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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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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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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How rare is androgenetic alopecia in teen girls? Could signif weight loss (30-35 lbs) trigger AA at a much earlier age than it would normally occur?

How rare is androgenetic alopecia in teen girls? Could signif weight loss (30-35 lbs) trigger AA at a much earlier age than it would normally occur?

Seek other ideas: I suspect this is telogen effluvium. Male pattern baldness is very rare in women who are having even semi-normal female functions, even more rare at this age. Get with a competent dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is too little sleep a cause of weight gain?

Is too little sleep a cause of weight gain?

It might be: Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and weight gain. Sleeping less than five hours — or more than nine hours — a night appears to increase the likelihood of weight gain. In one study, recurrent sleep deprivation in men increased their preferences for high-calorie foods and their overall calorie intake. In another study, women who slept less than six hours a night or more than nine hours were more likely to gain 11 pounds (5 kilograms) compared with women who slept seven hours a night. Other studies have found similar patterns in children and adolescents. One explanation might be that sleep duration affects hormones regulating hunger — ghrelin and leptin — and stimulates the appetite. Another contributing factor might be that lack of sleep leads to fatigue and results in less physical activity. So now you have another reason to get a good night's sleep. ...Read more

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Twin girls born at 24 weeks weighing less than 500 grams each . How high is the possibility of survival?

Twin girls born at 24 weeks weighing less than 500 grams each . How high is the possibility of survival?

You'd be amazed...: The majority of 24 week infants now survive, especially if they make it through the first 48 hours of life. That's not to say they may not have significant problems with breathing, feeding, development, vision. You also don't say 24 weeks and how many days . 24 weeks 0 days is worse than 24 weeks 5 days - at that stage of the game, every extra day makes a difference. Continue hope, faith and pray. ...Read more

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Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Mom has ft dementia (mid-stage), is inactive, 40 lb weight gain in a year, sleeping 12+ hours a day. Are these signs that the disease is accelerating?

Not necessarily: Frontotemporal dementia is a progressive disease so you can expect the symptoms getting worse. Gaining weight is quite common and sleeping more does not indicate faster progression. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...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 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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Is an active baby in the womb a good sign of a healthy weigjt gain for bby?

Is an active baby in the womb a good sign of a healthy weigjt gain for bby?

Not necessarily: Activity is not necessarily a sign of healthy weight gain, though it is certainly more reassuring for appropriate development. Your doctor will measure the height of your fundus at each visit, which is an indication of the baby's weight gain. You should have regular activity daily during the third trimester and if you have concerns do not hesitate to contact your provider. ...Read more

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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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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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Wife:5'2", baseline 102lbs, now 124lbs at 24 weeks- good trajectory? Which is riskier to kid- too much or too little weight gain?

Wife:5'2", baseline 102lbs, now 124lbs at 24 weeks- good trajectory? Which is riskier to kid- too much or too little weight gain?

Wt GAIN: Baseline weight for her height is at low end of normal bmi range. Her wt gain of 22lbs is slightly ahead of normal for 24 wks (ave wt gain for 24 wks is about 15 lbs). However, given her low starting wt, i wouldn't be concerned about the gain thus far and would expect her to only gain another 10-15 lbs for the rest of the pregnancy which would still put her in the normal range of 25-35 lbs total. ...Read more

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Whts an average weight of new born low weight indicates what?

Whts an average weight of new born low weight indicates what?

7 - 7.5 lbs: The average birthweight is 7-7.5 lbs; less than 5.5 lbs is low birth weight. This can indicate a number of problems, from prematurity, to smoking during pregnancy, poor nutrition during pregnancy, or a number of other problems. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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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