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What should I do if I think my baby is having a tet spell?

What should I do if I think my baby is having a tet spell?

Call 911: A tet spell is life threatening and should be treated emergently. It is similar to a muscle spasm, but results in a severe blockage of flow through the heart. While waiting for help to arrive, placing the child's knees together up against the chest may help blood flow back to the heart and through the area of muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think my baby has a hearing issue?

What should I do if I think my baby has a hearing issue?

Audiologist: If it unclear if a child has a hearing issue or not, he or she should go to an audiologist to get a full evaluation. Then, the child may be referred on to an ENT specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a seizure when im pregnant?

What should I do if I have a seizure when im pregnant?

See your neurologist: If you have a seizure disorder, pregnancy could alter your medication levels and allow a seizure to occur. If you have had a seizure but do not have a diagnosis of seizure disorder, then you need to discuss this with your OB NOW. A seizure is more likely to injure you than your baby, but it you are hurt or injured, it could affect your baby adversely. Act now to protect you both. ...Read more

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What should I do if my newborn is having a hard time sleeping?

What should I do if my newborn is having a hard time sleeping?

Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and place in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps to 2 hrs to prevents day/night reversal. ...Read more

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So what do it mean if I got my period now I am bleeding.I feel sick in the morning.can I still take a test when it let me know if I am have a baby?

So what do it mean if I got my period now I am bleeding.I feel sick in the morning.can I still take a test when it let me know if I am have a baby?

Yes but: You could be pregnant even with a menses, though it is unlikely. An early miscarriage, an ovarian cyst or an unrelated condition can cause nausea. If the nausea persists, please see you gynecologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have always had a really lumpy head. I am wondering whether I have something like plagiocephaly?

What to do if I have always had a really lumpy head. I am wondering whether I have something like plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: Unlikely you have plagiocephaly as most of the asymmetry is in the face and around the eyes - lumpy heads are not part of the disorder. ...Read more

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Should i tell my mother that i might have dysthymia? What should I do after?

Should i tell my mother that i might have dysthymia? What should I do after?

Don't know if you: Are an adult or a minor. If you are a minor, suggest you tell your mother about some of your symptoms ; ask for help arranging for a psychological or psychiatric evaluation. If you are an adult - share with your mother when you are ready. However, would encourage you to start self- care by having this evaluated and then follow through with treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and think I might be having a miscarriage. How do I know for sure and what should I do?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and think I might be having a miscarriage. How do I know for sure and what should I do?

Go to hospital: At 24 weeks the baby may be viable meaning it may survive if born. If you think something is wrong or that you may be going into preterm labor then you should be seen in your closes labor and delivery as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a big baby boy in march and am having sexual problems now,what can I do?

What do you recommend if I had a big baby boy in march and am having sexual problems now,what can I do?

See below.: It depends on what your problems are. I would recommend that you discuss this with your ob/gyn physician, who will know the details of your pregnancy, delivery and can examine you. I'm sure they can give you the proper advice on how to handle this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have congenital heart disease, diagnosed when I was a baby now im16 I want to know what will happen?

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

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What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

Observe: Wash the area make sure no other ticks are on body watch for reddness inflammation or rash at site of the bite seek medical care if inflammation should develope. ...Read more

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What should I do if someone is having a stroke? What should I do if I am having a stroke?

What should I do if someone is having a stroke? What should I do if I am having a stroke?

FAST: Fast= face, arm, speech, time to act and call 911. Time to intervention is of the utmost importance. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old and i found out that I have phimosis, what should I do?

What do you suggest if I am 16 yrs old and i found out that I have phimosis, what should I do?

Depend ....: For one with long but retractable foreskin with no recurrent infection/inflammation, do nothing but keep up regular topical hygiene as usual. If not retractable and/or with recurrent irritation from infection/inflammation, circumcision is the surest measure to take for long-term care. If still in doubt, see Urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and I think I am coming down with a cold, what do I do, is my baby at risk if my doctor prescribes me meds, what if I have fever?

I am 8 weeks pregnant and I think I am coming down with a cold, what do I do, is my baby at risk if my doctor prescribes me meds, what if I have fever?

See doctor: As long as your doctor knows you are pregnant then they will prescribe medications that are safe for you to use. The first step is a diagnosis. If you have a simple cold then as you probably know no medication is usually needed as this resolves on its own. Hopefully you have already had your Flu vaccine for the year. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad toothache and I am pregnant. what should I do?

What to do if I have a bad toothache and I am pregnant. what should I do?

Toothache & pregnant: If you are pregnant and have a toothache, do not hesitate to take an appointment with your dentist notifying him/her that you are pregnant. Ignore the widely spread misconception that you should not have dental treatment during pregnancy because it could harm the fetus. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am concerned about my child having a developmental delay?

What should I do if I am concerned about my child having a developmental delay?

In most states...: ...The early intervention program can perform a very thorough evaluation of your child's development. Discuss this with your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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