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what should my bmi be for my age and height

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes indeed.: Obesity only occurs in about 60% of women with PCOS but the pelvic pain and bloating can occur in most. Use local heat or non steroidals like naprosyn ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience Pediatrics
Not exactly: Bmi 25 is close to 80th percentile for female adult and 75th for male. Bmi over 85th percentile is regarded as overweight.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Here's one: http://www.bmicalculatorforfemales.us/.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Normal @ 23.4: Your bmi is normal for a 23 year old male.
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
13.4: And you are vey skinny for your age and height.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It would fall: In the underweight category, but may be appropriate for you. Have you discussed it with your doctor?
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
Any type: All fruit is healthy, and can be a part of a weight loss diet. It's a good idea to eat a variety of fruits, since different types have different nutri ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Ask doctor : Check with your doctor or nutritionist. If there are metabolic illnesses in your personal or family history, you may wish to be more aggressive about ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Use only Wt. and Ht.: BMI is a screening number, and uses only Weight and Height. Don't add in other stuff to get the BMI number. CDC says: the accuracy of BMI as an indic ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Naresh Rao
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Check caloric intake: The most common reason for being underweight according to bmi assuming you are taking in enough calories for your height is genetics. If one of your ... Read More
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