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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Growth Within Normal Range (Overview)

Growth in the normal range means the height and weight measurements are between the 5% and 95% lines on the growth chart. Ninety percent of the population have measurements that lie between the 5% and 95% lines.


Dr. Bernard Seif
14 doctors shared insights

Growth Within Normal Range (Overview)

Growth in the normal range means the height and weight measurements are between the 5% and 95% lines on the growth chart. Ninety percent of the population have measurements that lie between the 5% and 95% lines.


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Is an average of 3mm per year growth in size of a painful renal cyst in 35 y/o female within the normal range of growth rate?

Is an average of 3mm per year growth in size of a painful renal cyst in 35 y/o female within the normal range of growth rate?

What is the size?: Kidney cysts average size 2-3 cm ( an inch is 2.54 cm)). They should not cause pain. It the total size gets to 8-10 cm and larger you should expect feeling pressure and heaviness. Simple cyst is a bag of fluid, very common, 50% of people over age of 50, they have kidney cyst. ...Read more

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Could several naturally occurring spikes in t (ie from abstinence) stunt growth, if t levels rise significantly (150%) but remain within normal range?

Could several naturally occurring spikes in t (ie from abstinence) stunt growth, if t levels rise significantly (150%) but remain within normal range?

Shouldn't stunt you: Actually, it's estrogen and not testosterone that closes your growth plates. I'm wondering why you're asking. There's no good reason (medically or as far as i know politically or spiritually) to try for "abstinence" -- all your fellow 16 year old male friends are enjoying their bodies and learning about themselves to get ready for adult life. ...Read more

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Six years old child has 1.6mg of growth hormone. Is that normal range?

Six years old child has 1.6mg of growth hormone. Is that normal range?

Gh dose: Gh dose is dependent on weight. Typical dosing at that age is 0.3 mg per kilogram per week. ...Read more

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Would a natural rise in testosterone levels stunt growth if levels increased by 1.5 times for an extended period but still remain within normal range?

Would a natural rise in testosterone levels stunt growth if levels increased by 1.5 times for an extended period but still remain within normal range?

Not at your age: For a natural rise. Concern if ur taking anabolic, androgenic steroid injections or topical testosterone gel. Serum testosterone is likely peaking at age 18-years, so enjoy! ...Read more

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9.7 mnth old has a head circum. of 44cm,47.3% range on growth chart.Is this normal?She babbles,crawls,pulls self up.Not much change from 6mnth appt.

9.7 mnth old has a head circum. of 44cm,47.3% range on growth chart.Is this normal?She babbles,crawls,pulls self up.Not much change from 6mnth appt.

Missing information: Head circumference is normal, near average, but we need the velocity of its growth. Head growth slows normally after 6 mos., but should plot along or near the same growth curve it's always followed. Strings of babbling at 6 mos. become non-specific " da-da, ma-ma" in 9th mo. Gross motor is good. Screens are on firstsigns.org. Follow-up with pede. & MS Early Intervention Program if concerned. ...Read more

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Normal range for anti-TPO levels?

Normal range for anti-TPO levels?

Positive anti-TPO or: Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies means antibodies are present which act against thyroid cells leading to hypothyroidism. Mayo clinic cites that values >9.0 iu/ml as generally associated with autoimmune thyroiditis, but elevations are also seen in other autoimmune diseases. Other labs may differ so it is important to speak with physician regarding lab result interpretation. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of glycine?

What is the normal range of glycine?

Many factors : Determine the normal range for serum glycine: age, gender, health history. See the image for the various ranges based on these factors. ...Read more