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Why would my pediatrician want to perform an ultrasound on my 4 year old daugter?

Why would my pediatrician want to perform an ultrasound on my 4 year old daugter?

Communication is key: There are many different types of ultrasound examinations and each is done for a different reason. The best thing would be to talk with your doctor and find out exactly what he/she is worried about and what information will be obtained from the ultrasound. It is a wonderful tool, the ultrasound, because it does not expose yur child to any radiation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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My 4 year old has complained of hip pain for over a year. Her pediatrician dismisses it. Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?

My 4  year old has complained of hip pain for over a year.  Her pediatrician dismisses it.  Should we see a pediatric orthopaedic doctor instead?

Talk to pediatrician: I would go back to the pediatrician and in a nice way try to explain that this is very concerning to you and would like to get an orthopedic opinion for piece of mind. Multiple visits for this problem at the pediatrician's office will surely make the pediatrician think this does need a referral ...Read more

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My 4 year old has what looks like a blood blister on lower bottom inside of lip. Should we ask her pediatrician? Been there for a couple months.

My 4 year old has what looks like a blood blister on lower bottom inside of lip. Should we ask her pediatrician? Been there for a couple months.

Yes: Could be a hemangioma (blood vessel abnormality), or chronic injury from biting her lip, or other cause. Best to get it checked by your pediatrician. Even if it is completely harmless, if it gets in the way of her teeth every time she takes a bite, it will continue to get irritated. ...Read more

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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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In the last nine months my 4 year old son has had four bouts of stooling and vomitting. We have improved his hygeine but it just keeps happening.?

Difficult to say....: Without further information, it is difficult to figure out why this is happening. Your child could be in daycare and be repeatedly infected there--a very common scenario. This is something that you should consult with your son's pediatrician about. ...Read more

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Is transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) an option for a four (4) year old patient with Williams-Biuren syndrome?

Is transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) an option for a four (4) year old patient with Williams-Biuren syndrome?

Unlikely: tDCS is experimental and has shown some benefit in individuals after brain injury either from trauma or stroke, it has also been tried in individuals with parkinsons disease. These are all cases where the brain was normal at one time and the therapy is used in attempt to re-establish connections via memory. ...Read more

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I think my 4 year old is wormy.. What can I give him?

Intestinal parasites: U need to see his pediatrican to get tests done on his stools. Depending ont he results ur doc will prescribe medication. ...Read more

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Can my 4 year old be bulimic?

Can my 4 year old be bulimic?

Unlikely: usually starts later, if you're suspecting an eating disorder, check with her pediatrician first, for general evaluation, ...Read more

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What can my 4-year-old get his molars crowned?

What can my 4-year-old get his molars crowned?

Restate the question: We are not able to provide an answer for your question in its present form. Four year olds can indeed have their teeth crowned. This is usually done when there is extensive decay, to save the deciduous (baby) tooth. Ask your dentist to clarify your understanding of your child's needs. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is still in diapers what should I do?

My 4 year old is still in diapers what should I do?

Toilet Training: Have set times to sit on toilet: first waking up, after breakfast, before and after lunch, mid-afternoon before nap, after nap, before and after supper, before bath and bedtime. Take to store and have child pick out favorite underwear, then remind child that the underwear do not like to get wet or dirty, and keep the underwear happy. Read the different children's books that discuss potty training. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has 8 cavities. Should she be given sealers?

My 4 year old has 8 cavities. Should she be given sealers?

No: Sealants are placed on teeth that do not currently have cavities and are considered a preventative treatment. Once a tooth has been diagnosed with decay, it must be restored with a filling or crown. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a bump on her face, what is it?

My 4 year old has a bump on her face, what is it?

Umm, hard to say.: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Insect bite. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash then address that specifically. This should be an easy question to pose to your pediatrician during the 4-year old well visit. Without actually viewing the bump in person, any answer would be but a guess. Your daughter deserves better than a guess. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is 80 pounds and has hypertension. Whats going on?

My 4 year old is 80 pounds and has hypertension. Whats going on?

Not normal: Hypertension in children should be worked up. Furthermore, that height/weight is way, way off the charts. Make an appointment to see your pediatrician immediately. This may result in a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can I ask my doctor to test my 4 year old for lupus?

Can I ask my doctor to test my 4 year old for lupus?

Of course!: You can ask your doctor for specific testing but be prepared with a family history or symptoms of concern that warrant any specific test. Your doctor will take this information and combine it with physical findings to decide if the testing is warranted. ...Read more

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My 4 year old kid has fever and rashes all over his body?

My 4 year old kid has fever and rashes all over his body?

Needs to be seen: Please take your child to the pediatrician, we cannot help you online, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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