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Forum: Women's Health   09-05-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By CallMeIshmael
It sounds as if there's an underlying vascular...

It sounds as if there's an underlying vascular problem that is making relatively "benign" injuries so slow to heal.

The splotchy discoloration on his legs sounds like the kind of skin changes one...
Forum: Women's Health   10-31-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Well, whatever else is going on bug-wise,...

Well, whatever else is going on bug-wise, caffeine withdrawal is not helping his symptoms.

His body was used to *alot* of caffeine every day. Cutting out that amount cold turkey is pretty much...
Forum: Women's Health   09-25-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By CallMeIshmael
I'd keep the freaking out to a minimum. My...

I'd keep the freaking out to a minimum.

My guess is they're wondering about vocal cord nodules, which are kinda like calluses. Reflux is also a possibility -- sometime a hoarse voice is the only...
Forum: Women's Health   09-19-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Quick NAK note: If your ear's draining...

Quick NAK note:

If your ear's draining fluid, your eardrum may be perforated from an infection. As PP pointed out, that's not a bad thing, since the drainage helps clear the infection. But if...
Forum: Women's Health   06-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,291
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Your children are adorable. Those look like...

Your children are adorable.

Those look like totally normal dimples.

Most likely, it's something to do with the way the plump stuff under their skin is tethered to the top of the cheekbones,...
Forum: Women's Health   06-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,291
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Those certainly sound like unusual places for...

Those certainly sound like unusual places for dimples. Perhaps they're a little different from garden variety dimples and are instead a very mild form of clefting, which could have a genetic...
Forum: Women's Health   06-10-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By CallMeIshmael
I'd feel OK dismissing a 54-hour headache in a...

I'd feel OK dismissing a 54-hour headache in a child with a history of migraines, but that's beyond my comfort level for someone without that history.

My concern is that something else is going...
Forum: Women's Health   06-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By CallMeIshmael
The most fundamental question is whether this is...

The most fundamental question is whether this is a primary GI process, or something else entirely (or both!).

Does she have fever or diarrhea assoicated with the vomiting? If so, this suggests...
Forum: Women's Health   05-06-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Yes, the indenting when upright is totally...

Yes, the indenting when upright is totally normal -- as is pulsing and bulging out when screaming! If she's eating well, acting lively and peeing, don't even think about dehydration.
Forum: Vaccinations   04-26-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Quote: Originally Posted by Deborah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deborah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13654357)
Okay, here is the big question.

Are the...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-25-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Quote: Originally Posted by CallMeIshmael...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CallMeIshmael http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13653134)
(look at Table 3, it makes a little...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-25-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Quote: Originally Posted by Deborah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deborah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13646999)
I'm pretty disappointed that no one is...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-25-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Quote: Originally Posted by MissRubyandKen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissRubyandKen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13642338)
Look at table 2. Maybe I am...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Quote: Originally Posted by MissRubyandKen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissRubyandKen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13637456)
1,294 cases + 4,469 controls = 5,763...
Forum: Women's Health   04-19-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Can you describe what the birthmark looks like?...

Can you describe what the birthmark looks like? Color? Shape? Flat or raised? Smooth or lumpy?
Forum: Women's Health   04-18-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Depends. What did the original birthmark look...

Depends. What did the original birthmark look like, before it started looking inflamed?
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Sounds like it might be a ranula or mucocele,...

Sounds like it might be a ranula or mucocele, both of which come from blocked salivary glands.
Forum: Vaccinations   03-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Though the mortality rate dropped an average of...

Though the mortality rate dropped an average of 8.5% a year from 1980-1987, the hospitalization rate increased 1% a year during the same period. The article itself provides information on the...
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Keep in mind that lots of babies who previously...

Keep in mind that lots of babies who previously were "good sleepers" start waking up far more frequently at this age.

This is a time of intense development -- both motor (crawling, pulling to...
Forum: Women's Health   12-30-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Make sure your doctor does a urine dip looking...

Make sure your doctor does a urine dip looking for protein.

Irritated kidneys leak protein. When protein levels in the blood get low, fluid from the blood leaks out of blood vessels, which can...
Forum: Women's Health   12-27-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By CallMeIshmael
I...

I http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: google: http://www.huntershope.org/news/pres...any_nbs_pr.asp (http://www.huntershope.org/news/press_releases/albany_nbs_pr.asp)

Looks as...
Forum: Women's Health   12-27-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Cystic fibrosis is something you're born with:...

Cystic fibrosis is something you're born with: either you have it or you don't.

What kind of test did she have as a newborn? Did she have the screening test (where they do a heelstick and put...
Forum: Women's Health   12-23-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By CallMeIshmael
I'd be very leery of diagnosing a 6yo with an...

I'd be very leery of diagnosing a 6yo with an ulcer. Ulcers are quite unusual in this age group -- other causes of abdominal pain are far more common. Ulcers are not caused by stress (though stress...
Forum: Women's Health   12-23-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By CallMeIshmael
ESR and CRP are measures of inflammation. Your...

ESR and CRP are measures of inflammation. Your nephew's numbers are pretty high. Problem is, they don't give you any clue as to the nature of the problem: anything from a cold to a kidney infection...
Forum: Women's Health   12-22-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By CallMeIshmael
Sounds like a localized hyperkeratosis --...

Sounds like a localized hyperkeratosis -- essentially a small area of super-hard, packed down callus, also known as a corn. You can do a google image search on this, and you'll get some pretty...
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