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Daughter's 7yo, overweight. Since baby 95-97centile weight&height. Gained 7cm (2 3/4 in)/1 year, but droped 2 cent in height. Is it a growth spurt?

Daughter's 7yo, overweight. Since baby 95-97centile weight&height. Gained 7cm (2 3/4 in)/1 year, but droped 2 cent in height. Is it a growth spurt?

See a doctor: If you have access, you may want to see a pediatric endocrinologist to make sure that there are no underlying hormonal reasons for these changes your daughter's been going through. ...Read more

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Short Stature (Definition)

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Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do

Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do

Unlikely Permanent: Coban was not designed to be used for more than a few minutes as a pressure dressing. Using it for several day (even an hour or several hours) could permanently damage the circulation and cause the loss of a finger. Since your finger has not been removed, the things you are notcing are unlikely to be permanent. Moisture or cream under the coban could cause the symptoms noted, bur will be normal. ...Read more

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Double jointed, long tongue, tall, slim, stretchy skin-- is that a bad form of eds?

Double jointed, long tongue, tall, slim, stretchy skin-- is that a bad form of eds?

Yes it is bad for: Any one, it cause the joints to e exposed to un usual forces leading to early arthritis and more fractures. ...Read more

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Is sebo de macho effective in deep chicken pox scars pls? Thanks in advance.

Is sebo de macho effective in deep chicken pox scars pls? Thanks in advance.

Not usually: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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Is my penis skinny? Will it get any fatter? I feel embarrassed 2ask dad his size for genetics.I'm 16 my penis is 7 3/4 inches long 4 3/4 inches around

Is my penis skinny? Will it get any fatter? I feel embarrassed 2ask dad his size for genetics.I'm 16 my penis is 7 3/4 inches long 4 3/4 inches around

Here are some ...: The length and circumference as reported at age 16 are good measurement and you still have another 2 years of time span to grow since the physical growth will stop soon marching into adulthood - for men roughly at 18. So do something to better yourself for survival, growth, & living-on, and don't be obsessed with genital growth which is not the whole thing of future. ...Read more

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10/20 guy1 boxer wet w/precum touch outer vulva in stand position. 10/22 sex w/guy2. 8wk U/S say conceive 10/27. Chances guy 1? Need it to be guy 2!

10/20 guy1 boxer wet w/precum touch outer vulva in stand position. 10/22 sex w/guy2. 8wk U/S say conceive 10/27. Chances guy 1? Need it to be guy 2!

Second Guy: You can breathe easy. Only one man had sperm inside of your vagina. Second, sperm only live for five days after being deposited "INSIDE" of the vagina making the conception of your new baby from father number two. ...Read more

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17y.o.Lotsof Bdy hair;have mustache;beard growing, butmypenis is 3 inches-erect and 1inch-flaccid ;circum-big as thumb. What iswrong?willitstillgrow?

17y.o.Lotsof Bdy hair;have mustache;beard growing, butmypenis is 3 inches-erect and 1inch-flaccid ;circum-big as thumb. What iswrong?willitstillgrow?

Size doesn't count: We men are much too concerned with size. You're plenty big enough to satisfy women, yourself, and have a large family. I know it's easy for me to say and hard for you to accept, but don't focus on size. It's what you do with your partner that counts. ...Read more

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Me apareció una vena (o arteria) muy pronunciada en sien izquierda. Tengo 24 años, no presenta dolor ni ningun tipo de molestia. ¿Debo preocuparme?

Me apareció una vena (o arteria) muy pronunciada en sien izquierda. Tengo 24 años, no presenta dolor ni ningun tipo de molestia. ¿Debo preocuparme?

Considera que es: Para obtener más respuestas de más médicos, considere volver a enviar usando la función de traducción al inglés. **For more responses from more doctors, consider resubmitting using English translation feature. ...Read more

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My 13 year child utearus size is 54*25*27. So is this corect size of utearup? Plz answr me fast

My 13 year child utearus size is 54*25*27. So is this corect size of utearup? Plz answr me fast

Yes, 52 to 72 mm: a girl's uterus increases in length from average 25 mm at age 7 ( prepuberty) to average 62 mm at 13 to 70mm in length by age 17 ( full maturity) . Girls experience puberty at different ages, and these values are averages, assuming that most girls start their period by age 12.5-13. ...Read more

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My son is 20 with17 degree scoliosis. What mattress would u recommend? Thinking nova 12 inch memory foam on flatbed.

My son is 20 with17 degree scoliosis. What mattress would u recommend? Thinking nova 12 inch memory foam on flatbed.

Best quality for $: Forget about his size curve, it does not factor into your choice of bed. You want a bed that is comfortable-usually a relatively firm mattress that is good quality for cost or has a good term warranty & return policy! all mattresses will wear out especially if not rotated regularly and if you are heavy or obese. Our ancestors slept on leaves, branches , grasses & even hides! ...Read more

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My testicle size is (4.2*2.2*2.6) CM about (12.3) ml, prostate size is (13) ml,My age is 26. My dick length at erection11.3 cm,are they normal zise?

My testicle size is (4.2*2.2*2.6) CM about (12.3) ml, prostate size is (13) ml,My age is 26. My dick length at erection11.3 cm,are they normal zise?

That is pretty ....: The size measurement of your testis, prostate, & penis is pretty "normal" to function either for pleasure or for reproduction although somewhat at their lower end of so-called normal range. Remember: the size alone doesn't matter and how they work for you does. In fact, you may ask the Doc ordering the tests directly and it would be more meaningful. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years.Its prominent coz of my fair skin.Its keeping girls away.

You really need: to see a Dermatologist with a specialty in COSMETOLOGY AND "MICRO-surgery" a local University Teaching Hospital is where I would go if possible! Hope this helps..and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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When are you officially considered a "dwarf"?

When are you officially considered a "dwarf"?

Dwarfish is: associated w about 200 medical conditions. One criteria for dwarfism is an adult height of less than 5 feet 10 inches ...Read more

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Is there a mild form of achondroplasia? A semi-dwarf?

Is there a mild form of achondroplasia?  A semi-dwarf?

Several short types: The commonly seen form of achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant form of short limb dwarfism. 80% are new mutations but it can be passed parent to child at a 50%/pregnancy rate. A fetus with a pair of achondroplasia genes has a severe condition & is unlikely to survive infancy. Their are a number of conditions that produce "little people" & you may be thinking of another condition. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a midget, dwarf or little person?

Little people have : short stature, usually < 58 " as adults. A variety of genetic conditions cause dwarfism, characterterized by disproportionate body proportions, skeletal anomalies & other medical conditions. "Midget" is a pejorative term for people with proportionate short stature from a variety of genetic, nutritional, & other medical causes. Use " little person" or " a person with ....", a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Any known health issues associated with achondroplasia dwarf women?

Yes: Spinal kyphosis convex curvature or lordosis , concave curvature. Varus (bowleg) or valgus , knock knee deformities. Frequently have ear infections (due to eustachian tube blockages), sleep apnea and hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

Short Stature: Short for your age we use cdc calculator: cdc height for age percentiles for girls (2 to 20 years) age /height to get z score , your is -16 (short stature). Remember it's not your height what counts only what is between your shoulders (your brain). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome? How rare is a down dwarf?

Is it possible for a baby to be born a dwarf and also have down syndrome?  How rare is a down dwarf?

Excedingly rare: I had occasion many years ago to investigate such a situation & needed to find answers for why some kids with ds chromosomes (t21) had totally different physical features. Run the numbers: achondroplasia (common new mutation dwarf) @ 1/15, 000 x 1/1700 (risk of ds @ 21)=1/25, 000, 000. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the reproductive system of a dwarf is the same length and size of a average sized female?

Can you tell me if the reproductive system of a dwarf is the same length and size of a average sized female?

Achondroplasia is : the most common form of dwarfism, but there are over 200 types, so you need to specify which type. For A.D., the uterus can be normal size but its placement is abdominal, not pelvic. Penile & testicular size in males with AD can be within normal limits. The lungs can be compromised by malformations of the spine & rib cage, requiring expert care for labor & delivery of a little person female. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Yes.: Quinacrine and other antihelminthic drugs work when used appropriately. ...Read more

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Can dwarfs have babies?

Can dwarfs have babies?

Yes: In most types of dwarfism, there are no reproductive issues and there is no impact on fertility. However, due to the anatomy, it is advised to have good prenatal care as there can be complications due to collagen laxity in some forms of dwarfism. ...Read more

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Can normal sized people have a dwarf?

Can normal sized people have a dwarf?

Yes: Dwarf is a term we do not use in medicine anymore because of its despective use outside of medicine, but it was used to describe proportionate short people( mainly pepople with growth hormone deficiency). Growth hormone deficiency can be hereditary bu it can also happen in a spontaneous mutation (no parent or family history). ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dwarf and a midget?

See below: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someones 4"10 is that considered like a dwarf?

Can you tell me if someones 4"10 is that considered like a dwarf?

An adult height: of less than 4 feet 10 inches maximum is one of the criteria to diagnose dwarfism. ...Read more

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What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

Different kinds: Being the size of a dwarf and being a dwarf are the same. There are many different causes of dwarfism, some of which are structural genetic bone/connective abnormalities, some are the result of hormone deficiencies and can be treated. ...Read more

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If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

If a man with achondroplasia and a normal woman children, what is the likelihood of having dwarfs?

50%: If one parent has achondroplasia, a child has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the fgfr3 gene and subsequently developing achondroplasia. If both parents have the disorder, the child has a three in four (75 percent) chance of developing achondroplasia. Also, in these cases, the child has a one in four chance of inheriting the gene from both parents. Newborns who inherit both genes are considered. ...Read more

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If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?

If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?

50%: Achondroplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Therefore, anyone affected has a 50% chance of having offspring with the same disorder. ...Read more

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If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?

If a 2 short ppl marry, a female(156cm), and guy(164cm).Will they face the risk of getting children shorter than them or even dwarfs cz they are short?

no: Your children are likely to be shorter than average but taller than you - there is a tendency to move towards the average over generations. This is called "regression to the mean". (no guarantees though!) be sure your baby has good nutrition! the best way is for you to have good nutrition and breast feed. ...Read more

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Does bone lengthening work only for dwarfs?

Does bone lengthening work only for dwarfs?

Dwarves?: Bone lengthening is not limited only to dwarves. However most of the time we do not perform bone lengthening for cosmetic reasons such as increasing someone's height. Bone lengthening is usually performed in cases where someone has asymmetric leg lengths. ...Read more