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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A relative is five months pregnant but hardly showing. Is this predictive of an smaller persona down the line?
Is it possible that when a mother is pregnant at the same time using cocaine, that the child inherit a disorder?
At the age of 14 months Hb-f value of a child is 3.20 is it normal or abnormal? If it is minor will it remain minor for the whole life or it may rise?
HBF 3.2: HBF 3.2 no problem. It all depended on how much is HBA and HBA2 ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does conceiving late in a cycle means that chances of having a girl child is more than a boy... Is it true?
By the time a woman tests positive on a pregnancy test, is it safe to say that the gestational age at that time is approx 3-4 weeks?
Is it true that the semen of the man which used to fertilize the woman is formed a year and a half earlier?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is in vitro fertilization good as in the health of the woman because i heard that it causes cancer is that true? Does it affect negatively the woman?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer