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My young daughter age 7 seen my son 13 masterbate in his room. How do I deal with both of them. This us so awkward. Thanks?

My young daughter age 7 seen my son 13 masterbate in his room. How do I deal with both of them. This us so awkward. Thanks?

Don't get mad: Be open with both. Suggest that you tell daughter that her brother was "playing with himself and it's something that kids and adults do from time to time" and he should have done it in private. Tell your son that masturbation is normal for everyone, but should be done in private. ...Read more

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14 year old daughter caught masterbating with moms sex toy and what to do dad gets mad says she is to young to do this?

14 year old daughter caught masterbating with moms sex toy and what to do dad gets mad says she is to young to do this?

Teenagers: Masturbation is a very normal and healthy aspect of puberty and adolescent development. Dad probably needs to do some reading to educate himself on normal teenage sexual maturation. Mom needs to hide her sex toys better so that this can remain a private experience for both parties ...Read more

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Is it normal for a six year old female child to touch themself or masterbate? What can be going on?

Is it normal for a six year old female child to touch themself or masterbate? What can be going on?

Self stimulation: Self stimulation in young children is common, and usually not cause for concern. Avoiding dramatic reaction to this behavior will help prevent shameful feelings regarding sexuality later. Masturbation in the presence of other people should not be allowed (redirect to private place and gently explain it is not to be shared). Abrupt behavior changes associated with sexual acting out is concerning ...Read more

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At what age is it appropriate for me to talk to my son and daughter about sex?

At what age is it appropriate for me to talk to my son and daughter about sex?

Age appropriate: Start with answering questions they have in an age appropriate way. It helps to prep children about body parts, body changes.
Here are a couple of websites with suggestions:

http://www.Parenting.Com/article/talking-to-kids-about-sex-21335549

http://www. Talkwithkids. Org/sex. Html

http://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/parents/talking-kids-about-sex-sexuality-37962.Htm. ...Read more

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If a father is speechless and I married his daughter what is the percentage of having a speechless son in my sons? Thank you

If a father is speechless and I married his daughter what is the percentage of having a speechless son in my sons? Thank you

Speechless: What caused dad's speechlessness? . Is it from birth? . Is it related to medical or other factors? . In any case, chances are slim. ...Read more

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Wish someone could explain why my son (9) and I both get canker sores every month- sometimes a couple. My daughter (13) never does. Feel bad for him.

Wish someone could explain why my son (9) and I both get canker sores every month- sometimes a couple. My daughter (13) never does. Feel bad for him.

Inflammatory disease: Recurrent stomatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease the cause is still unknown.
Factors predisposing patients to recurrent aphthous ulcers (canker sores) may include trauma, emotional stress, poor nutritional status, thiamine deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, celiac disease, menstruation, food hypersensitivity (eg, cow's milk) allergic reactions, exposure to toxins. ...Read more

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If your mother has 50% blocked Carotid Arteries at 75+ At what age should the Son or Daughter be checked (Screened)Are there symptoms to look out for?

If your mother has 50% blocked Carotid Arteries at 75+ At what age should the Son or Daughter be checked (Screened)Are there symptoms to look out for?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a systemic problem, I.e. High circulating levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) deposit in different vascular beds over time. In other words, more important for u to get a fasting lipid panel and treat your cholesterol aggressively rather than query about a point in time to check for occult carotid artery disease. Additionally if u are of south Asian descent, pls not LDL <100 mg/dl. ...Read more

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My wife and I are carriers for Starsgart disease. What does that mean for my unborn daughter and young son? How long will we have to wait to have them

My wife and I are carriers for Starsgart disease. What does that mean for my unborn daughter and young son? How long will we have to wait to have them

It depends a bit on: Your exact genetic defect however 95% of Starsgart disease is autosomal recessive inheritance so each child has a 1/4 chance of getting the disease. It usually does not manifest until adolescence and patients rarely go blind with it. Here is a link to tell you more https://nei. Nih. Gov/health/stargardt/star_facts ...Read more

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I would like to know if there is something wrong with my 5 month old daughter she does not seem to be able to do thing my son was doing at her age her hands seem bent in when she grasp thing it takes awhile to do it and she drops what she grabs after a fe

I would like to know if there is something wrong with my 5 month old daughter she does not seem to be able to do thing my son was doing at her age her hands seem bent in when she grasp thing it takes awhile to do it and she drops what she grabs after a fe

From: From your description, it is difficult to assess whether your child is developing appropriately. Many children do not sit until 6 months and do not crawl until 7 or 8 or sometimes even not at all (and that's ok). All children develop at different rates and as long as they are developing within the established range of normal, it's fine - that's what makes comparing 2 kids to each other an inaccurate way of assessing development. Your son may have been advanced and your daughter is normal. That being said, if you have concerns, it is important that you have a professional do a thorough developmental evaluation on her to make sure she is progressing appropriately. If there is a problem, the earlier she begins therapy, the better off she will be in the long run. Contact your child's doctor to discuss your concerns. They will either be able to assess her development themselves or send you to a specialist who can assess her. (many organizations who provide developmental therapy conduct their own exams). I hope this helps! ...Read more

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My daughter aged 7 got tinea vesicolor in her face. Please suggest the causes. Effects and diet. Thanks?

My daughter aged 7 got tinea vesicolor in her face. Please suggest the causes. Effects and diet. Thanks?

T. Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus, lasts about 6-8 weeks, causes no after effects, leaves no scars or blemishes diet does not enter into the picture. ...Read more

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My daughter that age 14 has a level of ferritin= 7. 29 ng/ml, serum iron = 16, the hemoglobin is 13, the MCV is 84.7 and she is taking iron daily.

My daughter that age 14 has a level of ferritin= 7. 29 ng/ml, serum iron = 16, the hemoglobin is 13, the MCV is 84.7 and she is taking iron daily.

What are you asking?: Your daughter is borderline anemic and chemically iron deficient. I am going to assume the iron loss is due to heavy periods over the last several months. If she is a vegetarian by choice, this is time to reconsider. If there is any other evidence of health issues, they need to be addressed. If I have misunderstood, please write again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My daughter stopped eating at young age which made her growth reduce and now she is 14 and she eats healthy but could she still get taller?

My daughter stopped eating at young age which made her growth reduce and now she is 14 and she eats healthy but could she still get taller?

Probably: Most 14 year-old girls have not stopped growing, so will gain some height. Only the doctor who has been seeing here and charting her growth annually can tell what the growth trend has been. Meanwhile, she eat enough healthy foods, exercise appropriately, and get plenty of sleep at night. ...Read more

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If my daughter has been a vegetarian since the age of 8 and is now 13, do I need to be concerned aout her diet during puberty?

If my daughter has been a vegetarian since the age of 8 and is now 13, do I need to be concerned aout her diet during puberty?

Yes you do.: Is she a strict vegan or does she eat eggs, drink milk, and so on.
Strict vegeterian diets usually are deficient in some vitamins--particularly the bs--and also low in iron which she'll need to supplement when her period starts. At a minimum, she should have periodic tests for anemia and take a good multivitamin with iron. ...Read more

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13 days of period today, light, in my young teenage daughter, only 5th period 21 day cycles normal periods usually last 7-10 for her what could it be?

13 days of period today, light, in my young teenage daughter, only 5th period 21 day cycles normal periods usually last 7-10 for her what could it be?

Anovulatory Cycles: Anovulatory Bleeding is common in adolescent females in the first 2 to 4 yrs following onset of periods. Can cause heavy & irregular periods. The typical cycle spans 21 to 42 days with periods lasting 2 to 8 days. Anemia can occur; cramping is unusual. Suggest a healthy, well-balanced diet, charting cycles on calendar (there are apps for that too). See doctor for check-up if not already done. ...Read more

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What's the minimum age to have septoplasty? My daughter has a horrible time breathing through her nose. She is 10. Is that too young for a septoplasty? .

What's the minimum age to have septoplasty? My daughter has a horrible time breathing through her nose. She is 10. Is that too young for a septoplasty? .

It's: It's very uncommon to do a septoplasty at that young of an age. It's important to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT) to fully assess what is causing the congestion. There may be other things going on besides the septum.

We usually wait until about 14-16 years of age to do nasal surgery in girls. This mainly relates to wanting the nasal growth to stabilize. ...Read more

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My 2 year old grand daughter has blood in her stool, at that young of age what could cause this?

My 2 year old grand daughter has blood in her stool, at that young of age what could cause this?

A lot of possibiliti: Bright red blood may be from some sores or fissures at the rectum. Maroon stools with blood throughout is from a higher intestine source and would need a doctors evaluation. Check for constipation complaints tha can cause rectal pressure and fissures and modify diet for relief. ...Read more

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What age is to young to start on the pill and how do you convince your daughter to go to the doctor?

What age is to young to start on the pill and how do you convince your daughter to go to the doctor?

Never: If you are old enough to have sex then you are old enough to start on oral contraceptives. What's worse- being young and on medication or being young and giving birth and raising a child? You and your daughter need to have some heartfelt talks. ...Read more

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If a mother had her menarche at age 13, at which age would you expect the daughter to have hers? How long prior to menarche do you ovulate? :)

If a mother had her menarche at age 13, at which age would you expect the daughter to have hers? How long prior to menarche do you ovulate? :)

Varies: Menarche is driven by estrogen, the dominant female hormone and may or may not be preceded by ovulation.My first delivery to a 13 yo had never reached menarche. Many girls do not ovulate on a regular basis for 6m-1yr post menarche & cycles are often irregular. Many have a clear to grayish discharge in the months prior to starting. 2 to 2, 5 yrs after nipple emergence is a common starting point. ...Read more

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My son is 11 y/o and started masturbating very often. Can he masturbate at this age?

My son is 11 y/o and started masturbating very often. Can he masturbate at this age?

Certainly: Some boys discover the pleasant sensation of rubbing the penis at a very early age, this can be called masturbation. Many boys go through puberty by or at age-11-years although most of them become pubertal at- age 12-14 yrs. Masturbation after puberty is normal & not unhealthy. He should be advised to do it in the privacy of his own room or bathroom, oherwise it is antisocial. ...Read more

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What can I do about my daughter starting her period at such a young age?

What can I do about my daughter starting her period at such a young age?

Endocrinologist: You haven't stated her age, but once menstruation has started it may difficult to manage without the help of an endocrinologist. Even so, intervention may not be appropriate. If developmentally/mentally challenged, birth control may be an important consideration (for those who have impaired judgement and may be taken advantage of). ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 she had her period at age 10 she is really short I wonder what could I do to help her would she still grow?

My daughter is 13 she had her period at age 10 she is really short I wonder what could I do to help her would she still grow?

Growth: Take her to her pediatrician or family doctor and discuss her height with them. She will need a bone age to see if her growth plates are fused. If they are not, she may be a candidate for growth hormone. With her early age of menarche she may not be a candidate. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 and hasn't had her period for 3 months. Is this something I should have checked out? Or is it normal for her age?

My daughter is 13 and hasn't had her period for 3 months. Is this something I should have checked out? Or is it normal for her age?

Unusual: Cycles in the first year after menarche can be irregular. Many do not ovulate, which is part of normal cycle activity. A delay of 90 days or more is beyond the norm (2-6 wks common) and worthy of an evaluation. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old daughter needs her yearly checkup. She was informed that she would need to undress this time. What will be examined? Thank you.

My 13 yr old daughter needs her yearly checkup. She was informed that she would need to undress this time. What will be examined? Thank you.

Her whole body: Besides the normal heart lungs ears mouth eyes abdomen etc. She should have a whole body skin exam to make sure there are no pigmented moles that should be followed. Her external genitalia will be looked at to see that she is in an appropriate state of puberty, and her back should be screened for sciolosis. Typically a gown is given to cover above the waist, and a sheet to cover below the waist ...Read more

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Hello dr. My daughter 's age is 13 years and her bust size is 36" (too large). And still growing. Is this any hormonal imbalance? How can we stop m

Hello dr. My daughter 's age is 13 years and her bust size is 36" (too large). And still growing. Is this any hormonal imbalance? How can we stop m

Would have her: See a pediatrician. Hormone levels would need to be obtained to determine if there was an abnormality. Depending on what her pediatrician/ family doctor sees - an endocrinology consult may or may not be indicated. ...Read more

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My daughter had a chest tube at 2 years of age. (2004) she is now 13 and having pain around the scare.

My daughter had a chest tube at 2 years of age. (2004) she is now 13 and having pain around the scare.

Mgt: Sometimes scars do contract, and can cause pain. If she has any trouble breathing, I would advise a visit to the ED. Otherwise your PCP may elect to obtain a radiograph. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 and had put on weight so fast that she has stretch marks. She is 5 3. Weighs 150. Lost her period. Is she too young to have her th?

My daughter is 13 and had put on weight so fast that she has stretch marks. She is 5 3. Weighs 150. Lost her period. Is she too young to have her th?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks occur when subcutaneous fat is lost after gaining it. She may be having fluctuating weight gain and loss. Does she have binges and then goes on a diet? Some girls will have stretch marks after puberty if they were overweight prior to puberty.
The other part of your question is unclear so you may want to rephrase it and clarify it. ...Read more

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16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

Proper treatment: Growth and development problems: stunted growth and delayed puberty, are common problems in children and teens with crohn's disease. These problems are believed to be due mostly to undernourishment. With control and proper treatment of disease, the prognosis for
ultimate linear growth and maturity is good. If worried ask gastroenterologist or treating physician. ...Read more

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Can a young girl age 21 at 100 lbs take a one time dose of 1500 mg of acetamenophen? My daughter did just that about 15 min. Ago. Is it dangerous?

Can a young girl age 21 at 100 lbs take a one time dose of 1500 mg of acetamenophen? My daughter did just that about 15 min. Ago. Is it dangerous?

Acetaminophen toxici: The normal dose is 15mg/kilo. The toxicity begins to occur at ten times the amt mentioned above. Liver damage is most common toxic effect. Sometimes the injury to liver is irreversible. ...Read more

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