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What Happens If My Infant Does Not Pass A Hearing Test
Further testing: The screening of newborns for hearing loss is one of the great public health triumphs in the last 10 years. The screening tests used have some shortcomings that occasionally require additional testing in order to accurately define the hearing levels in young infants and children. Defining the hearing levels is important and can have enormous implications for speech and language development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs rescreening: Universal hearing screening is offered in many states to help identify children with hearing loss.Screening tests are often simple and inexpensive alowing a tech to screen thousands of babies to find the few that need more reliable (& more expensive) tests. Many that fail test one will pass the same test 2wks later. I've cared for hundreds that failed screening, only 2 with true deafness in 30yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DNA test for what?: There are ways to test the DNA of a fetus, e.g., amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sampling, and lately by examining fetal DNA in maternal circulation. All of these are technically difficult and involved procedures that are not an issue for a do it yourself process. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
What happens if I have hearing aid but do not use it anymore can I join if I pass the test at meps?
Maybe if MOS permits: You *have* to report prior use of hearing aid. Prior use is disqualifying by regulation, so you (and a doctor's medical documentation) have to explain why you had it, and why you don't need it anymore. Passing the audiometry testing with an H1 or H2 will assist with a waiver for prior use as long as your MOS allows an H2. Special forces, diving & avionics won't accommodate an H2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby breathing: We essentially help the baby breathe, even intubate if we need to and assist with breathing. ...Read more
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Yes: If your child is not developing their verbal skills at the expected age, they should absolutely have their hearing tested. Even though most infants have their hearing tested at birth, these tests are not 100%, and a normal test at birth does not eliminate the possibility of hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm just wondering, if you pass a home drug test with the first morning pee does that mean my system is clean?
Generally yes: The first pee is most concentrated from overnight so if would be likely to show something. ...Read more
What happens if someone has been constipated for a week. What can they do? Will this hurt their health?
Constipation: Not having bowel movements for prolonged period of time can be hazardous to your health. Normal bowel habits from 2 times a day to 2 bowel movements a week. Not having bowel movements for a week called obstipation can cause fecal impaction inflammation of rectum and or colonic dilatation and possible rupture of colon. One must take necessary action( see a doctor) for bowel regimen and/or enema. ...Read more
If I don't see a reaction when I use a stool blood test card, how can tell if the test is negative or if it's defective?
Ask your physician: After you collect the sample, you must send it back to your physician. There is a solution that is placed on the back of the card to make the color change happen. A small blue circle (control) will appear at the bottom of the test area. If this is the only color change present on the card, the test is negative and valid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy Testing: No. Not as long as it is after you have missed a period. ...Read more
If I have a small bleed while I'm 7 weeks pregnant does that mean imma lose my baby or is there a way to help heal it so I can save my baby?
Not to worry: 25% of all pregnancies are going to have bleeding at some point in the pregnancy. Most commonly spotting is not a sign of a miscarriage. Bleeding as you would during a menstrual cycle, filling up the pad, can be a worry some sign. Call your doctor and schedule an ultrasound just to make sure the baby is okay. But from what you're saying, I think everything is going to be fine. ...Read more
No guarantees: Amniocentesis can detect many abnormalities, depending on what you are looking for. Most commonly it will identify the chromosomal makeup of the fetus and measure alpha-fetoprotein (afp). Abnormal chromosomes are found in down syndrome, and high AFP may indicate spina bifida. Even a normal amnio can never guarantee a normal baby as there are conditions that it cannot identify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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