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how do you know if you have stopped growing

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
End of puberty: Normally you will stop growing in height when you have completed puberty.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
X-rays: Have an x-ray taken to see if the growth plates are still open or if they are closed. If open, you still have a chance for growth... If closed, you a ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Do annual check-up: Kids from age 2 to 18 should have annual check-ups. The doctor records annual weight and height increases. To see if growth has stopped, a teen can re ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Xrays: The epiphyseal plates will close when you are done growing; this can be seen on xrays.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep walk: Best indicator is your bed partner.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Jerking: Myoclonus refers to unpredictable and uncontrollable jerking of muscles. Any muscle or muscle group can be involved.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
ProlactinomaYour: Prolactin will be elevated without other cause for it ie pregnancy, medication, nipple stimulation... Perform an MRI of pituitary and brain with and w ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bikas Sharma
16 years experience Family Medicine
Getting blood tests!: Though there are some symptoms like increased thirst, increased frequency of urination, feeling hungry and overheating, fatigue., the diagnosis is mad ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Severe control: Anorexics are extremely concerned about weight, and often feel they're fat despite trusted others saying otherwise. They severely restrict the amoun ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Complex question: Cannnot be ansered online. Start with a comprehensive medical examination by your private physician.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
You don't function : Everyone has some obsessions, and some basic rituals. Keeping your kitchen sink empty, brushing your teeth regularly are a few examples that are healt ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Growth velocity: Average growth velocity is about 4 cm/ year after 2 yo. During puberty, boys 5-11cm/yr and girls 6-10cm/year. The age of park height velocity varies s ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Weakness: Botulism is a lack of muscle control caused by the toxin the bacteria secretes. This toxin is the same one used in tny quantities to remove wrinkles a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Can't miss it: Exclusively seen in young children, rickets occurs for different reasons, but most commonly in this country - vitamin d deficiency. Bones faily to pro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Rabies: transmitted : By contamination of wound with saliva from rabid animal, mostly after bite (between 20-180 days). Rabid animals: skunk, raccoon, fox, bat, stray dogs. ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes 2: Usually herpes 2 lesions which look like clear 1-2 mm little fluid filled vesicles ( pimples ) , appear in the genital area, though with alternative ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Eczema: Eczema is an itching skin disease. It presents usually with red, scaly, itchy patches.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Get an image taken: Fibroids are benign masses of the uterus. They are seen on multiple imaging tests. They can be seen on xray, ct, MRI and ultrasound.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Pain in testicle: Epididymitis is inflammation of the organ by the same name. It is located at the top of the testicle and may be associated with reddness and swelling. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
You'd know: I'm guessing that you mean is - is what you feel bad enough to count for diagnosis and tx? Too many people (imho) self-diagnose so i always recommend ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience Family Medicine
Boys/girls different: Typically the first physical signs of puberty in boys are an increase and change in body odor and an enlargement of the testes. In girls, the breasts ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Check blood pressure: Hypertension is a silent disease. There is usually no sign or symptom of htn. The best way to know if you have hypertension is to start keeping a bl ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Rash: You will have blister like rash on your genitalia and it may burn If you do not have rash you do not have herpes
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Decorato
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Chest enlargement: Any enlargement of the tissues of the chest above the muscle is considered gynecomastia. Although in most instances it is excess fat in the area, in s ... Read More
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