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What Does I Need To Tell My Child When Older About Having Had Myelopathy
Good question: Some of the things leading to myelopathy do run in families, so letting them know about your experience is good. They may or may not be at risk, but if they experience numbness (especially hands), clumsiness or weakness (hands common again), trouble with balance when walking they should consult their doctor or a spine specialist for examination and testing if needed. ...Read more
See a OB-GYN: Tell your daughter that severe cramping is not normal and often has a cause such as endometriosis or other pelvic pathology. If that occurs, please make sure she is seen by an ob-gyn for an exam, especially if cramping is not relieved by prostaglandin otc inhibitors such a Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Merelt Educate: You certainly do not have to alarm your child but rather educate he or she. Make certain that they are followed by a rheumatoloogist and are instructed in proper exercises. ...Read more
Nothing: You do not have to worry about this being a long lasting issue. If she is able to be transitioned to whole cows milk when she is 1 then there is no longer a problem. She should be aware of it but does not indicate that she will have a residual lactose intolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have congenital heart disease, diagnosed when I was a baby now im16 I want to know what will happen?
Hard to say: CHD encompasess a number of disorders with a varied impact on the individual.Some self correct and never result in an adult problem, while others mar require a heart transplant for survival.If you do not provide enough background data to the site, answers must remain non-specific. ...Read more
When I was little, my dad had charcot-marie-tooth. My mom used to worry about it. Can you tell me if we still need to worry now that he is older?
Not sure of question: I'm a little uncertain about some aspects of the question--you said when you were "little your dad had c-m-t". Not sure if you saying he no longer has it, or he is no longer with you. It is not something that goes away, and if that has seemed to be the case, re-evaluation is in order. There are a number of different types, and seeing a neurologist familiar with the genetics of it may be useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have this rash, and well into my last trimester. please tell me how you coped with it & what you ended up having -- boy or girl?
What to do if I have a 15 yr old daughter I can't trust I don't know what to do with her shes been caught online 3 times now?
One thought: Discuss with her. Having consequences for actions can often act as a deterent. ...Read more
Depends: The condition you have is called cough syncope. As long as you supress the cough your fine. If you do pass out it's related to the vagus nerve and usually resolves quickly without permanent nuerologic sequella. However if your driving or up on a ladder and you do have an attack , the consequences could be disastrous. Pts like this need aggressive cough suppression with colds or infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had two C-section n want to have my third baby natural is that possible for me to have one.One doctor told me is not n another told me i can have it natural can u please let me know whose right on this.What about me having a midwives.
Missing info: We do not know if your pelvic structure would be suitable for a vaginal delivery; or the position you baby will be when in labor (head down, butt first or transverse). We do not know how big baby would be. If you try to do this at home or with just a midwife you are asking for a disaster. Vaginal birth after CS is sometimes possible but safe only when the team is ready to switch to CS if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can I think to get pregnant after fibroid removal surgery? My age is 31and I am really worried about child. Can anybody please help me.
What do you suggest if I am 17 yrs old and going in for spinal fusion and don't know what to expect?
Schedule appointment: I would sure make a follow up appointment to discuss this with your doctor to ensure you know the nature of the surgery, what to expect, and the likelihood of success, complications, etc. At 17, you are adult enough to take a role in decision making regarding your health care and this can only be done if you are truly informed. Make sure you have your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...Read more
When I was little, my dad had gum disease. My mom used to worry about it. Can you tell me if we still need to worry now that he is older?
Yes: Gum disease is progressive and bacterial. It causes bone loss and subsequent tooth loss. Also it is generally unpleasant as it causes a very undesirable odor in the mouth and can be very offensive to others. Also there is a concern about having bacterial disease in your system although there are differing opinions regarding the effects of periodontal disease on the rest of your body and health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I ask what happened at school, all I get is "nothing" or "okay" -- how do I get my child to talk?
Emergency parenting!: Stresses at home, school, personal or otherwise can affect emotonal and physical well being of a growing child. Understanding, listening, love, support, honest guidance at an appropriate pace, all these will enable a child to open up and talk about the ups and downs of their lives. When they do, you can guide them to choose appropriate .Give praise for all positive efforts, redirect negatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The mfm thinks my baby might have dandy walker. I really need someone to explain it to me. I am really confused.?
Brain problem: This is a brain malformation that can be quite serious. It involves extra fluid in the back of the brain. This fluid can cause pressure and impede the growth of the rest of the brain during development. Many babies may need surgery after birth to re-route the extra fluid to avoid further problems. Follow your mfm's advice for close monitoring. ...Read more
I have a scar on my chest because i had surgery at a very youna age it was this thing filled with blood my parents never tell me exactly what it is i want to know more about it maybe you can tell me something related to what am telling ypu please help?
More details: If you can provide more details such as exact location of the scar on your chest, the size and the color of it. Does it bother you in any way such as pain or itching. What age you had the operation and again a picture if available is very helpful. Thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I was little, my dad had anaphylactoid reactions. My mom used to worry about it. Can you tell me if we still need to worry now that he is older?
OK to worry.: Anaphylactoid reactions are severe reactions closely resembling anaphylaxis but where an allergic basis has not been established. It may be that anaphylactoid reactions involve IgG rather than ige antibodies & basophils rather than mast cells. But we don't really know yet. What we do know is that such reactions recur overtime when re-exposure occurs. Remain alert & keep your doctors informed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have lost my brother to christianity, I can't even have a normal conversation with him any more without losing my temper with him?
Think about it: If life's taught me anything, it's that relationships are more important than being right. If your family is from a faith that "hates" Christianity in any form, and your brother is not actively proselytizing you, then perhaps you can find roots of religious tolerance in your own faith. If your brother's trying to shove his new faith down your throat, be candid and talk about other stuff if you can ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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