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Signs Of Not Being Able To Have Kids
Not many: Many, if not most people who need help getting pregnant only find this out once they start trying to have a child! there are a few obvious tipoffs, like irregular/absent periods, childhood hormonal and/or anatomical problems, and a few others that can be quite obvious. But otherwise, there aren't many "outward signs" of infertility. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety disorder: Aspergers disorder is an anxiety disorder coupled with poor social pragmatics and difficulty understanding non verbal communication. Look for a child having difficulty making friends, joining in with others in play activities and having a very rigid sense of right and wrong or likes and dislikes. Their thought process tends to be inflexible ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pre-school aged: Children with autistic spectrum disorder who have have good pattern recognition & rote memory for learning shapes, colors, numbers & letters & talk about their narrow, repetitive areas of interest like " little professors" may go undiagnosed until social demands unmask non-compliance for following directions for non-preferred activities & lack of interactive, reciprocal pretend play with peers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some early signs are: decreased eye-to-face gaze at any time & ABSENCE OF social smile by 2 mos., reciprocal gooing & cooing by 4 mos., raising arms to be picked up & babbling @ 6 mos., imitating " pat-a-cake", etc. & consistent turning to name @ 9 mos., responsive wave "bye" @ 10 mos., & pointing with index finger for wants @ 12 mos. Having bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") is also a clue. See firstsigns.org. ...Read more
Withdrawl: Mental heath issues in children are difficult to diagnose and need to be taken seriously. Aggression, withdrawal, excessive worry, lack of interest, school avoidance can all be signs of problems. If the behaviors are causing the child problems with peers, at school or at home they should be discussed with your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost impossible: It is almost impossible to diagnose adhd in 3-4 year olds as they are in developmental stages that include a lot of activity, low focus and poor ability to sustain attention. These are normal at this age. By age 5 if the child is in school and really having difficulty, there are some screenings that can be done in coordination with the teacher and doctor to see if problem. Make sure sleep is good. ...Read more
Depends : Children can bed wet until their teens. Unless this is a new thing, it's perfectly normal. Bedwetting alarms can be helpful. There are medications you can use as well for an older child that is starting to get embarrassed. Of course if it's a new thing, he's losing weight & drinking more, having daytime accidents, fever, painful urination etc, that is a sign of something concerning ...Read more
If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?
Getting higher: These risks are basically related to age.As you pass 40 it hits 1% and by 45=2% and after 50 as much as 5%.You must add that to the 4% baseline every pregnancy faces. There are screening tests that help yu know ahead of time that a problem is coming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child is going on vacation with his grandparents. How do I give her authority to sign for medical purposes?
Write a consent: In most states, you may be able to just write a statement saying that she has permission to get medical care for the child if needed. You may or may not need to have it notarized. Also, list any medication allergies, the names of any medicines your child takes, and any major medical problems. This can help if your child needs to be seen by a doctor while on vacation. ...Read more
How can a child get checked for PICA? She's two and eats everything but food! What else are signs and how do they properly diagnose
I got really sick at work throwin up&'wast throwin up all day. Everyone who has kids asked if I was prego? Is this a sign that I could be?
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