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Average Thyroid Level In Children7 12 Years Of Age
At approximately what percent below average does the metabolism operate for a 25 year old female with severe hypothyroidism?
If my son is age 12 but has a bone age of one year behind (taken about 5 years ago) would I use age 11 in one of the height calculators?
Not necessarily: A bone age of 1 year behind from 5 years ago could very well have changed by now--could be that the bone age has caught up and now he is a bone age of 12, not 11. Or maybe his bone age is even ahead and he is 13, not 12. You should use his chronological age, 12. And if you are still worried about his height, go see an endocrinologist and have another bone age and workup done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testosterone total level at 522 and testosterone free level at 49.6........This normal for a 23 year old male?
Normal range: Normal testosterone levels for men can vary from 200-1100 so yes its normal. Usually younger men are at higher levels of total and free than this because they are at their prime. Repeat the level to see what it is. Natural ways to improve testosterone are decrease drinking, no recreational drugs, no smoking, exercise, adrenal support or dhea and using dim to help stop the breakdown of testostero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Here's a link to a Body Mass Index calculator. Input your child's height and weight and you can see where the child fall's on the growth scale. Children come in all shapes and sizes - health risks concerns are for those too high or too low on the scale. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more
Cana female grow at 15 years old? (bone age 15), current height is 150.7cm. Mum's height is 162 and dad's height is 169, period came at 12 years old.
Depends on lab, and: If you see that result on a test, the lab should give a range for normal values along with it. Labs can have different standards and ranges for normal. What did your doctor say? Also, one time abnormal lab values should be rechecked to confirm. And the meaning of any result also depends on symptoms, history, physical and often the results of other tests. ...Read more
Really tall!: That is a really tall 12 year old! you're sure she is 5-10 (70 inches). If that is the case, a weight corresponding to her height percentile to keep her bmi below the 85% would be a weight of 140-150 pounds. Questions about appropriate growth and height/weight, good resource cdc or who growth charts. ...Read more
Prolactin of 48.3 cycle day 21, estradiol of less than 25 cycle day 3. 22 year old female. hx of pituitary dwarfism. are those normal levels?
Child growth : The average weight and height of a child can be discerned from the CDC growth chart for girls and boys . The average values are the ones around the 50th percentile curve . It is also important that the weight be proportionate to the height, hence looking at the BMI for the child is crucial . The growth charts also helps your Doctor assess growth changes over time with regular follow ups . ...Read more
My son is 9 years old, and his last X-ray showed bone age of 12 years 5 months. Should we look into estrogen inhibitors to halt bone age?
Aromatase inhibitor : Aromatase inhibitors are experimental when used to prevent bone age acceleration the american academy of pediatrics endocrine subcommittee suggests this should only be considered under a research protocol. No long term data about safety or side effects. Concerns remain: will this treatment affect fertility? Vertebral bone abnormalities in growing kids? No studies have answered these questions yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the TSH level to maintain for 57+ female with Hypothyroidism, whose one & half of thyroid glands were removed for goiter surgery 15+ yr back ?
Don't base on TSH: I believe it is a mistake to base dosage on TSH alone; TSH is a surprisingly poor marker for tissue thyroid levels in many common conditions; one should assess Free T3 (liothyronine) and Free T4 and also take how the patient is feeling into account. Here are good articles about how 11 renowned specialists optimize thyroid hormone levels: http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu Also see http://tinyurl.com/nrww2qg ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
TSH .45 (last year .70 the year before .83)lab range .40-4.50 Right lobe 59mmx17x20 (last year 56x15x21) left 48x13x15. Five nodules, three stable, two new since last yr .4cm. Family history hypo and hyper. Is goiter size or new nodules a concern?
My grandfather died of colorectal cancer at age 72, I´ve read the average age of screening is at 50, but should I get screened earlier? (22 yrs old)
Yes ACS Guidelines: The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines place you in the increased risk category for colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps if you have any first-degree relative aged 60 or older with either condition. They recommend a colonoscopy starting at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can height grow 2 to 3 inches after 23 years of age for women? weight is 48 kgs. current height 5'2''
No: women's growth curve stop between 14 and 17 on a very ...Read more
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