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    After watching the programme, it really raised our worries, our 2 year old daughter has had what we pressumed was a birth defect, her bum line went round her right bum cheeck rather than just finishing between them both. This gives her one cheeck bigger than the other. Her walking is not too great, she tends to hobble when she runs and has been walking for nearly a year. Does this sound to anyone who has experienced this to be DDH?





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    hi deborah i would certainly go and get it checked by a doctor my daughter was diagnosed at 17 months and is still undergoing treatment. we first noticed when she started walking with severe limp and one bum check slightly larger than than the other. they surgessted at first it was just a diffrence in leg lengh but eventually after pestering got seen by an othapedic surgen and recived the diagnosis of ddh if you have any worries i would certainly go and get it check hope this helps laura

    Hi, my 5 months old niece has got a lump on her forehead, it's been there sinse her birth. We don't know what it is and if it would go away itself. It's hard when she cries and soft when she's relaxed. Do you have any idea what it could be so we could search medication. Thank you





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    use david gaults ear buddies they are avalible to buy online splint the ears soon after birth the instructions are supplied then the baby will have the perfect ears

    my son is 6 months old and has the same sort of mark on his head, we were told it must be a birth mark but none of the proffessionals seem to of seen one like this which i found strange. the way you have described this is exactly how my sons is not bumpy like the boy on the show. what should i do?





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    I have one and i can tell you from experience, most doctors and even some of the dermatologists i have seen over the years have never come across one! If it is a sebaceous naevus they are generally pinky orange and quite smooth until puberty then they become a bit more warty/bumpy in texture. If you are cocerned I advise you speak to a dermatologist.

    Hello, I'm 14 and I have a brown birth mark on the side of my wrist, I've had this lump on it for ages never really thought anything of it,but occasionally i catch it and it hurts. I also get hairs on it and get really self conscious about it so i do pluck them. You see loads of programs that say get them checked out and it always worry's me, What do you think i should do? Thanks (:





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    My now 12 yr old has gotten croup every winter since birth except for the last 3 winters but this morning she developed sore throat runny nose hoarse voice and a 38.5 temp so i am thinking croup again would this be correct??





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    my child is 14 and has now had asthma since birth, i heard that asthma is meant to get better over time but hers has been getting worse. It upsets her because she loves sport but cannot even manage jumping on the trampoline for 3 mins without having to use her inhaler. she uses her inhalers properly. does anyone know any other ways to help her out ?





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    I have a birth mark on my head! I get bullied because of it I get remarks such as 'squashed bean' because that's what it looks like! I am also having a wart growing on it (at least I think its a wart) and I am really conscious! I am 16 years old and I've been bullied since I started school what should I do I really need to get rid of it!





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    I am having a birthmark in brown color on the side of my face. I use to cover it with my hair. But now I use a foundation it's really good it's name is camouflage. you should use it too it will really help you to cover your mark.

    I have the same one as you :( why do I have this

    There are creams and stretching methods which would be less extreme, especially as you say with no infections. There is a rare condition that affects my husband's family where they have little to no opening, my stepson was around 6 I think when he was circumcised, he had problems from birth, was getting infections and his foreskin ballooning with trapped urine. Circumcision was still the last option.

    My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at birth & went into a Pavlik harness. She now goes for annual check ups & after being given the all clear at least a year ago. We have just received a letter saying that her next appointment has been brought forward as on her last X Ray there was slightly unusual appearance of the scrum & a loaded rectum with the presence of bilateral CDH - what does this mean??





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    I neither wasn't happy to see clubfeet on a program called this as it's not a embarrassing problem it is a birth defect and for some a disability , there's raisin awareness and raisin awareness on the right and wrong program , if this child was older god nos what the poor kid would be feelin it's not right to put a child on a program like this , mixed with disgusting things , u don't call a child with a disability or birth defect. Embarrassing , weather it be downs / clubfeet spina bifida or issues like that and I feel this could lead to bullying in children that are older with clubfeet





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    Cerebral palsy is a kind of diseases that is caused by damage of brain during or before birth. This illness can also be occurred soon after the birth. There are various reasons for these diseases such as infection in the pregnancy, problem in brain development, untimely birth and bleeding in the brain. The condition and problems of these Cerebral palsy sufferers are different from each other. This website gives you very relevant information about cerebral palsy. Our website provides you very useful information about cerebral palsy. http://www.helpforcerebralpalsy.com





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    my daughter is 3years old the legs and hands muscle are stiffness. She can't talk, she can't, sit neither walking. Her nack swing. Doctor, what is the cure

    my 2 year old son has a brown flat smooth mark on his arm since he was 6 weeks old .. it has grown a bit as he has got older i thought that this was just a harmless birth mark. it dosn't worry me to much as its just a birth mark.however it worrys my partner especially as in the last few months he has started to have dark hair growing through it. any edvice would be great....thank you





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    My daughter was checked at birth, 6 weeks old and it was only at her 7 month check it was discovered she had clicking of the hip. We were referred to the hospital and were actually dismissed saying there was nothing wrong as they couldn't get her hip to click. Mu health visitor fought for 3 months to get any xray and at 11 months they did and my daughter had no right hip socket at all!!!! This condition isn't taken serious enough and I don't think the checks at birth are adequate and more and more cases are slipping through the net. It's good to see a program that is higlighting the problem.





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    hi my daughter is 14yrs old and she has a birthmark on the side of her face which she is very concious about and it has got bigger as she has got older, she has never been to the doctors abt this mark on her face so we are just assumming it is a birth mark.I have sent you a picture of her face to the skin gallery on this site today, which is not on their as yet,i just wanted to know is there anything you can do for birth marks to stop them getting any bigger thanks kelly





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    Hi im 15 an I have a birth mark on the back of my head, good thing I have a head of hair, but I never wear it down because I don't want the wind blowing my hair around so everyone can see it. I hate my birthmark and when ever I think about it, it really bring myself esteem down And I start thinking of other things that is wrong with me too, Ive only showed a couple of my friends and they all said it looks like there was pink/ redish bubble gum stuck on my scalp, plus I have super bad dandruff and sometimes my birth mark itches sooo bad when I scratch reall good it starts to bleed so if there is something I can do about it please, voice you're comment. Thank you





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    Its okay. Just keep your head held high my dear, and show 'em that you can't be tamed becauase baby,you were born this way.

    My daughter was not diagnosed until she was 13 months old after doctors failed to pick it up at birth and at all her check ups. She has since had an operation to put both her hips into their sockets (at 15 Months old), an operation and pins put into her left hip to make it grow correctly (at 2 1/2 years old) and an operation and pins to make her right hip grow correctly (at 3 1/2 years old). Throughout these operations she has been in hip spicas and even though she was a complete star throughout all the treatment she has had, she should not have had to go through it all if she had been checked properley at birth. When we found out what she had we had no idea what DDH was. My little girl had to be put under general anesthetic a total of 6 times already and is due another operation soon to take the last of the pins out. It is a very distressing thing to go through and I think mor awareness on DDH is needed. I think it is Great you are doing a feature on DDH and I will def be watching it.





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    My son is 11 and has been chronically constipated since birth (it took him 72 hours to pass meconium). We have had a horrendous time, 1 consultant basically called me a lazy parent because he had a nappy on aged 2 and a half, he was impacted and I had taken him to A&E. He has been off dairy then told to put him back on it as he was calcium deficiant, on high fibre then told to reduce it as it was causing to much bulk, had at least 4 oral abscesses due to weak tooth enamel(he was taking 40 mls of lactulose a day at 4 months old!!!!!) he has had picosulphate, movicol, lactulose and exlax. nothing seems to be working, at least once a fortnight he has "overflow" issues and soils himself, bedding, underwear etc...I am at my wits end! Doctors constantly tell me its a dietary issue but do not seem to grasp that this has been an issue since birth so how can it possibly be dietary or emotional??? How do I get people to listen to me?





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    Did he have the movicol twice a day regularly for a week or so. Needs to be taken regularly with lots of water. I have 2 sachets morning and night and keep well and mostly empty on that. The key is regular-not just when he's uncomfortable. Might need to be on it for life. Good luck.

    my son 11 he has few birth marks but he has got 1 big on his bum since baby





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    My daughter is 9 years old, she has been under a specialist since birth. Intially they believed her problems could be Hirsprungs disease but thankfullly following biopsy's this was ruled out. We still struggle with severe constipation and unsettled nights, pain, long periods of time where she is unable to pass a stool which has an impact on her at school and effects her mood, sleep, behaviour etc but we manage it the best we can. My daughter has been diagnosed since birth with a severe food intolerence to Milk, Soya, Lactose, Egg & Whey. Ensuring these products are kept away and perservering with Movicol, senna etc we are finding life a little easier! (touch wood). It has been really difficult at times whilst I dont like to hear of so many children suffering it is reasuring to know that other people manage and understand these difficulties everyday.





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    i have 3 birth marks a its on my chest and one on my face and one on my bum

    I was diagnosed at birth, so in that respect I was lucky. But I had no treatment and told that it would sort itself out when I started to walk - it did not. However, despite it being a very bad shallow hip socket on my right side I was absolutely fine all through childhood and my teens. I did a lot of sport, dancing, very active.... Then in my early 20's the pain set in. I had a pelvic osteotomy (PAO) to correct the shallow socket and that eliminated the pain for about 4 years but unfortunately the osteoarthritis had set in. I had that same hip resurfaced earlier this year at age 31 and it has already changed my life - my hip feels like it did back in my teenage years! But its likely that won't be the end of the journey as revision surgery is likely to be in my future. I do think screening from birth is absolutely necessary, but I'm not certain whether all cases can be treated early on which will negate the requirement for further surgery. But screening is vital to having a choice! I was 'lucky' enough to have that choice. I'm also lucky to not be living pain free due to amazing medical treatment.





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    I was born with dysplastic hips but not diagnosed till I was 18mnths. I was in splints for over a yr. Luckily I never needed surgery but I still and always have had costant pain. I have found most sports too painfull to do and in cold weather it gets much worse, I take painkillers everyday. I was diagnosed with a genetic tissue dissorder at 16, it turns out this was the cause for my hip problems. My 7 yr old was checked at birth and my 2 yr old was scanned at a few wks old. My son has not been scanned I was concerned that he had been missed so at 6wks old I asked my doctor about his scan and he said that the hospital would get round to sending a date through eventualy. At 5 mnths I demanded one as his hips are clicking and the creases in his legs don't match up. He has a x ray booked for next week. I'm disgusted that with my medical history surely they should have scanned him at birth? I'm worried that he does gave the condition, I don't want my child to go through pain fir the rest of his life. For a broadcaster like channel 4 to trivialise this condition is a disgrace. To suffer through constant pain is not something to make light of.





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    I have a birthmark the size of a penny directly between my belly button and penis. My friends have started having sex with girls but I am very self conscious of my birth mark. Age 15





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    Im so sorry. But if anything, there is a girk out there who Will accept you for you and your little birthmark!

    Hi my son dribbled a lot from birth - I went through that amount of bibs - just wanted to say that he is still dribbling at 7 and I am about to start new enquiries, he has had adenoids tonsils and teeth out, I wonder now how necessary those ops were as they made no difference. I would get second opinions on everything!

    My child has a extra thumb also & the doc. told me that they'll look at it again at 6 months of birth to see which finger is dominant. He said that infants doesn't start to write until the age of 2. We will probably have his removed at age 1 if the doc. is ready to to so.

    My daughter felicia is 2 next week and only got diagnosed with DDH 6 weeks ago. We started to get concerned about felicia when she was 10 month old as she was very reluctant to weight bear on her left side and her foot was on a slight angle. since then felicia has been examined by my gp and 3 differnt doctors and it took a physiotherapist along with a forth doctor to eventually send felica for an xray and she had a left dislocated hip. I was shocked as I'ave been told by all doctors that felicia was just a bit lazy and had weak muscles in her ankles and with time she would walk. Felicia was born under normal delivery and no family history of ddh so as far as I was aware with her hip examination at birth and at the 6 week routine examination being recorded as satisfactory her hips where fine. so I never thought to question them just took there word for it and waited for felicia to start to walk. now felicia is facing a 5 hour long surgery followed by weeks/ months in a spica with possible more surgery. Why isn't there more info out there ? I can't belive it's not even mentioned in the nhs birth to five book. There is serious flaws that needs seeing to asap to prevent this from happening to so many of us. thanks jeanette





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    hi i am 28 years old and was diagnosed with this condition at the same age as your daughter, i have been through 11 ops to sort me out. 1st July 09 i had my left hip replaced, due to not been detected at birth and no one taking any notice of my mum, until one doc xrayed me and got it all in place. i have to have my right hip replaced as well. my son was checked very well at the hospital with a scan and he had the all clear. they did say to my mum the the condition was in the family and noone in the family had it. i hope everything goes well for your daughter i missed alot of school and my childhood due to this condition and i was diagnosed with athritis at the age of 19 and all my life have walked with a limp and pain. After my replacement i have a 2.2cm difference in my legs now and the pain is eased but still wont be normal for the rest of my life. good luck

    my 2 year old son has this birth mark in same place on his neck and is growing in size and often changes in colour. i have had him to see 3 different G.P's about this and have been told not to worry as its 'just a birthmark' but after watchin the show tonight I am worried. what should we do?





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    I have had Eczema since Birth and Nothing seems to work, I was taken off dairy when younger and there were no affects, Emollients seem to make it worse by making it itchy and therefore it get infected easy from cracking. Any advice?





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    hello ive have a 9 year old daughter who has suffered since birth with being constipated, she will go 7 -10 days without going!!! the doctor just fob us of with movicol which will work but gives her tummy ache and the runs !!! she can be so tired and moody which is no surprise ...





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    Hi- if your child also is very flexible (double jointed etc) it might be worth checking out the Hypermobility Assoc website as long term constipation is a symptom associated with the illness and many of the laxatives do not work - we had 5 days of 12 sachets of movicol and it did no good at all.

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