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Grunts All Associated
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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