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Does The Cervix Close As We Age
The hole in our heart that we are born with that closes over as we get older well mine didn't close what is this called?
Patent Foramen Ovale: Prior to birth, there is an opening (foramen or hole) between the two upper chambers of the heart, it is called the foremen ovale. The foreman ovale usually closes shortly after birth. If it does not close, the condition is called patent foramen ovale (PFO). PFO is common. It occurs in one of every four people. f there are no other heart conditions or complications, treatment is not necessary. ...Read more
Does our eyelashes go back to its original length? As we grow is our eyelashes still as long as when we were young? Please be specific.
Yes but no: eyelashes usually stay the same length, but look longer on smaller people. There are genetic differences. Of course, disease can affect them, and as we age, some follicles stop producing hairs, so eyelashes can become less dense. ...Read more
I'm aware that as people get older their lips start to thin, but at what age does this process begin to occur?
Lips: There is no cut off point.Get a more detailed answer ›
Kidney aging: What happens to the kidneys as we age? ANS: They begin to wear out like the rest of us. Small vessel disease from HBP kills glomeruli, kidneys get smaller. Diabetes kills glomeruli. Good Wikipedia question to look at . I recommend uiptodate.com to answer all of my web medical questions and recommend you do the same. ...Read more
If boobs are farther apart at a young age does that mean they will be big and closer in the future?
As they enlarge: & plumpen it is likely that some of that tissue will be more to the midline. Try not to fret about your breasts. ...Read more
If birth control mimics the menses period, would the cervical mucus/cervical position change as well? Not so much as position but the mucus?
One of your doctors said bone plates do not completely close until age 30. Does that mean I can still grow taller in height until age 30?
When is it safe to let your child brush their teeth? I've seen the labels on children's toothpaste that says children under six shouldn't use it. Does that mean children under that age shouldn't use the toothpaste, or is that the age where i can let them
All ages: Let your child brush their teeth, and then brush for them! the truth is most kids don't have the patience or dexterity to brush properly, and need assistance. The concern with some toothpastes is the fouride content. A child ideally should be able to spit the majority of the toothpaste out before using fluoridated toothpaste(swallowing small quantities is not a concern). Toddler paste is fine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If the cervix is closed where do the sperm go? And how long do the sperm live for when not fertile?
Why can't live vaccines be given at the same time? Or can they? Is it because they will create too many antibodies in your body?
They can! : We often give live vaccines at the same visit, . An example would be MMR ii and the varivax vaccine. Mmr ii is the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine which is a live vaccine with inactivated virus. And the varivax is the chicken pox vaccine which is also a live vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do we put on weight as the age increases, if so can you provide the age & weight relations chart or details.
Thanks in advance.
BMI vs. age websites: I'm not 100% sure what u r looking 4, but as people age their body composition changes. (See Fig. 1 in http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pediatrics/principles_of_drug_treatment_in_children/pharmacokinetics_in_children.html). As a result, weight (wt) adjusted 4 height (ht) = BMI increases. See http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/womens.htm 4 both male & female charts. BMI = wt[kg]/(ht[m])^2 ...Read more
Does crl measure the exact age of the baby from LMP or does it measure from growth in uterus once implantation occurred?
CRL: Literally crl measures neither : it relates measured size to an expected age based on normal first trimester growth. It is accurate to +/- 2-3 days (so not exact), if certain lmp or sure ovulation it can reliably estimate ga relative to either conception or lmp. Doctors always date from a known or theoretical lmp, never conception, so there is roughly 14 days difference. ...Read more
Many: Eyes age like the rest of the body but function is affected commonly. As the lens advances the color perception subtely is altered and later cataracts can occur. Overall light sensitivity drops and recovery from bright exposure is slower. Dseases of more advanced age include macular degeneration, advanced diabetes changes and glaucoma. ...Read more
What are some of the changes that will take place in healthy, normal eyes as the patient moves into old age?
Does the uterus and cervix return to, or close to, pre-pregnancy state if the baby is lost before the third trimester?
Yes, it does: After a full term pregnancy and delivery, the uterus and cervix returns to a normal non-pregnant size within 6-8 weeks after the birth. The size of the uterus is slightly larger than a uterus of a woman who has never had a pregnancy which lasted until the third trimester, or has never been pregnamt. ...Read more
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