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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son is just about 7 weeks old has started some strange habit from couple of days- he brings both eyeballs closer to each other as if looking at his nose tip and in this position moves them together left to right and back swiftly a few times and then comes back to normal. He has done it 4-5 times a day. Is this a normal behaviour? Why does he do it? Should we see a doctor?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   In early childhood, there is no complete cooperation between eyes and brains
Doctor :   the external image fall on retina
Doctor :   The retinal image is printed on
Doctor :   this is the circuit
Doctor :   But the visual images are not well printed and it is called physiological nstagmus in children
Doctor :   some says skeved veision
User :   so is this a concern?
User :   should we see a doctor?
Doctor :   as the child gorws, they could able to focus vision on one object and then print the object on
Doctor :   they will get rif oft his ntstagmus
Doctor :   even in teenager children we advise to focus look straight so that both eyes focus on one object and then on the brain
Doctor :   now it is not a concern
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is not a developmental abnomrality
User :   doctor i have one more question
Doctor :   go ahead...
User :   my son is passing dark green color motion from y'day. And also he is passing motion almost whenever i feed him.
User :   Is this a concern?
Doctor :   infants almost poop after every feed
Doctor :   That is normal
User :   what abt this green color?
Doctor :   There is nerves supplying rectum and stomach are same . so when stomach is filled colon is empties. but in adults we toleratet feeling . But kids can not . so it is normal. Gradually they will develo control over the bowel habits.
Doctor :   The color of the stool may be yellow darl green
Doctor :   but not red
Doctor :   Dark is Dark freen
User :   ok
User :   his navel/belly button protruding out by about 1.5 cm, unlike ours which seem to be drawn inwards.His umbilical cord had fallen just 2 weeks after delivery. Is this normal? Will it go in gradually? He otherwise is normal.
User :   are u there?
Doctor :   Most umbilical protrusions are disappra
Doctor :   (disappear)
User :   how long it will take?
Doctor :   If at all there is protrusion it will disappear by 6mo
Doctor :   or 1yr
User :   ok, thanks doctor
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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