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Q. My friend’s son is showing the signs of autism?

my friend’s son is showing the signs of autism. I went to his house as his grand mom was ill. His son behaved very differently which irritated everyone at home. He was constantly disturbing every one. He was disturbing grandma after very many advises. I doubted him to be autistic but his family members behaved with him very badly that his mom beaten him up with big stick to calm him down. I was shocked with her behavior but was helpless at that time. To my knowledge he showed clear symptoms of autism as he cannot communicate well and cannot follow the instructions. He lacks eye contact too. He is 10 years. Is my assumption correct?
A1it doesn't matter if you are right or not. this kid is not supposed to get bit up with a stick. no child should. it's even horrifying to hear about it. what you should do is call "child wale fair" and report of that incident.
A2Yes you may be correct. I am glad that you are aware of autism symptoms which the family members are not. Talk to your friend and find out from him whether they have referred the kid already to the physician and if not this should be done with immediate effect. Early diagnosis paves the way for correct treatment and you can save the kid’s life which is a big question mark now. Without tests and questionnaires it’s difficult to conclude whether he is autistic or not. He shows some of the signs but it’s difficult to conclude without physician’s intervention.

Q. How a cancer can show the signs of pregnancy?

My friend had a miscarriage in her second pregnancy. She is now 39. Now some lump is found in her uterus and after diagnosis it was found to be a cancer of the uterus. Before these all came in picture, all was going well for her. She had her tests done and was found with a good rise in her HCG levels. She started expecting again. As she was having severe nausea, she was taken to the hospital. She had severe anemia. But soon after some tests and ultrasound a cancer was found. I mean how a cancer can show the signs of pregnancy?
A1A molar pregnancy is a mass of tissue (hydatidiform mole) that forms an abnormal placenta inside the uterus. Even though it is not an embryo, a mole triggers symptoms of pregnancy. And the pregnancy test will result in positive value also. About 1 out of 1,000 women with early pregnancy symptoms has a molar pregnancy. your doctor will do the test to determine whether it is only a molar pregnancy or it is a trophoblastic cancer.

A molar pregnancy triggers the same first-trimester symptoms that a normal pregnancy does (a missed menstrual period, breast tenderness, fatigue, increased urination, morning sickness). It may be diagnosed during an early ultrasound test. In addition to normal pregnancy signs, a molar pregnancy usually causes additional symptoms, which can include:
Vaginal bleeding, a bigger size uterus that is abnormally large for the length of the pregnancy, severe nausea and vomiting, pelvic discomfort.

If you are diagnosed with a molar pregnancy, you will need immed
A2Some earlier miscarriage may come out with a cancer, as some abnormal fetal cells or tissue may remain inside the women. They can turn to a cancer later. As the tumor grows faster than the normal pregnancy thus a high level of hCG is found. The part of the abnormal fetal tissue can form a mass which grows abnormally and shows the symptoms of pregnancy. These post miscarriage tumor can be found by ultrasound only.

Q. My sister is showing signs of depression and lost interest in the studies also.

My sister who is brilliant right from her school days is now diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Though she is intelligent she has always led her life as a perfectionist. She expects 100% perfection not only in her routine activities but also in the academics. I remember an incident which took place when she was in the middle school. She has never missed to score full marks in mathematics but once she did score only 95%. Though she has committed mistake and lost marks, she felt bad for so many days. Though we have tried to convince her, she never got convinced and was normal only when she secured the full marks in the next examination. Last year she has appeared for a competitive examination but was declared fail. From that day on, she is showing signs of depression and lost interest in the studies also. Of late she gets in to severe mood swings and when consulted with the physician he has concluded this to be bipolar.
A1Bipolar disorder is not something that you can just diagnose over the phone...i think you should first consult a psychiatrist and hopefully he'll meet her and give a diagnose...cause there are several things that may cause mood swings and depression. and even if she has only depression- there is a different medical protocol for it then bipolar.
A2A Mood swing is the primary symptom for bipolar disorder. In your sister’s case though she has showed good academic record, she always ran in to a depressive episode that during poor performance in the school her depressive episode ran for days together. This is an alarming sign and needs treatment. She needs to work closely with the family physician, psychiatrist and therapist for better and faster results. I cannot conclude this to be bipolar because after her failure in one examination, with her hard work she was able to get 100% results in the next examination which a bipolar cannot. Just fix up an appointment with the doctor to find out whether this is the case of depression or bipolar which will really help your sister in performing better.

Q. Does all the ADHD kids show dislike towards food?

My ADHD son is very difficult to handle. He lacks concentration in almost all his routine tasks. He doesn’t show interest in eating. Thus he eats very less compared to his level of activity. He must eat well to have good energy for his growth. But I cannot find any solution. What shall I do? I have a doubt …Does all the ADHD kids show dislike towards food…
AMake simple and ordinary diet to smell and look good. Give him balanced food but in different varieties. This will hold his mind to eat one item completely till he turns to other variety. This way he can be made to eat healthy and nutritious food. If he gets bored then you spoon feed him while he plays. Avoid anything which is junk. Never force him to eat.

Q. what does it mean when an ultrasound shows an empty amniotic sac and no baby?

AThis exact thing happened with my friend who is now 22 weeks with her first baby. She had 2 additional sacs - both empty - and the doctor said that the pregnancy had probably started out as triplets but that only one of the embryos had actually established and continued to grow.

Her doctor said it is very common for a woman to have more than one egg fertilize but that in most cases the pregnancy continues as a singleton only. She told my friend that the empty sacs would just disappear through time (which they did) and that they posed no danger to her baby.

Q. what is a sentimental abuse? in what ways does it show? i think my boyfriend is abusing me and playing with

my emotions , does it call "Sentimental Abuse" , who do i need to see to get over it ?
A1In any situation any kind of abuse is wrong... If he is playing with your emotions sometimes it is good to see a councellor or someone you can talk to to get your feelings out in the open, sometimes it works sometimes it don't.... I just got out of an abusive relationship although it was not my emotions he was playing with it still helped to seek out someone that will listen maybe give suggestions on how you can either get out or fix the problem.
A2Me personally, I dont think that it takes two for abuse. Somepeople are just mean and you dont have to do anything to them for them to abuse you. If you feel that you are in an abusive relationship then you need to figure out a way to get out and quickly before things get worse. You do not have to take abuse from anyone. If you do decide to get out of the relationship dont fall back in so easily....if he/she says they didn't mean it or that they will change, make them prove it to you before you get back in a relationship with you. You don't have to be scared, there are plenty of people out there willing to help. I'm no counselor but I'm here if you need anything. Here are a few sites on abuse:
Hope this helps and that your situation gets better.
A3for any abuse you need two parties. it doesn't matter if he "abuses" you if you do not cooperate with him. i think that the whole definition of "sentimental abuse" is crap. everyday people hurt other people feelings. it's not a good thing to do but shouldn't be called an "abuse".
remember - you need two for Tango.

Q. in what ages usually arthritis shows up? what are the treatment methods?

AActually, at any age - since childhood to old age - various kinds of arthritis may develop. However, if you refer to rheumatoid arthritis (one of the most common causes of chronic arthritis), the together with lupus it usually appears in women between 30 and 50. Osteoarthritis, another very common kind of arthritis usually develops at an older age, about 50-60.

Other, less frequent kinds may develop at any age. You may read more here:
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