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What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

Obesity-related ones: Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How do i know if a girl has an std? i know i can ask her but she could lie. is their any other way of checking?

How do i know if a girl has an std? i know i can ask her but she could lie. is their any other way of checking?

Life's a 2way street: The way a guy knows about a girl's STD status is exactly the same way a girl knows about a guy's STD status. That's how life works. So, just put yourself in the girl's shoes and think of all the things she would have to say and do to figure out your STD status... and then the answers to life's questions become so much clearer. ...Read more

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I'm a carrier of TB i took medication for it should I tell my sons doctor if so what will they do to him?

I'm a carrier of TB i took medication for it should I tell my sons doctor if so what will they do to him?

See below: It seems you had latent TB (tuberculosis) and received a treatment for it. Let your son's doctor know if this was a recent event. Your son may get TB skin test. ...Read more

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Hi i wanted to know if it is possible to consult a doctor that works with genetics. I am interested in someone who i know has fs fshd and i wanted to know if I have kids if there is any way to do tests ahead of time and make sure that they are not disable

Hi i wanted to know if it is possible to consult a doctor that works with genetics. I am interested in someone who i know has fs fshd and i wanted to know if I have kids if there is any way to do tests ahead of time and make sure that they are not disable

There : There are geneticists that can be counseled prior to becoming pregnant. Both you and your partner will be interviewed and based on history genetic testing for certain disease can be done. On the other hand you can wait until you are pregnant and have your doctor schedule a visit with a prenatal genetic counselors. They will be able to determine your baby's chances of having a genetic disorder or birth defect. The role of the counselor is to make sure you understand all the medical and technical information, and to help you navigate through your feelings so that you can make an informed choice if it comes to that. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has pneumonia and now our doctor is referring him to a pulmonary specialist?

What do you suggest if my husband has pneumonia and now our doctor is referring him to a pulmonary specialist?

Your doctor may: suspect the pneumonia is not typical and may want the expertise of a specialist, but that is just speculation. The only way to know for certain is to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can my child get allergy testing done if he is sick and has a fever? I need to know if I should take him to his apt this morning with a fever. Will they do the testing?

Can my child get allergy testing done if he is sick and has a fever? I need to know if I should take him to his apt this morning with a fever. Will they do the testing?

Postpone: If he is ill, then it would be best to reschedule so that he feels well at the start of testing. There is a blood test panel called a CAP allergy test which can be performed as well. The panel should be selected to include any potential triggering agent based on his history. ...Read more

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I'm taking my 14 year old to see the doctor for his check up..... I'm taking my 14year old to see his doctor for check up, i want to do a drug test because i feel he is smoking and addicted to nicotine. If he is and also smoking weed what would happened

I'm taking my 14 year old to see the doctor for his check up..... I'm taking my 14year old to see his doctor for check up, i want to do a drug test because i feel he is smoking  and addicted to nicotine. If he is and also smoking weed what would happened

Don't do it: Without your daughter's consent, in my opinion. The danger of alienating your daughter, losing her trust and poisoning the relationship between you is greater than any benefit that may occur. How about asking her, having a conversation where you express your concern about her health and well-being? You can let her doctor know about your concerns, but let them have a private conversation about it. ...Read more

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Do I need to delay my child's vaccinations if he is ill?

Do I need to delay my child's vaccinations if he is ill?

No: If your child has a serious or evolving illness, vaccinations should be delayed. There is no reason to delay vaccines during minor common illnesses like a cold or ear infection. ...Read more

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What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?

What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?

See doctor: Should see doctor. You do not want to damage kidneys. Urine culture will make sure proper organism treated. Many times in this age there are issues with reflux from the bladder to kidneys which can affect function of kidneys. Severity and number of infections also enter into workup and diagnosis. Sometimes VCUG (fluoroscopic bladder study) and ultrasound of kidneys may need to be performed. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going to an endocrine and I'm bulimic but my mom doesn't know can they find out u have an eating disorder if u are not underweight?

What to do if I am going to an endocrine and I'm bulimic but my mom doesn't know can they find out u have an eating disorder if u are not underweight?

Bulimia is a : life threatening disease which (I think you may be a minor) your parents should know about. If you are binging and purging, tell your parents and get professional help. ...Read more

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How is TB diagnosed? And how do I know if i would have it? What tests are needed to rule it out?

How is TB diagnosed? And how do I know if i would have it? What tests are needed to rule it out?

TB diagnosis: The main two tests used now are PPD (skin test) and interferon based test (blood test). Of these two, i like the latter, because the accuracy doesn't depend on the reading skills of the test reader, so it is more objective than the PPD test. If any of those turn positive, the next step is to obtain a chest xray and sputum culture if cough and other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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My hubby is 51yrs and am 27, can his age course us for not having babies? He doesn't want to see the dr for checkup if there is any problems with him

Convince him to go: The male side of fertility testing is very simple and quick--semen analysis. The female side gets very involved and uncomfortable very quickly...Blood work, hystero-salpingogram, laparoscopy, lots of invasive potential directions very quick. So good to know if he is the issue first. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 30yrs old female n HIV patient and my husband is not having hiv. we r planning for a baby is possible?

What to do if I'm 30yrs old female n HIV patient and my husband is not having hiv. we r planning for a baby is possible?

Having HIV: We now know with 100% certainty that an infected human who has HIV and is on antiretroviral therapy and is undetectable cannot transmit the virus to their sexual partner. Your OB may have you consult with an HIV expert during your pregnancy to keep you safely undetectable and to also prevent transmission to your baby. You can become a mother. You and your husband can safely do so if you're treated ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father has ptsd and I'm just wondering will he ever be normal again?

What do you suggest if my father has ptsd and I'm just wondering will he ever be normal again?

Good info: Start by learning about PTSD at the National Center for PTSD web page http://www.ptsd.va.gov/ If your Dad is a veteran, some good books are out there. "Thanks for your service" by David Finkel is excellent. With good treatment, your Dad has the potential for progress. Let him know you're interested and encourage him to seek expert help. It makes a difference that you care! ...Read more

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What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .

What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform?

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Longstanding : Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with my gyn. If i ask him if he can test if i can have children, what kind of test will he do? Can it be done that day?

I have an appointment with my gyn. If i ask him if he can test if i can have children, what kind of test will he do? Can it be done that day?

That is an entire: Workup, some tests can be done that day but there are many things that need to be tested so it can take multiple visits in some people depending what the problem is and if you have not tried yet , at your age the testing should be minimal , the definition of infertilty is no children after trying for 12 months. ...Read more

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Daughter is 14 and I think she might have late puberty. What tests are needed?

Daughter is 14 and I think she might have late puberty. What tests are needed?

Depends: It depends on the exact findings on physical exam so see your doctor so that he can determine what you need. ...Read more

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