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What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more
Cana female grow at 15 years old? (bone age 15), current height is 150.7cm. Mum's height is 162 and dad's height is 169, period came at 12 years old.
63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?
Been suffering with lhermittes for a month (mris brain&c ok). Could a 5 year addiction to nicotine gum (15x2mg daily) cause vitamin B12 deficiency?
Unrelated. : I think you are saying you have been suffering with lhermitte's sign, and there are no findings on brain and c-spine mris to justify your symptoms. You know that b-12 deficiency can cause it, so you wonder if nicotine gum has caused that. No. Start by talking to your doc about whether you have a b-12 deficiency. Some people simply can't absorb b-12. Ssri discontinuation can also cause lhermitte's. ...Read more
Is on borderlinehigh: Over the counter Calcium supplements can cause high calcium level. If she is not on need to check her parathyroid hormone level checked. Other conditions that can cause high level are prolonged immobility, some blood related conditions -like multiple myeloma, similalry some solid cnacers like breast , lung, thyroid ,kidney etc can cause. Take her to her PCP for a detailed workup includ. breast exa ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 64 years old mom’s bone density reading is -4.0 (osteoporosis level). How much calcium she need to supplement per day?
Age 42;wt: 61kg;t3-0.86, t4-9.60, tsh-1.91ng/ml;on thyroxine soudium 60mcg(past 16 years), lysteda for dub(past 3 years), LDL 160, reason for high ldl?
48 yr old woman. Perimenopausal. Insomnia, acne..inflammation issues. Would taking 50 mg's of CQ-10 help?
CQ-10, Anxiety: Body makes CQ-10, cells use it to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. It functions as an Antioxidant protecting body from damage caused by harmful molecules. There is no Research showing effectiveness of CQ-10 for peri- menopausal symptoms, insomnia or Acne. Continued insomnia after taking Melatonin indicates Anxiety. Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Tai Chi, Therapy. ...Read more
Hi mam good morning, mam my wife name usha, age 26, mother of 4 year old boy, her height is 168cm weight 62kg complained that two time mensis in one m?
Question about safety & research done on Prolia. I had a coronary vasospasm from Boniva (ibandronate) 7 years ago and find it hard trusting bone meds?
Female age 52 obese rheumatoid factor 640. Previous history prevails for 10 years not control with methatrax 5 mg per week pl rescue?
Is pueratia mirifica safe for a 32 year old woman, no health complications, for use over 3 month period?
Mom: diabetic coma at 14 yrs old (she's 54 now) she's had kidney failure, dialysis 4 years transplant in 1996, heart attack stroke fibro osteoarthriti?
What question?: What's your question? You've given some some background but there's no question. ...Read more
mom has gist cancer, severe heart disease& alzheimer's. shes dizzy is it ok to give her 18 mg of iron daily changed her digoxin to 1/2 tab of 125mcg
Who's managing her?: We can't answer this without knowing much more about her medical situation. It sounds as if a physician is not available despite your mom being acutely ill, and that this is the real problem. If there is a hospice care system available in your community, please get her enrolled now and life will be easier for both you and her. I'm glad you're caring for Mom and you have my sympathy. ...Read more
Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in At age 16 & depending on what stage of puberty she has completed there may or may not be a little more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you recommend the shingles vaccine for a 65 year old patient taking 7.5mg methotrexate once weekly for rheumatoid arthritis?
Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?
Varies: Here's a link to a Body Mass Index calculator. Input your child's height and weight and you can see where the child fall's on the growth scale. Children come in all shapes and sizes - health risks concerns are for those too high or too low on the scale. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more
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