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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

My 10 month baby clenched her fists and shaked with eyes wide open 1st time today when refusing food, like a strong body spasm. Epilepsy or autism or?

Likely NEITHER: If there was no change in the baby's mental status and they simply were showing the strong emotion of anticipation to eat then, what they demonstrated can be quite understandable. However, if there are doubts or this has happened before then, you should see a pediatric neurologist. More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make appointment with me. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i can't clench my fists?

What does it mean if i can't clench my fists?

Something wrong: If you can not clench your fist it means there is some problem with your hand, it could be an inflammation and something causing swelling of fingers or the hand.It may be post traumatic or some kind of inflammation.Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to unclench his fists?

When will my baby start to unclench his fists?

Grasp reflex: Babies start losing their grasp reflex around 2 to 4 moths and gone at 6 months. ...Read more

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My baby will be 5 months on april 9th she still has her fist closed most of the time! is that normal still?

My baby will be 5 months on april 9th she still has her fist closed most of the time! is that normal still?

Should be able to...: She should be able to open her hand to let go of something she is holding, and batting at objects, perhaps even starting to reach towards things, maybe grabbing them if she comes across them, usually bringing them to her mouth, esp more towards 5-6 months. She should be able to do these things pretty equally with both hands. If she's not, i'd check with her dr. To make sure her development is ok. ...Read more

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My hernia is about the size of my fist. Is that larger than normal?

My hernia is about the size of my fist. Is that larger than normal?

Yes: The size of a hernia varies by the location of the hernia (groin, belly button, etc) and the size of the patient. However, regardless of these variables, a fist-sized hernia is large and should be repaired sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What will happen if you are unable to bend your fingers or make a fist?

What will happen if you are unable to bend your fingers or make a fist?

Hand/finger issues?: At 28 yo not sure what would cause this to happen. Some conditions such as arthritis, or gout, or other conditions that cause swelling can make this happen. You are best served to see a dr. And get and evaluation and properly diagnosed to make sure the problem does not worsen and you can start treatment for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the tucking of my baby's thumbs in her fists be associated with neurodevelopmental issues? She is 6 weeks.

Can the tucking of my baby's thumbs in her fists be associated with neurodevelopmental issues? She is 6 weeks.

Maybe,maybe not: Fisting is common in the first couple of months as a reflex in the newborn & often can be triggered bu the lightest touch on the palm or just happen. This brings the fingers & thumb in to a clutched position. By 3-4 mo the baby will have the hand open more & the reflexive grasp gives way to a purposeful grasp.A hard inward deviation of the thumb that will not relax is a problem ...Read more

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It's been 5months since i've been able to make a fist without exscrewciating pain in my forearm. Ot has not helped.

It's been 5months since i've been able to make a fist without exscrewciating pain in my forearm. Ot has not helped.

May be tendinitis : If you are describing pain that starts behind the thumb and radiates up your forearm when you make a fist, then you probably have a dequervain's tenosynovitis. This condition is notorious for not responding to many treatments besides a cortisone shot into the first extensor compartment or surgical release if the injection doesn't work. ...Read more

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What causes someone with RA to lose the ability to make a fist?

What causes someone with RA to lose the ability to make a fist?

RA: is an inflammation of a joints caused by rheumatoid arthritis, chronic condition. During inflammation, tendons become shortened and muscles lose their normal balance. It is a degenerative disease which results in the deformity of joints. Deformed joint can not function properly. Hope it make sense? ...Read more