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I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins in 1 month. Will I be ok?

I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins in 1 month. Will I be ok?

Gummy vitamins: Why would you do that? Call poison control for further information now. ...Read more

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I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins over 3 months. Will I be ok?

I am 17 year old male and I ate 150 gummy vitamins over 3 months. Will I be ok?

Yes: That is less than 2 a day. Most gummy vitamins are low potency and the only vitamins that are really toxic are taking massive amounts of pre-formed Vit A or iron. I don't know what brand you took but most gummy vitamins have little or no iron and little Vitamin A. Most gummy vitamins are so weak you could eat 150 at once and be OK (though I do NOT recommend it). See comment: ...Read more

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Is 2500 mcg of vitamin B12 to much for one day for a 17 year old?

Is 2500 mcg of vitamin B12 to much for one day for a 17 year old?

Waste of money: B12 in excess quantities is rapidly excreted by the kidney. While this much daily probably won't hurt you, it won't help much at all. The typical daily dose for replacement of deficiency is 500mcg. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What vitamins should a 17 year old female take? She's in sports as well

What vitamins should a 17 year old female take? She's in sports as well

Multi vitamin: A high quality multivitamin with minerals and iron. Take some extra vitamin d 3000-5000 iu daily especially from sept to april. ...Read more

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Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Have a 17-year-old taking Bactrim sulfamethoxazole tmp wondering if there will be any drug interaction if she takes an herbal allergy pill that I got at the health food center that has vitamin A, C, pantothenic acid, calcium, zinc, quercetin, n-acety

Probably OK, but...: I doubt there is any serious potential for an adverse interaction. However, one of the problems with "natural" medicines, herbal products, and nutritional supplements, etc is that their exact contents often are unknown, And even when known, there is little research on interations with other drugs. So hard to be certain -- but probably no problem. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

It is safe: It is safe for a non-pregnant woman of child bearing age to take a pre-natal vitamin. I'm not so sure it is going to help a whole lot with your hair growth. Hair growth depends on many factors, just one of them being adequate vitamin intake. So I wouldn't do this thinking it's the magic bullet to long hair. ...Read more

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I am 17 years, 170 m, 55 kg, I have hair loss, is there any specific diet I should follow or any vitamins I should take, I also have dandruff?

I am 17 years, 170 m, 55 kg, I have hair loss, is there any specific diet I should follow or any vitamins I should take, I also have dandruff?

Manage your dandruff: Aggressively. See if you can use a basic dandruff shampoo alternating with ketoconazole. You'll need to get physician guidance here. If after getting the dandruff cared for, you still have hair loss at age 17, have a dermatologist evaluate you. I trust you are euthyroid. Food choices / diet has little to do with most health issues despite all the huckstering. Good luck on managing this. ...Read more

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I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

I am thinking about taking diet pills to lose weight I am 17 years old

Is your BMI high?: Losing weight to become skinny is not a healthy reason. Have you talked to your doctor or parents about this? If you would be healthier at a lower weight than the following applies. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages > ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I go to the gym frequently and was wondering if creatine was bad for you because I have been taking it for 3 months?

I am 17 years old and I go to the gym frequently and was wondering if creatine was bad for you because I have been taking it for 3 months?

Use moderately: Creatine, as an added protein source to help build muscle, is generally safe in moderate amounts over a limited period of time, 3-6 months. It is a good idea to get blood tests for liver and kidneys to make sure you are tolerate it well. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old which is best weight gain er for me?

I am 17 years old which is best weight gain er for me?

Healthy food...: Learning healthy habits - nutrient rich whole foods, small amounts of healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil), small regular meals (5-6 per day), regular exercise (cardiovascular and strength training) - is what is best for you. I would recommend against artificial/chemical supplements to gain weight. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old I have a 12 inch penis will it keep growing help?

I am 17 years old I have a 12 inch penis will it keep growing help?

Why worried?: It will "max out" if has not already done so. Do not worry. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I think I get hemorrhoids often what should I do?

I am 17 years old and I think I get hemorrhoids often what should I do?

Diet and exercise: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make for your hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, exercise can help ease bowel movements. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and my heart hurts while I eat, what can I do in that?

I am 17 years old and my heart hurts while I eat, what can I do in that?

Not your heart: Jaguar, hearts don't hurt with eating - ever. You're having chest pain - it could be due to esophageal motility issues or acid reflux or, if it occurs after meals, it may be due to stomach or duodenal problems, maybe even an ulcer. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis so please consider seeing your family doctor for some targeted testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I have RLS is there anything I can do to get rid or help it?

I am 17 years old and I have RLS is there anything I can do to get rid or help it?

May be tough: First, though, has thorough testing been completed, such as ferritin (iron metabolism), evaluation of anemia, kidney problems, peripheral nerve issues, all of which may be associated? Depending on severity, you may wish to start a Dopamine agonist, both available in pill form or patch form. Stretching your legs prior to bed may help. Sometimes sleep studies can assist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I am 17 years old I am not getting period last 2 month may I knw y pls?

Hi doctors I am 17 years old I am not getting period last 2 month may I knw y pls?

Depends on situation: The most likely reason in a sexually active woman would be pregnancy. If inactive, lack of ovulation would be another possibility. A pregnancy test is recommended. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

Lose weight: That depends on your height. If you are 4'11" then yes you are overweight. If you are 5'5" you do not need to lose weight. Just calculate your bmi (body mass index) using google. If your bmi is under 25 then you are not overweight. If you are overweight, just eat healthier (less bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, soda, junk food, fast food) and exercise 3-4 times a week (cardio). ...Read more

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I did a testerone hormone test and my result was 190. I am 17 years old male should I worry about it what to do?

I did a testerone hormone test and my result was 190. I am 17 years old male should I worry about it what to do?

Testosterone levels: Usually start to rise at puberty and by age 15-16 may range from 100 to 1000, and most adults by 117-18 will have levels of 300-1200. In your case, your levels may be a little lower than average if you are a late bloomer and family history may help you here, or it could be related to testicular problem. Since you got a T test, it sounds like you are worried. Other labs may help ID the problem. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I masturbate once a week and now I am feeling lazy is there any side effect please tell me if there is any harm..

I am 17 years old and I masturbate once a week and now I am feeling lazy is there any side effect please tell me if there is any harm..

Hard to say: Studies reveal this to be a natural part of emerging sexuality for the majority of males and females worldwide. Cultural taboos limit the discussion of the topic to a variable degree. Most experts would agree it is an innocuous practice. ...Read more

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Hey, I am 17 years old, my penis hasn't grown since I was a kid, what can I do to make it grow or what I am not supposted to do. Thanks?

Hey, I am 17 years old, my penis hasn't grown since I was a kid, what can I do to make it grow or what I am not supposted to do. Thanks?

Penile length: It is probly just fine but you are not measuring it correctly. Go to an anatomy book. And do not define your adequacy as a man by physical attributes. Get and read "The Setrenity Prayer". ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and have varicocele testicular and I have no pain do I need to treat that immediately and does it affect on my growth?

I am 17 years old and have varicocele testicular and I have no pain do I need to treat that immediately and does it affect on my growth?

A varicocele: Will not affect your growth. Please talk w/your doctor now about getting it treated. A urologist is the kind of doctor who specializes in this. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I usually do 1 hour 30 minutes of exercise. This month I got only one day period. I wanna know is it effecting my periods?

I am 17 years old and I usually do 1 hour 30 minutes of exercise. This month I got only one day period. I wanna know is it effecting my periods?

Fat: If a woman's bmi or body mass index gets low (less than 20 or so), then she might not have enough fat on her body to have normal menstrual cycles. The amount of exercise shouldn't affect your period, but the amount of fat on your body can. An hour and 30 minutes of exercise a day is great! Make sure your diet is balanced, that you're getting enough protein, fat and fiber, and some carbs too! ...Read more

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I am 17 years old I hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that make taller it will help?

I am 17 years old I hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that make taller it will help?

Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old?

Whoopee!: So what's your question. Your age is good basic information, but this is not a chat room. Any question you submit should contain basic info enough for site reviewers to formulate an answer to a specific question. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old, female, and am 5'5''...is this healthy?

I am 17 years old, female, and am 5'5''...is this healthy?

Hard to say: Since you did not list your weight, or any other parameters/factors that are features of health it is hard to comment. Being healthy is not defined by how tall you are. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old & my height is just 4"6, how can I increse it?

I am 17 years old & my height is just 4"6, how can I increse it?

Get a bone age: Xray. If young, get your testosterone and igf1 measured. If low, there are treatments. ...Read more