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Is A 14 Year Old Responsible Enough To Take The Pill
Difficult issue: A 14 yo can be caught up in peer related activities and more likely to be sexually active if it is the "in thing" for the group.Some become involved to "belong" or "become worthy" as evidence of poor self confidence.The pill may be just a necessary way to avoid pregnancy in someone who is unlikely to use other protection. Is is smart, maybe;fallible, certainly but you work with what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a 14 year old take 2 cb-1 pills 30 to 60 minutes before each meal 3 times a day every day to gain weight?
No: Teens do not (and should not) be taking things to try to gain weight, other than the proper foods with higher amounts of healthy calories. The teen's pediatrician can make some helpful recommendations. Usually, eating extra servings of lean protein, plus some healthier types of fats (such as olive oil and nut butters) will help. Avoid sugars. ...Read more
Can i take my 14 year old daughter to get birth control pills? Will she have to have a pap smear? I hope not. She is not sexually active ((yet)) but i want her to be protected if and when the temptation gives in. Thanks
Bad idea: She's breaking the law. She can expect her periods to be disrupted, she can expect hair in un-feminine places, and she can expect acne and mood swings. If she's doing this because of gender dysphoria, she'd do better to get with a subspecialist who knows about dealing with this difficult situation and bringing her to a happier life through today's Rx's. ...Read more
My 14 year old sister had unprotected sex and needs the plan b or morning after pill but dosent know how to get it, I would help but I live away?
Encourage your sis: to see her pediatrician, with whom she can speak privately. Fear of pregnancy may be the acute issue, but she also needs counseling on current & future risks of unsafe sex. She can trust her pediatrician to help her get the care & protection she needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises ?
Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more
Consult doctor : It depends on the clinical situation. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine medicine that is usually used in adults with anxiety disorder. If your doctor recommends lorazepam, then it's her judgment that it will help, if you're concerned about using it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Have a 14 year old son. He got biten by dog it is a small wound not deep can't even stick a q tip in it. How long will it take to heal?
Dog Bite: It will probably take 7-14 days to heal if there is no infection. Make sure it is cleaned well and covered for a day or two, if the skin is widely opened you may need to see your doctor. If this was a stray dog or an unprovoked attack make sure you know about the rabies immunization status of the dog. ...Read more
Depends: If a 14 year old is assessed by a psychiatrist and treatment is considered appropriate, the antidepressants are a valuable product. Close monitoring and followup is needed. I refer such evaluations to a psychiatrist who has the experience needed to select an appropriate med and recognize those patients where side effects emerge early.I believe few generalists have the training to do so for teens. ...Read more
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