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Is Less Than Normal Weight Gain A Symptom Of Normal 11 Mo
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?
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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
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?
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
An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is a TSH of 0.7 normal? or is it a little bit low? could it cause hyperactivity symptoms? suppose that FT4 and FT3 are normal.
Your lab: results are TOTALLY NORMAL. RELAX!!Get a more detailed answer ›
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