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Pediatrician said young males with knock knees play better basketball like mj. True?

Pediatrician said young males with knock knees play better basketball like mj. True?

No: Most people have "knock knees". I have knock knees and i'm terrible at basketball. The doc was most likely trying to reassure you that having mild knock knees will not keep you from playing and succeeding at sports assuming you put the time and effort into it. ...Read more

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How young is too young for spinal fusion?

How young is too young for spinal fusion?

There is no specific: Age limitation. Surgery, when indicated, is appropriate at any age. The right diagnosis and options for treatment along with their ramifications should be thoroughly discussed with your surgeon and one can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Easing pain in 19-year-old young adult with rheumatoid arthritis?

Easing pain in 19-year-old young adult with rheumatoid arthritis?

Control inflammation: The major way to control pain is to control the inflammation. Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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I've always had feelings for older men. Why do 25 year old women like older men?

I've always had feelings for older men. Why do 25 year old women like older men?

Power and money: It depends on the particular woman and man of course. But after physical appearance, younger women often talk about liking "older" men because they're more sure of themselves than men of their own age. They've achieved a certain level of power & prestige in their career. They usually make more money than men in their early 20's. Some may also unconsciously like the "father" aspect of these men. ...Read more

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Can kids younger than 1 year old get rubella? If yes, do they develope an imun response, protective anticorps?

Can kids younger than 1 year old get rubella? If yes, do they develope an imun response, protective anticorps?

Yes.: It's possible to get rubella (german measles) at any age if not immunized. If a woman was immunized against rubella before pregnancy, some of her antibodies cross the placenta and protect the baby until about 1 year old. If the mom isn't immune, the baby is at risk. If a baby gets rubella under 1 year old, antibody levels must be done afterward, as many still will need the shot for protection. ...Read more

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Are hair relaxers safe for young girls?

Are hair relaxers safe for young girls?

Hair Relaxers/girls: Inspite of claims by the makers to the contrary hair relaxers are not safe for young girls these cause damage to girls hair and scalp.If applied inappropriately it can cause hair and scalp burn. ...Read more

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Does having RA at young age will lead to eqrly death...Than having RA at an older age?

Does having RA at young age will lead to eqrly death...Than having RA at an older age?

Disease mortality: The longer you have ra, the longer the disease (or RA medications) can damage your body. The good news is, that with newer, more effective treatments there is good reason to be optimistic that the RA can be well controlled, leading to a productive life with a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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How common is osteomalacia in young men?

How common is osteomalacia in young men?

Osteomalacia: Very rare in young caucasians! some ethnic people southeast asians more prone to it because of their vitamin d deficient diet or lack of sun exposure! rickets is seen in african countries. ...Read more

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Can a 7 year old recongnize who is younger and who is older?

Sure: Younger children can also distinguish between younger and older kids. Many will approach a child of similar or smaller size before approaching someone bigger than they are. ...Read more

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Can a young man age 65 have what they used to consider an old timer disease like rheumatism?

Can a young man age 65 have what they used to consider an old timer disease like rheumatism?

YES: I have several patients with what is called seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, tested many times and test is negative, but with clearcut symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more

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18 year old with erectile dysfunction. Why does this happen at such a young age?

18 year old with erectile dysfunction. Why does this happen at such a young age?

Not physcical: Most of the time this is psychological or emotional. Hardly is physcical. Probably should do more meditation or relaxing exercise. ...Read more

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Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Possible: While less common in children than adults, it does occur. I have had children as young three with not only clinical findings suggestive of this but confirmation via laboratory testing ...Read more

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Astigmatism in young children, what to do?

Astigmatism in young children, what to do?

Eye exam: If concerned for astigmatism have child tested by optometrist who is comfortable w pediatrics or a pediatric ophthalmologist if there is one near you. Will likely need vision correction in some form ...Read more

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27 y/o f w/ r hip labral tear. Ortho recommended arthroscopic surgery right away due to young age and click.. Typical? What will rehab timeframe be?

27 y/o f w/ r hip labral tear.  Ortho recommended arthroscopic surgery right away due to young age and click.. Typical?  What will rehab timeframe be?

Rehab is long: You will typically feel better in a matter if weeks but your hip will be stiff. You have to protect the repair while it heals. Typically 8 weeks. Then you have to continue to work on motion and strengthening. Over the next 1-2 months full recovery at 6 months or so. ...Read more

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Glaucoma treatments for young patients (18 years old)?

Glaucoma treatments for young patients (18 years old)?

See ophthalmologist: Glaucoma can effect your vision. Glaucoma in 18 years young patient should be treated as soon as possible , you should go to E.R.to consult eye doctor and get treatment . ...Read more