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2 yr old does not respond to anything told. Should I go to pediatrician ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My Son is 2 years old and oes not respond usually to anything
User:he will only do things that he wants to do
Doctor:I get it
User:I am fearful that i think his growth is not like others...
User:my wife is more worried than me...
Doctor:Please get him checked once with the pediatrician
Doctor:It may be too early
Doctor:However, we can rule out a few things at this stage too
Doctor:Is he active and playful?
User:pediatrician is saying we should take him to child psychiatrist
User:highly active and playful on his own
Doctor:To take a child to child psychiatrist at 2 years does not make much sense to me
Doctor:Does he hear you well
User:just does not respond to any instruction given to him
Doctor:Please answer these
User:he responds to us only sometimes however he responds to music highly
Doctor:Is his vision normal?
User:he can see things clearly
Doctor:Can he hear well?
User:i feel he can hear well
Doctor:Please be patient at this stage
User:he responds well when scolded
Doctor:That is great
Doctor:2 year olds usually do not follow the instructions
Doctor:I do not think there is something seriously wrong with him
User:responds to music as well
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:How is his behavior with other kids
User:just does not listen to anything
User:he does not play with any kid except for my 5 year old nephew
User:always hits other kids
Doctor:That is so normal
Doctor:That is how 2 year olds are
Doctor:How is his speech?
Doctor:Does he speak the native language?
User:nothing we can understand
User:kind of destructive
User:he speaks like toddlers
User:nothing else
Doctor:Do you speak to him often?
User:we try to speak to him however he does not respond
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Take him over to another Pediatrician
Doctor:Get him examined again
Doctor:If there is no improvement by 3 years
Doctor:Then probably we will have to think in view of Autism spectrum disorders
User:does your panel a doctor who can check my son at Gurgaon?
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
User:we have taken him to another doctor some time back, pediatricians do not find any fault him
Doctor:Will you guide you on the same
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
User:0000, it will be picked up by my wife, I am currently out of india
User:my wife's name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:We will speak to your wife
Doctor:Give us some time
Doctor:We will get back to your wife
Doctor:Thank you too
User:should i disconnect now
Doctor:Yes please
Doctor:bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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