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Doctor insights on: Gesells Physical Development Age Norms

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

My 3.5 month old baby sleeps for max 45 min stretches at night. This doesn't seem normal for babies of this age. Is this bad for his development?

Will get by: Baby will do better than you with this. I would change the kid back to a more traditional night pattern.If you never allow the kid more than 2 hours of sleep at a time during the day, waking him to feed or whatever, you can get his deep sleep segment to go back to nights when you don't wake him.Don't feed prior to sleep, only feed on awakening. ...Read more

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My brother lost a testicle at very young age to torsion. He is 30 now and had normal development. Can he father children and have normal fertility.

My brother lost a testicle at very young age to torsion. He is 30 now and had normal development. Can he father children and have normal fertility.

Yes: Most people with torsion have normal fertility there are some theoretical questions regarding torsion leading to antisperm antibodies but he should be able to father children. ...Read more

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A cousin of mine is almost 18 years old but is not mentally or physically mature. Is that normal for that age? His 15 year old brother is the same.

Impossible: Your words: "mentally or physically' mature do not mean anything specific to a physician. There is nothing on which to base any kind of medical evaluation. Perhaps this is best asked of a professional who has evaluated this young man. ...Read more

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I have gained 30 pounds this past year. I always watch what i eat and try to exercise regularly. Just had thyroid test and result were normal. Age 39?

I have gained 30 pounds this past year. I always watch what i eat and try to exercise regularly. Just had thyroid test and result were normal. Age 39?

Eat less?: Assuming your thyroid is normal and there are no other extenuating circumstances, the most likely thing is that you're eating more than you think you are. Sit down with a qualified registered dietitian or consider q quality program such as weight watchers. Counseling may also be of help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a prejob phyical which involved an ekg. The result was boderline to normal and have been asked to do a follow up. What cost nwhere 2goin houston?

I had a prejob phyical which involved an ekg. The result was boderline to normal and have been asked to do a follow up. What cost nwhere 2goin houston?

Many options: There are many testing facilities in houston that do pre-employment medical testing. I suggest you check the yellow pages or do a web search for medical testing in houston to find the one closet to you that meets your needs. ...Read more

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Stress test&echo result norm.HR hit 198BPM.NoFam hist,Non-Smoker.Only risk fac is chol 220(LDL 165).Any need for further tests like nuclear ST?Age 28M

Stress test&echo result norm.HR hit 198BPM.NoFam hist,Non-Smoker.Only risk fac is chol 220(LDL 165).Any need for further tests like nuclear ST?Age 28M

BestAvoidStressTests: they totally miss arterial disease. Why? Though disease typically begins in childhood, disease is in walls, artery lumens do not narrow & stress tests only detect complications of very advanced disease. Study image & http://goo.gl/aRhOU2. Best optimize Ds drivers: NMR lipoprofile (not cholesterol), HbA1c <5.0%, usual SBP < 120 mmHg. Have answered many related questions on HeathTap. Rec: Study them ...Read more