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What should I look out for if my baby has gas?

What should I look out for if my baby has gas?

Look for the cause: A baby who is not ill, but who has gas, usually is getting gassy from something in the diet. Passing a small amount of gas, once in a while, is likely normal. Also, medicines such as antibiotics can cause gas and diarrhea sometimes. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What should I do if my baby has a fever?

What should I do if my baby has a fever?

Comfort: If baby is less than three months or unvaccinated or otherwise has poor health, contact the doctor. Otherwise, help your baby feel better with a dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (over 6 mos), then assess how baby seems to be acting. If acting ill after fever reducing medicine, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?

Should i be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?

Examination: Have your son checked by your pediatrician. What you see as a problem may be normal. Or he may have one of many gastric problems such as lactose intolerance. Only your pediatrician can determine if a problem exists and if treatment is necessary. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What to do if i found out today that my dad has to get a hip replacement. Should i be scared for him?

What to do if i found out today that my dad has to get a hip replacement. Should i be scared for him?

Many Other Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to keep this baby but my husband says my health comes first..?

What do you suggest if i would like to keep this baby but my husband says my health comes first..?

You decide: Under the law, the decision is yours. Try to come to a solution that is right for you both and for your relationship, now and in the future. Get all the information you can. But ultimately, it's your call. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fever(according to my mom) and yet my throat doesn't hurt. my mom is a md, and she can t figure out where my fever is coming from. help?

What to do if I have a fever(according to my mom) and yet my throat doesn't hurt. my mom is a md, and she can t figure out where my fever is coming from. help?

Fever unknown cause: Greetings. As an ENT doctor, we are often times asked to help working up patients like yourself. Sinuses, ears and lungs are often times a possible source. Follow pain. See your family doctor. As a physician I too am often times called upon for answers from my family and friends too. It's hard for your mother and me without seeing you officially as a patient. ...Read more

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What should I do for my baby who might be colic?

What should I do for my baby who might be colic?

Carry baby: This is a very stressful time for your family. Colicky babies demand constant attention. You are sleep deprived already, then on top of that, you have the constant needs of this child. Walking in a sling is super helpful. Consider "baby wearing" as much as possible, not just you but dad and other family members. Never shake the baby, you can always set her down and let her cry, take a break! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a five days old baby and i just fund out I have HIV coud the doctor tell if my baby have hiv?

Can you tell me if I have a five days old baby and i just fund out I have HIV coud the doctor tell if my baby have hiv?

See your doctor ASAP: Please see your doctor immediately. If you do not have a doctor, go the city or county health department. If all else fails, go to the emergency department of the nearest hopital. It is possible prevent HIV infection of your baby, with proper treatment given immediately. ...Read more

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I have had bronchitis for about 2 weeks and have yet to go to the doctor. I have a 5 month old daughter what should I do to keep her from getting it?

I have had bronchitis for about 2 weeks and have yet to go to the doctor. I have a 5 month old daughter what should I do to keep her from getting it?

Respiratory: Usually bronchitis is viral and if it has been 2 weeks already you baby probably has been exposed to it, if it were infectious. But follow general precautions, cough into a barrier, wash hands regularly. Dispose of tissues. But again it is difficult to isolate a baby from mother. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Should i be worried? Can it get worst? What should she be prevent from doing?Would she out grow it. Thanks hello I have a 6years old daughter, i took her to the doctor and i was told she has a heart murmur, i really never heard of such a thing.Her doctor

Likely normal: Having a heart murmur means that when the heart beats, there is enough energy in the blood flow that some of the energy is transformed into sound. In a six year old, most likely this is a normal murmur and not a murmur caused by a heart problem. An experienced listener can hear differences in the sound that predict whether the murmur is normal. Children typically have normal murmurs. ...Read more

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My 2 y/o got open a bottle of 200mg Motrin and i have no idea if he ate any. What should i look out for? Please help!

My 2 y/o got open a bottle of 200mg Motrin and i have no idea if he ate any. What should i look out for? Please help!

Nsaid toxicity: The toxic dose is 400mg/kg, which would probably be about 40 pills for your youngster. That said, it is always wise to call poison control hotline in cases such as these. Signs of toxic ingestion include confusion, changes in breathing, passing out, slow heart rate, seizure. ...Read more

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I have had loose stools for 8 months now? I have been doctor he is transferring me to hospital for a camera to see what's going on is it normal

I have had loose stools for 8 months now? I have been doctor he is transferring me to hospital for a camera to see what's going on is it normal

Chronic diarrhea: Having chronic diarrhea for 8 months could be due to a number of reasons. In order to work up for the cause, will need more detailed information. Whether or not you had stool studies, TSH level, endoscopic procedures to rule out ulcerative colitis/crohn's disease, microscopic colitis, celiac disease. Past medical history of possible diabetes, lactose intolerance, artificial sugar use are import. ...Read more

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Cani get breast imaging if I am pregnant? I am four months pregnant and just found a lump in my breast that needs to be checked out. Are there any tests or treatments I should know about that could hurt my unborn child?

Cani get breast imaging if I am pregnant? I am four months pregnant and just found a lump in my breast that needs to be checked out. Are there any tests or treatments I should know about that could hurt my unborn child?

GET IT CHECKED OUT.: While many women get "bumpy breasts" while pregnant (from developing milk glands) they can also still find cancers. You should absolutely see your obstetrician or family doctor. They could send you for a mammogram (very very low dose to fetus) or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my wife is constantly dislocating her arm and i would like a doctor to look at it. What type of specialist should I go see?

Should i be concerned if my wife is constantly dislocating her arm and i would like a doctor to look at it. What type of specialist should I go see?

Orthopedist: This is a fairly common problem and can be managed by a good orthopedic surgeon. It may be possible to manage it simply by strengthening some of the nearby muscles, or surgery may help. ...Read more

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I found out I have worms if I pass it to my girlfriend will it harm the baby she is about 11 weeks?

I found out I have worms if I pass it to my girlfriend will it harm the baby she is about 11 weeks?

I wouldn't sweat it: I can't think of any worm that humans can pass to other humans directly. If you have pinworms, that little pest can pass from egg casings in the sheets, but cure is simple & it can't affect a pregnancy.(stays in the gut/poo). ...Read more

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What should I do for my baby if she has diarrhea and 100.7 fever?

What should I do for my baby if she has diarrhea and 100.7 fever?

Depends: If baby is less than 2mths of age get to the doctor for evaluation. If older and the symptoms are mild then support with fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) if no improvement within 24-48 hours see the doctor. Be careful she is not losing a lot of fluids; if in doubt call or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi every year I fly to new mexico to see family and I have a baby on the way he/she will be 4 month and I was wondering if it can hurt the baby at all?

Hi every year I fly to new mexico to see family and I have a baby on the way he/she will be 4 month and I was wondering if it can hurt the baby at all?

Not at all: Keep up her regular food and sleep schedule if possible, and try to fly after her second set of shots, usually at 4 months. She will be well protected. It is safest for her to fly strapped in a car seat, but the only way to be sure of that is to buy her a ticket, which not everyone can afford; instead, try to pick a flight which is not full and use the seat as your carryon. Use bottled water. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a baby if I have myasthenia gravis? I know people do it, but what are the risks? Both to me and the baby? Will I have to go off my meds? Will i pass the disease on to my baby? I’d really like to have a baby, but i’m worried. My doc

How safe is it to have a baby if I have myasthenia gravis? I know people do it, but what are the risks? Both to me and the baby?  Will I have to go off my meds? Will i pass the disease on to my baby? I’d really like to have a baby, but i’m worried. My doc

The : The more common kind of myasthenia gravis is an acquired condition: your body is tricked into making antibodies that attack its own acetylcholine receptors on the surface of your muscles, reducing the ability of your nerves to activate them, and leading to weakness. There is another, much rarer type of myasthenia gravis that is not acquired, but genetic. Women with acquired myasthenia gravis won't pass the disease itself on to their children, but since the myasthnia antibodies made by mom can cross the placenta into the circulation of the fetus, the fetus can be affected temporarily (mom's antibodies can stay in the baby up to several weeks after birth). This condition is called neonatal myasthenia gravis. Newborns with neonatal myasthenia can have temporary weakness of limb muscles, breathing muscles, and feeding muscles. They can also have a condition called arthrogryposis, stiff joints with limited range of flexibility because they didn't move as much in the womb as they might have otherwise. This is why it is important to have acquired myasthenia gravis well-controlled throughout pregnancy. There are many different kinds of medications used to control myasthenia. Some of them, particularly the immunosuppressants (like methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetic) are known to cause harm to the baby if taken during pregancy, while breastfeeding, or even prior to conception. Other treatments such as steroids and ivig are less risky (but not zero risk). Women with myasthenia who are considering pregnancy should work very closely with a team including a neurologist experienced in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, an obstetrician and a neonatologist. This is the best way to reduce worry, and risk, as much as possible. For general information about myasthenia gravis, visit the myasthenia gravis foundation of america website at www.Myasthenia.Org. ...Read more

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If I have not had my period in 6 to 8 months what can I do to get it started? I have been checked out by my doctor and everything is fine.

If I have not had my period in 6 to 8 months what can I do to get it started? I have been checked out by my doctor and everything is fine.

PCOS?: If you had a blood preganncy test and it is negative, you are having anovulatory cycles c/w pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If not trying to get pregnant, i would recommend birth control pills; if you are trying to conceive - take Progesterone pills (provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg PO qd x 10d) and that will bring on your period. Do not go >3mths without getting a period as risk for endometrial cancer. ...Read more