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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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