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My daughter Rachel was at school today when I received a phone call from the school stating that Rachel peed her pants. What can I do to help her?
Wide differential: urinary incontinence can be from many causes and more hx is needed to narrow down the differential. for ex: nocturnal seizures vs urge incontinence from an overactive bladder or from a cns lesion vs loss of inhibition of the micturition reflex from a frontal brain lesion (from either an anterior cerebral artery territory stroke, aneurysm or a space occupying lesion in the frontal micturition area) ...Read more
?????????????: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked, and there is no way to look them up. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support your question.The data above forms no coherent question. ...Read more
My son is 7 & keeps having bowel accidents in school i spoke with his teacher & this still keeps happening why?
Likely overflow: This is often along term problem.It starts with irregular stooling and then constipation.Short term measures work for a while but are stopped too soon.The kid develops an over-sized colon and becomes less effective at emptying and is unaware he is leaking. This can take years to fix and you need to discuss it with his pediatrician or a developmental peds.Regular docs may not recognize the pattern ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more
No growth last year?: If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. Otherwise, may grow a little. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is mainly based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. ...Read more
Feet: Boys get sweaty (so do girls)! When they are in their teens, the sweat produces more odor. The best things to do are 1) encourage good hygiene (daily bath or shower), 2) change socks regularly, 3) use powder in the shoes or an odor-absorbing insert, and 4)have him remove his shoes and wash his feet as soon as he gets home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bro.is.50yrs old and he has.severe pheumonia now.hes.on lung machine.since.yesterday i seen numbers.on it and.("Resp."27 )whats tthat?
Breath per minute: That is how many times the machine is helping him bring his per minute. Best wishes on improvement soon and a full recovery. ...Read more
Maybe: At 3 kids in the us qualify for the "child find" program that seeks to identify kids with developmental problems that would interfere with educational success.Parents can self refer to the special services departments of their local school system to arrange an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stammering: Stammering and stuttering in a preschooler is usually a transient speech problem, often worse during periods of stress, anxiety or excitement. Encouraging slower speech during episodes may help teach self regulation. If this pattern persists, speech therapy can help. Good luck! ...Read more
My BP is normal at home.....125/82...But whenever i goto doctor.It rises heavily...Yestrday it was 180/100 unbelievable.Done alll relaxing advice plea?
White coat: Some people have white coat hypertension, where their BP is elevated only at the dr's office. Others have labile hypertension, where BP goes extremely high sporadically throughout the day. Monitor and record your BP at home.. Next time you see the dr, bring your machine and check BP with it in the office. If the dr's reading is same as yours, the machine is accurate & you can trust the low home bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter's school sent a letter home yesterday saying that a child had pertussis at her school. Any worries?
Why do you ask?: I gather that Junior is not socializing with others or taking part in activities outside the home. I cannot tell you why this is, and being a family member doesn't guarantee understanding. In fact, he may not understand his behavior, either. You've already talked to him and he's not changing. He may be introverted, have schizophrenia, have agoraphobia, or just prefer solitude. ...Read more