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hello doctor...my son is 5 months 10 days old...I am concerned about his growth....
his weight and HC parameters are as under:
15th july- 2.74 kg
15th oct-5 kg
15th dec-5.3 kg
sorry 15th dec is 5.73 kg
like wise, HC parameters are 15th jul-32.59, 15thoct-39 cm and 15th dec 40.6 cm
his birth date is 15th july
my queries are how to boost up his HC and weight
Did you see a doctor for measurement of Head circumference or you measured it yourself?
no these are doctors measurements
Then what did the doctor advise regarding his HC and weight?
to wait for 15 days.,...i am going to visit doc in day or two...but i could not feel much differnce in gorwth parameters in past 15days.
Normally the weight of the child doubles in 6 months.
And your sons is more than that.
SO, nothing to worry regarding that and your son is weighing normally.
Regarding head circumference, it looks like there is lack of growth.
As per 6 months it should be around 44 cms
and according to 15th dec measurement it is 40.6 cm
does this mean he is suffering from micrcephaly??
44 cm is according to the 50th percentile of the growth chart but more than 3rd percentile is considered to be normal.
that would come up to 40.5cm.
That means the growth is on the lower range.
this link will help in knowing the growth chart.
ok...then how to boostup his HC growth??
First of all we need to know the cause of the lack of growth.
It could be genetic, nutritional or infectious.
Is there anyone in your family having some issues with development
How about his nutrition?
i had done his CMV test...which reported as CMV Igg positive and CMV Igm negative...this was because as my maternal blood at time of birth were showing these reports, and hence got my son tsted as well.
till 4th months i was breast feeding him, and post that have started him solids
he had craddle cap in between
does this mean he has fungal infections and hence his brain growth is slow
Did you repeat your tests as I remember the last time I had ask you to confirm infections.
yes..post discussions with you..,i got testd....he got tested on 23rd oct
what were your reports and your sons reports.
my sons report were CMV Igg positive and CMV Igm negative on 23rd oct
and your reports?
my reports were same, when it was tested at time of birth i.e. 15th july...
You did not get tests repeated? As I had you too to get the tests repeated.
ok....shall i get my self tested for CMV again??
any other test for checking infections for brain growth apart from CMV?
Yes. Please get tested again to confirm.
We can only confirm your child is infected or not after you get tested it again and confirm regarding this.
so i shall get tested for CMV right?? or any other test i shall do??
Get it for CMV and also upload the reports so that I can suggest you if any other tests is required or not.
ok....ill do so....butmy question is , if I was CMV Igg positive, then would not that mean that I was immune?? can this reoccur now?
If you were CMV IgG positive that means you had an infection before for which your body has prepared this antibiotics.
And as your son is CMV IgG positive it means this could have been your antibodies which has passed to him.
Virus is always present in body in a latent phase and can become active any time later in life.
ok...ill get myself tested..
Get it tested and we can have discussion after knowing the reports.
Any will help.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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