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What Weight Dumbbells Should My 14 Year Old Son Use
Yes, conditionally: It's reasonable to begin weight lifting around the time of puberty. Your son needs qualified instruction and supervision. He should begin with light weights and higher reps (i.e. 10 lb. Dumbbell curls, 2 sets 15 reps/set). No maxing out. Someone knowledgeable should spot him for bench and overhead presses. Allow for at least one day of rest between workouts involving the same muscle group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your son needs: Professional mental health care now. Any person who engages in repeated cutting needs mental health assistance. A comprhensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help treat problems like anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. If the cutting is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step program involvement or rehabilitation may be indicated. ...Read more
My 14 year old son is overweight for his size he is only 5'1" is there something that can happen to make him grow?
No, is set by genes: Can not alter, he still have couple of years to catch up, how ever you can help him to loose weight, which is more concerning for his future health. ...Read more
Common concern: I am asked this question often by my patients during their annual physicals. Males worried about penile size is about as common as females worried about the size of their breasts. Each person develops differently. If you are very concerned about the size make sure to have his MD evaluate. Http://teenhealth. About. Com/od/physicalhealth/f/penissize. Htm ...Read more
If you let him it is: The body can set its internal sleep wake cycle any way you let it. That's how shift workers survive what we would consider odd sleeping patterns. If you cave in and let him stay up all night, which is easy at that age, he will set his clock to sleep during the day. You can either reverse it or let it happen. It is not abuse to make him fit the schools schedule. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be many things: Is pain persistent or intermittent? Any pain in other part of his belly, or his body? Any constipation or diarrhea? Any nausea or vomiting? Any relation to certain type of foods, or his stress level? Does the pain wake him up from sleep? Is he on any medications? Any other member of the family with same pain? Did he lose any weight? Answer to all them would help narrow the possibilities of cause. ...Read more
Is it harmful for my 14 year old son with hypertension to take different medications for it every week for 6 weeks to see which one works best for him?
Hypertension: I hope your son has been evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and/or pediatric nephrologist to determine the cause of his hypertension. Changing medication weekly is not helpful because some medication take longer than a week to start working. ...Read more
DEPENDS-: On symptom severity. His neurologist definitely thought about it and discussed with the parents before prescribing. Clonidine and Intuniv has similarity of action with regards to symptom control. Both are alpha-blockers. If you are not comfortable or anxious, always can have a second opinion. ...Read more
My 14 year old son keeps getting painful vein/ headache on one side his head in the afternoon, what could be causing it?
Numerous things: Headaches need proper evaluation by a physician. Hypoglycemia can cause them; unilateral throbbing headaches can also be migraines; being misaligned can cause headaches. Medications can cause headaches as well. He needs a thorough history and physical to understand the nature of them, try and determine cause and then offer appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it OK to give my 14 year old son HGH supplements from a health store. He is well below the average height for his age.
Don't help: Products that say they support growth are unregulated by the FDA and not required to provide any proof of their claims. As such, they do support growth, since they contain material already in your diet. But they are not required to provide evidence that they take growth to a better level than you would be without it. I consider them a waste of money. U.S. kids have the most expensive pee in the world ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization. On average, boys begin puberty at ages 11–12. And usually complete puberty by ages 16–17. Pubic hair often appears on a boy shortly after the genitalia begin to grow and first appears at the base of the penis. ...Read more
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My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for about a year now, if he is going through puberty when will the others stages come?
My 14 year old son has had small black hairs above his penis for almost a year when will the other stages of puberty follow and what is the next phase?
My 14 year old son jacked off for about 20 minutes and nothin came out he has had small black hairs on his scrotum for a while how long should it take?
Masturbation: First, this raises all kinds of red flags about appropriate boundaries between children and parents. Second, the question makes no sense. What do black hairs and masturbation have in common? Third masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to this sexual activity. ...Read more
My 14 year old son has a headache and a very high temperature but his feet are very cold and are starting to look bruised. Should I be concerned?
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