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Doctor insights on: Pro And Cons Of A Child Being Adopted

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Can this be munchausen by proxy syndrome? If a child who is 14 1/2 years old whos doctor says she is in excellent health both physically and mentally with the mother and custody change and now father says in his custody the child is stress, depress, bulim

Can this be munchausen by proxy syndrome? If a child who is 14 1/2 years old whos doctor says she is in excellent health both physically and mentally with the mother and custody change and now father says in his custody the child is stress, depress, bulim

As : As I have reviewed questions that are posted, it looks like there are a number of questions from bothell, wa with the same theme. If you are the author, it is clear that you are feeling very worried and upset by the situation. Child custody situations can become very messy. One parent may accuse the other parent of misdeeds and vice versa. Frankly, it is very difficult to make a diagnosis of munchausen by proxy. In this condition which is not-common, the issues usually center on a medical condition or conditions. On the other hand, it is quite common in the context of child custody battles for parents to make accusations about bad parenting. I recommend that you speak with your lawyer about how best to approach this complicated issue since you feel that the jdge and the counselor do not understand the situation. ...Read more

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Whats the longterm health implications for a child born with an extra digit on both hands?

Whats the longterm health implications for a child born with an extra digit on both hands?

Depends on variables: Most extra digits are poorly formed&attached by a thin stalk.These are often removed @ birth with no consequence.Occasionally we see completely formed extra fingers, usually on the pinky side & these are usually left alone. Other than being a curiosity, they function as normal fingers.The genetics are usually autosomal dominant but can skip several generations & express differently when seen. ...Read more

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Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a 15 year old being pregnant and giving birth, vs. A 25 year old?

What are the risks of a 15 year old being pregnant and giving birth, vs. A 25 year old?

A smaller pelvis: A 15 year old generally is still developing the space between her pelvic bones for adequate vaginal delviery. That pelvic "widening" is most often complete by age 16 of development and therefore there are fewer c/s's in adult women. The other main risk at 15 is poor nutrition resulting in more intra uterine growth retarded(iugr) babies. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved with a pec implant surgery? My husband (who is 32) has expressed the desire for pec implants, and while i would love for him to look a little brawnier, his health and his safety are the most important things. How safe are pec i

What are the risks involved with a pec implant surgery? My husband (who is 32) has expressed the desire for pec implants, and while i would love for him to look a little brawnier, his health and his safety are the most important things. How safe are pec i

Bleeding /Infection: The risks of any invasive surgery include the risks of bleeding and infection at the surgical site. These would be the biggest risks. Also there is the risk of anesthesia to consider, though this is generally thought to be less than that of the surgery itself. Please contact the surgeon to fully explain the risks of surgery. ...Read more

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How long should a mother breast feed her child for? Speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

How long should a mother breast feed her child for? Speaking in a sense of reaping cognitive and physiologocal benefits from.

Nutrition vs nurture: Basic nutritional benefits are proven up to 8 mo with some drop off as kids start other feeds. Some kids need the nurturing comforting feature longer than others. If the kid doesn't want to wean it is obvious.If the kid has to be chased down to start a feed s/he is probably ready to wean. ...Read more

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Is a child who has mood swings and a bad attitude likely to stay that way grow out of by the end of his teen years?

Is a child who has mood swings and a bad attitude likely to stay that way grow out of by the end of his teen years?

Make it a phase: This could be a passing phase or it could be a more chronic pattern that is forming or has already formed. Make sure they are getting a good amount of attention for the things they are doing right but also make sure the right rules and consequences are in place. Talk with your child's counselor or doctor to make sure you set the right balance. ...Read more

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What are the Benefits and cons of daily use of Flora baby probiotics for a 2 year old? It claims immune support is that true?

What are the Benefits and cons of daily use of Flora baby probiotics for a 2 year old? It claims immune support is that true?

Claims are forbidden: The FDA strictly forbids advertisement of dietary supplements with 'claims' of any sort. Probiotics are generally considered to be safe and beneficial for overall GI health, but be wary of any product that claims to cure or prevent disease. ...Read more

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In your experience as a health expert. What have you learned are the pros and cons of drinking coffee ?

In your experience as a health expert. What have you learned are the pros and cons of drinking coffee ?

Conflicting studies: There have been many research studies on the health effects of coffee with very conflicting results- some find it may be harmful, others find benefits. I believe large amounts of coffee are likely harmful but 1-2 cups a day is probably safe. People react variably but if you enjoy it use in moderation. See http://www.Slate.Com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2011/07/caf_or_nay.Html. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of working a physically demanding job?

What are the pros and cons of working a physically demanding job?

It: Will keep you strong physically, with a good diet it will allow you to do things others cant. Must be careful to respect your limits and understand how to protect yourself beyond bones and joints. ...Read more

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Is there any case of a pregnant women who suffers by pneumonia with hypoprotinemea and survive with healthy child?

Is there any case of a pregnant women who suffers by pneumonia with hypoprotinemea and survive with healthy child?

Certainly: the pneumonia should be treated with antibiotics that will treat the pneumonia and be safe for baby. The hypoproteinemia also treated with baby in mind. ...Read more

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Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. I know the benef

Are there benefits for mother breastfeeding adopted child? My husband and i are wanting to adopt an infant, and i was told by a lactation consultant that i could begin re-lactating by a series of steps needing to take place before hand. 

I know the benef

Bonding, : I've assisted adoptive mom lactate; all felt it enhanced bonding. Adoptive moms who lactate don't usually have an adequate breast milk supply and will need to supplement with formula, which can be given via a supplemental nutrition device taped to mom's nipple, so baby receives breast milk and formula simultaneously. May reduce breast cancer, in post partum-wgt loss, shrink uterus. Congrats! ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a hip replacement for someone whose 17 years old?

What are the pros and cons of a hip replacement for someone whose 17 years old?

Ask the surgeon: Usually at 17 years of age you do not need a replacement. If you have a diagnosis which requires a hip replacement such as after a non healing or mal healing hip fracture, or a congenital deformity plus you are having significant pain limiting your function then having a hip replacement may make sense The cons are that you will need surgery again several times during your life and there are risk ...Read more

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What are the effects of playing with liquid mercury as a child many years ago, on my adult life now?

What are the effects of playing with liquid mercury as a child many years ago, on my adult life now?

Negligable: Mercury exists is several states. Elemental ( as is the liquid), mercury salts (in pesticides, intiseptics, medicinals) and organic forms (in soil water & a contaminant of fish). The elemental form you played with is very poorly absorbed by the body and is excreted in the urine. Half the amount absorbed is gone in 60 days.By now, any you absorbed thru play is gone. Ingested organic mercury is difft. ...Read more

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Producing girl or a boy is just a co incidence right? Based on. Your luck and will of God?

Producing girl or a boy is just a co incidence right? Based on. Your luck and will of God?

For believers...: For believers, luck and every coincidence is the will of God. For nonbelievers, luck and every coincidence is just luck or a coincidence. Since we and our planet Earth are such miniscule specks in the vast universe, we should let nature do what it does, be it a boy or a girl... unless we are trying to prevent an abnormal mutation or bad birth defect that only affects one's boys or one's girls. ...Read more