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Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2b transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who provide "confused" gender role messages. Most who don't identify as transgender find it ridiculous 2imagine that their upbringing could have made them identify as the opposite sex. Amer psychiatric assn has dropped diagnosis "gender identity disorder.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marasmus: Forget about sex, ethnicity, etc., merasmus is a form of severe malnutrition, often starting in children who are very young. It has little to do with sex and ethnicity, etc. Please read up about in on the web and, if this directly involves you, follow all of the information provided. ...Read more
How much percentage of genetics play in determining height. I am male 21 height is 5 3.5.Father height 5.7 mother 4.9. People tease me.Sucide & guilty?
Please see doctor: You sound very uncomfortable about things you cannot change -- like your height, which to a great degree is genetically determined, and at 21 is unlikely to change. (the growth plates in most people's bones are closed by that time.) in this & other questions you have mentioned suicide, guilty, etc. Please see a doctor for treatment as soon as possible -- a psychiatrist can help you with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Normal bone growth and mineralization require adequate calcium and phosphate. Rickets refers to deficient mineralization at growth plates, whereas osteomalacia refers to same deficiency at bony matrix. They usually occur together, however, once growth plates have fused, only osteomalacia occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
True GID is rare: Gender identity disorder is fairly uncommon. Some studies suggest fewer than 1 in 100, 000. However, high school being a time of identity expression may lead to greater outward expression of the disorder that has likely been present since childhood. However, cross gendered dressing and behaviors are not necessarily a reflection of gid. Attraction to the same sex and bending gender rules isn't gid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: When kids are diagnosed with gh deficiency, a brain MRI is done to look for anything which may be disturbing the pituitary gland. Most often, gh deficiency is idiopathic, meaning that we don't know. Being a fraternal twin does not influence the cause unless there might have been difficulties with either pregnancy or delivery. ...Read more
It could: Some children go into puberty relatively younger or relatively older than most of their same-gender peers. So a child's height at one point in time may not predict adult height well. This equation is better: boy's final ht = [(mom's ht + 5') + dad's ht]/2. Girl's final ht = [(dad's ht - 5') + mom's ht]/2. The final height should be within 2' (more or less) of the answer to the equation. ...Read more
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN
AFP MOM 0.87
HCG MOM 1.24
UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
WANT TO KNOW MY RISK FACTOR?
What is the question: I don't understand what you are saying and what you are asking. Please rephrase your question. What condition are you worried about? How would it help you to know the risk factor to some condition? If we get a clear questions, perhaps more of us will have an answer for you ...Read more
AGE 32, WEIGHT 57, ASIAN AFP MOM 0.87 HCG MOM 1.24 UNCONJUGATED ESTRIOL MOM 0.51
want to know about my risk factor for trisomy 21?
None: Question is not clear but your chance of getting trisomy 21 is none. This is a congenital problem of the newborn and is genetic . If you do not have it now you will not get it. If your question is will you pass it on this is not able to be predicted with any accuracy.. Usually a genetic mutation that occurs after conception and is more common in older mothers or parent. ...Read more
Cannot quantify: Hi. We cannot quantify what percentage is genetic and what percentage is environment in height or any other phenotype, but under normal circumstances (adequate nutrition, etc), for height it's mostly genetic. Disease can be classified in that assessment of phenotype as either environment or genetic, depending. ...Read more