingles has any relationship to her MS, but would be wise for her to be taking a medication to stabilize the MS also. ...Read more
If having nana endolimax is dangerous for early pregnancy? And what's the best treatment u recommend?
Ok so what I wanna know is how the doctor know that my nanas encephalitis isn't contagious when they don't know the type or what caused it?
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain can be viral, autoimmune, bacterial. I am guessing that they have done studies on nana and have not found a cause yet. That will rule out the contagious causes like viruses and bacteria. They will be searching for other causes now like autoimmune or vitamin deficiencies for example.
I wish you well. ...Read more
My 85 year old nana just got put on dialysis. Due to hypertension. Why does she retain so much water afterwards? Is there anything we can do?
Sodium: Tell the nephrologist that nana is retaining water, he may ask that she have a fluid restriction, ask him or her if nana is getting too much sodium at dialysis, this could make her thirsty and drink a lot. Make sure that she follows the sodium restriction recommended by her doctor. If nana is still making urine a water pill may be helpful in preventing fluid accumulation. ...Read more
My nana has a massive brain bleed on the left side of her brain. They will not operate or give her any medications besides pain medications. She is 90?
Comfort care: Yes, at any age massive brain hemorrhage is deadly tragic kind of stroke (CVA). There is much damage to brain done to operate and in your nanna's age 90! Bless her heart but all she nedds to be pain free, not feeling that she cant breath. Comfort care is a protocol in such cases. She will pass without any discomfort. Family can spent ladt moment at her side. ...Read more
After my nana 89 has had bore hole surgery, for hematoma she not drinking and hasn't been before this, on IV fluids why she not drinking thanks?
This can happen: After a brain injury of any type. It is common to see this along with other deficits and this needs to be paid close attention. It can very quickly lead to dehydration, kidney damage, utis. If she does not respond to cues, may need to consider a g tube for long term nutrition and hydration needs. I hope this helps and best of luck...And thank you for caring for her during this time of need! ...Read more
I went on a trip with my 83 yr old nana this week and I noticed that she's started talking/whispering to herself at a furious pace especially at night?
Hopefully: Older patients who have pulmonary scarring (called fibrosis) may have a hard time fighting an infection in the lung like pnemonia. It depends on how far the fibrosis has progressed, if they smoke and also the germ causing the pneumonia. Talking to the doctor is the best way to start to find out how mild or serious the problem is. Needing oxygen to breathe can be a sign things are getting worse. ...Read more
Last Thursday my nana was taken to hospital for chf. Discharged Sunday. Monday taken in by EMS still there. Why so long?? 74 w CHF. And COPD
See Below: Your nana has two chronic and somewhat dangerous medical problems. Treating them can be very tricky. Sometimes if they are acting up severely, a longer stay in the hospital is necessary to treat them. The best thing to do is ask the doctors taking care of her, as they will have the most up to date information, and can best tell you what is going on. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How do I figure out what caused my eating disorder? I think it could be due to the passing of my grandma/my nana having terminal lung cancer?
I am sorry to: Hear about your grandmother. It is hard to deal with death of a loved 1 at any age, but at 16 it is really tough. When we mourn, we often lose our appetite which is why most religions include food during wakes. U don't say how long it has been since your grandmother passed away, but if U have developed an eating disorder, talk 2 your parents & get professional help. ...Read more
Ha stool test done, results endolimax nana trophozoites, entamoeba hartmanni trophozoites. What is that meant? Where could I got that bacteria?
Amoeba: These are not bacteria but rather amoeba that are found in the intestines of various animals, including the species e. Nana found in humans. Originally thought to be non-pathogenic, studies suggest it can cause intermittent or chronic diarrhea. You most likely acquired this from unsanitary water. ...Read more
My nana & my great aunt had breast cancer and another great aunt had ovarian cancer. What are the chances of me getting cancer in my life?
Here are some...: Sorry to hear your family history of breast and ovarian cancers, which suggests the trend of inheritance that could not be altered; so, do something-healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession-that is within our control, and stop waste time to worry about those beyond what we can do. For detail, read article in http://formefirst. Com/MustReadNotes. Html & others in the selected category. ...Read more
Is secondary cancer always terminal? My nana's breast cancer has spread to her liver...how long does she have to live?
Not good, but...: Nowadays, the advent of chemotherapy & the understanding of the cancer with specific cell types have brought much more good news to the cancer affected patients including breast cancer although, of course, metastatic cancer worsens the longevity. For your nana, it would be more logical to direct this Q to her medical oncologist who knows more her individual conditions than anyone online. ...Read more
Where did I get endolimax nana cyst? I was told I have it present from a stool culture. Is it the cause of my gnawing sensation and abdominal pain?
This parasite is harmless. You did not state where you live, however, somewhere you ate some food contaminated by human fecal matter that had cysts of this parasite and now you have some worms. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/nonpathprotozoa/ ...Read more
I'm 17 weeks pregnant and live with my Nana who is now in ICU for meningitis the doc said she's not contagious but they don't even know wat caused it?
Sad situation.: I am sorry to hear of this. Is there a specific question that we can help you with? ...Read more
Is endolimax nana cyst the cause of my stomach pains? Found out I have endolimax nana cyst in a stool test. How can I get rid of these pains
Endolimax nana is not always a trouble maker. However, if you are having persistent symptoms, you may benefit from a treatment to get rid of the endolimax. It is important that you get seen and have your situation completely evaluated to determine the best treatment of your situation. ...Read more
Found out that I had endolimax nana cyst present from a stool test. Is it the cause of my stomach discomfort? How to get rid of it?
Found out from a stool test that I have endolimax nana cyst. How can I treat it? Plus, I have joint pains like rheumatoid arthritis what do I do?
I'm 17 weeks pregnant my nana has meningitis her doc. Say she's not contagious but after seeing her I had low grade fever headache and backpain?
Call OB doc.: Call your OB doc right away and see what is best for you to do. ...Read more