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Is it normal for a 12yo to have insomnia?

Is it normal for a 12yo to have insomnia?

No: A healthy 12 yo should drift off to sleep when tired & awake rested. When this does not occur, an evaluation for physical or emotional factors that interfere is needed. Medical conditions such as hyperthroidism may be present. Emotional stress from school, developmental changes, social attachment, etc.May be involved. Have a talk with your child & destress situations if you can & schedule a dr visit. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is it normal for a 15yo to be 6ft tall?

Is it normal for a 15yo to be 6ft tall?

Didn't bother me: It happens.Most males will quit growing at 16-17. While this would be on the tall end for a girl (who quit at 15-16), it is not so uncommon for boys. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 23yrs woman to have heat flashes?

Is it normal for a 23yrs woman to have heat flashes?

Not usually: Hot flushes can be caused by a number of things: thyroid disease, early ovarian failure, kidney diseases. If you are 23 and having hot flushes, you should see your doctor to see why. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 15-year-old to have a flat chest and no period?

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Is it normal for a 15-year-old to have a flat chest and no period?

No: No sign of secondary sex characteristic, i.e., breast development in girl by age 13, is regarded "delayed puberty.'' a number of conditions can delay pubescence. See her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a period to be late?

Is it normal for a period to be late?

Irregularity: Nope. Not in general. There is usually a reason. These reasons are common and it may be nice for you to learn what to watch for so that you are empowered and less mystified by your body. ...Read more

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How normal is it for a teen to have migranes with aurora?

How normal is it for a teen to have migranes with aurora?

Yes: Teens can certainly have migraines and a subset does have an aura. Stress, poor sleep, dehydration, illness, fasting and fatigue are common triggers. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be congested and have a bad cough for about a month?

Not normal: The symptoms of nasal congestion and cough can be suggestive of allergies or sinus infection. It is not uncommon for both to continue for weeks or longer. There is effective treatment for both. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

Is it normal for a teenager to have arthritis?

No: It is actually not "normal" for anyone to have arthritis. I would be concerned a teenage with arthritis has rheumatoid arthritis. You need to see your physician. Also see a chinese medicine practitioner as both traditional and nontraditional will have a lot to offer. You will need an altered diet as well..No refined flour or sugar, more fresh fruits and veggies. A detailed visit will help. ...Read more

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Is it considered to be within "lnormal" reactions for someone to have mild cramping the day after urodynamics or is it a reason for concern?

Probably Normal: After any procedure, some mild discomfort/cramping is normal... If becomes prolonged or severe should follow up with md. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a very low to no sex drive when on medicine for depression?

Is it normal to have a very low to no sex drive when on medicine for depression?

It's possible: Certain anti-depressant medications, such as lexapro, (escitalopram) can completely decrease one's sexual desire. Speak to your doctor to switch to another medication or to change the dosage if this is occurring. Do not do this on your own. Also add exercise and sunshine to decrease depression. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 16 year old to have heartburn?

Is it normal for a 16 year old to have heartburn?

Many do: Lifestyle choices lead many kids to have heartburn. Ingestion of acidic drinks, carbonated drinks, spicy foods & caffeine products play a role.Filling their stomach with a meal or drink before reclining for a nap or sleep can also.Simply stopping caffeinated food or drink and not eating or drinking for an hour or so before reclining will end this for some.Meds may be helpful to speed improvement. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a headace for 3weeks straight?

Is it normal to have a headace for 3weeks straight?

Nope: You need to see your family doc. You need an examination to evaluate your headache. You may need a ct scan or mri, LP or xray. Tumor needs to be ruled out in your age group. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to not have a period for months at a time for a woman with pcos?

Is it dangerous to not have a period for months at a time for a woman with pcos?

it could be: Please see your gyn cause u have to make sure u are not building up too much endometrial tissue which in some instances can lead to pre endometrial cancer or cancer, your gyn can do an ultrasound to check this and u may need an endometrial bioppsy an easy in offcie procedure. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it to have a migraine for this long?

How unsafe is it to have a migraine for this long?

How long?: Really not sure what is occurring with your migraine, but generically, have seen a migraine last sometimes 2-3 days, and rarely up to 7-10 days. This usually is a pattern to herald chronic daily headaches, and therefore needs rapid intervention to break up. However, once under control, patient does quite well. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a girl not to get a period?

Is it normal for a girl not to get a period?

AMENORRHEA: Sometimes after menarche, there is a skip of period x 1-2 months or mens.2xa month. That is normal for the first 2 years. Other than that, consult gyne. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a period/bleed for 13 days?

Is it normal to have a period/bleed for 13 days?

NO: You need to be evaluated for that. Something is wrong. Either it is a hormonal abnormality, a physical problem with the uterus, or a bleeding disorder. Anything more than 7 days is abnormal and 13 days is very unusual and abnormal. I would recommend seeing your obgyn. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be having hives for over a week?

Is it normal to be having hives for over a week?

No: Hives less than 6 weeks are defined as "acute, " and longer than 6 weeks are "chronic." acute hives often resolve on their own, if not, they are redefined as chronic. ...Read more

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Is normal not to have a period for mounths?

Is normal not to have a period  for mounths?

Maybe: Some people have irregular cycles and if you have a period once in 3 month that may be your normal. However there are multiple diseases that can cause irregular periods including prolactinomas, thyroid disorders and polycystic ovaries. You could also be pregnant.Please see you gyn. ...Read more