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Is Birth Length An Indicator Of Adult Height
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
My height is 5 feet 8 inches and my weight is 66 kg. I want to increase my height and weight. So is there any possibilities? Date of birth is 23/3/89
NO: NO- you are done growing, short of surgical lengthening of your bones. ...Read more
Hmmm: No one really knows. A large genetic correlation but not definitive. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
Is weight 7.8 kg and length 67.5 CM is ok for 8 months old baby girl. Her birth weight is 3.3 kg. Growing well?
Growth: That is normal growth fits around the 50 percentile for weight and 50 percentile for length ...Read more
On what day can I start birth control pills for the first time? I am currently on day 14 of my normal cycle length of 35 days
OCP: Best to start you first pill the Sunday after your period ...Read more
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
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?
Weight - 216 pounds age - 35 height - 5.6 hypothyroidism - can I get pregnant now and give birth to a healthy child?
When blood tests on: Therapy in normal range, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got off birth control 3 months ago and cycles since then have been irregular. How can you predict ovulation day with irregular cycle lengths?
MIttelschmerz: The pain of the ovary releasing the readied egg is the way most women determine and follow when they ovulate. ...Read more
Hi I'm twelve and five foot five inches, I am Asian adopted so I don't know anything about my birth parents. Is my height normal? And how can I stop
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
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
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
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