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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?

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?

AEROPHAGIA: AEROPHAGIA = Eating Air. Is very common people are always on the run eating and drinking too fast. Focus on eating and drinking slower avoid carbonated beverages. If symptoms persist or worsen. You need full exam labs and GI work up. ...Read more

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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Is fatigue and increased hunger less than 2 weeks before your period is due normal?

Is fatigue and increased hunger less than 2 weeks before your period is due normal?

Maybe: With changes in your hormone levels during a cycle, there can be many different symptoms. If they go away for two weeks and then return, and keep doing that then is probably not worrisome. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I'm feeling thirstier than usual during a detox diet. Is that normal?

I'm feeling thirstier than usual during a detox diet. Is that normal?

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 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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What is a normal amount of hair for a 21 y fm to lose? I seem to be losing more hair than usual and my hair seems to be thinner than normal?

What is a normal amount of hair for a 21 y fm to lose? I seem to be losing more hair than usual and my hair seems to be thinner than normal?

Normal hair loss: The normal person loses about 100 hairs/day. It is of concern if you find hair on your pillow in the morning; hair comes out in clumps; hair clogs the shower drain; or your hair brush is "full" after brushing. Maxalt (rizatriptan) may be related to hair loss. ...Read more

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What's considered yoyo dieting? My weight ranges 3-4 kilos depending on metabolism or anxiety. Is that a normal fluctuation ?

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

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My son is 8 months old & seems to be sweating more than usual, normal?

My son is 8 months old & seems to be sweating more than usual, normal?

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

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Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

Is it normal if the breasts of a 17 year old girl get smaller? Bra size used to be 34c now is 32c or 32b within a few months. No weight loss or gain.

It can be...: Without any other symptoms or information, this is likely normal. Body fat distribution (not just total mass) is determined by a very complex interplay between hormones that are very actively changing before, during and after puberty. So as the body changes/matures, the body fat (aka adipose) distribution may also change. If you're worried, though, go see your doctor, they can help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

If you were a male: then your ideal weight is 152-154 lbs. If you were a female then your ideal weight is 135-138 lbs. If you had all muscle and 0% body fat, then you could possibly weigh 155 and be okay. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Get checked: It may or may not be serious but no one can tell without an examination. Consult your GYN. Allergy med has nothing to do with this issue. ...Read more

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What is the normal weight gain per month for newborn?

What is the normal weight gain per month for newborn?

An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...Read more

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant and lost a total of 11 pounds is that normal?

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant and lost a total of 11 pounds is that normal?

No : What is the reason for your weight loss? Nausea and vomitting in pregnancy? You should see your doctor for evaluation if you have lost 11 pounds. ...Read more

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What would cause less than normal body hair in women?

What would cause less than normal body hair in women?

Hair Variation: Biologically speaking, there are variations in the amount and patterns of hair among different ethnic groups. Lighter-skinned individuals with middle eastern, european, mediterranean, or south asian ancestries are more likely to have heavier concentrations of hair in wider patterns, while darker-skinned individuals with native american, african, or other asian ancestries typically have less hair. ...Read more

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Wife is 3 months pregnant and just gained 800 gms weight. Is it less normal or more??

Wife is 3 months pregnant and just gained 800 gms weight.  Is it less normal or more??

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

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Feeling more sleepy and appetite than usual is this sign of early pregnancy.my date is on 18th?

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

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Is it normal as a female to gain 10 pounds in two months of pregnancy?

Is it normal as a female to gain 10 pounds in two months of pregnancy?

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

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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?

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