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Doctor insights on: Is It True That Long Length At Birth Is An Indicator Of Height Later In Life

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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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A relative is five months pregnant but hardly showing. Is this predictive of an smaller persona down the line?

A relative is five months pregnant but hardly showing. Is this predictive of an smaller persona down the line?

No: No. It could depend on her body habitus. Is she obese? Are her dates correct? Does her sonogram show her dates are correct and the fetus is growing properly? Does she smoke? Se should see her doctor is she is really concerned. ...Read more

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At the age of 13 if a girl does not develop one of the breasts is it normal?

At the age of 13 if a girl does not develop one of the breasts is it normal?

Possibly: When breast budding first starts, oftentimes one breast will start to develop or develop a little faster than the other. Most of the time it evens out. With a fully developed breast, if the other side isn't developed, this isn't normal. ...Read more

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Is it true that a low level of fitness is associated with a shorter life span?

Is it true that a low level of fitness is associated with a shorter life span?

Maybe: If you by low you mean sedentary. Lack of exercise can effect many disease states and effect life span. The center for disease control has a good resource site for recommended exercise. http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html. ...Read more

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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 simultanious orgasm of partners increases a chance of conception and a woman on top is not useful position for conception?

Is it true that simultanious orgasm of partners increases a chance of conception and a woman on top is not useful position for conception?

No and No: Simultaneous orgasm has nothing to do with the chances of conception though it can be emotionally satisfying for those with the skill to do this! there is no evidence that position makes any difference at all though it is recommended that women lie down (perhaps with hips on a small pillow) for 10-15 minutes after intercourse. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/features/7-tips-getting-pregnant-faster. ...Read more

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I have a pennis of 5.5 inch in length. Is it normal for marriage life. Is there any method available to enlarge this.

I have a pennis of 5.5 inch in length. Is it normal for marriage life. Is there any method available  to enlarge this.

Normal: A 5.5 inch erect penis is in the normal range. Make sure you stay as skinny as possible to make your penis hang out as long as possible. There are no good penile enlarging pills or treatments. ...Read more

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Taking into consideration an us is -/+ 2 weeks in 2nd trimester, what is the cause of this? Does it mean the fetus is growing at a faster rate?

Taking into consideration an us is -/+ 2 weeks in 2nd trimester, what is the cause of this? Does it mean the fetus is growing at a faster rate?

Margin of error: Any technology has a mathematical margin of error. A sonogram is not different. As the pregnancy progresses you also have to account for individual fetal growth variations. The fetal measurements are used to calculate the approximate gestational age. The earlier the more accurate. ...Read more

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What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32

What is an estradiol level range that is low for any part of the cycle of a healthy young woman? Is less than 20 too low? Mine is never higher than 32

Too low: Yes, twenty is quite low for a young woman. Furthermore, your Estradiol level should be well above 32 during most of your cycle. Since there could be many causes of this you would need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist or gynecologist - sometimes both. ...Read more

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Is it true that hair transplant is only good for 5 years cause that is the normal life span of hair follicles?

Is it true that hair transplant is only good for 5 years cause that is the normal life span of hair follicles?

Hair Transplants: Transplanted hair is permanent, so if the transplanted follicles are harvested from the appropriate "Donor Area" of the scalp, they will live and grow forever in their new location. However, you MUST start non-invasive medical treatments to protect your NON-transplanted hair from male pattern hair loss. Effective treatments like minoxidil, finasteride, laser therapy, PRP, etc. can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Does conceiving late in a cycle means that chances of having a girl child is more than a boy... Is it true?

Does conceiving late in a cycle means that chances of having a girl child is more than a boy... Is it true?

Sex determination: Another myth about sex determination of the newborn fetus. Chances are50 percent for one or the other sex. ...Read more

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How rare is the hook effect in pregnancy or is it just a myth?

How rare is the hook effect in pregnancy or is it just a myth?

Not a myth: Any test using immunoassay technology can be subject to hook effect. If your doctor suspects hook effect for any test s/he can ask the lab to dilute the specimen. ...Read more

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Is it true that a nst will only detect ischemia greater than 65 to 70 percent? If so isn't this a false sense of security when test is normal?

Is it true that a nst will only detect ischemia  greater than 65 to 70 percent?  If so isn't this a false sense of security when test is normal?

Ischemia: Blockages greater than about 70%, can impair the flow of blood and cause ischemia. If ischemia is detected on a stress test, it signifies significance of the blockage regardless of percentage. A negative stress test does not eliminate the possibility of ischemia completely, however has a very good negative predictive value especially if done with imaging. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?

Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome reaches 1% while at 45 it reaches 2%. This number is added to the random risk of 4% that any pregnancy has of an unexpected event (cleft palate, premi, other defect). ...Read more

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Is it true that average age of puberty is decreasing?

Is it true that average age of puberty is decreasing?

Yes: Puberty starting before age 8 in girls had been considered "precocious." it has been noticed that a good number of girls, especially of ethnic minority, start at 7 years of age. The mean age for menarche dropped only a few months during the last 30 years, though. It's been postulated that excess adiposity (overweight) enhances the progression of puberty. ...Read more

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