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My 5 Year Old Has Rolandic Epilepsy Is That Very Serious Of Not
Prognosis good...: ..As most children do outgrow this form of epilepsy typically seen in the preadolescent and adolescent age ranges. Some children will continue seizures later in life (about 2 %). This type of seizure is characterized by nighttime seizures, normal cognition, and typical eeg findings. Treament with antiepileptic meds if frequent but usually not needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is very small congenital nevi of concern? 14 yr old son has one that's grown to 5mm. Not evaluated as congenital, but generally appears ok to derms.
Our grandson is 10 years old and is only 48" in height. He has hemiplegic headaches. Would that retard growth?
Cause of headaches?: Is there a known cause for his headaches? If so, include that and re-ask the question, please. ...Read more
A cousin of mine is almost 18 years old but is not mentally or physically mature. Is that normal for that age? His 15 year old brother is the same.
Impossible: Your words: "mentally or physically' mature do not mean anything specific to a physician. There is nothing on which to base any kind of medical evaluation. Perhaps this is best asked of a professional who has evaluated this young man. ...Read more
If a 20 year old male has had very low testosterone since 16, and most likely most of his life, and he is a 5 inch penis and is 5'7. is that normal?
My father 58 yr old has been smoking that synthetic marijuana for almost a year. He is coughing so badly . What kind of medical problems does it cause?
Taking huge risks: The safety of synthetic marijuana hasn't been scientifically studied but it can cause serious psychological & physical problems, including kidney failure. It appears to be much more potent & addicting than cannabis. The chemicals in it & potency can vary greatly from batch to batch. Your father is taking dangerous risks with his health. Real marijuana is far safer. See http://2themax.Org/?Cat=6. ...Read more
"is a child with a mushy forehead showing signs of illness?" my grand daughters forehead is kind of mushy is this somethig I should worry about. I have worked ith children for many years and have never seen this before. She is nine months old and is fairl
My two year old has been complaining of headaches. Is headaches in that age unusual? Could it be serious. Also has widespread rash.
Yes, it's a bit : Unusual. Be happy that your 2-year-old can verbalize that (s)he has pain ; have your pediatrician check it out. Keep a log of when your child complains if headache during each day, how long it lasts, whether it stops activity ; what relieves it. Try to notice if you're modeling frequent physical complaints by word or deed. Children learn what they live.0. ...Read more
ORDINARY?: If you have had him evaluated, medication might help(and not harm). Adhd kids are impulsive and that makes choices difficult. He might be more sensible if treated. But go over this with your dr - he might have a different problem and a clear history would help understand his condition a great deal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter had a brain hemmorage at birth absence seizure at 4 and 5 years old could it be tumor Was told her brain is smoother than it should be?
Congenital variation: Some children are born with brain variations, which can prompt seizure activity. The brain hemorrhage may have left some subtle areas of scarring. A pediatric neurologist can fully explain the cause and effect outcomes, and even help prevent future problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 5 months old baby have imbalance brain, he is absolutely normal , only has a problem with his left side, problem in gripping , is there any cure?
Type of "imbalance"?: The permancy of symptoms depends on the cause of the 1-sided weakness. Unilateral weakness is sometmes due to fixed lesions in the brain such as hemorrages that can take place in newborn period. These deficits are permanent but can be lessened with early and regular physical and occupatoinal therapy. Imaging of brain is sometimes warranted to delineate exact brain pathology. ...Read more
Hepatoblastoma: Liver cancers are very rare in kids (<2 cases per million annually), but they do happen. Most common form is hepatoblastoma, followed by hepatocellular carcinoma. Inherited syndromes are thought to be the main risk factors for the development of liver cancer in childhood. Parents' exposures are not clearly defined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?
Yes & no: The fever itself can distort the sensations a kid will talk about & the higher the fever the more bizarre the visual images in some. The seizure by itself has transient effects in kids this age & they generally don't describe remembering what goes on during a seizure.If their visual perception varies shortly after an event, the issue would be transient, if at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is 23 years old having clot in brain and doctors are saying that he will die there is no chance is it true?
Sorry: There is absolutely no way to answer your question based on your 25 word post that's why doctors consulting on patients like your friend read dozens of pages of hospital chart having examined the patient personally and looking at test results and discussing with other doctors assisting with the case even then they are not always knowing how things will turn out. ...Read more
I have a daughter that is 11 years old and still has lots of baby teeth. She only have 8 permanent ones. Is this normal?
My mother is forgetting a lot lately , she lost some of her skills.(she has some not strong epilepsy, she is under meds) what could that be sign of?
Immediately: Usually memory problems associated with personality changes as well as loss of learned skills happen in dementia, however they do evolve slowly and over time. When these symptoms happen relatively fast and are associated with other major symptoms like epileptic seizures then they warrant immediate attention. You need to book your mom with her doctor as soon as possible. Needs full evaluation. ...Read more
My 15 1/2 year old son has numbness on his tongue. Half of his tongue is normal in color/half has a white coat and very dry. Water is not helping. There is some numbness but no fever. What could it be?
My 15 month old has an attention span of like 2 seconds and is very mean to other kids her dad has ADHD bipolar and ptsd is the cause for concern?
No, yes, and maybe.: A toddler with short attention is not a concern, but yes a toddler who's mean to others is a problem. Parents with such a child can work with a pediatrician plus learn special parenting skills to get rid of the meanness. A history of psychiatric illness is both bad and good. It's bad to have, but it's good that the illness is known, so parents can try to prevent the child from getting the illness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
We just found out our 7 year old daughter has underdeveloped gray matter in her brain. Is this perminant or is it something that can be improved?
Exercise brain: Children's brains are extremely adaptable and very frequently if one part of brain injured or deficient, other parts of brain can be trained to do that task, espeically in kids. Thus, she may never get "more" gray matter, but you can totally expand the capabilites of the gray matter she does have! you have to train it like athletes train muscles, though, so start working on areas she has needs! ...Read more
My son is almost 11 but has only two adult teeth. No sign of losing any baby teeth. Is this something to be concerned about?
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