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Is Less Than Normal Weight Gain A Symptom Of Normal 12 Mo
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
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
An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...Read more
Is it normal for baby to gain more than 1 kg per month with breastfeeding? Or To be above 6 kg for 2 month old baby, (birth weight 3670 gr)
Healthy wt gain.: Ideally, an infant should gain a minimum of 200 grms or about 7 oz a week, but weight gain more than that is common, especially with breast feeding but can also be seen with formula feeding. An infant with BW 3.67 kg would be expected to be more vigorous with feeding and you are providing ample nourishment. Weight gain will often slow down after 9 months, so current weight over 6 kg is ok. ...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 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
Not advisable!: I never like to hear " quick" in any weight loss strategy! We are looking for a permanent lifestyle change for your family that will enable a healthy weight for life! Start with limiting fast food. Cook meals at home with fresh fruits and veggies. Your 12 year old can start to help with meal prep and even recipes. Aim for 8 fruits and veggies, 8 glasses of water, one hour of exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: As long as you did not have your ovaries removed, you should not experience any changes in your weight. Some women immediatley after surgery have increased weight due to stored fluids from the inflammatory state that occurs after a surgery, however over the long run, weight gain would not be expected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Whole life, 1 normal size, shape, consistency BM 1st thing in morn. Last 4 months, 1 normal BM followed by a 2nd BM within 30min less than normal, slushy or very thin small pieces (thin more often) No pain, no weight loss, feel normal, worrisome?
This definitely: qualifies as a "yes" response to "Have you had any change in bowel habits?" and in an individual, male or female, your age should trigger a colon examination ... I would say a colonoscopy...even though you have no other accompanying symptoms. Please discuss with your physician as soon as you can and plan for this test. Good wishes:) ...Read more
24 male. 135lbs. Most my diet is veg, bloods showed low end hemoglobin. Retested few months later showed higher than usual. Why is this ?
Take charge here: Please talk with your physician. If you are a vegetarian, you need to supplement. Despite all the disinformation from the "vegetarian community", it is difficult to get adequate iron, calcium, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12. General ill-health occurs just from iron deficiency before anemia appears. Hemoglobin varies by a % or two just based on your hydration. ...Read more
Is 139 a normal body weight for an 18 year old woman
with a height of 5'5"
I can't remember what the healthy or normal weight range is
Yes: BMI 20 to 25 is normal. You are at 23. Congrats for maintaining a healthy weight! A neat way to self track and calculate BMI is a physician research and developed platform at www.personalmedicineplus.com put in 0008 for your free coupon code. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is having decreased menstrual blood flow than normal for two consecutive cycles a cause for serious concern for a woman of 24 years?
Not necessarily: The amount of flow depends on the balance of estrogen and progesterone . The more estrogen the more uterine lining grows and the more you have to bleed off. Progesterone is produced after ovulation and makes the lining stop growing and get mature. If ovulation is early you will have less time for the lining to grow. ...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 common for movts to change n bcme less frequent at 35wks?Baby still moves just less frequent movements 0.5-1.5hr 2-3x day periods of quietness?
Yes: As you pass 30 to 34 weeks it is common to feel that the baby is moving less. That is probably because the baby is big enough that the motions inside are restricted by the baby's size and the movements are just not as abrupt. If you feel baby moving ten or more times each day then you should not need to worry. ...Read more
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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