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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?

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?

Stomach hair: I am not sure where on your abdomen but there is nothing wrong with having this. It is part of you going through puberty. I would suggest you ask you're doctor at the next wellness visit to be sure it's not caused by something else ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Many options: Hard to say based on just vomiting. As long as you are keeping some amount of fluids down then you could try waiting it out. There are some things, like bad headache, near passing out, or burning going to the bathroom that I wouldn't wait to get checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are good easy exercise for my 12 year old boy to do to burn belly fat?

What are good easy exercise for my 12 year old boy to do to burn belly fat?

Cardio exercise: Is fantastic in gradual doses. It can be as simple as playing some half court hoops, running, swimming, biking. He is twelve. He has on average four years to grow. A lot of that belly fat will disappear on its own as he grows remains active and eats well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Gynecomastia: At this stage in your life you will need corrective surgery to become flat chested. Consult a plastic surgeon for best results. ...Read more

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My 12 years old daughter suffers from palm sweating and excessive body odor. What are the causes and what treatment is available?

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

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How much exercise does a 12-year-old need?

How much exercise does a 12-year-old need?

60 mins a day: At least, these are the recommendations from the american heart association ...Read more

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How much should a 12 year old girl weigh? What's the greatest and the least she should weigh?

How much should a 12 year old girl weigh? What's the greatest and the least she should weigh?

Need more info: Actually it depends upon her level of physical maturity and height.Thus we can not answer without that information. ...Read more

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How can I keep a 12 year old fit?

How can I keep a 12 year old fit?

Fitness: Check out the info on this site:
http://exercise. About. Com/cs/exercisehealth/a/teenagers. Htm. ...Read more

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Can a 12 year old take an alkaser?

Can a 12 year old take an alkaser?

Alkaser?: I assume you mean alka seltzer yes you can give your child an alka seltzer. ...Read more

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Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

I would not: Recommend it. It is not necessary for a 12 year old and not a well regulated product. Stick with healthy eating and exercise. ...Read more

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How big should a 12 year old doy peins be?

How big should a 12 year old doy peins be?

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

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If a 12 year old child lifts weights, is it very unhealthy?

If a 12 year old child lifts weights, is it very unhealthy?

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

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How many minutes of exercise should a 12-year-old get daily?

How many minutes of exercise should a 12-year-old get daily?

American Heart: Association recommends that all children get at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activities every day that are developmentally appropriate and varied. .. ...Read more

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What is the maximum weight that is healthy for a 12-year-old?

What is the maximum weight that is healthy for a 12-year-old?

Depends on height: Here is a simple Body Mass Index calculator. The healthy range is based on your child's height and weight.

http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more

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What are some things a 12 year old do to increase his height?

What are some things a 12 year old do to increase his height?

Height problem: Work hard, play fair and live clean and let mother nature due her thing. If this is a significant problem growth hormone may be indicated. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 5"1 short for a 12 year old boy who weighs 90 pounds?

Need help. Is 5"1 short for a 12 year old boy who weighs 90 pounds?

Actually a bit tall: 90 pounds is about average for a 12 year old while 5'1" is at the top 25% for height.
You can download gender and age specific growth charts from the cdc site to follow this issue. See: www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Can I give accuflora to a 12 year old boy?

Can I give accuflora to a 12 year old boy?

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

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Could this med cause anxiety in a 12 year old?

Could this med cause anxiety in a 12 year old?

? med: You have to tell us what medication you are talking about ...Read more

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Is insanity workout to tough for a 12 year old?

YES: This program is not designed for a 12 year old body! Do not do it. Too much danger quite frankly on a variety of levels. Consult with your pediatrician fo a safe, effective program. ...Read more

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What's the average weight for a 12 year old boy?

What's the average weight for a 12 year old boy?

134 lb: You can download a growth chart from the cdc website and follow growth parameters. Select the age and gender of interest and it will have a chart with the various heights and weights expected at different ages. Www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Is it a problem for a 12 year old to weigh 72 lbs?

Is it a problem for a 12 year old to weigh 72 lbs?

Please Clarify: That is not how health or statistics are commented upon. You failed to include height as part of the question. And I can assume this is about a male? ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a 12 year old who is 5 2?

What is the ideal weight for a 12 year old who is 5 2?

Weight: The answer is that it depends on your body build/bone structure. You could weigh anywhere from 100 to 120. ...Read more