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Normal In Children
Snoring: Snoring is generally not considered normal. It depends on the degree that the child is snoring to some extent. However, studies have shown that snoring may be more significant then previously suspected. This may indicate there are issues obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause behavioral problems, hyperactivity. Poor school performance, and other issues. You should talk to pediatrician. ...Read more
If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?
50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read more
What kind of people do NOT have normal healthy children or any children at all after 3 early miscarriages?
Recurrent Pregnancy: Loss (RPL), 3 consecutive miscarriages at < 20 wks. Gestation, makes the risk of another miscarriage ~ 31-33%, but risk depends on maternal age, previous term pregnancy or not & cause of RPL. Evaluation for genetic, endocrine, blood-clotting, infectious, immune & anatomical problems is explained on obgyn. Ucla. Edu/body. Cfm? Id=200, except Chromosomal Microarray has replaced Chromosome Analysis. ...Read more
No: It is normal for preteens and teenagers to have issues with body image and social stressors. A bulimic phase is an immediate concern and needs to be addressed. It is a cry for help and needs to be addressed quickly. ...Read more
What age is normal for children to start teething? Is there anything you can do to speed up the process?
Yes, it is not terato: Whilst it is not healthy to consume too much of any one thing in pregnancy, diet soda in moderation should not be harmful. ...Read more
Weird question. But medically relevant. Can fairly low IQ people have normal intelligence children? Not autistic/downs just lower IQ. Regularsmartkids?
Varies with cause: In some cases reduced mental function is caused by brain injury before or after pregnancy, alcohol exposure during brain development and or other issues which are not inherited. Some with low IQ's have genetic conditions that can be inherited. Down syndrome girls are fertile, and could have a normal infant (but also could produce one with Down syndrome with their expected limitations). ...Read more
Yes: Most breech babies maintain their in-utero pose for only a short while. Enjoy the easier diapering position & your pediatrician will make sure your baby has normal hips & joints before you go home. ...Read more
...my 8 years old child is always urinating in bed while sleeping, is that normal in children or is there something wrong?
See answer: Bedwetting (also called nocturnal enuresis) occurs in ~15% children age 5, ~5% children at age 10, and very uncommon after age 15. Causes include: delay in the maturation process of the bladder and nervous system; small capacity bladder; increased production of urine at night, etc. A history, physical exam, and urinalysis by your doctor followed by a discussion of treatment options is recommended ...Read more
I have a 7yr old daughter. Is it normal for children to have leg pain, it has woken her up from sleeping? Would it be considered "growing pains"?
It could be: But make sure to bring it up to your child's pediatrician. If there is any limping, fevers, chills, not wanting to put weight on one leg, swelling, redness, pain when a specific area of leg is touched, you should take it more seriously, and go see your child's doctor, . ...Read more
Is isoxsuprine HCl advisable to take during pregnancy? I am 29 weeks pregnant with twins, age 42 and have had 2 normal delivered children (age 22 & 16)
This vasodilator has: Been removed from the U. S. market by the FDA because of its unproven safety & efficacy in humans. It was listed as a Class C drug in pregnancy, with known fetal risks at least in animal studies. It is definitely contra-indicated during & immediately after labor & delivery. It should not be used while breastfeeding. Please discuss safer options with your doctor. ...Read more
Varies: The need for naps varies considerably across children, along with the overall trend of decreasing need over time. Total sleep over the day is the key. Trouble is those who fight taking naps divide broadly into those who really need one and those who don't. In general, toddlers benefit from an afternoon nap; if it's a struggle, look at ways of making it more routine and less of a battle. ...Read more
Depends on location: Taken. Skin/under-arm temps least reliable indicator. Also be aware normal is defined as average to include central 95.8% (+/- 2 SD) range of sample group judged not obviously ill; thus Not = to optimal or healthy; a quite different orientation/focus. Temp controlled by brain via local blood flow & metabolism + other factors; thus only one of many clues, never a definitive guide to best wisdom. ...Read more
2 out of 3 early MCs showed turner's & trisomy 14. No live birth, age 32. Chances of having AND not having normal children. Pls answer for both?
Needs a consult: This issue is not one we can properly answer with the data provided. Find a medical geneticist, usually a staff member of a children's hospital or medical school. They can take a proper history and review the findings of your prior MC's and do a detailed family tree including both prospective parents. What your risks are and the time frame you have to work with needs more input. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, on average: Due to their disease, sickle cell disease children are immune-compromised, and it will be easier for them to get sick. That is why preventive antibiotics, vaccines, and flu-shots are so important for them. Any fever can represent a life-threatening emergency for them, so they must be extra careful to avoid ill people, wash their hands, avoid crowds, etc. ...Read more
I have thalassemia minor (beta thalassemia) and my fiance also has traits of beta thalassemia... Can we have normal children?
Find out: Your fiance needs to be tested as well and you both need to sit down with a genetic counselor in any case. It's not just "can we have normal children? " the real question, "do we want to knowingly run the risk of 1 out of 4 of each of our children being born with a god-awful case of beta-thal major? What are our options? Are they acceptable to us? " this is a very grave matter. ...Read more
Yes: Studies in day care centers suggest the persistence of middle ear fluid for up to 3 months in the first year in patients with no symptoms. The occurrence is aggravated by smaller drainage tubes in kids heads, allergies & recurrent URI's. As they approach age 8-9 they achieve 90% of adult head size & the issue is uncommon. ...Read more
The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more
CDC site: If you go to the cdc website: www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts you can pick out one that meets your needs. ...Read more
Plasma and cells.: Red blood cells contain iron, levels go up as children get older, though highest in newborns, dropping rapidly after birth. There are white blood cells that fight infections, and platelets that are needed for blood clotting. The liquid, called plasma, carries many factors that are also needed for clotting, plus antibodies which fight infections. Almost the same for children and adults. ...Read more
For what year??: The accepted level for a blood level has changed over the years. Back when we had leaded gas and had eliminated the lead from house paint, many used 10 mcg, the level was dropped to 7 a decade or so ago and some authorities now suggest 5. It's a bit random and as a screening tool is not very different from prior levels. It does tend to stir up extra worry. ...Read more
My brother lost a testicle at very young age to torsion. He is 30 now and had normal development. Can he father children and have normal fertility.
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