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Concerned about child weight weight and missed periods with lmp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   I am Dr Ashwin
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   my baby is one year two months, her weight is only 9 kg, please suggest.
User :   3kg,
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the birth weight of your child?
Doctor :   According to studies the normal birth weight of the new born baby would be three times the birth weight by one year that is 9 kgs in your child's case.
User :   i have started with pediasure, is it fine, what else should i give her to increase the weight. but she has 1 years and two months
Doctor :   So, I feel its normal weight and would be 12 kgs by 2 years.
User :   wat should i add in her diet,
Doctor :   So, please do not worry.
Doctor :   Yes, pediasure is a supplementary diet and can be continued and along with this you can start her on smashed rice, ragi malt, sprouted pulses , steamed vegetables and smashed fruits.
User :   ok
Doctor :   softly cooked rice with ghee, soft idli's and upma.
Doctor :   can also be given.
User :   yes at night
Doctor :   These all are the supplementary foods and is she still on breast feed?
Doctor :   Ok, you can continue her on breast feed along with the above mentioned food items.
Doctor :   Please do not worry and her weight would be fine.
Doctor :   Some times the child goes on parents and due to this too they might have low weight and is considered to be normal and would catch up later in their lives.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes, sure, one more thing, my baby is small, i have missed my period, last it was on first week of june and today it is 12 july, but still not got yet, i am afraid i m pregnant, which i dont want to be at present
User :   ok, i will do it, how can i avoid, if i am
Doctor :   you need to get a urine pregnancy test done.
User :   any other symptoms
User :   will it have any side effects in future
Doctor :   You need to see a Gynecologist regarding this pregnancy and can get it aborted.
User :   what might be the reason, if the tests are negative
Doctor :   It would be difficult to be confirm pregnancy through symptoms as you are still lactating and only can be confirmed with urine pregnancy test.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Every medications has side effects but it only shows in very few people. so accordingly you might have side effects like irregular menstruation, heavy or light flow.
User :   in the sense?
Doctor :   If the test are negative there would be many causes like hormal changes.
Doctor :   So, please get a urine pregnancy test and meet a gynecologist.
User :   can it be due to stress also
Doctor :   Some times due to low hormones there are chances of poly ovarian cystic disease
Doctor :   In this there would be maturation of ova but wouldn't be released producing amennorhea that is no menstruation.
Doctor :   It can be treated through hormal pills.
Doctor :   Yes, there are chances of having it due to stress or any previous medications, thyroid hormone abnoramlities.
User :   ok,
Doctor :   Every thing can be thought of only after you get a urine pregnancy test done as most common cause in a married women would be pregnancy.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   no, thats it.
User :   Thankyou
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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