What causes masturbation habit in children? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi, my daughter is just about to turn 9. we are having an excessive amount of masturbation, which occurred days after we stopped her Oxcarb for seizures. She has epilepsy. She had masturbation before Epilepsy was ever diagnosed, but the Oxcarb for seizures also greatly diminished the masturbation. Do u think she is having benign rolandic seizures and it is triggerring the masturbation? Do the 2 have any relation?
I am Dr Vaishalee
We stopped med because clear eeg, and no sign of seizures in months. we weened off slow per neurologist.
Masturbation is a very primitive type of behavior in kids
It may happen in some neurological conditions when a particular area in the brain is not functioning well
Both do not seem to be related
Are you there?
Masturbation is normal at any stage in life
she is doing it to the point of injuring herself, very hard to stop her from doing it at school, on furniture. she uses NO discretion. Although it has gotten a little better by allowing that behavior any time she desires as long as she does it in private (bathroom, her bedroom) Stress makes it worse, just like w seizures.
It indicates a neurological disturbance when it is excessive
There is one particular area in brain that is associated with masturbation
The damage to that area is also associated with self harm
We went to doc yesterday, going back on Oxcarb. She is asking "mommy make it stop! make it go away"... It is keeping her up at night, the feeling or need to masturbate is waking her. She get uup, urinates a tiny bit, says that helps a little, we have ruled out UTI
Meth causes symptoms like a state of no emotions
You may want to find the family history
She had 3 day EEG inpatient, and MRI in August, but was on Oxcarb. All was clear. Thats why Nuero said we could try to ween off meds, but this came back with a vingence. We do have family history of B mom, but not dad. Some mental illness, no epilepsy.
Excessive masturbation must be having a cause
It may just be a a way to feel better
maybe a psychiatric consult to come to a diagnosis may also help
Also need to check if she has itching
that may seem like masturbation
Are you there?
We see a Child Psychologist, Pedi Neurologist, and a Pediuatric Behavior Specialist. They disagree on whether the 2 are related. Neuro says NO. Pedi Psych says yes. Thats why i wanted a 2nd opinion, although it really does not matter. But if she grows out of seizyres, my hope is grows out of her hypersexuality too??
Do you think she has some discharge
Are you there?
You may try some changes in her diet like giving her pure water
She says it does not itch. But, presently very swollen from doing it so intense on hard chair at school. She has been examined, and interviewed more than once since age 5 because of masturbation, and any type of sexual abuse has been ruled out. She does have clear flid in panties after, and asks to change panties.
It will help controlling any infection of throat and the brain as a result
She is having an extrem problem not wantinbg ANY clothes, underwear touching her. makes it worse.
Did you feed her with formula at birth?
are you sayinbg water only for like 24hrs
Yes formula, bi
But whatever you feed her, make it hygienic and give her pure water to drink
Omega 3, 6, 9 may cause some behaviour issues
these are commonly seen in formulas
yes formula since adopted, no breast milk. Very healthy besides these things. Sick very little
Its in the milk she drinks now. I will try that.
Actually take her off that milk
that has omega 3 6 9
She was not breast fed since adopted
has omega 3, its organic
I would advise you to give her cows milk
that does not have omegas
2% would be great
2% cows milk
ok, thx for your time! Just a concerned mom, struggluing with this
I think if you follow these two measures your kids condition will definitely improve
can i print this
bottled water from grocery store
I am not sure
copy paste it
ok, thanks, and God Bless You!
Thanks for consulting
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