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Crying infant

Crying infant: Introduction

Although infants and young children cry for a variety of simple reasons (tired, thirsty, hungry, lonely, scared, full diaper, etc.), crying can also be a symptom of various medical conditions. Reduced or weakened crying may also be a symptom of various problems. Unusual, excessive or changed crying of an infant is a serious symptom that needs prompt professional medical advice.

For excessive crying of an adult or non-infant see weeping....more »

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Causes of Crying infant:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Crying infant. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Crying infant: Symptom Checker

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Crying infant Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Crying infant

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Crying infant may include:

  • Pick child up before they start to cry or when they are not crying
  • Always hold the baby if under three months old (12 weeks)
  • Lengthen baby's quiet, alert time by introducing a new toy or other safe object
  • Get parental support
  • Rest or sleep on stomach with monitoring
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Crying infant

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Message Boards for Crying infant

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Diagnostic tests for Crying infant:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Crying infant. Some of these are listed below :

  • General inspection
    • Current level of any distress
    • Note character of cry
    • Note presence of stridor or wheeze
    • Note any peculiarity in appearance - e.g. dysmorphic.
    • Note state of alertness
    • Note general state of development
  • more tests...»

Crying infant: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Crying infant

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Crying infant. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Crying infant: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Crying infant

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause more »

Insidious cancer misdiagnosed as mental health condition: Pancreatic cancer is fortunately relatively rare, but this dangerous condition can be misdiagnosed as a mental condition in its early stages. Psychological symptoms more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer' more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect) more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis of migraine or introduction more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen more »

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Crying infant: Related Rare Diseases

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Crying infant: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Crying infant:

The list of organs typically affected by Crying infant may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Crying infant

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How Common are these Causes of Crying infant?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Crying infant. Of the 64 causes of Crying infant that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 58 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Crying infant:

The following list of conditions have 'Crying infant' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Crying infant Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Crying infant based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Crying infant?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Crying infant, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Crying infant:

    Subtypes of Crying infant:

    Lacrimation (29 causes), Cat's cry

    Medical Conditions associated with Crying infant:

    Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Weeping (52 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Infant health symptoms (2900 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

    Symptoms related to Crying infant:

    Weeping (52 causes), Hunger (70 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Tantrums, Behavioural symptoms (4608 causes), Discomfort (6458 causes), Breast feeding

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