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Doctor insights on: Average Height And Weight For 5 Year Old Boy

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I am 16.5 year old boy. My weight is 53kg .. My height is 5 feet 4 inches. I want to increase my height . Please suggest me about height iam so worry?

I am 16.5 year old boy. My weight is 53kg .. My height is 5 feet 4 inches.  I want to increase my height . Please suggest me about height iam so worry?

Endocrine: Recently growth hormone has been approved for use in pediatric patients with growth potential and short stature. You need to consult with your pediatrician to see bone age--- ie wrist x ray will reveal that. If the growth plates not fused yet--get referral to a pediatric endocrinologist for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Iam 16.5 year old boy my heignt is 5'4 .. I want to increase my height my parents height is normal not heighted..Can growth hormone increase my height?

Iam 16.5 year old boy my heignt is 5'4 .. I want to increase my height my parents height is normal not heighted..Can growth hormone increase my height?

Unlikely to happen: Growth centers in long bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-17. If your growth centers are open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity will support good growth and gh injections would only get you to your expected genetic height faster, not add extra. ...Read more

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Iam 16.5 year old but iam look like 12 or 13 years boy ..My height is 5'4.5 does my height increase further ..

Iam 16.5 year old but iam look like 12 or 13 years boy ..My height is 5'4.5 does my height increase further ..

Maybe. Maybe not.: 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 to increase height. One can ask the pediatrician about height, at a check-up or an extra office visit. ...Read more

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Does blood in stool cause weight loss in 5 year old boy?

Does blood in stool cause weight loss in 5 year old boy?

Need evaluation: Blood in stool should be evaluated, unless it is scant and follows after a large, constipated stool, which is likely to give a small tear or fissure. Short term weight loss in a 5 year old can occur with acute illness like the flu, but if accompanied by blood in the stool, it implies some type of colitis, and this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My younger brother , a five years old boy, has a fever with cough but we noticed that their is a little blood inside his phlegm. Is this a risk?

My younger brother , a five years old boy, has a fever with cough but we noticed that their is a little blood inside his phlegm. Is this a risk?

See below: Blood streaking in the phlegm could be due to a blood nose (epistaxis) that drained to the back of the throat, but it may also be due to other reasons, like a tear in the throat from hard coughing or worse . . . A bronchitis or pneumonia.. Especially if the child is having any breathing difficulty, get him seen asap. ...Read more

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How long is the typical attention span for sitting and doing completing activity (e.G., reading or writing) of a 5-year old boy?

How long is the typical attention span for sitting and doing completing activity (e.G., reading or writing) of a 5-year old boy?

Huge range of normal: Five year old boys are widely variable as to the "typical attention span". There is such a huge range of normalcy that it is difficult to state an exact number that would be meaningful for everyone. A very crude rule of thumb--which may not be applicable to your son--is about 1 minute per year old; however, there is such variation, so to say that your son should focus for 5 minutes might be in err. ...Read more

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Are there any easy-to-notice behavioral warning-signs that a 5 year-old boy is cognitively delayed? Any recommendations for home-tests usable to see?

Language: Language is the developmental domain that correlates most with cognition- not speech, (articulation of words, ) but receptive ( what he understands) & expressive ( his ability to verbalize ideas) language. Yourschool district's child find will do a free evaluation of all developmental domains + social/adaptive skills. Screens are on childdevelopmentinfo.Com & dbpeds.Org., but also call child find. ...Read more

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My 5 year old boy has been diagnosed with genu velgum, what should be steps towards its cure?

My 5 year old boy has been diagnosed with genu velgum, what should be steps towards its cure?

Give it time: Babies often change from appearing "bow legged" as they start to walk; "knock kneed" at 4-6 and straightened up by 8-10. The most some do would be to document the amount (measurements from x-rays), since this is all relative. This is a conversation you can have with the kids doc.If s/he did not explore the issue it was probably mild enough not to do so, but I would discuss that. ...Read more

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My 4.5 year old boy is sleeping and his hart rate is 120 a min is it a concern he has also bin sleeping most of the day?

My 4.5 year old boy is sleeping and his hart rate is 120 a min is it a concern he has also bin sleeping most of the day?

Pulse ok: but a little faster than expected for a child his age while sleeping. Of more concern is why he is sleeping most of the day. Mild fever, slight dehydration or mild infection will cause the pulse to increase proportionately, but in itself doesn't explain his sleepiness. Infection?? Headache?? Please get him evaluated if he doesn't improve. Meanwhile, push fluids. ...Read more

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