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Where Should A Mom Take A Little Boy To Bathroom At Airport
Good question Varies: Every kid is different. In public, first concern is safety. No child should go anywhere alone until parents are confident that kid can & will assert self and make noisy call for help if threatened in any way. Family bathrooms in public places are becoming more common, but if not available, child should go with parent into br of parent's gender. Better an uncomfortable bystander than unsafe child. ...Read more
My mom fell in bathroom straight on her buttocks and was diagnosed with with two compressed vertebrae. She has recovered a little in a year.Who to see?
Spine Surgeon: She should ask her primary care doctor about osteoporosis medications to help prevent future fractues and a referral to a spine specialist for standing x-rays and possibly an mri. She might be a candidate for a vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. These are procedures to place bone cement into fractures that have not healed. ...Read more
See doctor: The urge to urinate or defecate may be caused by medical conditions or by medications. For example, frequent urination can be a symptom of diabetes, but may also be a result of taking diuretics for high blood pressure. If this is a new or problematic symptom, your mom should see her doctor for evaluation or a dose adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Same as other public facilities, would you advise your daughter to use it? ...Read more
My mom has 2 lumps on either side of her abdomen, when she eats they fill up, when she goes to the bathroom they go down. Is that normal?
? Could be Hernia?: Lumps on the abdomen that increase and decrease like you described can be due to hernia. Watch if they get bigger when she tries to sit up from a lying position. If they do, they are probaly due to hernia. She should get checked up by her family doctor if she/you are concerned. ...Read more
Im a first time mom here and im 8 weeks pregnanttoday ive been cramping and feeling bloated more than usual and when i went to use the bathroom i saw ?
My 77 year old mom has trouble getting to the bathroom in the morning. Should she stop drinking liquids after a certain time before bed? How long?
Overactive bladder: Sounds like oab.But 1st check a urinalysis. Yes stopping liquids a few hours before retiring is first line. Avoiding bladders irritants(caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods)may also help.Next step is considering medication for oab, there are many- side effects also need to be considered when starting this class of drugs, paticularly in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer