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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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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 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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I am 43 and on the birth control patch and have been for a very long time. Is it true that bc will always mask perimenopause symptoms?

I am 43 and on the birth control patch and have been for a very long time. Is it true that bc will always mask perimenopause symptoms?

Yes: the patch contains estrogen, and menopause is characterized by estrogen deficiency, which you will not experience if you are receiving supplemental estrogen. ...Read more

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I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?

I read that birth control makes your period last longer the first month you take it. Is that true?

Sometimes.: Some women will have abnormal bleeding during the first several months of starting a birth control pill. This will usually resolve within three months or so. ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

Does low birth weight correlate with low height and build later in life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more

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Does low birth weight correlate with short height and build in later life?

Does low birth weight correlate with short height and build in later life?

It can.: Depends on the mid-parental height and the etiology of the low birth weight (e.G prematurity or growth restriction or syndromic condition). Most adults who were born with low weight are of average build. ...Read more