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Developmental Delay Gross Motor 06 Mo Moves Arms And Legs Equally
My daughters heart rate dropped 5 hours before having her due to an epidural she is 2 now could that be a cause of developmental delays or leg probs?
No: The low fhr at the time of birth will not cause any neurological deficit later on in life. Our brain is very resilient esp - in uterine. Anoxic/asphyxia insult at the time of delivery can cause lingering effects. Please explore other reasons for her developmental delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has developmental delays and problems with her legs a neuro seen her and is testing for autism but wont test for anything else?
Problematic Maybe: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscles.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more
My 16-year-old son still hasn't face hair and body hair only under arms and legs, still looks a child, height 170cm. Lack of testo or just a delay?
Either is possible: Either is possible, but given his age and presenting concerns i would recommend a discussion with the pediatrician, who may do some routine blood work, or consult with an endocrinologist for more workup. ...Read more
My 7 mo old often shows a brief jittery move (~2 sec) where he clenches his teech, straightens his arms and legs with a little tremor. Is this normal?
Sounds like a shuder: Some infants & toddlers will have a brief set of movements as you describe that are called shudder attacks. If brief & kid seems aware & responsive to you during and after it is probably something you can monitor & report to the babies dr. If they appear to be coming more often & of greater intensity i'd have him seen in the office. ...Read more
My 6 mo has uneven red spots on her arms and legs, not many yet, but they have a white ring around them? She had a low fever yesterday.....
Fine motor: Fine motor delay means that the skills using the small muscles (like the hands) develop later than most children, or develop differently. Children with fine motors delays often have trouble with using utensils, buttons and shoe ties, handwriting, or using scissors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Standardized tests : for assessment of fine motor skills exist for all age groups. Occupational therapists assess the developmental level of skills & the quality of movement. The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales 2, birth-5 defines degree of impairment in kids with neurological abnormalities or risk factors for fine-motor delays. http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=47480 lists efficacy of various therapies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of advances: Motor delay can be fine and/or gross motor delay, and gets evaluated at every pe. It starts with the baby not reaching for things, not holding their head up, and as they get older, the child will not manipulate objects well and will not stand or walk. Definitely a concern! ...Read more
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