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Instead of gaining the freshman 15 my son lost. Should I be worried?

Instead of gaining the freshman 15 my son lost. Should I be worried?

Not, unless to thin!: Most people gain the weight because of less physical activity. And eaitng too much bad food. If your son is playing a sports, either varsity, or intramural, he may be burning off calories from actrivity. Many colleges have gyms better than private spas. And the answer most likely to please mom; your home cooked meals are better! anyway, with an obesity epidemic, unless too thin, don't worry! ...Read more

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My son(18years/55kg/165cm)using gym since 1year,he wants to use serious mass for gaining waight & building muscles. I'm worried. Is ok to use it?thank

My son(18years/55kg/165cm)using gym since 1year,he wants to use serious mass for gaining waight & building muscles. I'm worried. Is ok to use it?thank

Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk. ...Read more

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My son is 13 months his tempature spikes to 103.5 he has no symptoms should I be worried?

My son is 13 months his tempature spikes to 103.5 he has no symptoms should I be worried?

Dangerous sign.: High fever in your child can be for many reasons like infections, blood disorders and even some cancers. See yor pediatrician for evaluation, blood and urin workout. ...Read more

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What to do if worried about sons penis?

What to do if worried about sons penis?

Talk with Your Doc: Schedule an appointment for your son with your doctor. If you have a good report with your son, go together to the appointment to discuss the concerns. If you are worried about embarassment, talk to the doctor ahead of time to let them know what you are concerned about. The doctor can bring up the subject during the visit and evaluate for your concerns. ...Read more

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For what reason is my son gaining weight?

For what reason is my son gaining weight?

Weight gain: You son can gain weight by 3 methods. He could be gaining weight to increased fat production due to ingesting too many calories. He could also gain weight due to muscle (m) formation due to his exercising and increasing his m mass. He could also be forming edema, water, that would increase his weight. A pound (p) of water weighs the same as a p of fat or muscle. Which do you think is the cause? ...Read more

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Son, 7, dropped from 66 to 59lb last few months. Not sick. Eating cereal instead of meals numerous times a week (his choice). Should we be worried?

Son, 7, dropped from 66 to 59lb last few months. Not sick. Eating cereal instead of meals numerous times a week (his choice). Should we be worried?

Have him examined: Usually kids at age 7 don't lose weight unless you have purposely decreased high calorie foods in their diet (e.g.- high calorie drinks, fast foods, snack items). Cereal is filling and has a lot o calories usually. Replacing a meal with cereal under most circumstances still provide calories and patient shouldn't lose weight. You'll need to use a vitamin to supplement what cereal doesn't provide. ...Read more

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My son has been sick today and hasn't eaten should I be worried?

My son has been sick today and hasn't eaten should I be worried?

Not at all: It is common for people to not be hungry when ill and not eating may actually improve immune function as anything that increases blood sugar reduces the activity of our white blood cells. Lack of appetite when ill is nature's way of helping us to heal. Not eating for a few days is unlikely to harm him but make sure he drinks water and perhaps some chicken or vegetable broth for electrolytes. ...Read more

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I found my cat in bed with my son. Should I be worried? He is only 3?

I found my cat in bed with my son. Should I be worried? He is only 3?

Relax: It is an old wives tale that the cat will "steal the breath" of a kid.It doesn't happen. If they enjoy each other I don't see this as a problem. ...Read more

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Son 3 month old hc 3 weeks ago 16.75 tonight 16.88 should I be worried?

Son 3 month old hc 3 weeks ago 16.75 tonight  16.88 should I be worried?

Re measure : Hc isn't an easy measurement to obtain with a squirming baby. It has to be done in a certain way. Unless the baby has a known medical/neurological problem my recommendation is to make sure the hc is confirmed by the baby's doctor at the 4 month well check. We see the same problem with length measurements, particularly with the normally imprecise method of the "table paper & pencil" length. ...Read more