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My heart beats faster than usual but within normal range is that okay?

My heart beats faster than usual  but within normal range is that okay?

Yes..: The heart rate is a dynamic number.......it varies with activity.....physical/mental, environment, food, nicotine, caffine,infection/disease, medications other factors. As long as it is within 100 , comes down to your basal heart rate it is ok. ...Read more

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Is it normal for twins to develop slower than just one baby?

Is it normal for twins to develop slower than just one baby?

Yes: Even though your child is a twin he or she has his or her unique personality and developmental trajectory. ...Read more

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My BP is 90/120. 21 years old. Feels breathless after smoking. Heart BPM goes more than 85 but less than 105 sometimes. Breathlessness not evrytme?

My BP is 90/120.  21 years old.  Feels breathless after smoking.  Heart BPM goes more than 85 but less than 105 sometimes.  Breathlessness not evrytme?

Several ideas: First, that is not a correct blood pressure. The first number needs to be higher than the second. If your second number is the 90, you have some blood pressure concerns. Second, think of what your body is telling you at even your young age - breathless after smoking. Not too late to give it up and let your lungs heal! ...Read more

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Why newborn heart rate is more than 100 which is normal ?

Why newborn heart rate is more than 100 which is normal ?

Newborn heart rate: Most fetal heart rates before birth are normally more than 100. This helps to indicate fetal well being before birth. After birth, most newborn heart rates are less than 100 when you can verify the well being of the newborn in a cooler environment. Because the fetus inside the uterus has a slight elevation of temperature, this contributes to fetal heart rate more than 100. ...Read more

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Dose menses begin later allow girls to grow stop growing tall slower? Dose borning in the end of the month baby grow slower than others do?

Dose menses begin later allow girls to grow stop growing tall slower? Dose borning in the end of the month baby grow slower than others do?

Growth cntrs close: Menses starts the clock on final growth as the hormones that support menses signal the growth centers to begin closing. A girl will grow another 2.5 inches after first menses on average. Timing of birth within the month has no impact on growth. ...Read more

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Inverted p wave lead aVL with exercise? HR goes up much quicker than usual with exertion. Athlete

Inverted p wave lead aVL with exercise? HR goes up much quicker than usual with exertion. Athlete

Exercise physiology: The heart rate normally accelerates with exercise, driven by faster sinus rhythm (indicated on an EKG by P waves.) There are occasionally P waves that come from other places than the sinus node (ectopic atrial rhythm.) It sounds like you've already had some testing. These little boxes aren't big enough for detailed analysis; consider an Inbox Consult with a cardiologist here. ...Read more

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Why could someone's hair grow slower than normal?

Why could someone's hair grow slower than normal?

Many reasons: By definition, normal hair growth is an average of a large group of people. About half the popular will grow slower and half faster than average. Normal is within a certain range of normal (2 standard deviations). Anyone out side this range is abnormal for the population, but it may be normal for the individual. Some disease states can slow hair growth, so a good place to start is a check-up. ...Read more

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I'm going through peri menopause and having periods more often than normal, is that normal?

I'm going through peri menopause and having periods more often than normal, is that normal?

Suspicious menopause: Hi DarrinH, to be honest, this is the first time a male has asked me about menopausal symptoms. Unless you are going through transgenderification, i would suggest you have never had a period. If you are asking for someone else, then the answer is yes, periods can become very erratic in the peri-menopausal stages as hormone levels wax and wane. Hope that was helpful. ...Read more

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Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.

Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.

Not really : If you have contractions that are causing cervical dilatation and effacement, we would call it labor, in your case preterm labor. If you are having labor contractions, we would not call it braxton hicks contractions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm feeling thirstier than usual during a detox diet. Is that normal?

I'm feeling thirstier than usual during a detox diet. Is that normal?

Yes: Any diet that makes you burn fat will draw more fluid out of your body. Fat burns into ketones which are filtered out by your kidneys. The ketones take water with them as they leave your body in the urine. If you are thirsty or your tongue is dry or white, then you need to drink more water. Your own liver and kidneys normally do a great job of detoxing your body. Good luck on your diet! ...Read more

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24, no BC prescription. 3 periods in less than 45 days. lasts 8-10 days, starts again 15 days later. somewhat normal flow. very unusual, concerns?

24, no BC prescription. 3 periods in less than 45 days. lasts 8-10 days, starts again 15 days later. somewhat normal flow. very unusual, concerns?

Get GYN eval: Any period lasting over a week warrants medical evaluation. This amount of irregularity = medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate is higher than usual (85-90bpm).experiencing profound fatigue after exertion over past months.high level athlete.well hydrated?

Resting heart rate is higher than usual (85-90bpm).experiencing profound fatigue after exertion over past months.high level athlete.well hydrated?

Need further study.: If high level athlete, unlikely that this is due to structural heart disease. Non-cardiac issues such as low blood count(anemia), thyroid overactivity etc may be good places to start. Recommend that you get guidance from you regular physician. ...Read more

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At what point in pregnant. Does mother feel softer movement? 32 wks, proper number of kicks as per ob but often softer than they were earlier in pregnant

At what point in pregnant. Does mother feel softer movement? 32 wks, proper number of kicks as per ob but often softer than they were earlier in pregnant

Not aware of quality: Babies kick individually. Not sure there is any measure of softer or harder kicks. This most likely would be independent of the pregnancy and the baby inside. If you are at all concerned with this, please speak with your delivering doctor. Does not sound alarming. ...Read more