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I am 17 years old. I am a girl. I was wondering if I could get any taller than 160 cm.

I am 17 years old. I am a girl. I was wondering if I could get any taller than 160 cm.

Unlikely: If you entered puberty at about the same time as your friends, you would usually stop growing taller by 16-17. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could show whether you have growth potential left.If this shows your growth plates have closed you are finished.If the plates are open, you could grow a little more.Most only add 2-3 inches after their first menses. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am a 16 year old female and I am having unusual discharge?

I am a 16 year old female and I am having unusual discharge?

See your doctor: A fishy smell coming from the vagina could be a sign of an infection called bacterial vaginosis. It can be treated with antibiotics that a doctor can prescribe. In addition, other sexually transmitted infections can also cause a discharge. Best to see your ob/gyn or family doctor for a full evaluation and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old. I am still a virgin. I am kind of heavyset. I am 23 days late. I have missed a period. What is wrong??

I am 20 years old. I am still a virgin. I am kind of heavyset. I am 23 days late. I have missed a period. What is wrong??

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am i having a boy or girl?

How can I tell if I am i having a boy or girl?

Ultrasound: With a suitable machine, probe & the cooperation of baby, the "parts" can be found on a higher resolution ultrasound. However the "turtle" must stick his head out to for this to work, if not it's hard to be certain. The old wives tale about heart rate, string tests, etc.Are bunk. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old male and I am worried about my height im only 5'1...Will i still grow? I have tried excercising

I am a 16 year old male and I am worried about my height im only 5'1...Will i still grow? I have tried excercising

Probably : It is hard to say how much. It depends if your growth plates are closed or not but most boys grow some until 21 or so. Exercise won't help you grow. Talk to your doctor and find out what you expected height is based on your family history. ...Read more

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I am a 22yr old female. I weigh 101lbs and I am 5'5. Am i underweight?

I am a 22yr old female. I weigh 101lbs and I am 5'5. Am i underweight?

Yes: A healthy weight for a woman your height would be around 125 lbs. If you are trying to gain weight and can't, go see your doc. At the least you need your thyroid checked. If you are having palpitations too along with your high blood pressure, it is possible that a pheochromocytoma could be causing those symptoms. This can be ruled out with special urine or blood tests. ...Read more

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I have syphilis and I am pregnant. Am I susceptible for having a stillbirth?

I have syphilis and I am pregnant.  Am I susceptible for having a stillbirth?

Syphilis + Pregnant: If you're pregnant, you may pass syphilis to your unborn baby. Congenital syphilis greatly increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or your newborn's death within a few days after birth. ...Read more

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Hi I am 27yr old and i hv irrgular period but past 2 week i feel little sick, i think i might ovulated during 22-28, I am overweight, am i pragnant?

Hi I am 27yr old and i hv irrgular period but past 2 week i feel little sick, i think i might ovulated during 22-28, I am overweight, am i pragnant?

Take preg test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have three boys i whant girl what can i do haveing baby girl?

I have three boys i whant girl what can i do haveing baby girl?

Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but most of that is bogus.If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest an embryo & have it implanted, but that is tedious & expensive work & frowned on in most states.You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made.(the sperm determines the sex). ...Read more

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Hi i am having premature ejaculation i am just 16 years old can you help pls!

Hi i am having premature ejaculation i am just 16 years old can you help pls!

PE: Very common in youngsters. Some remedies include Deep breathing which is a form of meditation, Use of Stop-and-start technique, Squeeze technique, Kegel exercises, Tantric techniques, Using condoms with Benzocaine, Use of medications such as Promescent topical or one of SSRI medications. Get your parents' help to explore these options further. ...Read more

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I have syphilis and I am pregnant. Am I susceptible for a miscarriage?

I have syphilis and I am pregnant.  Am I susceptible for a miscarriage?

No, but....: Syphilis does not cause miscarriage, but it is a serious infection that can lead to permanent issues and needs treatment immediately. It is also important for your partner to be treated. ...Read more

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I am sexually weak. I am only 27 year old. What should I do?

I am sexually weak. I am only 27 year old. What should I do?

Weakness?: You must define "sexually weak"?? Unable to obtain or maintain an erection? Premature ejaculation?Losing your erection? Not sexually stimulated by contact/video? Please be specific, ...Read more

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I have an unprotected sex.... I don't want to become pregnant... I m just 16 years old.... I also don't know weather I m pregnant or not?

I have an unprotected sex.... I don't want to become pregnant... I m just 16 years old.... I also don't know weather I m pregnant or not?

Morning after pill: If you had unprotected sex less than 72 hours ago, you could take morning after pill also known as emergency contraception. In the future best to use condoms at a minimum and also choose to start on regular birth control if you plan to continue to be sexually active. If you miss your next period, you can take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old girl and I do not have periods also I am obese?

I am 22 years old girl and I do not have periods also I am obese?

See yout doctor: You didn't say whether you;d ever had a period or not. If if it's a recent symptom it may be related to your weight, especially if you gained or lost a lot recently, you may also have poly cystic ovarian syndrome(pcos) if you never had a period, then there are many conditions that need to ruled out by an md, you might want to consider a pregnancy test as well. ...Read more

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I am a girl and I have chest hair?

I am a girl and I have chest hair?

Is all else okay?: If your periods are normal, probably this is just you. It's your call, but you can shave it or have it removed by electrolysis. Many, maybe most, men would advise you that it's a good idea. If it's luxuriant like many guys', you'll want to get checked for a possible source of androgens, possibly an ovarian tumor that would most likely be benign but perhaps worth removing. ...Read more