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Is Less Than Normal Weight Gain A Symptom Of Normal 01 Wk
Probably not: The emphasis in pregnancy in primarily on healthy eating and good well balanced nutrition and not on the weight scale. The recommendations for your wife's weight gain may depend on her BMI, height, pre-pregnant weight, dietary habit, past medical and obstetrical history and other factors she should discuss with her obstetrician, midwife or knowledgeable nutritionist. ...Read more
Five month old stooling four times a day. He is at 60% for weight and 90% for height, no apparent weight problems. Could this be malabsorption?
May be normal: If your baby is breastfeeding, four stools daily is entirely normal. If on formula, this may still be normal. If the stools are odorous and loose, it may suggest a lactose intolerance if he/she is on a dairy-based formula, however. In any case it does not sound like malabsorption as his growth is entirely appropriate at this time. Do talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little too much: Avg wt gain is 25-35 lbs, and you should not be gaining more that 1 pound a week at the max, talk to your doctor about your weight, i always discuss that with my pregnant patients as your doc should be doing with you. ...Read more
Im 40.I'v 2 kids.My period is regular but the amount of blood becomes less the last six months.Does this indicates weakness in ovulation?
Probably normal: In the absence of any recent deliveries or D&C this is likely to be normal and possibly age-related. If another baby in in the plans however you may want to consult a reproductive endocrinologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Any diet that makes you burn fat will draw more fluid out of your body. Fat burns into ketones which are filtered out by your kidneys. The ketones take water with them as they leave your body in the urine. If you are thirsty or your tongue is dry or white, then you need to drink more water. Your own liver and kidneys normally do a great job of detoxing your body. Good luck on your diet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a bit more than 5'7.5". I weight between 150-155lbs... I do weight training a lot... Is this a normal weight for me?
Pregnancy: Pregnancy is always a possibility in any sexually active women in the reproductive age group. Fatigue and change in sleep pattern and appetite are signs of early pregnancy usually experienced after 5-6 wks after the last menstrual period. Urine pregnancy test is easily used on the first day pf missed period and if negative repeated after one week to confirm it ...Read more
This can be normal: Some children have a higher tendency to sweat than other children. You can start by putting less layers on him and seeing if there is any difference. Excessive sweating can be a sign of fever if illness is present. Rarely, this can be a sign of a heart or thyroid condition. ...Read more
T4 Free Level of 067 and TSH of 1.3- would this be considered normal range even though having symptons- massive hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, etc.
Thyroid.: While your TSH looks fine, your free T4 maybe a tiny bit low on this one report. It would be worth repeating these two values along with the remainder of a full thyroid function panel. If you thyroid function numbers are normal, you may want to consider that your symptoms are due to something other than thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more
An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...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
Burping more than usual randomly; only change in diet is increase H2O intake (2-2.5X) to my recommended amount for weight; no other symptoms, worried?
Weight Loss: It is unusual to have an unexplained weight loss especially if foot intake and exercise remain the same. Please monitor it closely over the next week. If continued rate of weight loss and any other symptoms such as heat intolerance, night sweats, racing heart please have it evaluated by your primary care provider. If stabilizes and no further loss and no other symptoms would just watch. ...Read more
Two possibilities: First reason may be from fluid or salt and water retention from an increase in salt and water. Diuretics may also cause swelling. Heart and kidney trouble may be a concern. Associated shortness of breath; prompt medical need is indicated. Also excess calories or combined excess calories and reduced physical activity could cause excess weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's considered yoyo dieting? My weight ranges 3-4 kilos depending on metabolism or anxiety. Is that a normal fluctuation ?
Normal: Yoyo dieting implies that someone diets and loses significant amounts of weight (greater than 20 lbs) and then regains that weight, and usually more, after stopping the diet. The fluctuation of up to 3-4 kilos ( 7-10 lbs) can be normal in a reproductive aged female with normal and predictable cycles. These changes can be a result of stressors, hormones , etc and are not worrisome. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant. Taking 50mg of levothiroxine daily. TSH/T4 perfectly normal a month ago. Baby super active, measuring 40 percentile. I'm loosing considerably weight and appetite since a week, could this be related to current dose at this stage?
Possible: The dose of levothyroxine required does vary through pregnancy and after delivery. Discuss your weight loss and loss of appetite with your OB at your next visit. Normally these should be weekly at this point in pregnancy and you should be being weighed every visit. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
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