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Average Size Of 6 Week Old Baby
My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly?
(my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).
It is just a number: Around 42 cm (16-17 in). The number is somewhat meaningless from a medical standpoint... sort of like hair color. If one asks, "What is the average hair color of a 6 year-old girl", the answer is a meaningless color. Head circumference percentiles are compared to the percentiles of the parent's head sizes. Thus, if the parents have smaller heads, we don't worry about their babies' smaller heads. ...Read more
Correlation between penis size at age 6 and size as an adult? My 6 year old is only 1.5 inches stretched. That's considered "abnormally small".
Here are some...: Should never dwell on a 6-yo boy with a 1.5-inch penis on stretch since he at least still has some 12 years to grow as long as his other parameters of physical growth such as height, weight, and mental development are within the normal range. Besides, his current penile length can not predict his eventual penile growth at reaching adulthood. Furthermore, should never let him know of your concern.. ...Read more
Male puberty: Review of literature: mean stretch penile length at 1 year of age is 3.75 cm (+/- 0.54 cm) increases to 4.84 cm by late childhood then to 9.5 cm (+/-1.12 cm) by late puberty. This number reflects mostly white population. The penile length is rarely used to evaluate puberty because it is not accurate and not an early event for onset of puberty. Length and volume of testicle is more accurate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little over 2 X BW: Full-term born infants gain approximately 20 gms a day during the first 5 months. Would be close to birth weight plus 7.5-8.0 lbs. ...Read more
What is the ideal head size for a baby girl who is about 4 months old? My baby's head size is 39.
Head circumference: Head sizes are relatively larger in small children. In a child without headaches, seizures or major organ deformities, the head circumference is genetically determined and you will not be able to do much about it at four years of age. Or six. You will want to discuss your concern withyour family doctor or pediatrician. ...Read more
What is the average size of a 21 yr old boy testicleand at what age they stop growing in size.Doesthe size ofpenis stop growing at 21 or vary in years?
Done growing: Testicle size can vary but on average about the size of a walnut. At 21 yrs old everything should be at its full size. ...Read more
FEVER: 39.8c means 103.6f. Most fevers at this age are viral. The associated symptoms can be runny nose, cough, poor oral intake. Give a fever reducer when it is 101 f or above. If only fever with no other symptoms, UTI or other causes need to be ruled out. Take baby to the pediatrician for an exam. Make sure s/he drinks enough fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight: Weight varies considerably with height and body type. Are you concerned about being overweight or underweight? It is important not to place undue pressure on a child because of weight etc. At this young age. Discuss this with her doctor at her next check up. Meanwhile be sure she is on a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet and playing for exercise as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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