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Congenital problems in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   my son is 7... he get's sick every couple weeks...kinda un predictable, he gets fever, headache, vomiting....we just finished seeing the immunologist...he tested for leukemia, HIDS, and even said he doesn't have periodic fever syndrome....he misses school 1x a week and his energy is gone...he play's hockey and he can hardly do that anymore...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what are the investigation done?
User :   well know we go see a paediatrician and see if she can come up with something...I have a feeling it is going to be no answer and just this is how he is....Doctor's are confused.. because they say he looks to ill for nothing to be wrong, but are unsure as to what it is...he is on the wait list for neurologist.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry every thing will be alright
Doctor :   what are the blood tests done??
User :   has anyone got any ideas as to what it could many rare and hidden things out there...we are still waiting for a result of the Mediterranean fever....
User :   blood is all good.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if all the blood tests are normal then it must be a rare disease
Doctor :   i doubt if there is no parameter is abnormal on blood test??
Doctor :   what about chest xray/ultrasound/CT??
Doctor :   URINE TEST??
User :   urine fine...
User :   but have not done the other...had an sleep deprived eeg???? what could the others find???
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   chest xray to rule out any chest infection,
Doctor :   or any lung or heart abnormality to some extent
User :   no not an infection??? his CBC would have been more than slightly elevated....
User :   hmmm...abnormality i could understand...
Doctor :   ultrasound abdomen is good test..for the abdominal structures
Doctor :   like liver,spleen,kidney,bladder
User :   yes....
Doctor :   CT scan brain /MRI brain for structural abnormalities of brain
User :   yes i would love the MRI from the neurologist..
Doctor :   hmm..MRI is better than CT scan
User :   agree.... I often think it is something hiding...defenay
User :   opps...
Doctor :   hmm
User :   i mean i think something is hiding...not like a tumour but maybe something else?????he has been doing this since baby.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he is having this problem from which age?
User :   maybe 12 months..
Doctor :   ok
User :   and what is really scaring my now 14 month old is doing the same...two fevers this month with vomiting...and then screaming i think head pain...they are doing the same pattern....
User :   i wonder if it is some genetic...well everything is genetic, but hereditary problem that is being missed.
Doctor :   most of the babies get fever in early days
Doctor :   and vomiting also they do
User :   true.
Doctor :   so dont have to be scared
User :   ya...but to the point in interrupts school and extra curricular activities is so not normal...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i am talking about ur 2nd kid
User :   ya....true
Doctor :   how about ur pregnancy??
Doctor :   was it uneventful?
Doctor :   is he a full term baby?
User :   normal....ya both full term
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then may be there is some congenital problem..
Doctor :   but even if it congenital with such unspecific symptoms like fever,vomiting
Doctor :   it is very unlikely to get early diagnosis,unless extensive investigations with interdepartmental coordination .
User :   thanks.
Doctor :   welcome
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