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Repeating Ending Sounds Of Words
Can talking nonsense or repeating words or sounds while I'm "zoned out" be another development with my epilepsy? Will this be permanent? Treatable?
"Development"?: Not sure what you mean by "development;" "manifestation" is more appropriate. A complex partial seizure discharge can cause aphasia, dysphasia, &/or verbal automatisms (that's what you're describing). It's part of the seizure syndrome itself. Some patients' seizures evolve over time. Suppressing the seizures (i.e. in the usual way with anticonvulsants) will also suppress the associated phenomena. ...Read more
My four year old suddenly developed a lisp. Spoke perfectly up until 3 days ago. Its not every time but a lot of words with s in them sound like sh.?
Give it time: Almost all children go through a lisping or stuttering phase that may last a few days or several weeks. Try to not point it out and give them plenty of time to speak and it usually goes away on it's own. If it persists or they become embarrassed, your doctor can help you find a speech therapist. ...Read more
I'm struggling with language today. It all sound foreign and it's hard to get words out. Feel out of it too. Have fibro. Normal or scary?
Possible answers: Fibromyalgia can be associated with sleep disorder, and secondary cognitive issues, but migraine with or without headache can cause speech issues which are short term, such as 15-20 minutes, but a very uncommon form, called "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria" may last longer. Other causes may be focal seizures, even brain blood flow problems. Should get neurological evaluation, maybe ER visit. ...Read more
My 22 month old only uses about 10 words and makes sounds for other words. When do I need to worry about his language development.
Now: Speak with the child's pediatrician and consider having a thorough developmental analysis. Is his hearing normal to you? ...Read more
Sometimes I don't care for the sound of my speaking voice when I say certain words or phrases. How can I change this? Ex: (use certain diction?)
Speech Pathologist: A speech and language expert can help you with your speech patterns etc. ...Read more
I constantly replace words with others that either sound similar or I have an association with, but only when typing, never when speaking. Medical?
Expressive language: There are disorders of speech and other disorders of writing that manifest separately or can be combined, I suggest you see a psychiatrist to evaluate you then he may find it necessary to do neuropsychiatric testing to further probe into that. ...Read more
See a dentist: The click may be a sign of TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint). Do not attempt to fix this yourself and see a dentist for corrective devices. ...Read more
Is it normal that I am unable to read during an episode of classic migraine w aura? I have to sound out words like a kindergartner.
Language affected: It is thought that over 50% of migraineurs with aura exhibit signs or symptoms of difficulty with some aspect of language during attacks. You need to get these under control due to the elevated risks these types of headaches have for things such as future stroke or other blood clotting disorders. More questions: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up a visit. ...Read more
My daughter is 18 month, she understand us, do body actions, use to said words but stop & sound letters out. When do toddlers speak words or sentences?
My father has been making sounds when he is sleeping. I suspect he is saying words but his speech is so slurred it's impossible to tell what he is say?
Sleep talking: Or somiloquy can happen due to stress or sleep deprivation amongst other things. It is usually harmless and more bothersome to a sleep partner but often is associated with other sleep disorders. You may want your father to review this with his doctor to evaluate him for other more worrisome sleep disorders. ...Read more
My nephew is 14 months old. He is attentive but can not speak words but otherwise makes babbling sounds. Doctor said go for autism test. Little depres?
The autism screening questionnaire by the American Academy of Pediatrics can be used initially. I would also suggest a hearing test. Sometimes children who do not hear well have delayed verbal skills.
In the meantime, spending time reading to your nephew and reviewing words in an interactive way can improve speech. ...Read more
Is this a cold and what should I take to help it? I have an on and off fever, it is hot when I breathe through my nose, I have fully lost my voice and when it sort of comes back it is cracky and only a few words come out. I sound like a serious smoker and
Speech delay or autism? 3 y/o- says few words but no sentences. Knows letters n sounds, helps with clothes/shoes, etc. No mom, dad, hungry, eat, etc.
Speech delay=sure: Whether this is part of autism or a speech/language issue can only be determined by a full evaluation. If you are in the US, there is a program called Child Find operated in all public school districts. Their job is to take any kid 3 and over and identify their special needs and try to make the kid school ready by 6.Contact special services in the area you live and get started. ...Read more
7yr m has (apparent sudden onset) amblyopia, speech disfluency (repeating end sounds, pausing in mid word), dyslexia, ADHD, impulsiveness. Related? See neurologist? ADHD and impulsiveness have been ongoing but amblyopia and speech disfluency recent.
Neurological problem: I would definitely see a pediatric neurologist ASAP ...Read more
I know this sounds silly but I just realized that I've been taking week 4's pills when I should have been On week 3. What should I do?
Protect yourself: Week 4 has no hormones, so you are not protected. Use different contraceptive measures, wait for your period and start a new pack in your first day of period ...Read more
Hyperacusis: Hyperacusis - sensitiveness to excess sound. Though this can happen because of a nerve paralysis called facial nerve which supplies a small muscle-stapedius, isolatedly it will not happen withoput other muscles involved. Excess teeth grinding from stress can cause increased tension of a muscle close to ear called tensor tympani, which normally tenses to protect from excess sound, but overacts ...Read more
Avoid them: Seems simple enough, but could be hard to do if they are family, co-workers, etc. What sounds, exactly p, can you not stand? ...Read more
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Startle reflex: The initial alarm reaction to the loud unexpected noise is a completely natural, involuntary reaction. The startle reflex is innate, and is found in newborn babies. It is brought about by the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, and still occurs even when a loud sound is anticipated. It can take a while to calm down as another part of the nervous system (pns) slows heart rate & breathing. ...Read more
Baby milestones: If your baby was born 4-8weeks early, it is normal. However, if if born at term, it causes concern that s/he doesn't coo. Smile or make noise. Please discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Many things: Fetal ultrasound is used for size and position of fetus.Sex of fetus can sometimes be determined by about the 18th week of pregnancy. First trimester birth defects like Down syndrome and skull and spine defects. Serial scans for growth and health of fetus. Position of the fetus, placenta, and amount of amniotic fluid. Second trimester major defects such as cardiac, renal etc. Initially no. Fetuses. ...Read more
Startles to sound: Baby startles to sound - startle response when reacting to noise/ sound. ...Read more
Phonophobia...: And hyperacousis are actually two different entities, it is important to distinguish between the two because the treatment is different. Phonophobia has a psychiatric treatment option while hyperacousis is an abnormality in the sensory-neural pathway of hearing. Temporary phonophobia can be associated with migraine sufferers and disappears with the migraine, would see your doctor. ...Read more
Confused: Sorry, do not understand or have never heard of major 14 bad stands. Can you try and rewrite your question. ...Read more
Get a Check Up: Good start to getting the medical concerns improved. A doctor can start you off with an exam and labs. If everything in OK then you can discuss your concerns with them. They can help direct you to the specialist that can diagnose and direct your care. ...Read more
It sounds like: You need to throw away this case. The crystals are likely salts from the dried contact lens solution. ...Read more
Based on the details below, does it sound like we should pursue additional testing for our our son?
No detail provided: You comment about "details below": but site observers have no access to your your registration info or files & questions are not linked on the site. Please start over and be sure to provide basic info & ask a specific question. ...Read more
Can beauty products that claim to "draw out toxins" from your body truly do that? It sounds phony to me.
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Please help! I want to sound like a big baby but it really hurts. Is it possible that it burned a nerve?
??????: Sorry, you will have to repost your question with an explanation of what "it" is. ...Read more
My husband suffering from cold and his vocal sound was affected, so what can I do for him to cure. His age is 33.
This may sound crazy! My friend told me her cousin said we all have some little small hole on our body. Is this true? Possible?
Crazy: Actually we have lots of holes in our body if you think about it. The eyes are holes and the nose and the ears and the mouth. Your belly button is a potential hole. Your anus is a hole. So is your urethtra too. Your pores are holes and your hair follicles too. You see we are full of holes! ...Read more