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Sir,my age is 18 and my height is 5f 2cm iam observing my height from 15 but there is slow growth why this happens there is any possible for 5f.7cms?

Sir,my age is 18 and my height is 5f 2cm iam observing my height from 15 but there is slow growth why this happens there is any possible for 5f.7cms?

It's possible: Your height is determined by your genetics and by your environment. Nutrition is most significant contributor in your environment which contributes to your height. It's also important to get adequate rest and exercise. It you lead a healthy lifestyle it's possible you will grow taller. However, I am certain you look fine now at 5.2! ...Read more

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Dr. Rodolfo Saca
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Growth Chart (Definition)

A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the ...Read more


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Good Day, I would like to know what causes a slow growth in a fetus?

Good Day, I would like to know what causes a slow growth in a fetus?

Many possible: There are many possible causes of slow growth of a fetus including malnutrition, smoking, drinking & infections of the mother. Please stay in touch with your Obstetrician about this problem. I wish you and your baby well! ...Read more

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What things or activities can help slow growth plates from closing until later?

What things or activities can help slow growth plates from closing until later?

Nothing: Aside from preventing trauma that can cause the early closure of growth plates. ...Read more

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Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Yes: It can essentially stop everything or severely restrict it, depending on the degree. ...Read more

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I m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant but baby in size is crl 12mm, cardic activity normal , but 2 weeks slow growth, is it serious, I am on injections for it?

I m 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant but baby in size is crl 12mm, cardic activity normal , but 2 weeks slow growth, is it serious, I am on injections for it?

? IUGR: Continue to follow up with your obgyn and get serial u/s to track the development of fetus. I hope all goes fine with you and will finally deliver a healthy baby. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Nail problem with white nails with slow growth?

Nail problem with white nails with slow growth?

Possible fungus: There is a special type of nail fungus called superficial white onychomycosis and it may be this. It responds readily to oral terbinafine. ...Read more

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My hair is becoming very thin and damaged, and it has very slow growth. I'm wondering the cause of this? Is there anything to promote hair growth?

My hair is becoming very thin and damaged, and it has very slow growth. I'm wondering the cause of this? Is there anything to promote hair growth?

Biotin: Biotin is a vitamin b component that provides your body with vitamins and nutrients needed to allow your hair and even your nails to grow strong and fast. It boosts your metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins that are needed for thick hair and increased growth. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

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What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

Thyroid disorders.: The proper answer to your question is that typically the baseline fetal heart rate does not correlate with fetal growth. Rare scenarios where this general statement would not be accurate include severe maternal hypothyroidism or excessive intake of antithyroid medications in hyperthyroid women that subsequently affect the fetus and its growth curves. ...Read more

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Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Does menopause lead to slow growth and/or loss of body hair i.E. Leg and arm pits?

Yes: Menopause also causes lower testosterone levels which affect your body hair. Testosterone is produced in the ovaries (which are no longer working in menopause) & in the adrenal glands which slow down with age as well. ...Read more

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Bony growth on forehead with slow growth since 2 years. Now, feel 2 more tiny ones on forehead. Ct& MRI showed nothing. Concerned with cause &removal.

Bony growth on forehead with slow growth since 2 years. Now, feel 2 more tiny ones on forehead. Ct& MRI showed nothing. Concerned with cause &removal.

Osteomas: Osteomas are common benign boney growths that can occur on the skull. Ct ; MRI should show something. There are other bone growths that can occur, but malignant things are very rare. Removal is not always necessary, but you should discuss with your doctor. Sometimes this is handled by ENT surgeon and sometimes by neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Hi my son was born with a condition called polands syndrome. Left side affected, slow growth missing front and back chest muscle. Hand is 100% functional though weak. His paed isnt too concerns. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Hi my son was born with a condition called polands syndrome. Left side affected, slow growth missing front and back chest muscle. Hand is 100% functional though weak. His paed isnt too concerns. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

For what ?: Poland syndrome is an uncommon but easily recognized pattern of birth defects that are thought to arise from poor blood flow to the involved structures during fetal development. Its limitations are usually evident on exam and stable. If you have specific concerns about origin, heredity or other issues feel free to ask or consult with a clinical geneticist. ...Read more

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Low co2, elevated anion gap, elevated pH of 7.5, low creatinine of . 2 in toddler with slow growth born prematurely at 31 weeks ga & 2 vessel cord?

Low co2, elevated anion gap, elevated pH of 7.5, low creatinine of . 2 in toddler with slow growth born prematurely  at 31 weeks ga & 2 vessel cord?

Consider...: ...The possibility of a genetic or metabolic disease which will create excess anions (the anion "gap"). Examples would include Lactic Acid built up in cells that undergo anaerobic metabolism, or acids that build up such as ketoacids in the face of diabetes. A 2 vessel cord suggests a kidney or genetic anomaly and should have a genetics and nephrology evaluation. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Thyroid or Dep.?: Could be either, depending on results of thyroid testing & presence of neurovegetative symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Growth Plate Injury (Definition)

The growth plate is where new bone is created in a developing child. The significance of injury to that area is that it can interrupt normal growth and cause to bone to be shorter or grow at an angle. If there is a growth plate injury it is important to get treatment ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Ultrasound To Evaluate Fetal Growth (Definition)

A third trimester sonogram can help evaluate fetal growth if previous sonograms have established the due date with accuracy. Fetal biometry and anatomy is reviewed at each such scan. Many intestinal and urological anomalies can be thus detected, as they only show up ...Read more