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Infant unable to support neck or move arms and legs. Is this normal? daughter is 6 months old n i just felt that she didnt move her legs n arms...only a little bit movement a few time.her neck is also out of control.she cant support her neck.i went to a doctor n he took a blood test ,the blood test of my daughter is clear.n the doctor recommend gymnastic for her.i am so upset can u plz tell me that is it normal?is gymnastic effective n my daughter will take how much time after gymnastic to mailing address is YYYY@YYYY m waiting for ur kind reply
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi mom
Your worry is well justified.
At this age she should definitely be able to support & hold head steady & move limbs actively with reasonably good tone & power.
Please get him checked by another pediatrician to find out the real cause of this floppiness.
It is not a good idea to pursue physiotherapy alone without being confirm of the diagnosis.
Hope i could clarify your doubts.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Is your child a preterm?

What was her birth weight?

Did she cry immediately after birth?

Any history of seizures in neonatal period?

Any history of jaundice after birth?

This information is important to comment on her present condition.

By this age she should have controlled her neck and she should try to sit with the support.
It looks there is a motor delay.

I advise you to consult your Pediatrician for the assessment of development in all domains and for referral to an appropriate center for further management.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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