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When Can You Know If A Child Is Right Or Left Handed
Be patient: Although some researchers suggest an infant may use one hand more than another as early as 6m, most describe true hand dominance as emerging between 2 & 4 yrs. I worry when a child uses one hand more often before a year as it can be an emerging sign of a motor impairment as seen in cerebral palsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: This is not expected. A more muscled R hand and arm are expected but not a leg. ...Read more
I need to know when i turn or bend a certain way. If you put your hand directly under your left breast that is where my pain is. Can anybody help with this please?
In person eval: You would need in-person assessment to get an idea of the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more
At what age can you know whether or not a child will be left or right handed? My child is 1 and so far he uses both hands equally for everything.
Variable: Some researchers think you can spot signs that early but i seldom see it before 2-4y. Early on most kids show equal dexterity with both hands & i worry if a kid shows too much hand preference at 1 or younger as it can be a sign of mild cerebral palsy and associated limits on the affected side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for left and right testicles to swap position? Any danger if so? Would i know if it happened, or could it go undetected? Just curious.
No: There is a thin septum in the middle of the scrotum that prevents testicle swapping. Even when one looks in the mirror, the right is still on the right, and the left is still on the left. ...Read more
I have an ache in the wrist of my left hand which gets worse when I use it to push or grasp something. What could it be and how to treat?
Wrist pain: The pain that you're experiencing could be related to the carpal bones of the wrist, the grasping motion or squeezing could cause pain in the region of the scapholunate area and there could be a disruption of the ligamentous structures and complexes that hold those two bones together, rest and immobilization with an over-the-counter risk went for 1 to 2 weeks maybe beneficial if it persists more than 2 to 4 weeks with the splint and anti-inflammatorthopedic evaluation y medicatins maybe warranted with x-rays and possibly MRI ...Read more
Is your right side supposed to have a dull pain when you are pregnant how far along would you be? Or is it something else
If my 4mo old is talking to an object, should I make sounds as if the object is talking back? Or is that only when he talks to me?
Imaginary friends: Four year olds live in the realm of magic (see selma freiberg's book the magic years). What they think or see in their minds is real for them. There is no textbook answer to your question. You base the answer on what happens. Simply try speaking up for the object that he is talking to and see whether he enjoys the response. If not, you can stop. If he does, keep on going. It should be fun! ...Read more
I have what seems to be a right-sided varicocele on my right testicle that is causing pain what can happen if untreated or does it need treatment?
Varicocele: Right sided varicoceles are quite unusual without having one on the left. You should make sure there is not something causing it inside your pelvis and that it is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
When a person has a left side Istemic stroke, how detrimental is it to recovery if they do not get therapy in the first month? Thank you
Pretty bad... get PT: Studies have shown that the sooner after a stroke that you start physical therapy, the better, more, & faster you recover. Waiting a month after a stroke allows muscles to weaken & waste away, so in general, doctors recommend starting range of motion within 1 week, & intense physical therapy within about 2 weeks after a stroke. Talk to your doctor / physiatrist about your condition. ...Read more
What happens if you were right next to or inside a nebulae, would you be able to see it with the naked eye?
We are not astrophysicist: By training or astronomers. Being in a nebulae may be too hot for humans to even be alive to see anything. Let us assist you with medical inquiries, not Star Trek adventures. We are aces at answering the medical field that we were trained in. Thanks! ...Read more
I have a sharp ach in my wrist. It seems to run along a vein path way Use or not using my wrist doesn't make a difference as to whether it hurys or n?
I hate to go to a doctor unless there is a reason but I am unsure if I should be concerned. For the past month I have had moments when my outer ear (only on the left side) has a warming sensation. It does not actually feel warmer than normal to the touch
Warm ear: if it were shingles should have appeared by now. may be Lyme, rarely subclinical herpes i ( from cold sore- herpes I IgG titer would be high > 4 ), a form of trigeminal neuralgia, rarely MS or even vascular (TIA) would follow up with doc/ urgent care check TSH, d-dimer, lyme, herpe/zosters IgG . ...Read more
Hi doc HIV concern when somebody intentionally stuck you wih needle from behind, will you know that or not is pain very sharp or not it can't be missed?
Yes: You will feel pain, will know...........If not intoxicated. ...Read more
What to do if because i wore briefs when i was a child, my penis is rotated to the right. Can this be fixed?
Not to do with brief: This rotation has everything to do with genetics and nothing to do with boxers or briefs. Almost every man alive has some degree of rotation like this. It does not require any "fixing" and could lead to some very fun sexual positions...... ...Read more
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