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What does a failed hearing test mean for a 5 year old?

What does a failed hearing test mean for a 5 year old?

Depends: If the test was done at school it may mean that the child has fluid behind the eardrum decreasing hearing or may have wax in the ear blocking hearing. When children fail such a test we want to see them as the most common reason is one of the above. If all is clear then an ENT or formal hearing test with an audiologist may be needed. Usually not a serious problem. See your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Pakdaman
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Hearing Test (Definition)

A hearing test or audiogram is a test performed to determine how well one hears both sounds ...Read more


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What makes it when u check a 5 year olds fever it is 96.2 what does that mean?

What makes it when u check a 5 year olds fever it is 96.2 what does that mean?

Probably normal: Would have to know why you were checking their temperature to be certain, and would like to know what other symptoms they may have, but temperatures like that, particularly early in the morning are entirely normal. Body temps fluctuate during the day from very low in the am to as high as 99.9 in the late afternoon to early evening. If your baby is ill, see a pediatrician or a pcp. ...Read more

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Does a 3 year old (4yr in october) entering preschool really needs an eye exam? How exactly is that performed if she doesn't know all her letters?

Does a 3 year old (4yr in october) entering preschool really needs an eye exam? How exactly is that performed if she doesn't know all her letters?

Some request it: Vision screening on a 4 year old is usually done with a charts that depict recognizable objects like a boat, ring, ball etc. Or the tumbling e chart, where the e points up/down or to euther side.We will attempt it if asked but the kids often are not ready to understand the test until 5.Vision can be tested specifically if a problem is suspected by vision specialists. ...Read more

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If a women can't conceive within a year and she's in her 20s does that mean there is automatically something wrong or can stress affect it too?

If a women can't conceive within a year and she's in her 20s does that mean there is automatically something wrong or can stress affect it too?

Not exactly.....: Several factors come to play......if you are producing ovum, if your male partner is potent and donating enough healthy sperms at the time. Local factors matter also.......you can have local environment hostile/destructive to the sperm, your ovum is late/early, your ovum is defective, there is structural anomaly in the genital tract, Your male partner does not want child, infection like chlamydia. ...Read more

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What are the implications of a 4 month old baby failing hearing test twice? Does that mean he's impaired? We test him at home and he responds to sound

What are the implications of a 4 month old baby failing hearing test twice? Does that mean he's impaired? We test him at home and he responds to sound

For your son to : Develop receptive & expressive language as close to normal as possible & function academically as close to grade level as possible, his degree of deafness & his need for augmented hearing need to be confirmed now, by auditory evoked response, evaluation by an otologist (ear dr.), genetic testing, & developmental assessment & therapy thru your state health division's early intervention program. ...Read more

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A toddler has 37.7 celcius, if this is a low grade fever, how long does it normally lasts? When to consult a doctor? She's 3, pretty active, not bothered about her temp

A toddler has 37.7 celcius, if this is a low grade fever, how long does it normally lasts? When to consult a doctor? She's 3, pretty active, not bothered about her temp

Low grade fever: Low grade fever with no change in activity or other symptoms likely due to viral infection. Fever may last for a couple of days. Follow up with doctor if temp increases, activity decreases or if there are symptoms such as ear pain, sore throat, abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 34 years old pregnant woman with 12 weeks gestational age which result of my triple test is 1/373 ,please say me what does it mean?

What to do if I'm a 34 years old pregnant woman with 12 weeks gestational age which result of my triple test is 1/373 ,please say me what does it mean?

Sounds ok: You will need to contact the doctor who ordered the test and ask for clarification of the results. It sounds like this number is your risk of down syndrome. If so a 1/373 chance is consistent with a low risk of normal result. Your doctor can go over your specific results with you. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 year old not ready for potty training ? He can talk and is developmently normal. He can even read. It doesn't make sense .

Is it normal for a 4 year old not ready for potty training ? He can talk and is developmently normal. He can even read. It doesn't make sense .

Reading at age 4 is : not developmentally typical. Hyperlexia, reading decoding above age & grade level, sometimes occurs in kids with non-verbal learning disabilities, oddly enough, or Autistic Spectrum Disorder without cognitive impairment. Combined with a delay in self-help skills, it warrants evaluation by a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician & a child neuropsychologist for accurate diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?

What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?

Not particularly: Although there is an effort to close asd's by school age an asymptomatic child of 10 is not necessarily ruined for life. The size of the defect is quite variable as is the effect on heart function. I would be more concerned if the child had gone thru puberty and added muscle mass and weight to the equation.An open discussion of your concerns with your physicianis in order. ...Read more

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Is fever after every vaccintaion normal? Does it signal a weak immune system? I'm concerned because my son always seems to get one after a shot.

Is fever after every vaccintaion normal? Does it signal a weak immune system? I'm concerned because my son always seems to get one after a shot.

Depends on vaccine: Not all vaccines cause fever, some more likely than others. For example the Dtap vaccine and the VZV and MMR vaccines which are live vaccines are more likely to have a fever associated with them. It does not signal a weak immune system, in fact it most likely means the pt's immune response to the vaccine is good. Treat the fever for its uncomfortable symptoms. ...Read more

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My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?

My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?

Not enough info: What is the problem with her legs? What is the specific diagnosis? You need to supply more specific information. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 13 year old gets an ovarian cyst?

What does it mean when a 13 year old gets an ovarian cyst?

Common finding: The ovarian follicles (egg sites) often form cysts of various sizes in adolescence and adulthood. They can be small and never recognised or larger. They are often found on ultrasound for pain or other symptoms.Correlation with other history and symptoms determines the importance of any such finding. ...Read more

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Once tested Positive for HSV2, does it mean it's an accurate result? Or should a patient re-do the test again? If so, what's the time period to do it?

Once tested Positive for HSV2, does it mean it's an accurate result? Or should a patient re-do the test again? If so, what's the time period to do it?

Accurate, but...: Lab tests are tested to determine their level of accuracy under certain circumstances. If a commonly done test is performed by a commercial lab, for the right circumstances, the result is accurate. One's doctor gets to decide if a test should be repeated (the doctor knows the actual circumstances for his patient), because "accurate" does not mean 100% accurate. Life is not 100% one way or another. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an adult acts like a 16 year old when put under stress?

What does it mean when an adult acts like a 16 year old when put under stress?

How "adult?": Could be arrested development. This condition would manifest itself as a person behaving significantly younger than their chronological age. Many conditions could result in arrested development. If this is causing distress or a problem, then you (them) sould seek. Help. Start with your family docotr. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and my husband is 31. What is the average time for a healthy couple to conceive after a pregnancy loss? When should consult if nothing happen?

I'm 21 and my husband is 31. What is the average time for a healthy couple to conceive after a pregnancy loss? When should consult if nothing happen?

At least 6 mos: It takes an average couple 3 months to get pregnant. I would not seek help until at least 6 months, though up to year is still considered normal. Because there is a high risk of miscarriage again if get pregnant too quickly most docs will recommend waiting 2 months after the miscarriage before trying. ...Read more

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What does it mean when liver enzymes are slightly elevated in a 5 yr old who had a virus 3 weeks ago? Is that normal for that to happen?

What does it mean when liver enzymes are slightly elevated in a 5 yr old who had a virus 3 weeks ago? Is that normal for that to happen?

Viral infections: Viruses like ebv and CMV are notorious for minimal elevations in liver enzymes. Different story if physician concerned for hepatitis with large increases in liver enzymes. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son still pees himself during the day occasionally is this normal is he waiting to long is it normal at this age what can I do!?

My 8 year old son still pees himself during the day occasionally is this normal is he waiting to long is it normal at this age what can I do!?

See his pediatrician: For a physical exam ; 1st-voided am urine specimen (after he's had no food or liquids overnight). Document frequency, situation ; location when diurnal enuresis (daytime wetting) occurs, what other symptoms are present, how you respond to his wetting, ; whether he's ever been dry for 6 months. His doctor may order a spine x-ray or refer to a urologist before recommending behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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My son z a year old he still does not walk or stand independently. Is it normal. How can i support him to develop these skills.

My son z a year old he still does not walk or stand independently. Is it normal. How can i support him to develop these skills.

Use developmental: screens on first signs.org. Take a copy & your son to his pediatrician for physical/neurological exams & referral to a pediatric neurologist or a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to evaluate possible causes & to an Early Intervention Program for evaluation of his overall development, then Physical Therapy & any other needed therapies. Contact www.cdcenterqatar.com & ask for resources. ...Read more