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My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

Likely NEITHER: If there was no change in the baby's mental status and they simply were showing the strong emotion of anticipation to eat then, what they demonstrated can be quite understandable. However, if there are doubts or this has happened before then, you should see a pediatric neurologist. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make appointment with me. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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What does it mean if i can't clench my fists?

What does it mean if i can't clench my fists?

Something wrong: If you can not clench your fist it means there is some problem with your hand, it could be an inflammation and something causing swelling of fingers or the hand.It may be post traumatic or some kind of inflammation.Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my preschooler clench his fists?

Why does my preschooler clench his fists?

Many possibilities: Kids may do this in anger or a way to cope with stress. Without knowing more about what else is going on and if you have any other concerns, this is pure speculation. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 month baby, always clench her fist, does that mean she's in pain?

My 1 1/2 month baby, always clench her fist, does that mean she's in pain?

No: This is a natural reflex in an infant under 3-4 mo. The nervous system gradually matures & by 6m the baby can reach out, grasp & release.But early on the fingers will clinch up in response to anything touching the palm. The toes do a similar thing & will curl in around your finger if you touch the bottom of the foot near the toes. ...Read more

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Does any one have a baby that has a clenched fist sometimes and curled toes at 14 months? Is it anything to be concerned about?

Does any one have a baby that has a clenched fist sometimes and curled toes at 14 months? Is it anything to be concerned about?

Maybe...: If this has been present a while or from birth you should consult with your pediatrician. This may represent a problem that occurred during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

What can I do for this pain in hands and can't clench fist? What could it be?

Trigger finger: Is a common cause of this complaint. There is limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 months old and she is very tense, always has her fist clenched and toes curled and just stiff all the time! she will not relax!

My daughter is 3 months old and she is very tense, always has her fist clenched and toes curled and just stiff all the time! she will not relax!

Too tight: By three months she should not have tight fists and curled toes all the time. A milestone at two months is hands unfisted half the time. Her tone is too tight and she needs an evaluation with her doctor and referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is it Normal that sometimes when I Clench my Fists they feel Weak and it's hard to do so? They also feel Tight sometimes... I'm just a little worried

Is it Normal that sometimes when I Clench my Fists they feel Weak and it's hard to do so? They also feel Tight sometimes... I'm just a little worried

Need more info: Symptoms are vague. Problem could be neurological or muscular. I would strongly advise you to make an appt with your family physician to examine you. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more