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Doctor insights on: Typical Physical Development Of A 5 Year Old Girl

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My five years old girl looks skiny and loses weight easily too.Is there anyway to improve the situation?

My five years old girl looks skiny and loses weight easily too.Is there anyway  to improve the situation?

Better nutrition: First, check a growth chart. She may be normal. If her weight is too low for her height, improve her calorie intake. She should drink whole milk and avoid low calorie/empty calorie drinks such as soda and juice. There are nutritional supplements but it is best to give her a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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What causes a 5 year old girl to have discharge?

What causes a 5 year old girl to have discharge?

Foreign material: The most likely cause of a discharge in a 5 yo female is some retained foreign material in the entrance to the vagina.This can be toilet tissue, fecal matter, or other debris. Possibility of retained bathwater, bubble bath salts, etc.External manipulation of the genitals by the child or an abuser must also considered. ...Read more

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What are some signs of autism in a 5 year old girl?

Social give and take: Social give and take problems: not having good eye contact to not being able to join up with peers ideas for play. Prefer to be alone/not seeking to start social interaction. This is central and it is not situational e.g like a social anxiety. Two other key areas: social communication probs and restricted patterns of behavior. Full criteria at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis ...Read more

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Can 13 year old boy be with a 5 year old girl sexually?

Can 13 year old boy be with a 5 year old girl sexually?

Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more

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What differential diagnoses should be considered before diagnosing a 5 year old girl with abdominal migraines? Is medication appropriate? What kind?

What differential diagnoses should be considered before diagnosing a 5 year old girl with abdominal migraines? Is medication appropriate? What kind?

Juvenile migraine: Migraine is a common disorder in children. When evaluating a patient's any migraine , it is imperative that the clinician first identify and exclude a secondary headache. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. If your child's symptoms are especially severe and persistent, you should see a pediatric neurologist or headache specialist for testing and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can head lice cause hives on a 5 year old girl?

Can head lice cause hives on a 5 year old girl?

Not sure: Lice cause itching and irritation though I have not seen associated hives. Hives are a hypersensitivity reaction to various causes including bug bites, medicine, allergens, stresses both physical and emotional. As long as hives are not associated wtih difficulty breathing, tongue swelling or difficulty swallowing, they are not emergency and resolve within 24 hrs typically. ...Read more

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What's a healthy weight for height and age - 5 year old girl?

What's a healthy weight for height and age - 5 year old girl?

Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) help to determine if the proportions are within age appropriate goals. Please see this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

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If a 12.5 year old girl is about 152cm in height. What would be the estimated height of her when she stopped growing?

If a 12.5 year old girl is about 152cm in height. What would be the estimated height of her when she stopped growing?

Predicting height: There are growth charts you can use https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart-04.pdf&q=weight%20for%20age%20percentile%20girl&ved=0CB4QFjAAahUKEwio2-CesOHIAhUDpR4KHfD7D70&usg=AFQjCNEWiHKY3L90EXrPTWIsxvAhY27xeg&sig2=Yld0byq5BFZY78YiZWbbJg You plot height and age and follow the curving line to 17 or 18 years old ...Read more