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Will my childs pediatrician talk to me without my daughter present?

Will my childs pediatrician talk to me without my daughter present?

Yes: That should always be an option, although time may become an issue in some practices. Of course, it's important to recognize that as your daughter enters adolescence, your pediatrician may also start having to talk to your daughter without you present. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is pesticide overdose?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is pesticide overdose?

Pesticides: "a pesticide poisoning occurs when chemicals intended to control a pest affect humans, wildlife, or bees. There are 3 types. The 1st of the 3 is a single, short-term very high-level of exposure which can be experienced by individuals who commit suicide, as well as pesticide formulators. Manufactures and handlers have chronic high-level exposure. Others are exposed by plants with residue on them. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is congenital cataract?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is congenital cataract?

Born with it: A congenital cataract is a potentially serious condition when an infant is born with one or both eyes having a cloudy lens. We try to surgically treat these quickly to give the infant the best chance of developping normal vision. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Hereditary bleeding: Is an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding due to abnormal blood vessels called arteriovenous malformations (avms) in several areas of the body. If they are on the skin, they are called telangiectasias. The abnormal blood vessels can also develop in the brain, lungs, liver, intestines, or other areas. Symptoms include:frequent nosebleeds in children, etc. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is cerebral palsy?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is cerebral palsy?

Please see below.: Cerebral palsy (CP) is actually a group of disorders where there is a problem with development of movement and posture; this limits activity. It's attributed to disturbances that occurred in the brain of a developing fetus or infant. Changes in sensation, intelligence, speech, behavior and/or a seizure disorder may accompany the abnormalities of muscle function. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is atrial septal defect?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is atrial septal defect?

Defect in a wall: ASD is a hole or window that allows blood to cross between the right atrium (containing oxygen poor blood on its way to the lungs) and the left atrium (containing oxygen rich blood after passing through the lungs, headed for distant organs). Shush! This is privileged information for your eyes only! ...Read more

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My 8y/o son wakes up in the middle of night telling me he cannot sleep because he keeps hearing voices. He also self talks a lot longer and more frequent recently. Is this just a normal developmental stage or should I call his pediatrician about it?

My 8y/o son wakes up in the middle of night telling me he cannot sleep because he keeps hearing voices. He also self talks a lot longer and more frequent recently. Is this just a normal developmental stage or should I call his pediatrician about it?

It is atypical. See: His pediatrician for referral to a child psychiatrist & a child psychologist for evaluation & treatment. DO NOT question him; let mental health professionals differentiate obsessions from hallucinations & anxiety from psychosis. Take in a written history of onset, frequency & duration of his symptoms, relation to your Colo-rectal cancer surgery & a 3- generation family mental health history. ...Read more

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Recently 2 days back our pediatrics during 4 month wellness child checkup, found that our boy's left testicle is very small. Dr ordered ultrasound and the report was "Left Testicle Atrophic". He just talked over phone gave us this news. Our life is comple

Recently 2 days back our pediatrics during 4 month wellness child checkup, found that our boy's left testicle is very small. Dr ordered ultrasound and the report was "Left Testicle Atrophic". He just talked over phone gave us this news. Our life is comple

Atrophic Testicle: This will have no clinical significance. Sometimes there is an intra utero torsion (ie. The testicle gets twisted during development). Many men are born with one testicle and they go on to have a normal life and children. Sperm production is completely normal in the other testicle. Hope this helps. :) ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is IgA deficiency?

Immunodeficiency: Iga immunodeficiency is the most common form of immunodeficiency. Iga is a blood product that is found in the mucous that lines our noses, sinuses and other areas of our body. It can be considered a first line of defense. Generally these patients do very well but can have recurrent sinus infections and can dev other immunodef. Iga def pt are a risk for bad rxn to blood products. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a free room where I can talk to a suicide prevention helpline online?

Help! Need to know if there's a free room where I can talk to a suicide prevention helpline online?

I don't know about a: Room but here is a free helpline that you can call 24/7: phone: 1-800-suicide // 1-800-784-2433** also: 1-800-273-talk // 1-800-273-8255** take care. ...Read more

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Can I get consultation online to talk about my hormone? Bioidentical

Can I get consultation online to talk about my hormone? Bioidentical

Try HealthTap PRIME: Consultations are through PRIME, our premium service. Remember... it is not a good idea to take anything with hormonal effects that is not an FDA approved drug, because non-approved drugs may or may not have correct ingredients nor pure ingredients, and the advertised effects may or may not occur in humans, plus the side effects are usually uncertain and unadvertised. ...Read more

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Why are so many people talking about eating gluten free? Is this a fad?

Why are so many people talking about eating gluten free? Is this a fad?

Probably not a fad: About 1% of population develop a disease called celiac-sprue from gluten and many more have gluten sensitivity. However, if you have neither of these problems, it is fine to eat gluten despite the hyperbole spreading about it. Although many sources of gluten contain genetically modified gluten, there is no good evidence that it causes long term problems for those without sensitivity or celiac dx. ...Read more

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I want to talk to a doctor online. What are the benefits of a service like HealthTap?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www. Healthtap. Com. ...Read more

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Is there anyone I can talk to online when I need someone to talk to?

Is there anyone I can talk to online when I need someone to talk to?

Always: I'm not exactly clear what the basis of your questions is, but assuming the worst, there is always someone to talk to if you are in crisis. There is a good crisis chat resource www. Imalive. Org who always have volunteers standing by to help you. Another 24 hour resource is Crisis Call Center at 800-273-8255. If this is what you are asking, please seek help as soon as possible or call 911. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are free suicide hotlines or websites I can talk to someone?

National #: You can call 1-800-273-8255 from anywhere in the us for assistance if feeling suicidal. ...Read more

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Why do I have trouble talking in a group when I do fine online?

Why do I have trouble talking in a group when I do fine online?

Cyber-Connection: Speaking to a group of individuals ranks as one the most anxiety producing situations for anyone. Online there is a protective layer due to something I call "cyber-connection protection". There can be less spontaneity in a cyber-connection. Online your feedback may be limited or non-existent. Both factors would lead to fewer troubles when talking to an online versus a live group. ...Read more

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Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

Are there any official online tests for ADHD from gov or pediatrics websites?

No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...Read more

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I need to talk to a psychiatric please, you said its free and now it says I have to pay if I want to talk to a dr : (if u r really true, please help?

I need to talk to a psychiatric please, you said its free and now it says I have to pay if I want to talk to a dr : (if u r really true, please help?

This BASIC is free: This is HealthTap BASIC, where you post free questions and get free answers, from U.S. doctors. HealthTap BASIC provides information, not medical care, and not conversations with doctors. Try the "premium" services (PRIME or CONCIERGE) where you can have private virtual consultations with doctors. For psychiatry, CONCIERGE would the best choice (PRIME is mainly for basic medical care issues). ...Read more

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Can you tell me any good suicide prevention online hotline where I can talk to someone/?

Can you tell me any good suicide prevention online hotline where I can talk to someone/?

Yes: You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety when I used to presnt in front of puplic. What can I do to relive this anxiety and feel free to talk?

I have an anxiety when I used to presnt in front of puplic. What can I do to relive this anxiety and feel free to talk?

Work Your Way Up: Imagine different types of audiences to present to - audiences you think likely to judge your performance (a) very critically; (b) somewhat critically; (c) neutrally; (d) somewhat uncritically; and (e) very uncritically. Give presentations to each type of audience, working your way up from the least to the most critical. Once you feel comfortable with one type, graduate to the next type. ...Read more

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I won I free trial in my birthday it won't end until 2/5/2015 but unfortunately I cannot talk to a doctor I don't know why help please?

I won I free trial in my birthday it won't end until 2/5/2015 but unfortunately I cannot talk to a doctor I don't know why help please?

Free PRIME trial?: If you have a free trial, and want to know why you can't talk to a doctor, just go to PRIME and talk to a doctor. Take this free opportunity to ask the doctor why it might be that you can't talk to a doctor. The PRIME doctor will give you an answer. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself... said a famous president. ...Read more