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3 Year Old Autism Symptoms
Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?
No: There are probably genetic factors in all of these, but these are polygenic. Hyperlexic kids often do very well in life. You won't find a single locus mutated that will inform a decision about preventing more children like this from being born. Genetic testing is for major, catastrophic illnesses like cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy -- single-gene diseases. ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in At age 16 & depending on what stage of puberty she has completed there may or may not be a little more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 18 month year old daughter was diagnosed with bartters syndrome at 3 months of age. What should I expect for her future?
Reassurance.: She has a disorder that causes her kidneys to lose potassium inappropriately in her urine. The mainstay of treatment is adequate potassium supplementation and use of medications that can help reduce the amount of potassium the kidneys lose. If her body potassium level can stay normal with treatment, she should do just fine. He kidney problem should not result in kidney failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old son has been diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder , mild retardation/ what future for him?
Depends: The diagnosis of PPD covers a broad range of delays. Some children more severally delayed than others. The important thing is getting your child all the services that can help him achieve his best potential. He would benefit from an individual education plan, iep, in school. This plan can provide extra help in school. Possible physical therapy and occupational therapy, depending on delays. ...Read more
How can kids be affected by divorce? Kids ages are 4 years old...Boy...And one year and 3 months girl...
It depends: Divorce is never good, but a well done one can be better for a child than a bad marriage. Being respectful and gentle in acts ; words with each family member can help. Change can be more or less hard. How it's handled is important. If they are okay now ; it's done carefully, it can be alright. Expect some signs of distress - you'll all hurt awhile - be patient , honest ; open, but discreet. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enuresis- nocturnal: Male or female? If female, how many pregnancies and how many babies? ...Read more
Circumstances?: Could be normal depending on circumstances of exercise, diet, illnesses, medication use. Most common reason for an otherwise healthy 12 yo to have tachycardia is consumption of energy drinks or chocolate. Also you should consider drug use, such as weed and tobacco. Consult your pediatrician for a proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child neurologist: He should see a child neurologist, someone who specializes in conditions involving the brain and nervous system. ...Read more
Children's Hospital: Your child should be seen in a hospital or cancer center that specializes in children's cancer. The most famous is st judes in memphis. However all large cities will have a children's hospital or university that has a pediatric oncologist. Don't delay see the specialist right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?
Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more
A 3 year old was shot by a 14 year old cousin. Tragic outcome for all. Why would parents let older boy babysit?
No gun in home: Should know more about his personality, should not have a gun available.. ...Read more
Wide range of things: Find if possible a Developmentalist and go from there. Impossible to answer in 400 spaces! ...Read more
33 years old, Son 4 years, Daughter 2 years&4 months. Past 15 months on Depo Provera(3months*5 dose)
Abnormal spotting since last 3 months, is it ok?
Not an unusual: complaint of patients receiving Depo Provera (it's called "breakthrough bleeding" It is still acting as a contraceptive!!!!! If the spotting is worrisome or even "inconvenient" an adjustment i the dosage of Provera (or withdrawal allowing a full period while using another means of contraception ) could be discussed with your GYN. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
OK, no, but sids? no: Snoring could be a sign that large tonsils and adenoids are too big. Obstructive sleep apnea affects sleep, attention, energy and development, and over time can lead to heart damage. A sleep study should be performed to see if he is getting good oxygen into his lungs or if there are apnea issues. However, sids is an infant phenomenon for other reasons, not snoring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
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