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My 5 month old grunts all day long - not associated with a bm. Is this normal?

My 5 month old grunts all day long - not associated with a bm. Is this normal?

It depends: Often infants will grunt as they develop speech and control of their voice. Some infants grunt due to underlying problems such as heart or lung problems. You may want to have your doctor evaluate the grunting. You can help your doctor by making a quick video of the grunting, with your phone or camera, and bring it along with you to your doctor's appointment. ...Read more

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My 6months old baby is not saying any vowels only grunts and squils, is this a problem? What can I do?

My 6months old baby is not saying any vowels only grunts and squils, is this a problem? What can I do?

Wait for it: At 6 months that is normal. Turn off the tv and talk to your baby. Read to your baby. Your baby will watch and try to imitate the movements of your mouth and even try to feel your tongue and experiment making sounds. When he/she makes a sound you like you sounding approval will encourage more of the same. ...Read more

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I am 51 year old male who has been experiencing uncontrollable noises grunts or humming for about three years now. I am often not aware I am doing it.

I am 51 year old male who has been experiencing uncontrollable noises grunts or humming for about three years now. I am often not aware I am doing it.

See Psychologist: Who has noticed this -- spouse, friend, co-worker? Have you talked to your doctor about this? You may have Tourette's Syndrome or a similar disorder. Talk with your doctor first, and have him/her refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. You can get help with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my baby grunt all the time?

Why does my baby grunt all the time?

Define all the time: Grunting might be normal if your infant is trying to stool, if constipation is an issue this can be addressed, however grunting can also be the sign of serious illness particularly if it has been ongoing since birth. If cyanosis (blueness often notable around the mouth or lips) is present this would be a reason to call 911. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to grunt and make other random noises?

Is it normal for a baby to grunt and make other random noises?

Yes: All babies make these kinds of noises. As long as there are no signs of distres od difficulty breathing, not only should you not fret over them, you should cherish them--they're pricless! ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child grunts with a fever?

What does it mean when a child grunts with a fever?

Not sure: If child is grunting- i'm assuming very young here-pt should be seen by doctor to see if something more serious is going on then just plain fever symptoms. Not to be an alarmist but this needs attention now. This could be beginnings of sepsis or more serious infection. Sorry. ...Read more

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Why do adult people make grunting and moanin noises in their sleep?

Why do adult people make grunting and moanin noises in their sleep?

Depends.: It depends on the type of noise. It could be normal dreams, sinus problem or people with obstructive sleep apnea will make noises, gasping for air as they have a very difficult time breathing or inhaling enough throughout the night. This is a serious medical condition that should be determined and addressed appropriately as this places extreme stress on the body. See a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my newborn grunt?

Why does my newborn grunt?

Healthy otherwise ?: Newborns make a number of interesting sounds with their small rubbery airways. There are some worrisome conditions that could cause it.Most are just born with no social graces and don't really care if they wear a dirty outfit, have mussed hair, or make noises that would be considered improper in a social setting. Enjoy the symphony, it is part of a wondrous plan for growth and development. ...Read more

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My 13 week old baby grunts?

My 13 week old baby grunts?

Follow up: While an occasional grunting sound in an infant may be normal, if it persists, is positional, associated with poor weight gain, respiratory distress or sweating, a further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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How come overweight people grunt and sigh more than other people?

How come overweight people grunt and sigh more than other people?

Dyspnea: Often, obesity can impact breathing by not allowing people to breathe deeply. Their oxygen levels can drop over time. Sighing is jsut a way for the body to take in a deep breath. "obesity-ventilation disease" pickwickian syndrome. ...Read more