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Appropriate For Gestational Age Aga
See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The average age of onset of menstruation is about 12.5 yrs, however in case of precocious puberty it can vary and be as early as a year or two. "precocious puberty is statistically defined as 2.5 to 3.0 sds below the average age of onset of puberty in healthy children--so age 5-6 years old is more typically seen than the 2-3 yr olds. The mean age of onset of puberty is about 10.5 years in girls. ...Read more
The BMI chart: Age is only used for pediatric/youg adults, often calculated to age 18 or so. After this point, we only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. If you have specific concern about your wt/height vs age (we shrink in height with age), consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
A primi lady delivered a baby.What physical signs can determine maturity of gestations if no previous antenatal checkup? Thankx
Clinical examination: Neonatologists can determine approximate weeks of gestation although ultrasound in first 2 trimesters most accurate.Birth weight of less than 2, 500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces). Lacking normal baby fat, finger nail development, and muscle tone. Extra body hair, reduced chest circumference, body length, poor suck and swallow are other signs. Exam of eyes can help.Imaging of brain and skeleton also. ...Read more
For maney yes, but..: The are remarkably inaccurate for some people, although a reasonable guideline. The best is body composition analysis, which can be done at many places (my office, health clubs, etc.). For example, i weight 193, am 71 inches tall, and i trend toward heavy. But waist is 34 and my body fat is 15%. Very good. I always do composition studies: the only weight of tracking diet and exercise. ...Read more
Preterm baby 29week gestational age his age know 25days corected age 32weekand4days his haemoglobin 11, 3gm can I start ferrous drops at this age?
Sure!: Term babies have enough iron stores from mom that usually do not need iron supplementation. Premature babies, however, have much lower stores and need extra iron to prevent what is called 'anemia of prematurity.' this is also a common age to develop a normal drop in hemoglobin, which is usually not harmful. Talk to your doctor to find out how much iron should be added, since it is based on weight. ...Read more
We have a 4 years old nephew, he was diagnosed with astigmatism and strabism;what is the recommended treatment at his age and minimum age for surgery?
Depends: The timing and or use of surgery is usually based on the amount of success gained by patching.If the kid won't tolerate patching, glasses that blur the better eye are sometimes used.If patching corrects the strabismus, surgery is avoided. If alignment is bad for too long (years), any surgery would be cosmetic (alignment).I've seen it done on 2yo's ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Once you have a pimple, there is no medicine to make it go away any quicker. The treatment of acne is all about prevention of the next break-out or to reduce the number of pimples with the next break-out. A good first medication is benzyl peroxide which is available over the counter. It comes in different strengths as irritating. Prevention. ...Read more
Can you please describe the average measurements for a african american 17-year old girl who is 5'2"?
This range: 125-140: Represents healthy body mass index of 23-25. Larger frame person would support more weight. A person who does light exercise & consumes 1900 cal/day maintains this weight. If desire wt gain then more calories are necessary. If desire wt loss then more physical activity, healthy nutrition, & good restful sleep are very important. 1500 cal/day would result in loss of 1 lb per week (slow & steady). ...Read more
Is there a generally recommended age for a post menopausal woman, with no family history of breast cancer, to stop hrt?
Http: Usually 5 years.Get a more detailed answer ›
Whenever they can!: PE time has been eroded from many public schools and it's a real shame! Being physically active and engaging in creative play is beneficial to a child. I believe all children should have structured quality recess/PE appropriate for their age. It actually helps them be better students! http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/move/parents-pe-questions?page=1 ...Read more
Some variations in p: There is an ongoing debate about this question. In the US, it often recommended that women at standard risk begin mammography at 40 years of age. A recent revised recommendation suggested that age be upped to 45 years. In Europe the Age is 50 years and older. My recommendation is to begin at 40 years of age and repeat it every 12 to 18 month intervals. others may have different opinions. ...Read more
Good question: There is really no answer to that question. It is very individual and depends on a persons personal, social and healthy history as well as their reproductive history. At most fertility centers age 50 starts to trigger some more testing and caution and age 60 is likely a deal breaker. ...Read more
CDC: go to the CDC website for a complete chart. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html ...Read more
What is the acceptable range for endometrium lining before and after menopause for 50 yrs Asian women? If within range, is biopsy required for my age?
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