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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Both of my girls have adhdwell my oldest has add as I do also.Does this mean my son who's 4will too?

Both of my girls have adhdwell my oldest has add as I do also.Does this mean my son who's 4will too?

Genetics: Add is highly heritable. Chances of sibling of an add kid having add too is about 30%. If both parents are add & all sibs are too, the likelihood increases for subsequent children to inherit it also. Diminish the risk by not smoking or drinking at any time during pregnancy. If your son has add, the sooner it's treated, the less likely it will persist into adulthood. If he has symptoms get him seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Samuel Miles Dr. Miles
Psychiatry
43 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Why is adhd/add more common in boys than girls?

Why is adhd/add more common in boys than girls?

Nobody knows: Twice as many boys than girls are diagnosed with add. Girls are more likely to present with inattentiveness rather than hyperactivity. In adults the ratio of men to women with add is 1.6. The reasons for the different prevalence is unknown, and is being investigated. ...Read more

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Dr. Jana Tomsky Dr. Tomsky
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
Charles University in Prague Faculty of Medicine
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What would be causes for female's bones to still be open & unsealed in mid thirties? Thought girls shouldn't add anymore height after 25 @ the latest?

What would be causes for female's bones to still be open & unsealed in mid thirties? Thought girls shouldn't add anymore height after 25 @ the latest?

See docotr: Bone growth close in teens or 21. If this would not happen it could be hormonal abnormality as excess of Growth hormone. Simple X ray of wrist is used to asses " Bone age" in questionable short statute of children or teens. In adulthood it is never normal to have open bone cartilage . Please see your doctor for more testing. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Why do girls squirt ?

Why do girls squirt ?

Controversial: “squirting” is controversial. Some indicate that it is a form of female ejaculation in which the fluid is propelled from para-urethral ducts during or prior to orgasm. Others hold that it is lubricating secretions or incontinence of urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Horacio Capote Dr. Capote
Psychiatry
years in practice
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Why is that I get no girls?

Why is that I get no girls?

The Secret: This is the secret: -make eye contact -listen -use humor girls really dig that more than muscles & looks. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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When do girls stop growing?

When do girls stop growing?

Growth ctrs close: The average female slows after menses as a final 2.5 inches of linear growth is acquired.Growth centers in the long bones determine the final potential for growth.When these close, they are done. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner Dr. Eitner
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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When do girls stop growing ?

When do girls stop growing ?

25: It depends on when they started puberty, however, most of the height growth occurs during the first few years of puberty (around the same time as the first period). However, some growth can continue to occur throughout adolescence, which can be defined up to the age of 25. In most cases, growth in height in the early 20s averages a fraction of an inch. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Do some girls grow after 16?

Yes: The potential for continued linear growth is determined by an interplay of the hormones of puberty and the growth centers of the long bones.As long as the growth centers remain open, growth is possible. However, the initiation of menses provides a well defined marker in girls, and most can only expect another 2.5 in or 5 cm growth after this happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz Dr. Kaplowitz
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
41 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Till what age do girls grow?

Till what age do girls grow?

It depends: It can be estimated based on when a girl has her first period. From that point on she will grow another 1-4" and usually by 18-24 months after the first period, the growth plates have closed and no further growth is possible, even with hormone treatments ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen Dr. Wallen
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can girls use dumbbells in gym.

Can girls use dumbbells in gym.

Absolutely: Yes, weight and resistance training is fine for both men and women. Make sure to start low and go slow. Work with someone knowledgable like a personal trainer initially to learn good form and prevent injury. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Chen Dr. Chen
Clinical Psychology
26 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Do us girls all want tall guys?

Do us girls all want tall guys?

Doubt it: I don't know any research on this - their may be, but I do know that each person has different ideas and preferences. I have known a number of girls who are attracted to "short" or "shorter" guys. ...Read more

Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What does mj do to girls? (weed)

What does mj do to girls? (weed)

Like everyone else: Mj causes psychologic dependence, withdrawal symptoms, altered sensorium, dizziness/passing out, somnolence, fatigue, reduced coordination, cognitive impairment, poor balance, paranoia, euphoria, hallucination, anxiety, increase heart rate, low/high blood pressure, nausea/vomitting, blurry vision..Etc..And above all it is still illegal to use/carry/sell--could mean big trouble . Be good. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Why are some teen girls so mean?

Why are some teen girls so mean?

Because they can be: People must learn how to be nice. A group of girls will bond together by being cruel to someone who is different; teenaged men do the same. It's an unpleasant fact of life; the only upside is that, say, a fat girl who's ridiculed may decide to get serious about weight loss, or a bullied boy may develop athletic / fighting skills that end it and give him enjoyment. Be a good example yourself. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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At what age do girls stop growing?

At what age do girls stop growing?

Depends: The hormones that trigger puberty also accelerate growth briefly before telling the growth centers to close. Most have closed by 16-17 or 5-7 cm after their first menses.An xray of the wrist/hand can be used to identify the growth centers and determine growth potential.When the growth centers are consistent with a bone age of 16-17, little or no further linear growth is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Zoey Goore Dr. Goore
Pediatrics
20 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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At what age do girls stop growing?

At what age do girls stop growing?

Growth in girls: Girls typically stop growing 2 years after their first period. Average age to stop growing is 14 since the average age for girls to get their periods is 12. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. when girls stop gaining height?

Dr. when girls stop gaining height?

Menses + 2.5inches: The process is a bit variable but most girls will get about 2.5-3 inches (5-6 cm) taller after their first menses. Some get there quicker than others. For most this is 15-16.This is when the growth centers in your long bones close. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Do girls still grow in height at 19?

Do girls still grow in height at 19?

Grouth plates open?: Growing bones have plates of new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone & show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are active growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray can see if they have more time to grow. If the growth plates have closed linear growth is done.Most girls close at 16 & r done. ...Read more