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How tall should my daughter get if her mom is 5'5" and her dad is 6'?

How tall should my daughter get if her mom is 5'5" and her dad is 6'?

About 5'6": In a perfect world, she would be 5'6". Using the midparental height calculation, this is the number that I come up with. Of course, nutrition, exercise level, and age at menarche all influence a girl's final adult height! The earlier that menses occurs, bone growth slows down! ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I'm a first time mom. My daughter is three months. She just recently stopped napping and is not sleepijng good at all at night. Is this normal?

I'm a first time mom. My daughter is three months. She just recently stopped napping and is not sleepijng good at all at night. Is this normal?

Babies need naps. ..: And so do their parents need them to. There certainly are babies who seem not to want to nap, but babies need about 3 hours of napping a day up to age 9-12 months. It is especially problematic if she doesn't sleep well at night either. There may not be an actual sleep disorder (almost any sleep pattern falls within "normal" for a baby) but discuss with your baby's doctor for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

Unlikely: With the most common chromosomal abnormality causing DS, you have no increased risk. In a much less common form (unbalanced translocation), your baby's father has a chance of carrying it. I recommend finding out what the chromosomal abnormality was, and discuss it with your OB or a genetics specialist. ...Read more

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Adult daughter is totally confident that cancer pallitive care will be given in the house to mom no matter what anyone thinks. Is this care available?

Adult daughter is totally confident that cancer pallitive care will be given in the house to mom no matter what anyone thinks. Is this care available?

Home care available: A wide range of palliative care options are available through Hospice and other organizations. See http://www. Vitas. Com.

Dr. Kirsh ...Read more

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Could this mood swinging in my teen daughter and her mom both be hormonal?

Could this mood swinging in my teen daughter and her mom both be hormonal?

Yes: When two or more women live together they tend to have pms (including mood swings, cravings and bloating) at the same time. However, if the women in your life have depressive symptoms for more than 3 weeks they should see their physician to make sure they are not clinically depressed. ...Read more

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Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Psychological standpoint: can you spoil a baby? 4 mo daughter prefers dad over mom. Normal?

Get help now: Wow. Please call your therapist immediately. A four month old baby is still learning how to see and hear. She has no intellectual abilities to have a preference. She is four months old. A pure baby. Your reaction to this is extremely worrisome. ...Read more

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Should I let my daughter get serious about a young man who has single older mom and donor father?

Should I let my daughter get serious about a young man who has single older mom and donor father?

Nature Nurture: In my opinion it is not who donates the egg or the sperm but who raises the child. If the issue is genetics the mother should be able to get a history on the donor father. ...Read more

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If a mom has schizophrenia, how much percentage chance does her normal daughter have, of getting a schizophrenic child?

If a mom has schizophrenia, how much percentage chance does her normal daughter have, of getting a schizophrenic child?

Pretty good data: Check out this summary site: http://www.Schizophrenia.Com/research/hereditygen. Htm
available data suggest about a 5% risk, compared to 1% in the general population. That's a 5-fold increase in risk, but it's still pretty low, overall. ...Read more

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What's the possibility of me having twins if my niece (sisters kid) & cousin (moms sister daughter) all on mymoms side of fam both have twins?

What's the possibility of me having twins if my niece (sisters kid) & cousin (moms sister daughter) all on mymoms side of fam both have twins?

Likely about 1%: General rate of twins is 1%. Your family history is not very strong, and at most would only go up to 2% or so. ...Read more

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Daughter of mom disagrees with MD's advice for mom to get 2nd biopsy opinion. Mom wants it. How to deal with such a loud and unfair daughter?

Daughter of mom disagrees with MD's advice for mom to get 2nd biopsy opinion. Mom wants it. How to deal with such a loud and unfair daughter?

Second Opinion: Ignore her. As long as Mom is within her right mind, she has a right to make her own medical decisions. A second opinion on a biopsy is not something to trifle with. ...Read more

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My mom gave my daughter who's 3wks old 1/2 ounce of 2% milk. Know she's been really fussy all day. What are the affects of giving her 2% milk?

My mom gave my daughter who's 3wks old 1/2 ounce of 2% milk. Know she's been really fussy all day. What are the affects of giving her 2% milk?

GI distress: She might have a hard time digesting the cow's milk and her gut might get inflammed. This should be a short term issue if you do not continue to give her cow's milk. She might be fussy, have cramping and diarrhea for about a day. ...Read more

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My 3 wk old daughter wheezes when she sleeps. My mom says its normal. Is it normal?

My 3 wk old daughter wheezes when she sleeps. My mom says its normal. Is it normal?

Wheezing: It depends what do you mean by wheezing. if the breathing is squicky, it is ok. If your baby is breathing heavy and having a hard time catching his breath, you need to take her to your doctor. ...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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Can my 13 year old step daughter rightfully refuse the hpv shot? She's had the frst one but her mom and her don't want the rest

Can my 13 year old step daughter rightfully refuse the hpv shot? She's had the frst one but her mom and her don't want the rest

Sometimes it happens: Any benefit from the first shot will likely fade over the next year or so. Some folks simply will not accept that they could be exposed, or would get cancer if they did."Bad stuff happens to other folks, not me". If she wises up in the future it is available and will be of benefit. ...Read more

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I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.

I had a baby at 16 can my mom choose to not let the father of my baby not see his daughter? I'm against her doing this. It's stressing me out.

No & Yes: You are an emancipated minor having a child of your own. This means legally you make decisions about your child, including who can and can't see her. However, if you are still living at home and she is supporting you, the two of you will have to work out your differences about the involvement of the father. It is her house and her rules. Your other option is move out, but then you lose her help. ...Read more

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My aunt's daughter has lynch syndrome rectal cancer. Hereditary. My mom and other aunt have no real signs of this. Chance of me having? Mom's son?

My aunt's daughter has lynch syndrome rectal cancer. Hereditary. My mom and other aunt have no real signs of this. Chance of me having? Mom's son?

Low odds: While the odds are very low, they're not zero, and its unpredictable. Check out the American Cancer Society website. They have some good information about this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've noticed my 6wk old daughter has been drooling a lot more today was the first day I heard her choke on her saliva is this normal? ? First time mom..

I've noticed my 6wk old daughter has been drooling a lot more today was the first day I heard her choke on her saliva is this normal? ? First time mom..

Teething: It sounds like your daughter is teething, which is normal. Teething is the eruption of the primary (baby) teeth into the mouth and the teeth breaking through the gums can be painful and symptoms could include crying, irritability, excess saliva. Make sure you keep the saliva build-up minimized so they don't choke. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 1/2 at 5'2" and just started her period. She always one of the tallest in her class, but now is worried she is almost done growing? (dad is 6'6", mom 5'5")

My daughter is 11 1/2 at 5'2" and just started her period. She always one of the tallest in her class, but now is worried she is almost done growing? (dad is 6'6", mom 5'5")

90th percentile: She is taller than 90% of girls her age. Although girls grow the most the year prior to their first menstrual cycle, she should continue to grow, up to 18 yo or so, at a slower rate. Pediatricians use graphic tables that show the progression in height and weight, according to age and he can make a gross prediction of her adult height. Next time she sees her doc, ask him to show you these tables. ...Read more

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Can you be both anorexic and bulimic at the same time? My daughter is a little underweight her daughter is not concern. He says she is in excellent health both mentally and physically. She eats a lot and loves food, but does not gain weight. My mom and da

Can you be both anorexic and bulimic at the same time? My daughter is a little underweight her daughter is not concern. He says she is in excellent health both mentally and physically. She eats a lot and loves food, but does not gain weight. My mom and da

Before: Before we go any further, being a skinny person does not mean that you have an eating disorder. Some skinny people have eating disorders and some skinny people don’t. Genetics can have an impact. Here is some information that comes from the dsm (diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders).
Here are some of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (maintaining a body weight less than 85% of the expected weight). An intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though the person is underweight. Self-perception that is grossly distorted, excessive emphasis on body weight in self-assessment, and weight loss that is either minimized or not acknowledged completely. Missing three consecutive periods or failing to have a period without being treated with hormones. (this applies to women. It is likely not to apply to her since you referred to her as a child). There is a binge eating/ purging type (the individual regularly engages in binge eating or purging behavior which involves self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas during the current episode of anorexia.) there is also a restricting type (the individual severely restricts food intake but does not regularly engage in the behaviors seen in the binge-eating type.)
here are some criteria for bulimia nervosa. Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following: eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g., within any two hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances. A sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (e.g., a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating). Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior in order to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise. The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur, on average, at least twice a week for 3 months. Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa. There is a purging type: during the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. There is also a nonpurging type: during the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has used other inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as fasting or excessive exercise, but has not regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.
In up to 60% of cases, patients with bulimia nervosa report prior histories of anorexia nervosa.
Although criteria for these disorders are listed in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders; these diagnoses should be made by a trained professional. ...Read more

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Does the dad or the mom carry the height gene for a daughter?

Does the dad or the mom carry the height gene for a daughter?

Both contribute: The projected height of a female is the average of moms height+ dads height less 5 inches. Both contribute genetic material that influence the final height. Health, diet and activities also contribute to or detract from growth. ...Read more

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Does big breast in mom result in bigger breasts in daughter?

Does big breast in mom result in bigger breasts in daughter?

Breast size: Some of the size of the breast is inherited, you never really know. It's like noses and feet in families will have resemblances, so will the rest of the body. ...Read more

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I am suffering from anxiety because of my lower back pains...I.Am a 42 yr old mom with an. Almost 2 yr old daughter...I don't have any exercise...?

I am suffering from anxiety because of my lower back pains...I.Am a 42 yr old mom with an. Almost 2 yr old daughter...I don't have any exercise...?

See U PCP: There r many reasons for back pain and many treatment. It is important to take care of u self so u can take care of u daughter. The earlier u act the better it is. ...Read more

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24 yr old daughter w/pdd/dep/anx lives at home. Now a mom herself. Won't take meds/frequent outbursts/frustration & anger. Worried for her & baby.?

24 yr old daughter w/pdd/dep/anx lives at home. Now a mom herself. Won't take meds/frequent outbursts/frustration & anger. Worried for her & baby.?

As above: She seems to be stressed out and in need to see a therapist to help her deals with her stressors, and pribably has multiple issues. Good luck ...Read more

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6 mth oldgrandson has RSV, daughter is a single mom & I want to help her but I no immune system due to meds, MG &adrenal insufficient. Can I risk it?

6 mth oldgrandson has RSV, daughter is a single mom & I want to help her but I no immune system due to meds, MG &adrenal insufficient. Can I risk it?

RSV infection: RSV infection in adults manifests as an upper respiratory infection. RSV is spread via respiratory droplets. If you have a compromised immune system best to avoid your grandchild until he is well. ...Read more

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Mother losing vision to glaucoma. Daughter 58 recently diagnosed. Mom's dr. Says I may have same type resistant to meds. Worried I will go blind too?

Mother losing vision to glaucoma. Daughter 58 recently diagnosed. Mom's dr. Says I may have same type resistant to meds. Worried I will go blind too?

Blindness: Is not likely except when the disease is diagnosed at end stage, or patient is lost to followup, or disease severely refractory to treatment. ...Read more

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I have a complex cyst that contains a daughter cyst, 4.7cm. My mom passed from ovarian cancer at 49, im 39. What is this and should I be worried? Thx

Go to see gyn: See your gynecologist / a gyne oncologist for further eval on the complex cyst. Especially with a family history positive for ovarian cancer at relatively young age now you have a complex cyst- an agressive approach has to be done. If the cyst has enlarged and looks concerning- a biopsy/ surgical resection need to be done by an experienced gyne/gyne-onc. Do you know if your mother had brca 1/2? ...Read more