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    Stammering

    Everyone's experience of the condition is different, but stammering makes it difficult to form words or phrases fluently. Read more →

    My son is almost 2, he doesnt seem to talk, he makes noises but is not forming words, he is my 2nd son and my 1st son started talking very early, should i see a doctor or is he just lazy?





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    i am 15 years old i have a lot of difficulty talking about my penis but after looking at your websites i have become a little concerned. is it normal for the foreskin to remain over the head while both flaccid and erect? i suffer from no pain when masturbating or urinating its just other sites say this is a problem and needs to be sorted. because of this i am also afraid to let my girlfriend see me.





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    Does anyone find that often Drs/ Hospitals have very little information / advice on Coeliac Disease? It sometimes seem like they feel that it's dead easy to just avoid 'wheat' (their words not mine!). They don't appear to grasp the cross contamination, mass produced, hidden gluten in products and the various levels of 200 ppmillion of gluten which often cause reactions in Coeliacs. I think the C4 programme is great at this but I'd welcome knowing what others find and which hospitals are the best. I've found I've learnt more from groups like Coeliac UK, GFGuerrialls etc than from the Dr. Sad but true. I wish there were more online resources for teenagers as it's hard for them to come to terms with GF when their mates are snacking on fast foods...





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    While in hospital last year (the one i was diagnoised in) for an operatation, when i told staff i needed gf food (including nurses) they looked at me like i had two heads, hadnt a clue what it meant. They coped alright till my last day, wasnt supposed to stay for lunch but did, didnt get the right paper slip to say i needed special food. complained to staff, they said just write it by hand that i needed it to be gf. got soup which had bread in it, not exactly gf!!!

    i am gettin to this stage now with my 9 year old daughter who was diagnosed at 15 months with coeliac it is very hard to find eating out places at best of times never mind fast food i have saw a gr8 improvement over the last 8 years about the knowledge but its still not enough

    It is very difficult for us mums and dads to objectively see our children. My son has aspergers and he displays none of those traits. However I know children who are 'normal' how have some of those traits! I personally watched how my son interacted at playground and nursery and realised that all the children have quirks at that age (lots of really bossy girls!). By Primary 1, it became evident that he understood the school interactions less than other children. However, he was a 'nice boy and never bothered the teacher too much, so she admitted that she tended to forget about him'. Basically the school nurse was my saviour, she realised that he had difficulty hopping (he has hypermobile joints)and he was referred to the occupational therapy team, this lead to a referral to psychologist. Intially, I was put down as over mumsy (I explained too many things to my son - the school blamed me!). The psychologist was my ally, he realised what was happening and expalined the situation to the school from then on the school have been much better. He has specialist help with motor skills, language (social stories) and reading. I hope this very brief summary helps.

    Try a Qtip with vaseline on it and run it under the skin on top of the glans to clean the underside and lubricate it so you can gradually stretch the skin without difficulty or pain after about three weeks to a month you should be able to retract the skin without difficulty or the embarrassment of going to have a dr tell you the basic same idea. You do still have to go to the Dr if there is persistant redness, irritation, swelling or discharge with any of these issues.

    When you say "low muscle tone" - what do you mean? My boy weighs in at around 15Kg - almost skin and bone. My boy is 4 and is a heavy dribbler. His speech isn't too good either. Cant say "K" words (cool), "D's (spiDer) , H (House) and many others. I'm really stressed out by it and thinking now the dribbling has something to do with it. Also, these patches; what are they, where do you get them from, prescription or other etc..... Any advise please - much appreciated. Consequently, i have an 18 month old girl completely opposite. Weighs in around 13kg's and speaks (words) very well, ha ha.

    Hi, i'm 20 and I can't pull my foreskin back at all, unless with great difficulty and pain. I've had it for years, and it doesn't seem to be getting better/looser.





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    Hi John. To be honest some foreskins do take quite a lot of stretching before they become fully loose. You just have to preservere and grit your teeth against the pain. If you feel that you have done all the stretching you can then maybe you need to visit a Doctor who can give you some cream, which usually helps. Take care

    hi their my son is 3 i have recently had a diagnosis for him for asd spectrum , i am sill unsure if he has asperges or the more severe autism. He attacks kids and myself wen out he does cuddle kids and pass them toys aswell but then out the blue he will push them or pull hair and laugh , he isvery very active forever climbing my kitchen units and going into cupbaords. He also has an obsession wih the toilet and if idont let him flush it he will get very angry . He still isnt talking yet he makes alot of sounds, points wen he wants something sings rhymes with the right tone but no words . He is very clued up as to what is going on around him if i am on the phne or turn away he will find the oppurtunity to et what he wants. He follows a couple of instructions e.g put it in the bin, take your coat of , however they involve the same key words all the time. He can be very affectionate and goes up to strangers and greets them but other times he will hit strangers or grab. I lovemy son very much he is my world and i would just like an opinion as to if his autism may be severe or is it mild as he follows certain instructions and shows emoti like being affectionate e.t.c





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    my little sister is 9 and she stutters alot and when she went to her school asemberly and she stuttered her words and then every one laughed at her :'-(





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    Carol re: your post may 2010 Have you ever had him tested for fragile x. Hypermobility (floppy joints) and the difficulty he has with social situations may make it a possibility





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    i just wanted to say due to the answer below that washing your bum bright before bed can actually incurage the female womrms to lay their eggs -- Doctors words

    Hi I'm 14 im not over weight but I have stretch marks on my thighs ( inner and outer ) my hips my bum the back of my thighs and my breasts ( pretty much any were anyone could ever get them!) and it was difficult to cover them up because I always had to wear long 3/4 pants or skirts ( with tights) but now they are forming on the back of my calfs and they start of small and turn into big red marks that never go away ( even with the use of creams for about 2 Years)and I will never be able to cover them up because my school uniform Is a skirt / dress and were not allowed tights . This is terrible and my self esteem in so low I find myself crying everytime I talk about or see my marks that are so obvious . I don't know what to do about them any more it's getting to much to handle . Please please help pr recommend treatments ! X





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    i am 17years old i have a lot of difficulty talking about my penis but after looking at various websites i have become a little concerned. is it normal for the foreskin to remain over the head while both flaccid and erect? i suffer from no pain when masturbating or urinating its just other sites say this is a problem and needs to be sorted. because of this i am also afraid to let my girlfriend see me.





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    It's perfectly normal for the foreskin to cover the head whilst erect or flaccid. It's only a problem if you are unable to pull the foreskin back at all, or if you're in any pain. You sound normal! :)

    My 10 year old daughter wets the bed every night, she is now wearing pull ups. She is starting to lose her self-esteam. Both of us had this problem when we were young, so know how it feels. Should we be concerned for her at this age and contact the doctor.Any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated.





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    Two is quite young to expect alot of talking. most kids do not say much at that age. You should keep checking though because when my son had them at 3 he was already behind in developing even though he pronounced his words fine. When he started school he had his hearing tested again and now wears hearing aids.

    My 13 yr old son has a very stinking/offensive smell in his urine though there is no apparent difficulty in urination or neither there is any pain.He urinates very frequently but again that could be due to his too much intake of water.Unable to conclude...Everytime he urinates mere flushing of the toilet doesn`t works to remove the stink.Please help.





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    take him to the hospital

    Oh my god I have the same situation with my 20 month old boy. He has difficulty too. Every 2 weeks his cough at night reoccurs and we have to spend the night racing in to stop him from choking. I was told it was viral and then one night it so bad I just went to A & E and they rescribed an inhaler for occasional use. If I use it he on him at night when he is coughing he barely coughs again all night, as this has opened up his airways.





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    I scored 42 but i already knew i had high functioning asperges, i was diagnosed when i was 6, but i showed signs from birth. Sorry about my spelling, i also have dislexia and dyspraxia, both of which i don't think i can spell either haha Im now twenty and function pretty normally, but it does really effect some aspects of day to day life and its very difficult to explain how your feeling a lot of the time, i wish i could put it into words for you





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    Hi. Reading this page with interest. My son has been complaining of pains in his legs for a few months, which originally I put down to growing pains (he is now 4yrs), but started walking with quite a noticeable limp, so I took him to the gp who arranged an x-ray and I have been told that he has a slightly tilted pelvis and a deranged hip (gp's words). What does this mean? How will he need to be treated?





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    Hi I'm a gran and my grandson is just coming up to 2 he cannot cope with hoover hair dyer and does not respond to his name and often shuts his eyes tight if he feels his space invaded he makes a lot of noise but does not really form words or point to "where is your nose eyes ears mother" i do not feel I can talk to my daughter about this I was please to see your mum spoke to you,

    My son is 23months and 4weeks old, he going to be 2year in 5days time. But he has speech and language delays, he only says mammama or dadada and so words that doesn't make sense to me. He started working at 15months and he was walking normally afterwards but just yesterday 5days to his 2nd birthday he started to tiptoes and it giving me a lot of concern, please can anyone help.





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    I scored 33 and only took the test as my Daughter has shown signs if it at School, this prompted me to do the test as I have always known that I am excellent with Maths but not English and my Social skills are a lot to be desired. I passed Electronic and Electrical qualifications with only attending 40% of the course this indicates that I was exceptional at certain things but not at Others I can compute numbers and patterns very easily but words no. Go to your GP and get them to check you out or refer you.





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    My little boy is nearly nine and is starting a new school soon. I am worried because he is constantly sucking his thumb. I am worried he will get bullied as his existing school is really small and everyone excepts him and his thumb. Any ideas on how I can stop him? Not only for the above reason but he is always getting coughs and colds which I feel relates to the germs he is putting in his mouth. Can anyone give me any words of wisdom. Thanks





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    Not sure if you have found a solution yet but if not you could try Thumbsies to help your son stop thumb sucking. My daughter gave up after 3 weeks of wearing one. Try www.facebook.com/Jo.Thumbsie

    I was born with CDH in both hips, as a baby i had been in the harness had 4 operations been on traction for 6 months and was in plaster cast for 2 years. I was under a surgen until the age if 18. How ever when i had my first child at 22 i started getting pains again so went to my gp and was refered to the same surgen who operated on me as a child. He then refered me to some one else who refered me to some one else who is now looking to opearate. He has contacted a surgen from canada who is a top specialist to ask more advice. My right hip is past it and at 25 i can have a hip replacement but it is not recomended as i will need another one in about ten years. I also have artritus caused by my hip condition, and because of my spine not being straight due to my hips i also now have a bad back and have just been for a mri scan at the nuro department. I take a high number of pain killers and anti inflametries every day i have restricted movement in my hip joint and i struggle with day to day things :( luckly my partner and family n friends are a real help. Both of my daughters have also been born with this too my youngest is in the pavlic harness but thank god her hip joints are forming and my eldest daughters hips only needed double nappies :D!





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