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Ideal BMI for a child, increasing tummy size post delivery, leg pain in child at night - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   r u there
User :   hi
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i wuld like to know the bmi for my son
User :   hez 3.9 yrs old with 16 kgs
User :   height 96 cms
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have browsed websites, but am bit confused with the info i got,
Doctor :   ok
User :   couple of days back i have checked the bmi calc in your site, but unable to find now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is 17.4
User :   is he overweight
User :   wats the ideal bmi for his age
User :   ?
User :   u there?
Doctor :   A healthy weight range for this particular boy would be from about 13-kg to 16-kg
Doctor :   yes
User :   actually when we consulted his pead he said ti shuld be 12 - 14, and asked us to restrict his diet
User :   so, shuld i consider him as overweight or normal
User :   wat formula do u use for bmi?
Doctor :   he is fine
Doctor :   within normal limits
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
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User :   hez started going to school, but when he comes from school, he feels hungry so first i give him boiled carrot juice, afterwards he wants some thing or the other
Doctor :   ok
User :   and he eats often, so am bit worried
Doctor :   give him more of fruits and vegetables
Doctor :   avoid giving junk food like chips
User :   for him and for us also, we have not allowing junk fud @ home, but some times on weekends
User :   is it ok , if i feed him often, like one hr once
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   make sure he exercises as well
Doctor :   plays games
Doctor :   along with food he has
Doctor :   u can give four times food
Doctor :   in small doses
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
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User :   sure, shuld i inform abt referral from this site
Doctor :   u can
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User :   can i have some more queries
User :   actually have u closed this session
Doctor :   sure
User :   s
User :   actually, few days back, i have chatted a doc, where expressed my concern, and got a reply that will get a mail for my query
User :   but hasnt received any
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u tell me ur problem in brief
Doctor :   ur medical problem i mean
User :   wuld like to spk to gynec
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   since after my delivery, my tummy hasnt gone down
Doctor :   ok
User :   and during my periods my tummy becomes big, does uterus becomes bigger during those days? as i can observer significant diff
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   earlier i din notice, but since 6 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u mean to say ur putting on weight
Doctor :   fat in the tummy region
Doctor :   u can join aerobics oryoga
Doctor :   u need have strict diet control
Doctor :   r u there
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User :   s
User :   the site which u have mentioned abt chihealth. in is not allowing for registration
User :   u there?
User :   the site which u have mentioned abt chihealth. in is not allowing for registration
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can chat with a dietician at WWW.WWWW.WW User :   is there any problem with the chihealth
Doctor :   I have no idea about what is happening with their site
User :   k, and one more prob
User :   do kids have pain in legs during nights
User :   my kids complains sometimes
Doctor :   yes
User :   y does it happens
Doctor :   It is because of growing pain
User :   means?
Doctor :   when kids are growing most of the pains occurs at night
User :   but y does it happens only for legs
Doctor :   The pathology is unknown
User :   k, so i can ignore this types right
User :   one day he cried a lot, then we put his legs in mild hot water for a while, then again cried, later applied iodex, then he slept
Doctor :   it's important to take your child's complaints seriously. Occasionally, growing pains may be due to an underlying condition that can be treated.
User :   occassionally means how often can it happen
Doctor :   Occassionally has no values
Doctor :   Rub your child's legs
Doctor :   children respond to gentle massage. Others feel better when they're held or cuddled.
Doctor :   Stretch your child's legs. You might make it a habit during the day and again before bedtime.
Doctor :   Use a heating pad. Heat can help soothe sore muscles. Use a heating pad on a low setting before bedtime or when your child complains of leg pain.
User :   k
User :   where can we get heating pad
Doctor :   Consult your child's doctor if you're concerned about your child's leg pain or the pain is: Doctor :   Persistent
Doctor :   Still present in the morning
Doctor :   Severe enough to interfere with your child's normal activities
User :   k, definitely will do, actually its not persistent, sometimes in deep sleep
User :   only one day he cried a lot, other days just i massage him , then he sleeps
User :   its not severe,
Doctor :   You can get the heating pads in surgical shops
User :   actually i have jotted down all my queries, so expressing one by one, hope i havent taken lots of ur time
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   instead of the ones buying, is there any that we can do
Doctor :   You can always press the cloth dipped in water on the legs
User :   at home
User :   hot or cold
Doctor :   hot
User :   thnx a lot
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