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What causes involuntary head movements during urination or bowel movements in a child?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hello doc my 9th month old son used to shiver or shakes his head from few months i dnt knw the correct word but shakes his head..wen he have to pee or poo...is there any problem with him or its jus normal..m really worried
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sometimes kids do it as a habit - don't worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi....I understand your concern. But it is quite common for kids of this age to do these sort of things as a habit. So do not worry about it.

Sometimes they may resort to head banging on pillows and other soft objects also. Nothing to worry about it.

But as he's doing it while passing urine and motion, make sure he's not constipated.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 16 minutes later
no he is not constipating...but he is not teetin also..
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on head shaking

Detailed Answer:
Hi...no relation to teething. I feel it's only a habit. Nothing to worry about it.

But have an eye on his development as the age progresses.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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