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What does it mean when a teenage girl begins to cut herself?

What does it mean when a teenage girl begins to cut herself?

Cry for help: Cutting is often a cry for help. The child may not know how to ask for it, so if you notice this behavior take them in for an evaluation. A trained child psychiatrist may be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it usually mean if a teenage girl has needle-like pains in the lower part of her pelvis a week after her period? Not sexually active

What does it usually mean if a teenage girl has needle-like pains in the lower part of her pelvis a week after her period? Not sexually active

May need to see Dr.: If the pains are occurring 2 weeks before your next period it could be pains associated with ovulation. However, many things can cause lower abdominal pain, particularly urinary tract infections, vaginal infections and bowel problems. Write down on a calendar when you experience them next time and see if it correlates to approximately 2 weeks before your next period, if so it is likely ovulation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I bruise extremely easily and terribly, trouble clotting when I get cut, nose bleeds, extreme daytime fatigue? 24 year old girl

What does it mean if I bruise extremely easily and terribly, trouble clotting when I get cut, nose bleeds, extreme daytime fatigue? 24 year old girl

Need exam and labs: to determine the cause. Problems with easy bruising and bleeding could be related to low or abnormal platelets in the blood, which can be found in several conditions, or could be related to abnormal clotting proteins in the blood, such as VonWillebrands or hemophilia. Especially with fatigue, you may also be anemic or have a low red cell count. It is time to get an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can a teenage girl lose wieght?

How can a teenage girl lose wieght?

ONLY if she needs to: lose weight - not to get skinny. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight ...Read more

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Any way for a teenage girl to stop growing/get shorter?

Any  way for a teenage girl to stop growing/get shorter?

Puberty will: increase height and then stop the growing process. There is no way to decrease height other than amputation. Why would you want to? ...Read more

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What is appropriate weight for a 14 going on 15 teenage girl?

What is appropriate weight for a 14 going on 15 teenage girl?

Depends: That totally depends on puberty status and height as well as height potential and activity level. Every girl is completely different and there really is no standard weight gain or weight goal. Talk with your doc and ask to see your growth chart. What is most important is using that chart to compare your rate of weight gain over years. See if you are gaining steady, or too fast or too slow. ...Read more

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What will happen if a teenage girl doesn't eat food normally?

What will happen if a teenage girl doesn't eat food normally?

Wonder what you mean: Your question has me asking for more information. Are you worried that you aren't getting enough calcium and your bones will suffer? Are you concerned because someone is telling you you aren't eating well? Are you restricting the amount of food you eat or getting rid of it through vomiting or laxatives? These problems require careful evaluation. Talk to your primary doctor about your concerns now. ...Read more