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Normal When Is Growing To Look Flaky
Flaky brown skin in my cheeks. ..possible causes? (I have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) Harm or affect facial hair grow?
Not at all normal: Men generally stop growing between ages 18-21 when the growth plates on their bones close. Growing at age 27 is very rare and highly suggestive of an overactive pituitary gland, usually caused by a benign pituitary tumor. This is readily treatable but should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. See your family doctor or internist. ...Read more
No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affects children. You can get non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain as an adult but it's never referred to as growing pains. Joint hypermobility syndrome is a major cause of benign joint pain in kids and is likely present in adults also. See your doctor. ...Read more
Growing fat?: The layer of skin called the dermis looses elastin and collagen when there is a rapid accumulation of fat in the breasts, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, due to hormones. Weight gain, pregnancy, or other stressors on the skin where you accumulate fat. The dermis tears and it causes discoloration to the skin. You are no longer growing at age 31. ...Read more
Yes: It's possible to get growing pains anywhere, including your shins. However, if the symptoms are severe/persistent, then I would recommend evaluation with a physician to rule out any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more
It does not keep gro: You are not crazy, but at your age pelvic bone is not really a single bone. Pelvic skeleton is formed in back by sacrum and coccyx, in front and left and right by two hip bones which connect the spine with the lower limbs. They are attached to the sacrum in the back and each other in front and joined to two femurs at the hip joint. So here you have your pelvic bones. If you feel some growth see md. ...Read more
Hair loss in infants: It can be normal for the infant to shed hair for the first 3-4 months after birth, however, you want to make sure there are no medical reasons for why the baby is shedding hair. Check with your pediatrician about the baby's nutritional status and developmental stages to make sure those are normal. Also, I noticed that you have joint aches and skin rash. Some diseases in mom can affect baby as well. ...Read more
Normal, not healthy: The most likely explanation is that you are replacing lean muscle with fat. The only solution to this is exercise which improves your health in so many ways that I defy anyone to identify a disease whose incidence and/or prognosis isn't improved with regular exercise. Ideally exercise during which you have sustained heavy breathing for a minimum of 20 minutes, three times/week. ...Read more
Not common: Final height in males can be reached in early 20's, usually 21, but to be growing still at 22 is less common. How tall is the rest of your family. Did you have a long period of illness or lack of nutrition? Get a checkup to see if all is well. There are diseases that result in abnormal growth, so do get checked to be sure that is or is not the case with you. ...Read more
Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes. (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having had early communication & iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are good signs. Social/adaptive skills remain. ...Read more
See a dentist: Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth's root. Receding gums may be one of the first signs of gum disease. Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. If you think your child's gums are receding, make an appointment with your dentist. ...Read more
No: If you have a fungal skin infection, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) should make it clear up. Two weeks was enough time to see improvement. See your doctor for visual inspection and maybe a scraping to examine under a microscope. Consider seeing a dermatologist if you primary care doctor is unable to help. ...Read more
Get seen: This often indicates a serious hormonal disturbance is she is a grown woman. A physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more
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14 months after total thyroidectomy, would only one side grow back to complete normal size? Is this possible?
Growing up I would feel sexually arroused and completely disgusted by some things at the same time. Is this normal?
Perfectly normal: Since you have a dissociative disorder this is perfectly normal. Your body can't tell the difference between good and bad touch as a child and you experience arousal. Yet other senses are experiencing nausea, disgust, distaste. When these are experienced simultaneously they get linked together in your mind when you experience the same or a similar experience in adulthood or recollect in your mind. ...Read more
Male, 21, had mild kidney problem, did not grow as well as siblings (moderately shorter), anyway to make my growth normal again?
Hi im 23 years old and my pennis is about 3 inches I don't kno y and I would like to kno how can I grow my pennis to a normal size?
Cant "grow" penis: There are no magic pills that will grow a penis. You need to have a phyiscian evaluate to see if maybe if you have a partially concealed penis and other potential abnormalities. ...Read more
Is it true that if growing children do more physical exercise there height growth is reduced and they attain below normal height. Thanks.
Wives tale: Another wives tale to add to the list of many. ...Read more
Late bloomers mean u keep growing till 21 and what about others and normally puberty hits in 14 and it happen me also so will I grow till 21?
When I was 14 I was about 5'9, now 19 im 6'0, is it normal to only grow about half an inch a year, and would that really count as a growth spurt?
Growth: You may have been an early " bloomer" and had your major growth spurt before age 14 ...Read more
My daughte is 3mnth and 10dys. She was born 3.6 kg/ 50cm. Today she is 6.1kg/63cm is her wieght snd hight normal? How much should she grow every mnth?
Check growth chart: I know you don't live in the USA, but you can use the growth charts at CDC. Gov to check and follow your child's growth. These are actually worldwide growth charts. There are also many great apps for your phone that track infant growth. Sounds like she is doing fine so far - usually should double birth weight by 6 months and triple birth weight by first birthday. ...Read more