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Age Compared To Bi
I'm 18 years old guy, i'm really skinny as compared to all my friends of my age, i want to buff up a bit in grow bit fatty, please help...
My testicals are small compared to other men my age of 36, i did a test and it said i was azoospemia what does that mean, can I still have kids?
Workup: It may not be possible for you to be a father. If this is something you want, get with a urologist or fertility specialist, but i must warn you that the outcome may not be what you want. There's little correlation between fertility and virility -- sexual power, and even less with the ability to make a woman and yourself happy in many ways. It may be your calling to care for kids whose dad's can't. ...Read more
I am 18 years old and I am having only 136.5cms hieght.I am short compared to my friends of same age.Will i grow taller more?How can I grow tall?
A doctor can check: A doctor can check, because 54" is short. There is little or no growth in boys at age 18 years. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do. ...Read more
M south indian.I find some guys really matured and takes responsibilities when compared with their age.Do their DNA has got something to do with it?
Nature + Nurture: When someone is more mature for their age, it is often the result of their inherent nature interacting with how they were raised. And it's not necessarily all good. Some people are forced to grow up fast because of difficult lives. Rather than idealizing such people, it's good to look at what changes you would need to make in your life and your habits that will enhance your happiness. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. Generally, risks of colon cancer are higher after age 50. A cleveland clinic site states that less than 2% of colon cancer occurs under age 40. Even less common to have colon cancer in age 30's or younger. ...Read more
No: and heroin itself doesn't "age" people either. Sodium oxybate (aka GHB- gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a sedative, but doesn't really have specific organ toxicity. While alcohol and methamphetamine themselves will make people sick and appear older, neither opiates nor sedatives do that. The complications of use - overdose, impurities, infectious complications - are what cause the 'aging." ...Read more
FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE : As you get older there may be some loss of kidney function, more so if you have diabetes and/or hypertension.Liver on the other hand is more durable and keep working perfectly unless you are a heavy drinker or have any kind of hepatits and drugs use. So here you have it. ...Read more
I am 18 yrs old.But i don't have energy and feel week from the age of 15 as compared to my friends. I m 5"11. Weight is 80 kg. Plz help as it embarases?
See your doctor.: This is a situation where it would really make sense to see your physician for an evaluation. Questions to answer before you go; have you had any significant weight gain or loss, any change in your menstrual period, any change in your diet, are you sleeping well. Could be many things but best figured out with complete history and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son will be 4 October 16 2014. He is 44 inches tall and 53 pounds. He is huge compared to other kids his age. Should we worry?
Complicated: He is off the top of the chart for both height and weight, but a single data point is meaningless. If he has always been at or above the top of the chart, he is probably fine. Some people just don't fit into our defined norms. If this is a sudden change, then it needs to be addressed. Either way, follow up with his pediatrician is essential. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get tired way too easily as compared to my age group.
Whenever I work out,next day is always tough one. i have history of having fatty liver?
Would there be a (big) difference in the measurement if a 12wk old fetus compared to a 9wk old fetus? The gestational age would be determined in u/s?
Yes: An first trimester sonogram is fairly accurate at dating a pregnancy (within a margin of error of about a week). At 12 weeks menstrual age with a viable pregnancy a sonogram measurement of 9 weeks would change the dating of the pregnancy and your due date should be based on that sonogram. Later sonograms should not change this established date. ...Read more
Smoked 1-4 cigarettes once every 2 weeks, age 18 to 25. Whats my chances of cancer / related illness compared to someone who smoked 20 a day to age 68?
Smoking=cancer.: Well, the chance of you getting cancer at some point is certainly higher than if you never smoked at all. It might be lower because of your overall amount of carcinogen exposure, but we simply can't quantify that well. Just be safe going forward, and take any cough or unexplained weight loss seriously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi.. I am 16 years old.. My weight is 56 kg.. I think my weight is too much as compared to my age. I do not eat too much but still my weight is 56 what is an ideal weight for a 16 year old girl?
MY Exercise tolerance test report states that "Borderline ST changes in Inferior and Lateral Leads as compared to resting ECG. AGE 46 Male?
Depends: Borderline ECG changes on stress testing do not meet criteria for abnormality, which is 1mm (one tiny box) of horizontal or downsloping ST segment depression. This is notable to comment on as part of a complete report, but must be taken in context with the whole test - i.e. any symptoms with exertion, was nuclear imaging or echo imaging also done, how long did you go on the test, etc. ...Read more
How common is a brain tumor in the u.S. Compared to the same age group in a non-industrialized place?
Maybe higher: It's hard to know for sure, because industrialized countries have better registries and are more likely to keep track of brain tumors. There may be a slightly higher rate of brain tumors in the us compared to a non-industrialized country, but the difference is small. Brain cancers are rare, with about 230, 000 diagnoses worldwide each year. Chemicals, hiv, and radiation are some of the causes. ...Read more
I pee very often compared others with the same age (17) when we drink the same amounts of liquids. Is that normal ?
Peeing often: It might be normal but could also be a sign of something else. If you are also thirsty a lot and therefore feel the need to drink a lot and pee a lot I would be concerned about diabetes. Frequent urination could also be a sign of infection. Both conditions can be easily evaluated by a simple urine analysis. See your doctor for urine evaluation to start and discuss this further with them. ...Read more
Is someone with inattentive ADHD much less likely to be diagnosed with the disorder by the age of 7 as compared to the classic hyperactive ADHD child?
Yes it is harder to: Diagnosing add usually takes longer than adhd. You cannot miss the hyperactive child with attention deficit. They can't sit still and get in trouble in school pretty quickly when they are expected to sit and listen. When a child just has add their symptoms are more subtle. They are often seen as lazy since they have difficulty completing tasks and are diagnosed later or not diagnosed but failing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does steroid induced cataract progress significantly faster compared to normal old age cataract once it's formed or spotted in early stage?
Frequently: These can occur rapidly especially if the stimulus, steroid, continues to be administered. If the steroid is withdrawn, then they can recede a bit and may not progress Removal should be considered only if the cataract has progressed to the point at which your visual function is not tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer