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She says her stomach hurts when she pees and has complained off and on of her stomach hurting. Any ideas? She's 6.

She says her stomach hurts when she pees and has complained off and on of her stomach hurting. Any ideas? She's 6.

Urinary tract infect: Hello, Possibly Urinary tract infection, take her to doctor for Urine sample to make sure she does no have recurrent urine infections ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Bumps on arms and stomach seems to spread on stomach?

Bumps on arms and stomach seems to spread on stomach?

Bumps on skin: Interesting. And what do you want to know? You did not ask s question. Soon we will have the ability to see your bumps with a pict and that is a big help. Till then ask your team or do a video consult with one of us here and you can show us the bumps. ...Read more

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My 6 month old started sleeping on his belly at night. He woke up this morning and his eye on the side he was laying on is swollen. Is that normal if he laid on that side all night?

My 6 month old started sleeping on his belly at night. He woke up this morning and his eye on the side he was laying on is swollen. Is that normal if he laid on that side all night?

Yes: As long as the swelling goes away in a few hours, you shouldn't worry. If the swelling persists, if it is consistently on the same side, or if there is any discoloration of the skin i would recommend you see a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 6 month old baby to stomach breathe while sleeping at night? He pulls air from his stomach and onto his chest, it looks like wave

Is it normal for my 6 month old baby to stomach breathe while sleeping at night? He pulls air from his stomach and onto his chest, it looks like wave

Yes: Abdominal breathing is normal for infants; it's actually the form of breathing taught for martial arts, yoga, trained vocalists. When we take "deep, cleansing breaths" we are breathing abdominally. ...Read more

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How much tummy a 27 days old girl needs? She sleeps supervised on her tummy, makes crawling movements, raises her head, and moves it side by side.

How much tummy a 27 days old girl needs? She sleeps supervised on her tummy, makes crawling movements, raises her head, and moves it side by side.

30 min 2X day: Tummy time is designed to be a workout, so I never advise it for sleep, supervised or not, in the first 6 mo. Thirty min 2X a day will usually provide baby with the opportunity to work on upper torso strength and head raising. ...Read more

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4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

4 month old baby started rolling on stomach in sleep and is sleeping more comfortably. Will he turn head to side? Sometimes hes face down in matress.

Two issues: First, I never worry about whether a baby shifts their position at night when they have the physical ability to role. Second, since SIDS is associated with belly sleeping, I don't put them down on their belly for the first year. Yes they can turn their head, and we belly slept babies up until 1992 when the back to sleep movement began. Since then we have seen a 40% decline in SIDS ...Read more

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Myom has been complaining of her leg on her left side of her body getting really warm when she sleeps?

Myom has been complaining of her leg on her left side of her body getting really warm when she sleeps?

Warm leg: She should have her iron levels checked i.e. Ferritin levels and hemoglobin. If she is lacking in iron restless leg syndrome may be responsible for leg warmth. ...Read more

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My father is having chest pain, water on his lungs and around his heart, nausea (can not keep anything on his stomach), can't lay on back without pain?

My father is having chest pain, water on his lungs and around his heart, nausea (can not keep anything on his stomach), can't lay on back without pain?

GO TO EMERGENCY ROOM: This sounds like acute congestive heart failure, or if not, he needs an alternative diagnosis and initiation of treatment promptly. There are varying causes resulting in this symptom complex, the more worrisome being an occuring or recent heart attack resulting in low heart function. ...Read more

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My wife has been have problems her back, when she sleeps on her side sometimes her leg that is on top spasms a little what's going on ?

My wife has been have problems her back, when she sleeps on her side sometimes her leg that is on top spasms a little what's going on ?

Restless legs?: Could be restless legs. Consider getting a sleep study. There are home sleep studies that can be done for as little as 200 dollars. Consider getting a nutrient panel done. There are several companies doing micronutrient panels. Low Magnesium is commonly associated with leg movement at night. ...Read more

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When I lay my baby on her back she sometimes chokes on her spit could it be acid reflux?

When I lay my baby on her back she sometimes chokes on her spit could it be acid reflux?

Yes: In deference to another answer, positioning a young baby on their back for sleep has reduced the crib death rate in this country by 40%+ in the last 2 decades. Prone time is fine as long as baby is awake. Discuss positioning on an incline & other methods with your dr. Please do not put your baby on her belly to sleep for the first 6m. ...Read more

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My husbands stomach hurt on his leftside of his stomach and it feels like a knot he cant keep food down?

My husbands stomach hurt on his leftside of his stomach and it feels like a knot he cant keep food down?

If he can't keep: Food down, then he should seek a formal evaluation to make sure there isn't a more concerning cause of his stomach issues and to make sure that complications like dehydration aren't developing. ...Read more

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When can I start leaving my baby sleeping on her stomache?

When can I start leaving my baby sleeping on her stomache?

Depends on age: It is not clear what your infants age is, but some "tummy time" is good for development from birth...But sleeping on her back leads to a 50% decrease in sudden infant death. Some infants will begin to roll over in sleep by about 4-5 months and i advise that this is ok but i advise leaving them on back as long as possible for sleep initiation. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more