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Doctor insights on: Diagnosing Lupus In Teenage Girls

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What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

Family disease: Adolescents model their behavior, either in identification or rebellion against their families. Disordered eating may occur in families with eating disorders or other addictions. ...Read more

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How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

Swab: Without needing to do a true internal exam, i small swab of the discharge can be obtained and examined under the microscope to determine the cause of the vaginitis and initiate specific treatment. ...Read more

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Are brain annerysums rare in a 23yo female?

Are brain annerysums rare in a 23yo female?

See below: It's not rare. Aneurysms can occur throughout life. However, many if not most cases are found at any point in life through imaging studies incidentally while evaluating other symptoms like headache. Usually, these aneurysms were present at birth but never manifest with symptoms until years later. ...Read more

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How is jra (juvenile arthritis) diagnosed in a teen?

How is jra (juvenile arthritis) diagnosed in a teen?

See below: A lot of the diagnosis will be based on the history of joint swelling, redness, and pain. And a physical exam that reveals the joint findings. Then, labs can be ordered to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How common is aml leukemia in a 23yo female?

How common is aml leukemia in a 23yo female?

Uncommon: AML is common in older people and ALL is most common in kids. Both are curable but ALL has better outcomes. But not all AML are same. Many subgroups of AML do very well. Your oncologist can answer this question. interesting fact--using the same exact chemotherapy regimens for the some cancers, adults treated by pediatric oncologists do better than when treated by adult oncologists. ...Read more

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read more

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Can acne develop in young adulthood randomly?

Can acne develop in young adulthood randomly?

Yes, Anytime: Acne can come at any point in time and at any age. Causes of acne include stress, environment, hormones, etc... If you have acne, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Yes, but rarely does: For reasons still poorly understood, schizophrenia is relatively rare until after puberty, but there are well-described cases in children as young as 4 years old. Aftter puberty, the risk rises, with the peak risk at 18-20. Research suggests this is related to major changes in brain architecture that occurs during puberty, but we still do not understand what causes the disorder. ...Read more

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How can the female athlete triad be prevented in teen girls?

How can the female athlete triad be prevented in teen girls?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more

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What two pervasive developmental disorders occur most commonly in males?

What two pervasive developmental disorders occur most commonly in males?

All but Rett's Dis: All pdd's occur about 4 times more commonly in boys than in girls. Rett's disorder occurs almost exclusively in girls. Autism, pdd-nos, and asperger's syndrome are all now categorized as one; autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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What are adults attitudes toward teenage drinking?

What are adults attitudes toward teenage drinking?

ALCOHOL: As much as possible, adults don't permit early exposure of teenagers to alcohol.But they follow the peer group and do it anyway. It also depends on their friends and their influence. ...Read more

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Can juvenile arthritis in children cause CKD in adulthood?

Can juvenile arthritis in children cause CKD in adulthood?

No: You need to look for another cause of your chronic kidney disease (I'm going to assume that is what CKD means). Remember that nowadays, with the fad for subscientific estimates of renal function, many athletic men are overdiagnosed just because their muscles produce extra creatinine. Painkillers for JRA can also impair kidney function, usually reversibly. Insist on a real diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes pulsations in 16 year old teen girls limbs ?

What causes pulsations in 16 year old teen girls limbs ?

Muscle: A pulsating sensation can be vascular or could be due to muscle activity called coarse fasciculations. Determination of cause depends on where it is and the nature of the sensation. A physical exam is the only way to make this determination so I recommend you take her for an exam. ...Read more