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Poor Feeding Symptoms
Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.
Tracheal Retractions: I am unsure of the age of this patient but there is a newborn diagnosis of tracheomalacia or weakness of the tracheal cartilage that causes these symptoms. This is generally resolved by the age of 1. It is important to ensure the baby is feeding well and thriving. It is often more prominent when the baby is on his/her back and when the baby is crying. Follow this along with your doctor. ...Read more
9 week old. Tracheal retractions, subcostal retractions, noisy breathing, poor feeding - can this be normal? O2 sat is fine but working to be there.
PEG Tube: A peg tube is used to deliver nutrition directly into the stomach bypassing the usual entry of nutrients through the mouth. You will need to know about some care issues related to the tube and some signs of complications. You should be supported by a registered dietician and the physician that placed the tube. ...Read more
What is gastroparesis? And its symptoms? I've heard that some pppl have to go on a feeding tube for it, is it that bad?
PoorStomachEmptying: Gastroparesis is a functional disorder of the stomach which causes the stomach to empty poorly. This leads to painful distention of the stomach and vomiting of undigested food. Initial rx is with medication. If this is unsuccessful, a nerve stimulator can be implanted in the stomach wall. If this fails, a feeding tube is (rarely) used to provide nutrition downstream from the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could hypochondriasis cause depression. Been so long on meds and all therapies..Nothing helps. Constant weird symptoms feed my del and gad. What to do?
Hard to know: It sounds like you've not found a therapist to work with/for you. It can be hard and can take awhile, but try. Step-by-step research to see what works for you. With therapeutic guidance - start from scratch - try an approach - evaluate it - stick to it or try another until you both feel it will succeed. Work on it together. 1st have a full checkup to relieve the weird medical worries. ...Read more
Toddler has had fever of 101since last night . But he has no cold symptoms at all .....Should i worry ? What should I feed him in this situation?
What artery feeds the temporal lobe and if this was involved in a stroke would it produce noticeable symptoms?
I have a blister on my nipple from poor latch. It has now gone yellow. Is it ok to continue feeding and should I treat it with anything?
Nipple blister: A nipple blister turning yellow amy mean a bacterial infection has developed. Please have your OB check it out before continuing to nurse your baby with that nipple. ...Read more
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