Patient discussion about boy

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Q. Is Autism mostly common for boys?

AAutism isn't very common in the general popuylation of boys (about several cases per 100 boys), but it's 5 times more common in boys than in girls, which makes it a disease mainly of males.

Q. i want 2 date a guy but most guys try to take advantge of me but i wont let them wat do i do to get a good guy

A1get to know them first on a you and him basis, because if you bring him around your friends or family, he'll act like prince charming to win them over. also, figure out how experienced he is and if he is too experienced and if he says he can change that and you dont feel comfortable with it then end it. you need to find someone who respects you.
A2Pick them yourself. Look around and see who makes you feel comfortable - and then - and start to talk to him. If you feel they want something you don't want to give - dump him. There plenty of guys out there trust me...

Q. My boy has diabetes. Recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. What is it and what can be the reason for this?

My boy has diabetes. recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. Our doctor said that he hopes it not a polyglandular autoimmune syndrome. what is vitiligo and what does this big phrase (polyglandular autoimmune syndrome) mean?
A1Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder and the major cause of vitiligo is the autoimmunity. Some internal factor cause the destruction of melanocytes cell which produce the melanin a substance responsible for the coloration of skin. this lack of melanin infect results in <a href="http://www.antivitiligo.com/">white patch on skin</a> of hypo pigmentation.
Normally vitiligo is not related with other disease like diabetes. However a little inheritance may include in the occurence of vitiligo.
A2polyglandular autoimmune syndrome is when one has a bunch of autoimmune diseases. Vitiligo is one of those diseases. You can hear more abot it here http://www.5min.com/Video/What-is-Vitiglio-7047
A3Your boy suffers from two autoimmune diseases. there is a syndrome named polyglandular autoimmune syndrome which is when some one has several autoimmune diseases. Only time will tell if your boy has this syndrome, but you can ask from your GP to take test to check it.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease of the skin and as most of autoimmune diseases its at least partially genetic. (My mom has vitiligo on her back and legs, and so am I).

Q. Does anyone have any ideas on how to potty train autistic boys?

My son will be 5 in august and only goes #1 in the toilet, we've tried bribary, sitting on the toilet for at least an hour and no luck, hoping someone has some helpful information.
AHere you can find an interview with a specialist about this subject http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYmBPfnSeMM along with other videos about it.

You can also try the Autism community here: http://www.imedix.com/Autism

Good luck!

Q. How can I tell if I am having a boy or a girl?

I just found out I am pregnant. I am so excited and am dying to know if it’s a boy or a girl so I can go shopping. When will I find out?
A1Here is a cute quiz to tell if it’s a boy or a girl (just for fun):
http://www.childbirth.org/articles/boyorgirl.html
A2Ultrasound is usually the most common procedure used to determine a baby’s gender. Throughout pregnancy, it is likely that you’ll receive a few different ultrasounds. Ultrasounds between the 18th and 26th week of pregnancy are usually the most accurate when it comes to determining the sex of a fetus.

Q. My 5 years boy is coughing for 2 weeks. What can be the problem?

5 years boy is coughing for 2 weeks. In the beginning he had a simple cold, a runny nose and fever but after 3 days those symptoms were gone and now he just the this irritating cough. What can be the problem?
A1Residual cough can be a normal varient of the common cold but it can also be a sign for a more complicated disease. to distinguish between those situations you need to tell us if your boy has shortness of breath and fever or not. if not, its probably a residual part of the cold but if he does, maybe he didn't have a common cold but something more serious like pneumonia.
A2This can be a normal part of his common cold. As a mother I can tell you that the cough is the last thing that improves after a common cold. If he feels well and doesn't have fever he is probably healthy and there is nothing to concern about.

Q. Hi. How could put pregnant women boy. Can you help me in this area. . Thanks

Hi. Is there a programme for pregnant women how to develop a male. What is necessary steps to do so. I want to put my wife boy. Thanks.
AUnfortunately, there is no way to plan the sex of a fetus with no medical intervention, and even then, it requires surgical procedures, and it is very expensive. Today prenatal genetic diagnosis for fetus sex is left for extreme cases and an ethics commity must approve using such intrusive methods.
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