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My 5 year old has rolandic epilepsy. Is that very serious of not?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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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.

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.

Any skin lesion: That small (less than 1 cm diameter) , not growing, symmetrical, regular border are features suggesting benign character and ur dermatologist's words are reassuring. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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My two year old has been complaining of headaches. Is headaches in that age unusual? Could it be serious. Also has widespread rash.

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

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7 yr old son has ADHD but lacks any common sense at all. Is this normal?

7 yr old son has ADHD but lacks any common sense at all. Is this normal?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What can cause liver cancer in a 5 year old child? Isn't that very young?

What can cause liver cancer in a 5 year old child?  Isn't that very young?

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 more

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Can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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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?

Not abnormal: Some children will get their teeth earlier while others later. When the teeth come in later than average, it is called delayed tooth eruption. If concerned, see a pedodontist, dentist for kids. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

Delayed eruption: Not abnormal, some children will get their teeth earlier while others later. It is normal. When children's teeth come in later than average, it is called delayed tooth eruption. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and ...Read more