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My 8y/o son wakes up in the middle of night telling me he cannot sleep because he keeps hearing voices. He also self talks a lot longer and more frequent recently. Is this just a normal developmental stage or should I call his pediatrician about it?

My 8y/o son wakes up in the middle of night telling me he cannot sleep because he keeps hearing voices. He also self talks a lot longer and more frequent recently. Is this just a normal developmental stage or should I call his pediatrician about it?

It is atypical. See : his pediatrician for referral to a child psychiatrist & a child psychologist for evaluation & treatment. DO NOT question him; let mental health professionals differentiate obsessions from hallucinations & anxiety from psychosis. Take in a written history of onset, frequency & duration of his symptoms, relation to your Colo-rectal cancer surgery & a 3- generation family mental health history. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Child Development (Definition)

Child development is the established norms for a child developing certain skills, such as sitting up, walking, talking, and making compromises socially. Parents and professionals refer to these established norms to see if a child is developing physically ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis. what this means? Is it Serious? How is it treated?

I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis. what this means? Is it Serious? How is it treated?

Central what?: Hello Mickeylandia ~ I have no idea, you could be talking about the Suez canal! You have to tell me what you are referring to! The back, the neck, the Fallopian tube?? See if you can be a little more specific with a re-write and then I'll give you all the info you need back ! :-)) thanks ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis on cervical. Is it serious? Possible treatments?

Cervical stenosis: Mickeylandia~ cervical stenosis is caused by osteo-arthritis of the tiny lateral facet joints of the cervical spine. The nerves that make up the brachial plexus (arm) exit the neck there as well and the new bone formation caused by the OA can compress the nerves from the neck giving pain and numbness. Its treateable with PT and surgery if bad! See your GP if bad pain for eval thanks ...Read more

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Do our bodies need milk after infancy?

Do our bodies need milk after infancy?

Yes and no: Your body needs a reliable source of calcium, fat, protein and fluid to thrive. Bovine milk provides an easy source, but there are many alternatives that would provide all or some of these needs. Since 1/4 adults are intolerant to the lactose in regular milk, many move to low lactose alternatives. The milk industry advertises heavily to sell us on the idea we need it, which is partially true. ...Read more

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Is it possible for individuals to be effected at adulthood after having pneumonia at infancy?

Is it possible for individuals to be effected at adulthood after having pneumonia at infancy?

Possibly: Pneumonia during infancy and childhood is relatively common and usually heals with no long term residual effect. Within a year of most infections the lung behaves much as if it were never infected.Necrotizing alveolitis (rare)can leave behind cystic defects in the lung that might predispose to problems later. ...Read more

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Can a 25 yr old be diagnosed w/ craniosynostosis? What if all sutures have fused? Is there a way to distinguish the ones that fused during infancy?

Can a 25 yr old be diagnosed w/ craniosynostosis?
What if all sutures have fused? Is there a way to distinguish the ones that fused during infancy?

? afterthought ?: The human skull has finished most of its growth by 9 but the many of the sutures tend to remain slightly open until mid adulthood. Craniosynostosis is a term usually reserved for premature closure of one or more sutures while the head s still growing.An abnormal head shape may lead someone to use the term.Physical exam of the suture line is usually all that is needed to suspect/confirm it. ...Read more

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What is a "melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy"?

What is a "melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy"?

Rare tumor: This is a rare tumor seen in infants. It is usually located in the head and neck, and most often in the jaw. It is usually treated with surgery and is cured in the majority of cases. It is rarely malignant. This is the kind of very rare tumor that needs to be in seem in a center with experience. ...Read more