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Doctor insights on: 7th And 8th Grade Teen Drug Abuse

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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological ...Read more


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Baby is 4 months on the 6th. Weight she's in 90th (16.6 lbs) height 50th (24") and head 10th (39 cm). Her head was 34.3 @ birth, should I be concerned?

Baby is 4 months on the 6th. Weight she's in 90th (16.6 lbs) height 50th (24") and head 10th (39 cm). Her head was 34.3 @ birth, should I be concerned?

Normal Growth: Rough calculation: birth weight doubles in 4 months, triples in 1 year. If her birth wt. Were around 8 pounds, the current weight is ok, make sure you don't overfeed her. Her length is ok, birth length is on average 20 inches. Head circumference is usually 34 cm at birth, 40 cm at 3 months, 42.5 cm at 6 months, 45.5 cm at 1 year and 48 cm at 2 years. Head size depend mostly on family head size. ...Read more

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I'm on clomipramine 75mg at night, i'm married and now suffering from premature ejaculation. Any suggestion of using a light weight anti psychotic plz?

I'm on clomipramine 75mg at night, i'm married and now suffering from premature ejaculation. Any suggestion of using a light weight anti psychotic plz?

Are you depressed: Or hallucinating or just having trouble with premature ejaculation? If you are depressed, then perhaps an increase in clomipramine is warranted. Your doctor can check a blood level and adjust your dose. If you need an antipsychotic, then 2-10 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) could help.I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Been in mh system most of life due to abuse.Never made it past maslow's 1st level.Now i'm living w/results.Probs w/legs, falls, pain, breathing ideas?

Been in mh system most of life due to abuse.Never made it past maslow's 1st level.Now i'm living w/results.Probs w/legs, falls, pain, breathing ideas?

Define your terms I am not clear as to what your definition of image stands for It is not clear what the abbreviation MH stands for Is not clear what: Is not clear what your definition of mh is. From the type of question you raise it sounds like you need somebody specifically for that disease category. ...Read more

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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99 year old has stage 0 melanoma on head. Suffering from extreme anxiety over upcoming mohs surgery. Consequences of not doing surgery?

99 year old has stage 0 melanoma on head. Suffering from extreme anxiety over upcoming mohs surgery. Consequences of not doing surgery?

Best answer: Moh's surgery is a walk in the park, even easier with a little premedication, but the best way to encourage compliance is to point out how horrible the melanoma is going to look in a few months if it's neglected. Click http://www.Tti.Library.Tcu.Edu.Tw/dermatology/mm/img0027.Jpg. ...Read more

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Did I do something to cause growth spurts (3 inch total) @ 36 & 41? NO other physical changes. Height was the same for yrs; reached adult ht early 20s

Did I do something to cause growth spurts (3 inch total) @ 36 & 41? NO other physical changes. Height was the same for yrs; reached adult ht early 20s

Growth: 45 F Pa notes growth spurts at 36 and 41 with 3 inch total. ANS: this is impossible as height fixed when bones stop growing much younger. So issue is how height wax measured. Suspect measurement ertor such as wearing shoes or heels? ...Read more

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My 12 y/o sister is 68lbs and 5'. Is her low BMI causing late puberty? (I had the same issue, high metabolisms run in the family).

My 12 y/o sister is 68lbs and 5'. Is her low BMI causing late puberty? (I had the same issue, high metabolisms run in the family).

Need to check BP : i do not know what the Q is but yes your sister weight affect not only her puberty but also other systemic serious effect. however high blood pressure do not go with low bmi and should be investigate the cause by her PMD. Here, we should rule out eating disorder which has its own criteria to diagnose. in general your sister need a careful follow up with her PMD. ...Read more

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Mild concussion at age 9 and a more serious concussion with loc at age 26 is the brain starting over or is their lasting effects from first one?

Mild concussion at age 9 and a more serious concussion with loc at age 26 is the brain starting over or is their lasting effects from first one?

We don' know yet: The science of concussions is constantly evolving. We can say that over the short term and maybe even the midterm, 18 to 24 months there is definitely a lower threshold of injury to cause concussive episodes. We don' t have the data about concussions sustained 17 years apart. Hopefully as we generate a more complete data base with follow up we will be able to answer that question more definitely. ...Read more

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10 week old baby length and weight both 85th percentile. Head circumference 95th percentile. Does this mean he has a big head in proportion to body?

10 week old baby length and weight both 85th percentile. Head circumference 95th percentile. Does this mean he has a big head in proportion to body?

Not really: I don't consider that difference worth anything more than noting. Big babies are big all over and this falls within the normal variation of such measurements. If the kid was 50% weight/length and 95% head, I would just measure the parents head to see where baby inherited it from. There are other issues to consider with a big head, but not from the reported info. ...Read more

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What impact there's for losing mother at the age of 2 on kid's growth? I had delayed puberty and afraid i'm short bc of it.It leads me to smoke heavy

What impact there's for losing mother at the age of 2 on kid's growth? I had delayed puberty and afraid i'm short bc of it.It leads me to smoke heavy

Not Directly: The loss of a parent, by itself, has no affect on growth. If the loss led to poor nutrition, smoking or other bad habits, then these could affect a child's growth. Puberty/height is primarily genetic. If you are able to check with family members, you may be able to average out the height and age of puberty on both sides to determine if you are delayed/short. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 10.?

Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 10.?

Yes: If bone age is 10, then yes she has lots to grow. The grow plates have not fused yet. Keep her on treatment, use a multidisciplinary team of doctors. Very important. ...Read more

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9.7 mnth old has a head circum. of 44cm,47.3% range on growth chart.Is this normal?She babbles,crawls,pulls self up.Not much change from 6mnth appt.

9.7 mnth old has a head circum. of 44cm,47.3% range on growth chart.Is this normal?She babbles,crawls,pulls self up.Not much change from 6mnth appt.

Missing information: Head circumference is normal, near average, but we need the velocity of its growth. Head growth slows normally after 6 mos., but should plot along or near the same growth curve it's always followed. Strings of babbling at 6 mos. become non-specific " da-da, ma-ma" in 9th mo. Gross motor is good. Screens are on firstsigns.org. Follow-up with pede. & MS Early Intervention Program if concerned. ...Read more

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I'm excercizing and eating healthy , i get 5-7 hours of sleep but i'm still tired all the time. I'm 26 a mother of two boys, i need energy!

I'm excercizing and eating healthy , i get 5-7 hours of sleep but i'm still tired all the time. I'm 26 a mother of two boys, i need energy!

Too much sugar?: If you are using sugar or caffeine to increase your energy, these backfire. They ultimately decrease your energy levels later. Try a low-sugar diet (but don't switch to sugar substitutes - they have their own consequences). Also stress saps your energy levels. Try eating slower. This decreases stress. Meditation may also be helpful. Keep getting plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 12.?

Can a 17 year old grow to her full potential after suffering anorexia, she is in the tenth percentile and hasn't hit puberty yet , her bone age is 12.?

ANOREXIA: She is small normal being in the 10th percentile with anorexia and delayed bone grouth and delayed puberty. With proper guidance and nutrition she can catch up in grouth and development. ...Read more

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I'm 5ft3 at 16, i'm male. I was born 12 weeks premature. I'm conscious of my height and it affects my sport. Will i be able toget HGH from a doctor?

I'm 5ft3 at 16, i'm male. I was born 12 weeks premature. I'm conscious of my height and it affects my sport. Will i be able toget HGH from a doctor?

Maybe,maybe not: Hgh treatment is worthwhile if you are growth hormone deficient, and testing could find that out.An x-ray of your wrist and hand could start the process, by assessing bone maturity. If more like a 12-13 yr you would need testing.If your bone maturity is at a 15-16 yr, you have little growth potential and hgh would not help. ...Read more

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I'm positive I'm bipolar and its destroying my life and marriage?

I'm positive I'm bipolar and its destroying my life and marriage?

Bipolar Disorder: Seek professional help now. Recommend comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy can help you get back in control of your life and help your marriage to stabilize. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

Based on BMI: Based on bmi it will be from 104-141 lbs, but you got to keep in mind that within this range it is very individual, so less is not always better. ...Read more

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