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Physical Development Of A Baby Aged 0 3 Years
Traumatic,can U wait: Psychologically age window beween 3 - 5-years is developmental not a good interval in time for boys to undergo genital surgery.Toddlers instinctively know that their penis is very important, but can not process the need for such a procedure.Hopefully this is not an urgent & u can wait couple of years.Consider steroid cream to loosen freskin and reevaluate in a couple of years so he can rationalize. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hx of 4 diagnosed chromosomal pregnancies in a row trisomy 22, 18, 13 & mono 21. I'm 39 yrs old. Is there hope of a normal pregnancy using my own eggs?
Hope yes, but..: Remember, the ancient greeks said that hope was the last evil in pandora's box.. Your history sounds horrible and I am very sorry. There is always a chance of normal pregnancy with your own eggs, however i would recommend genetic counseling and ivf with preimplantation genetic diagnosis in your case (or donor eggs). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
Could a male's 9 mo Accutane use at age 16 years cause his unborn baby's diagnosis of congenital vsd 10 years later? Or other birth defects?
Unrelated: Any sperm that might be affected during use are long gone 9 years later.We have no data suggesting males use of Accutane relates sperm or causes any birth defect. The medication has a direct toxic effect to an embryo if consumed by the mother during pregnancy. Congenital vsd is one of the most common heart related defects & has a broad genetic basis & some recurrence risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: If your ideal body weight is 110 and you are 20 lbs over that then you are close to the clinical definition of obesity which is 20% over your ideal body weight. If you are very muscular and large boned then that would be a different story and you may be near ideal. Check your bmi on a height/weight insurance table available on line for an estimate of what is appropriate for you. ...Read more
I'm 47 yrs old with 3 much older children and i'm 9 weeks naturally pregnant, what are the chances of miscarriage and defects? Scan due in 3 weeks.
Please discuss with : Ob u are at a marked increased risk due to your age, there are 1st trimester blood test to now check for possible genetic defects like trisomy 21 and 18. Etc. Hopefully u wont have one but obviously you will be tetsed. ...Read more
4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more
Is TSH 1.5 n T4 4.28 point of concern? Male 29, Weight 45KG, Height 5'6", look small in age weak. Prematurely born. Asthmatic. Can i be like my peers
Risk factors: You have a few risk factors for being of slight build such as prematurity and chronic inhaled steroid use. The thyroid levels you have reported reveal a TSH within normal range and T4 (free?) slightly below normal, however, the units your labs reported in may vary from the references I am using. Abnormal thyroid levels should be repeated in 3-6 months to detect trends. ...Read more
7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?
What would be the normal range of aortic diameter from ECHO for a 6' 1, 158 lb male, 33 years old?
Echo: Roughly 2.5 to 3.5cm diameterGet a more detailed answer ›
Is SMA, (child version of ALS), rare? Statistics? Likelihood of it happening in a 3 yr old child?
Rare/ not ALS: The Spinal muscular atrophy types (1-4) arise from an inherited lack of a material that protects the motor neuron. The type 3 (onset after age 1yr) has an estimated gene prevalence of of 1/375,000 in the population and incidence of 1-6/1,000,000 births. You need a defective gene from both parents to inherit this condition.Though weakness is common to ALS/SMA they are not related. ...Read more
Why does osteoarthritis develops simultaneously in spine (moderate), hands, hip and jaw (in the last year) - 38 year old woman spine osteoartitis developed at the age of 35, foot - age of 32
Unusual. : This is very unusual in someone of your age. Osteoarthritis is what we call the arthritis of old age. You are very young to have this type of arthritis affecting your entire body. You need to see a rheumatologist for an evaluation to make sure you do not have another form of arthritis. There are many type of arthritis that affect the young. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What mutations cause fetal alcohol syndrome facial features in a baby or child, whose mother was a non-drinker?
First of all...: ...Alcoholics frequently deny that they drink; so if there are features suggesting fas, you have to be sure the mother really is a non-drinker. That said, cornelia de lange syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome (vcfs), & dubowitz syndrome - & probably others - share features with fas, though they are rarer. A precise diagnosis requires a thorough exam and lab testing by an expert in this field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal if controlled: Ckd stage 3 is usually caused by underlying medical disease such as diabetes, HTN and/or renal tones. If your medical diseases are well controlled, then your kidney disease is likely to worsen and you can have a normal life span. It is all about controlling and managing what got you to stage 3 kidney disease to improve your life expectancy. ...Read more
Is it normal for a child thats 3 years of age to have a bowel movement of approximately 9 to 10 inches?
What are potential complications for an expectant 42 year old father with a wife 33 years of age?
Few: 33 is a low risk age for a woman and while the risk of mental illness in the baby has been shown to increase with increasing paternal age the risk is not seen until he is over 50. Good luck. ...Read more
2 out of 3 early MCs showed turner's & trisomy 14. No live birth, age 32. Chances of having AND not having normal children. Pls answer for both ?
Needs a consult: This issue is not one we can properly answer with the data provided.Find a medical geneticist,usually a staff member of a children's hospital or medical school.They can take a proper history and review the findings of your prior MC's and do a detailed family tree including both prospective parents.What your risks are and the time frame you have to work with needs more input.Good luck. ...Read more
To which age still a boy or man continue developing . I mean in terms of being taller . To the age of 21 years old ?
Till bones fuse: Usually around age 18.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a healthy amount of calories a 5ft 3" 18 y/o year old with a BMI of 26 should burn everyday?
Nature of food: If you stick to god made food, you do not have to worry about energy. Eat to the point where you are satisfied and no longer hungry. An excess of calories is bad. Avoid all the "junk" that is so common, especially all the sweet stuff. ...Read more
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