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Doctor insights on: Why Would My Pediatrician Want To Perform An Ultrasound On My 4 Year Old Daugter

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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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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 doctor wants to do a enternal vaginal exam on my 12 year old daughter first of all is this normal? Either way what can I tell her to expect them to

My doctor wants to do a enternal vaginal exam on my 12 year old daughter first of all is this normal? Either way what can I tell her to expect them to

Yes, for all kids: A primary care doctor (pediatrician, family practice, etc.) does a whole body external exam (including anus, vagina, ear, nose, etc.) during check-ups. That is the best way a doctor can see if a person is normal or not. We look INTERNALLY in the ears and mouth, usually into the nose, but normally not into the anus or vagina during check-ups. Parents can remind kids that exams are good and helpful. ...Read more

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Im 37 years old, my husband and i planning to have a baby, what is the best way to do?

Im 37 years old, my husband and i planning to have a baby, what is the best way to do?

Timed intercourse: Assuming your cycles are normal and regular, start with timed intercourse. This means having intercourse about two weeks after the start of menstrual bleeding. Or you can use an ovulation predictor kit (have intercourse around the time you ovulate). At your age, if you are not pregnant in 6 months of appropriately timed intercourse, have medical evaluation of yourself and your husband. ...Read more

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I am 27.My gyn who is also my childhood physician suggests me to have my first baby but my husband(30)wants to wait for 2 more years. Plz help!

I am 27.My gyn who is also my childhood physician suggests me to have my first baby but my husband(30)wants to wait for 2 more years. Plz help!

Confusing question: I can certainly understand a bond you may have with your personal physician and some desire to follow his/her suggestions. However, your spouse is your main partner in this process & i don't see any specific risk to you or baby if you wait 2 years. Physician comments aside, i would not want such a comment i make to a patient go against the desire of their spouse. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter is having a vaginal ultrasound and she is very nervous will I be able to be with her and what should I tell her to expect ?

My 13 year old daughter is having a vaginal ultrasound and she is very nervous will I be able to be with her and what should I tell her to expect ?

Intravaginal U/S: Chances are she will have a female technician. You will be with her in the room while the study is performed. A small instrument covered by plastic changed between patients will be inserted with lubrication jelly that is warmed ahead of time. It may not be comfortable and it may be embarrassing, but it should not be painful. I hope this helps somewhat. Rare for a 13 year old to have this study. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has one red dot in her eye x 2 days. What could it be? Do i need to take her to a doctor?

My 4 year old has one red dot in her eye x 2 days. What could it be? Do i need to take her to a doctor?

I suppose you mean : On the white of the eye. This usually represents a broken capillary on the globe surface that broke & leaked blood after a cough or sneeze. It may take a week or more to fade given the minimal number of capillaries in the area to carry away the stain. If you're concerned this may not be it an exam would tell. During regular office hours. ...Read more

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My wife breast nipple became flat after delivery, difficult to feed my 4 days son. Kindly suggest what should we do?

My wife breast nipple became flat after delivery, difficult to feed my 4 days son. Kindly suggest what should we do?

Nursing Mother: Your ob/gyn will have answers or ideas for you. I believe there is a pump that is often used in this case to get the mother's nipples ready for breast feeding. This is not an unusual situation. ...Read more

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My 10 year old Sister had an abcess and had to extract her Lower 6? What doc would do to preserve her occlusion as she grows up

My 10 year old Sister had an abcess and had to extract her Lower 6? What doc would do to preserve her occlusion as she grows up

Orthodontist: Probably best to bring your sister to an orthodontist so he or she can moniter her occlusion periodically. Then if your sister ever needs braces the orthodontist can determine the best time to place them to preserve the occlusion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 50 years old and i still would like to have a child but my ob-gyne discouraged me. What is your advice?

I'm 50 years old and i still would like to have a child but my ob-gyne discouraged me. What is your advice?

Depends on situation: Any pregnancy has at least 4% risk of unexpected issues, includeing birth defects, prematurity or other problems. To that basic risk you must add that of your health & the increased in chromosome defects with age.At 50 your down syndrome risk rises to 10%. The ds kid has a potential lifespan of 6+decades of supervised care. With at least a 14% risk of problem & long lasting issues, consider all 1st. ...Read more

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Why would my gp want to do a smear test and internal examination if i'm only 19 years old ?

? Sexually active ?: Pelvic exams and testing are routein for those who have become sexually active. If not, it is common to delay the first exam until 21 in the us. With the onset of activity comes potential exposure to the germs that cause std's, some of wich can prodce infertility or early changes that lead to cervical cancer if not monitored and addressed early. ...Read more

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Hi im a mother of 2 a 3 year old and a 14month old im trying to loose 40 pounds buti jist dont know where to start i really need advise ?

Hi im a mother of 2 a 3 year old and a 14month old  im trying to loose 40 pounds buti jist dont know where to start i really need advise ?

The best place to: start is with your own physician. They can guide you to a healthy way of losing weight, which generally includes healthy eating and exercise. You have a busy life with your young children and it may not be quick and easy, but can be done. Other resources would be a nutritionist or a program at a place such as a "Y' (which also may have babysitting and classes with other moms). ...Read more

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My husband wants a son. Should I keep trying? I have 4 girls, 3 by cesarean

My husband wants a son. Should I keep trying? I have 4 girls, 3 by cesarean

Up to you two: 5 girls can be lots of fun too--or 4 girls and 1 boy, if you're lucky. There's no guarantee that you'll have a son, however. Your chances of having a son are not increased by the fact that you already have 4 daughters. The chance of having a boy appears to decline with the mother's age, the father's age and the number of children the family already has. These effects are very small, however. ...Read more

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I don't want to puton my weight after second operated delivery. My baby boy is of 4 month old. What should I do?

I don't want to puton my weight after second  operated delivery. My baby boy is of 4 month old. What should I do?

I have an idea: Congratulations on your family. Wouldn't it be wonderful if your children grew up with parents who both set a top value on physical fitness, and made aerobic exercise an important family group activity? Very few children are so fortunate, and most men would be blessed to have a wife who wants to share the joy of staying in shape. ...Read more

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My problem for my 4 year old son is that he always suffers nose bleeding. What will i do?

My problem for my 4 year old son is that he always suffers nose bleeding. What will i do?

Allergies?: Some children develop nasal bleeding if they have nasal allergies and others just bleed in cold weather from dry air. Try a nasal saline drops and gel and if he has other symptoms consult an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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