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What is major cause of attention problems in 10yo boys?

What is major cause of attention problems in 10yo boys?

Depends: Many things can cause attention issues, can be sleep issue, hormone issue, social issue, learning issue, and much more. Check with your doctor for treatable causes, work with the teachers to put the pieces of the puzzle together and find the best way to address. Again, i recommend additudemag.Com for many resources. ...Read more

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What causes fainting in 10 year old boys?

What causes fainting in 10 year old boys?

Syncope: Eating and drinking well? Sleeping well? Vasovagal? Normal blood sugar? Blood pressure with position change? Hypovolemic? Anemic? Regular cardiac rhythm / nl ecg? Neurological exam? Etc. All should be checked out, asap. ...Read more

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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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What would cause a 10 year old child to get hepatitis?

What would cause a 10 year old child to get hepatitis?

Many possibilities: Hepatitis=inflammation of the liver. Many viral agents(hep a, b, c, d;mumps, mono or chickenpox can have some evidence of liver irritation. Genetic disorders of metabolism etc. Only a good workup by your physician can point the way to a firm understanding f the cause. ...Read more

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My 10 year old can go all day sometimes without drinking and other days he drinks over a litre in one sitting. Is that cause for concern?

My 10 year old can go all day sometimes without drinking and other days he drinks over a litre in one sitting. Is that cause for concern?

Dehydration: you can tell if his urine is very dark or have strong smell that your son is not adequately hydrated, unless he gets his fluids in other forms (juices, sodas, etc). in either case that is not good and not healthy on the long term (kidney problems, mineral deficiencies). try to talk to him on why it is importance and create a log. minimum intake should be around 1.5 liter per day. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son complains of chest pain upon exertion. Is this cause for concern?

My 10 year old son complains of chest pain upon exertion. Is this cause for concern?

Chest pain: Your son needs to be evaluated for his chest pain by a pediatric cardiologist ASAP, no physical education until he is evaluated, you can request a referral from your 1ry care physician & note for school to be excluded from gym until cleared by the cardiologist. If you can't get an appointment soon, take him to E.R. or urgent care center. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause a 10 year old girl to constantly blink. She's always sitting there blinking its not little blinks. Is very noticeable?

What would cause a 10 year old girl to constantly blink. She's always sitting there blinking its not little blinks. Is very noticeable?

Tics vs Tourettes: This is not an uncommon thing for children to do. Sit down and really ask your daughter about her school, bullying, etc. And ask her teachers and principal if things are problematic at school. ...Read more

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Just found out our 10 year old's left testicle is 10% the size of his right. What are possible causes and is he likely to require surgery?

Just found out our 10 year old's left testicle is 10% the size of his right.  What are possible causes and is he likely to require surgery?

You may need genetic: counseling. If you son has the most likely cause of testicular atrophy, you want to be sure that he does not become stigmatized by learning of the condition. On the other hand, he may benefit greatly by having testosterone therapy to assure that he will be able to have children. Most men affected with Kleinfelter syndrome find out about their diagnosis at a fertility clinic. ...Read more

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10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

10yo, nonverbal, autism.Child has hives, begun on legs/head, flare intermitt. What poss cause?Nonewsoap

Food, drug or virus: Acute hives are hives lasting less than 6 weeks. Major causes are food allergies, drug allergies & reactions, & viral infections. Streptococcal tonsillitis causes about 10% of acute hives. Dr. Pizzo covered foods. Common medications causing hives: antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agents like Aspirin & ibuprofen. If no fever present try a daily antihistamine. Fexofenadine has no behavioral effects. ...Read more

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My 10 year old sons urinalysis showed +1 occult blood. Is this something serious? What could be the cause?

My 10 year old sons  urinalysis showed +1 occult blood. Is this something serious? What could be the cause?

Concerning: Needs pediatric urology if no history or infection or trauma, with care and recovery with pediatrician. Several serious causes exist. Blood in urine is always abnormal. ...Read more

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My 10 year old had a palate expander installed and adjusted 3 times and once it caused pain so she refuses to allow for another adjustment. Thoughts?

My 10 year old had a palate expander installed and adjusted 3 times and once it caused pain so she refuses to allow for another adjustment. Thoughts?

My Thoughts....: First, call the orthodontist to discuss the problem and how best to remedy. Second, tell your daughter that you spoke to the orthodontist and he\she would like to see both of you in order to make sure everything is ok, and this shouldn't happen again. Perhaps smaller adjustments and longer time between adjustments. It can all be worked out. Be understanding and compassionate but firm. ...Read more

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What will cause her wbc go from 2.3-5.3 and her platelets go from 81-151 she is a 10 year old ?

What will cause her wbc go from 2.3-5.3 and her platelets go from 81-151 she is a 10 year old

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Means nothing: These fluctuate wildly, hour by hour. If you have the opportunity, try checking your white count before and after a twenty-minute cold shower. I think you'll double your neutrophil count. It's healthy. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness in a 10 year old. He has allergies and mild asthma?

What could cause dizziness in a 10 year old. He has allergies and mild asthma?

Mgt: This symptom may be due to a number of factors. The use of albuterol should follow an outlined plan, and keeping nasal passages clear with nasal saline will help. If he has headaches, imbalance, vision changes or other symptoms a visit to the ED is advised. A virtual appt is available to review his asthma/allergy management. ...Read more

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My 10 year old daughter got up from her chair and passed out she had a bowl of cereal about 4 hours before hand and a sucker . What could cause this?

My 10 year old daughter  got up from her chair and passed out she had a bowl of cereal about 4 hours before hand and a sucker . What could cause this?

Go to the Doctor: Regardless of what "may' have caused this episode, you must get your daughter to the doctor today. This is nothing that you wait and watch or observe. Go to the Doctor, urgent care center or ER now. ...Read more

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10 year old daughter failure to thrive on high caloric diet 136 pancreatic elastase sweat test negative what else could be wrong to cause this?

10 year old daughter failure to thrive on high caloric diet 136 pancreatic elastase sweat test negative what else could be wrong to cause this?

Many things: This needs EXPERT Pediatric help...from physical to psychological expertise....but fortunately its not Cystic Fibrosis!!!! Hope this helps.. Dr Z I wish you/and your child ,,Good Luck! ...Read more

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10 year old boy is not anemic,normal blood work but high esr at 30? What causes it? Should we be concerned? What other tests shall we ask the doctor?

10 year old boy is not anemic,normal blood work but high esr at 30? What causes  it? Should we be concerned? What other tests shall we ask the doctor?

Stop worrying: ESR is a famously unreliable test, useful only when it's quite far from the reference range and in a few clinical settings. If Junior seems well, I wouldn't even have ordered it. If this was my own son, I wouldn't give this a second thought. Junior's lucky to have caring parents like you. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples. What are the causes as i doctor cannot seem to find a cause. ?

My 10 year old son has striped bruising on both sides of face coming from temples.  What are the causes as i doctor cannot seem to find a cause.
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See below: Difficult to suggest possibilities without seeing the condition. Has he had recent dental work? Any history of trauma (e.g. From wrestling)? Baseball helmet too tight? See pediatrician for evaluation & options for treatment. Good history may provide the answer. ...Read more

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