Doctor insights on:
What Do I Do If My Child Is 16 And Has Still Not Gone Through Puberty
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
My girlfriend is about to start her period and I came and i'm not sure if it was in her .. what do I do if i was and or how do i notice it?
Sperm swims: Every OB GYN has heard pregnant women swear that their boyfriends "never put it in" or something to that effect. She can also get her pregnant with "pre-cum." Better to use a condom than make your lady friend use Plan B or possibly have a termination. That being said, if she was on her period or just before or immediately after, it was not most likely her fertile time Why take a chance, though ...Read more
Probably not: A small PDA is unlikely to cause any stress to the heart and should not keep your child from normal growth and development or sports participation in the future. There is a very small risk of an infection in the area of the PDA known as endocarditis, but preventative antibiotics are not recommended. It is not clear whether the risk of this infection is higher than the risk of closing the pda. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 6 month old is not swallowing solids and always gag and vomit what should I do. I tried since he was 5 month and it is still the same?
Be patient: Solids are not a required part of infant nutrition. Many cultures keep them totally breast fed for the first year or more before adding solids. The American solid feeding experience was pushed decades ago when breast feeding was discouraged & home made formulas inadequate. Wait a month or two before trying again & take it slow. Review your program with his doc who can modify the plan as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have just been in the bath and I am not sure if my waters have broken or if it was just urine. ?
Get : Medically assessed to know.Get a more detailed answer ›
My poop is water yellow what does it mean? This is embarrassing but today i went to the bathroom and had to poop. When i did it hurt and it came out watery and yellowish. I know its late but if any one is out there help. Im a teenager and i don't know if
Hello. : Hello. I am answering this six days after you wrote in. If you still have similiar symptoms, you need to be medically evaluated. It is watery because it is transiting the colon too quickly. The color yellow signals possible issues with bile salts (liver, gall bladder, common bile ducts). ...Read more
Well im not sure but i think I have infection because my hole where my nose ring is has turned black and i don't know what that means so please help?
Infection: This may or may not be infected, but to determine this you will have to be seen by a doctor and have this evaluated. ...Read more
I don't know where to begin.. But I am really worried about my condition... My penis does not get hard anymore and feels as if i 19 years old, healthy and in shape
There : There are multiple conditions that can cause this. It is very important that you have a medical evaluation. Different hormonal (endocrine) causes can cause this. There is treatment, but it is very important that you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Im 39 weeks pregnant an found out yesterday that I have light growth of thrush so what if it does not go in time will my baby be born with it?
Not likely: Your baby should not be affected by you having thrush. Almost all newborns do get thrush during infancy with their first contact with the yeast that causes thrush. Keep an eye on the inside of your baby's mouth and you see white spots on the inner lips or inner cheeks then ask your baby's doctor for treatment. Thrush is easily treated especially if caught early. ...Read more
What would my pediatrician do since my period has been longer then it should be and my breasts are sore? Is it necessary to undress completely?process
Depends: It definitely depends on how long you have been bleeding and what your sexual history is. Breast tenderness is often associated with menstruation. When you go in for an evaluation a pelvic exam may or may not be warranted. Likely your doctor will want to do a urinalysis, urine pregnancy test and ask questions about your menstrual history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter can do so many activities a day and if I did what she did then I would be soooo sore. She is never sore. Why is that?
Downhill after 18: Ah to be young again when your are indefatigable but naive. ...Read more
Sometimes when i get really mad and i argue i cry for no reason like if i was a child.. Why is that? And how can it be controlled?
Brain Development!: Talking things through and getting enough exercise & sleep may be enough to help with the adolescent ability to recognize other people's emotions and deal with what may be normal "outbursts!" a "noisier brain, " as we say! but, have a conversation with your pediatrician and let him/her know of your concerns. There may be other, more troubling, causes & though rare, should be considered w her/him! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad to be 16 and pregnant? Is it unhealthy? What should I except? Have you ever had any experiences with girl being pregnant at my age?
Define "bad": Your body is not fully developed yet, so it is indeed a higher risk factor having a baby so young. But one should not generalize. If you follow your doctors instructions exactly, maintain a healthy lifestyle with good, healthy foods, and stay away from poisons to you and your baby such as alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, you can maintain a healthy pregnancy. Just as important is whether emotionally set. ...Read more
What could be going on when i go poop and then clean myself there is blood, but not all the time? Please help I am 22 years old female
Not bad: As long as you have the procedure performed at a reputable facility, your baby's vaccines are up to date, and you perform proper cleaning as instructed, you should be safe to have the piercing performed. Using the surgical steel posts ( more expensive but very 'worth it') will reduce the possibility of allergic reactions. Have fun! ...Read more
I was born with my right ear not fully developed it has no opening to the inside and i can only feel beats why is this im 23 and still have trouble?
There is no opening: If your ear canal does not exist, sound cannot be relayed to your inner ear. By contrast, if your inner ear still functions, the internal sounds are magnified. This includes the pulsations of your carotid artery and jugular vein. Your ear canal, unless surgically created, will remain absent for the duration of your life. ...Read more
I have yeast infection or had,well the thing is that i dont know if its going always or not and my foreskin is tightening.how do I know if its going a?
Consult MD: You need to consult your doctor.We can not tell you without more detailed history like how long you have had Yeast infection and where and who made the diagnosis and what were you treated with.if your goreskin is tight and it can not be retracted,you may need circumcision if it is so. Consult your doctor or urologist ...Read more
Why does my son say he will do something and then not follow through? He is nearly 20. I need his help.
Doesn't care/lazy: If he is still living with you i would set some rules and responsibilities for him to abide by. Time to make him more independent and if he continues to sponge off you-ensure he helps out. ...Read more
I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon
No help without : Seeing your doctor, you need to be evaluated right, after physical exam, blood tests and x-rays would tell how your bone age is and whether you need some hormonal treatment to achieve puberty and adolescence, your doctor would refer you to a specialist, mainly an endocrinologist. Don't delay any further, goodluck, ...Read more
I am 17 male. My puberty started at 15 and i still look like a small child. How can i speed up puberty process?
Nothing can rush it: You can not rush puberty. If your father went through puberty late you probably will too. At this stage I would at least see your pediatrician to determine if your growth is ok. They may order blood tests, a wrist xray, or make a referral depending on how your previous growth was. ...Read more
I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors ?
Still growing: you can keep growing as long as the growth plates in your bones have not closed. The only way to determine that is to get X-rays. ...Read more
I am 18 but look more like 14. I started puberty when i was 16 and it still isnt completely through. Why do i look so young? Is anything wrong with me
Impossible to say: You have provided no useful information upon which to base the answer.When using the site, submit basic information like height, weight, ailments if any, etc. Then ask a question. The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked and site docs do not have access to your profile,other than age and gender. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a transition: Puberty is the transition from childhood to adulthood. This occurs in both sexes. The time it takes to complete the transition is variable, but it usually occurs between 12y/o - 16y/o. It can start earlier or later. It can finish earlier or later. As physicians, we look for the signs of puberty during this time: *increase ht/wt *presence of axillary/pubic hair *breast dev *menarche. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 13 grew about 1-2 inches this year but his voice is still high is he going through puberty?
Boobs itch during puberty and stuff, but I am 25, am i still going through puberty, what do you recommend?
Other reasons: I'd look into other reasons for the itching rather than fluctuating hormone levels. The itch could still be hormonally induced, just not from fluctuating levels. Also could be contact dermatitis from your soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, deodorant. Suggest you see an allergist and/or dermatologist to findout why your breasts "itch". ...Read more
No: Acne is a problem caused by increased sebum production, bacterial infection, inflammation or accumulation of dead cells at the follicle. Puberty increases sebum production, and that is why acne is seen in puberty but adults can have acne for other reasons. Puberty usually is complete around 14 years in females and around 16 years in boys, although there are late bloomers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im still going through puberty but if its still noticible when im not is there any natural way to fix unevenly sized breasts? This is a big insecurity
Not uncommon: Hi. Breast asymmetry during puberty is not uncommon, and to be quite honest, in adulthood, no two are exactly alike (vive la différence!). So don't worry at this point, and my humble opinion would be don't worry at ANY point. Of course we all understand that there are insecurities during puberty. But be good, live right, and I would bet you never get a complaint about your breasts. ...Read more
I'm an 18 y/o male. I already went through puberty but i still look like i'm 15/16. I am skinny and have muscle. Anything i can do to make face mature?
Enjoy who you are: Congratulations on these steps in becoming a man. You suggest you have both muscle mass and muscle definition ("skinny") and these are great -- i hope you'll continue to lead an athletic lifestyle. I'm having some trouble understanding your question. If you want a thicker beard, this may or may not come with time depending on your genes; many women prefer a sparsely-bearded man. Can you clarify? ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What do i do when my child has a tantrum in the grocery store?
- What to do if my child has chickenpox?
- If my child has body aches and is involved in athletics what should i do
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What age do boys go through puberty?
- My shingles are gone why am i still in pain
- How do i know if my child has head lice?
- How do i know if my child has the h1n1 virus?
- Talk to a pediatrician online