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How Much Body Fat Should A 12 Year Old Have
My brother is 12 years old and has 22% body fat. His mom says he's just growing and shouldn't worry. He wants to lose some weight. What should he do?
Dieting: Dieting in not indicated a growing boy who is aboit to go into adolescence. ...Read more
Hi I am a 12 year old girl and I have stomach hair. It is not very thick, but it is noticeable. What shall I do?
Hello, I am 21 years, I measure 1.60 m.Tengo body of 12 year old girl, my breasts are very pequeñosy not think it is normal. What I can do I test?
Maybe normal for you:
Do you have regular menstrual periods? Is your weight normal for your height? If so, your body may be developing in the right way for you. There are all different sizes of women, including breast size.
It is important to learn to accept your body, yourself. It doesn't matter what other people are- just that you are *you*. If you are concerned, check with your doctor. ...Read more
My 12 year old is severly constipated. She went to have a GI test done last monday where she had to drink a thick white drink. What can I do to help?
Barium Constipation: Barium used for the test probably caused the constipation. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) over the counter could help but doesn't begin to effectively work for 2-3 days. Increase water intake to 6-8 glasses/day. Prunes & prune juice also of benefit. A stool softener to add moisture to the stool in pediatric dose (read labels carefully) should get things moving again. ...Read more
12 year old female. Vomited once acutely today. No fever but weak and feels hot inside her body. Not sure what next step is... Pls help?
I'm worried because my 12 year old just started her period and wants to go swimming. Is it ok for her body/health, to wear a tampon at such a young age, what do you suggest?
If she's comfortable: It isn't uncommon for young women, even pre-teens, to use tampons. There are many newer, more comfortable products available. As long as she can insert a tampon with comfort (and maybe some lubricant like k-y jelly the first few times), a tampon should not harm her. Personally, I think it's more harmful for young women to be excluded from fun activities because of periods! ...Read more
On my 12 year old girl on the left side of her body above her leg and kinda near her hip is in a lot of pain. What could it be?
Need more info...: Leg/hip pain can be many things, ranging from very minor to VERY serious. Without more info, I'd say you need to call your doctor right away (or go to the ER) and get it checked out, especially if there is any pain with movement of knee or hip, redness/swelling, refusal to walk or limping or ANY systemic symptoms like rapid weight gain/loss, poor appetite, looking/feeling ill, paleness, or FEVER. ...Read more
12 year old son has a lump on scalp the size of a thumb that is made up of thick whitish/ yellowish scales. Doesn't hurt but itches?
Do I need to take my daughter to a doctor or just contuinue giving her ibuprophen. My 12 year old daughter has fever of 101 for 2 days, with body aches that started in her hands and wrists, and legs she has had nausea, and a lite rash on her arms with a f
Recommend: Recommend you have seen as soon as possible by her pediatrician to determine nature of problem and ensure that she is not dehydrated. ...Read more
My daughter is 12 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs a little over 100 pounds. Is she fat or overweight? If so, how can she lose some pounds?
Fat or overweight?: My daughter is 12 years old, 5 feet tall, and weighs a little over 100 pounds. Is she fat or overweight? If so, how can she lose some pounds? ANS: you did not give your ethnic background. But she is probably not overweight as BMI is 19.5 and overweight is ≥ 25. So ask your Dr to review her growth chart and discuss with her and with you. ...Read more
I am 35 years old male and my breast are like 12 years old girl, any body can see it I want flat chest like a man, please tell me that what to do.
My 12 years old daughter suffers from palm sweating and excessive body odor. What are the causes and what treatment is available?
CONSTITUTIONAL: Most likely, the cause of excessive sweating is related to an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system where there is too much sympathetic ("flight or fight") tone or not enough parasympathetic (calming) tone or a combination of both. She may need pregnenolone 30 mg, which is the daily requirement for females. In addition, she may benefit from homeopathic constitutional remedy known as "sulphur. ...Read more
Is this being: Asked by the same 12 year old boy who asked a couple of hours ago (but now with age removed)? Please forgive me if this is being asked by an adult who can't spell. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
No: If the child is lifting the weights properly and not over-doing it, then lifting weights can in fact be healthy as a form of exercise. It is very important that he/she knows how to lift with proper form, and how to not lift too heavy a weight given their abilities. Definitely, make sure the child is supervised by an appropriately trained instructor for his/her age. ...Read more
I wouldn't: I presume the child has some digestive issues...constipation or something? It is WAY better to deal with this by diet: increasing fiber such as bran, whole wheat grains/bread, more exercise, more water. I doubt Accuflora would hurt him but it is not the best or necessary. Some tests report safety/no harmful contaminants, but not the potency on the label. Healthy eating is the answer! Best wishes:) ...Read more
Weight: The answer is that it depends on your body build/bone structure. You could weigh anywhere from 100 to 120. ...Read more
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