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Is birth length an indicator of height in the future?

Is birth length an indicator of height in the future?

No: Not necessarily, birth lengths aren't very accurate due to newborns being wiggly! As your baby gets older, your doctor will track their growth and the graphs will give you a better estimate of how tall he'll be. ...Read more

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Is it true that long length at birth is an indicator of height later in life?

Is it true that long length at birth is an indicator of height later in life?

No: This is one I have never heard before, but I can tell you that it is very hard to predict adult height, especially at birth. The best way to "estimate" adult height is still based on the parents' heights and family history. Nutrition also plays a big role in ultimate adult height, as does the timing of puberty. ...Read more

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Is my own birth size an indicator of my baby's birth size?

Is my own birth size an indicator of my baby's birth size?

Not really: The baby is a genetic complement of you and your partner. Diets and nutrition continue to improve. All of this makes it difficult to predict birth size. ...Read more

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In what way would birth control pills affect a woman's FSH and lh? Are they effective indicators when on bc?

In what way would birth control pills affect a woman's FSH and lh? Are they effective indicators when on bc?

Suppressed: LH and FSH levels are usually suppressed by the OCP. That how it suppresses ovulation and gives you birth control. Checking levels, however, are of little benefit. If the levels are not surprised, the pill does other things to prevent pregnancy, like altering cervical mucous and endometrial growth. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to assess how well my cardiovascular system is responding to the estrogen in my birth control? Is blood-pressure a reliable indicator?

Is there anyway to assess how well my cardiovascular system is responding to the estrogen in my birth control? Is blood-pressure a reliable indicator?

BP is independent: Landmark research on hormone replacement therapy has taught us that we still have a lot to learn about the impact of estrogen on heart disease. At this point, it would be premature to predict its benefits or harm, since heart disease risk increases after child bearing years. Blood pressure should be controlled long term to prevent future events, it's relationship to oral contraceptives varies. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a stomach emptying test? Will the length of test be an indicator as to the results?

What can I expect during a stomach emptying test? Will the length of test be an indicator as to the results?

Define gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a stomach ('gastro") that's slow to empty ("paresis")--seen in diabetics, with ischemia, pancreatic cancer, after viral infection, post-surgery, with stomach pacemaker problems (yes, the stomach has a pacemaker!), ; in systemic illness. The stomach normally empties liquids in 1-2 hours, solids 4-6 hours after meals. A gastric emptying scan measures stomach transit of test meal. ...Read more

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My baby is 19 months. His height is 81cm n weight is 10.5 kg. Birth weight was 2.4 kg. Is it average?

My baby is 19 months. His height is 81cm n weight is 10.5 kg. Birth weight was 2.4 kg. Is it average?

Good HT/WT: The average weight for this age is around 11.5 and 83 cm. Your baby looks to be within normal range for height. Weight is also normal but on a lower centile line, in line with lower birth weight. Next pediatric visit please check the growth chart ...Read more

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My baby is 5 n half months. His height is 68cm n weight is 8.3 kg. Birth weight was 3 kg. Is it average?

My baby is 5 n half months. His height is 68cm n weight is 8.3 kg. Birth weight was 3 kg. Is it average?

His recumbent length: & his weight are each 75th %ile for his age, with birthweight ~ 25th %ile. Review the velocity of head & body growth on his growth charts with his pediatrician at each check-up. The aap also recommends that pediatricians do ongoing developmenta surveillance using standardized screening tests at each check-up + autism-specific screens at 18 & 24 mos. See firstsigns. Org & the aap's healthy minds app. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old he weighs6.3 kg n height is 63 cm. His birth weight was 3 kg n height was 49cm. Is he growi. G well?

Growing well: His parameters have increased from the 25% to the 75% range between birth & 3 months. This in a common feature of many kids who may have been undersized at birth due to a variety of factors. ...Read more

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Iam 25 yaears old my length is 160 CM and 73 kg wight after my baby birth iam fat please what need to loos my wight?

Iam 25 yaears old my length is 160 CM and 73 kg wight after my baby birth iam fat please what need to loos my wight?

Breastfeed: Congratulations on giving birth! Pregnancy is a long and difficult time. Do not worry about the weight you gained. Try to eat healthy, drink lots of fluids. Breastfeeding can help lose some of the extra weight you gained during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Baby is 4 months on the 6th. Weight she's in 90th (16.6 lbs) height 50th (24") and head 10th (39 cm). Her head was 34.3 @ birth, should I be concerned?

Baby is 4 months on the 6th. Weight she's in 90th (16.6 lbs) height 50th (24") and head 10th (39 cm). Her head was 34.3 @ birth, should I be concerned?

Normal Growth: Rough calculation: birth weight doubles in 4 months, triples in 1 year. If her birth wt. Were around 8 pounds, the current weight is ok, make sure you don't overfeed her. Her length is ok, birth length is on average 20 inches. Head circumference is usually 34 cm at birth, 40 cm at 3 months, 42.5 cm at 6 months, 45.5 cm at 1 year and 48 cm at 2 years. Head size depend mostly on family head size. ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with short height and build in later life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight and height of 10week old baby at birth she was 3kg now she's 5.5 & 60 cm is it normal? She eats formula milk

What is the normal weight and height of 10week old baby at birth she was 3kg now she's 5.5 & 60 cm is it normal? She eats formula milk

Huge range of normal: In my clinic, most normal babies gain between 25g and 55g each day until about age 2 months, after the first week of life. Normal babies lose weight during the first week of life while waiting for Mom's milk supply to come in. Thus, it is not possible to guess how much one particular 10-week old should weigh, without knowing more about the baby. ...Read more

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For what length of time do birth control pills stay in your system?

For what length of time do birth control pills stay in your system?

1-2 days: Any pill of a birth control pill stays in your body for 1-2 days at the most. So once your finish a pack of bcp the hormones are gone within several days. That is why a woman needs to start the next pack on time to get pregnancy protection. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to take the birth control pill before it becomes effective?

Two weeks: It is customary to recommend not relying on the pill for the first month, but really two weeks is adequate if you are a committed 'pill taker' and take it daily, as recommended. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and the last two period I have had have been quite odd. They've been short in length which is normal for me, but dark and clumpy?

Periods: It is normal for there to be slight variation in the length, intensity and color of your menstrual cycles from time to time. Unless this is bothering you there is not a cause for concern. If you are not satisfied with your level of menstrual cycle control there are many birth control options that can be used to control the cycles ...Read more

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Hi since I came off birth control I have periods each month but the cycles are never the same length, I always had a cycle of 28 days but now it varys?

Hi since I came off birth control I have periods each month but the cycles are never the same length, I always had a cycle of 28 days but now it varys?

Completely normal: When you were on the birth control pill your cycles were regulated which is why they were always 28 days. Now that you are having your own natural cycles it is normal for there to be some variation. How much variation will depend on the individual. ...Read more

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For what length of time do antibiotics effect birth control pills?

For what length of time do antibiotics effect birth control pills?

Immediately: Antibiotics get broken down at the liver so they make the liver speed up their work. At the same time the birth control pills will also be broken down more quickly therefore increasing the chances for pregnancy. Consider using added protection that month. ...Read more

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I m 28 years and my height is 5 feet 6 inches my weight is 130 kg I m hypothyroide how I can reduce my weight I gave birth to 2nd baby on 25 nov?

I m 28 years and my height is 5 feet 6 inches my weight is 130 kg I m hypothyroide how I can reduce my weight I gave birth to 2nd baby on 25 nov?

To start...: Start with good old fashioned diet and exercise. Watch what you're eating, count your calories and eat a well balanced diet. Find time to exercise daily by doing an activity you enjoy. Also, make sure you are following up with your physician and your thyroid hormone is within normal limits. ...Read more

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For what length of time did it take you to have a period after stopping birth control pills?

1-3 months: Usually that fist month you stop the meds. After 3 months you need to evaluate the situation. There may be other factors involved. ...Read more

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I had a preterm loss at 19.3w. Preg again. Had cervical length check at 19.5w and it was 3.84 cm/no infection. What is chance of preterm birth again?

I had a preterm loss at 19.3w. Preg again. Had cervical length check at 19.5w and it was 3.84 cm/no infection. What is chance of preterm birth again?

Elevated: Having a preterm birth in one pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth in future pregnancies. It is also important to determine if the cause preterm labor, preterm rupture of membranes or an incompetent cervix. Ask if you are a candidate for a cerclage or for 17 Hydroxy Progesterone injections. ...Read more