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Developmental problems

Developmental problems: Introduction

Developmental problems: Physical or mental development difficulty. See detailed information below for a list of 4007 causes of Developmental problems, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Developmental problems:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Developmental problems

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Causes of Types of Developmental problems:

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Developmental problems: Symptom Checker

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Developmental problems Treatments

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Message Boards for Developmental problems

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Diagnostic tests for Developmental problems:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Developmental problems. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance and observation
    • Looking for any dysmorphic ( abnormality of shape) features of face and body - e.g. Down syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Soto's syndrome.
    • Observe the child's behavior and interaction with yourself. If child is alert, interested in new objects, keen to explore and relates in a friendly manner, a developmental problem is more likely because of an isolated condition rather than global retardation
    • If child obese it can delay gross motor function
    • Observe infant health clinic booklet - to check growth patterns of weight, height and head circumference.
  • Physical examination
    • A careful physical examination must be performed to exclude any acute or chronic illness
  • more tests...»

Developmental problems: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Developmental problems may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Developmental problems

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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: Developmental problems. 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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Developmental problems: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Developmental problems

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most more »

Rare copper disease insidious and misdiagnosed: Wilson's disease (a form of copper overload) is a rare disorder that has a slow and insidious onset that can often fail to be diagnosed. Copper builds up in more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness 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 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 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 "cuff" around the arm to measure blood 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 from their physician, 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 misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms more »

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

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the 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 the more »

Developmental problems: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Developmental problems

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Developmental problems: Related Rare Diseases

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Developmental problems: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Developmental problems:

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

  • Brain
  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Developmental problems

The list below shows some of the causes of Developmental problems mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Developmental problems?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Developmental problems. Of the 4007 causes of Developmental problems that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 25 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 34 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3942 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Developmental problems:

The following list of conditions have 'Developmental problems' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Developmental problems:

The following list of medical conditions have Developmental problems or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.














  • Lead poisoning ... mental retardation, learning problems, learning problems









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Causes of Developmental problems Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Developmental problems 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 Developmental problems?

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

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

    Classifications of Developmental problems:

    Subtypes of Developmental problems:

    Learning disabilities (435 causes), Acalculia (6 causes), Delay in Talking (22 causes), Late start of menstruation (34 causes), Premature Breast Development (10 causes), Learning disability (397 causes), Writing symptoms (35 causes), School problems (520 causes), Language problems (122 causes), Reading symptoms (73 causes), Delayed bone age (78 causes), Delayed eruption of teeth (9 causes), Delayed puberty (266 causes), Delayed sexual development (39 causes), Delayed talking in children (23 causes), Delayed teeth eruption in children (27 causes), Delayed tooth eruption (60 causes), Failure to thrive (955 causes), Growth deficiency in children (19 causes), Growth failure in children (8 causes), Growth suppression (4 causes), Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Developmental delay in children (28 causes), Mental retardation (2098 causes), Motormental retardation in children (32 causes), Poor growth (2366 causes), Poor growth in children (56 causes), Poor language development in children (10 causes), Psychomotor retardation (193 causes), Pubertal delay in children (59 causes), Short stature (1396 causes), Slowed intellectual activity (28 causes), Tall stature in children (27 causes), Tallness (22 causes), Tooth eruption delayed (14 causes), Underdeveloped cerebellum (51 causes), Underdeveloped fallopian tubes (12 causes), Underdeveloped kidney (59 causes), Underdeveloped lungs (74 causes), Underdeveloped midface (118 causes), Underdeveloped or absent radius in children (7 causes), Underdeveloped ovaries (14 causes), Underdeveloped scrotum (38 causes), Underdeveloped thumb (37 causes), Underdeveloped uterus (19 causes), Undescended testicle (29 causes), Sudden onset of slowed intellectual activity (13 causes), Gradual onset of slowed intellectual activity (7 causes), acromegaly (15 causes), slowed growth (6 causes), Dwarfism (119 causes), Gigantism (13 causes), Bone growth suppression (5 causes), Decreased hair growth (38 causes), Decreased appetite and poor growth in children (24 causes), Excess growth hormone (3 causes), Decreased appetite and poor growth in infants (16 causes), Short trunk (32 causes), Hypersecretion of growth hormone (2 causes), Increased head circumference (14 causes), Pituitary gland suppression (1 cause), Small baby (267 causes), Hulking appearance (4 causes), Excessive height in children (12 causes), social problems (126 causes), Social withdrawal (52 causes), Alcohol use (19 causes), alcohol intoxication (11 causes), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (4 causes), low birth weight (199 causes), mental dullness (6 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Developmental problems:

    Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

    Symptoms related to Developmental problems:

    Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Learning delay, Developmental delay, Learning disabilities (435 causes), Premature Breast Development (10 causes), Learning disability (397 causes), Writing symptoms (35 causes), School problems (520 causes), Language problems (122 causes), Reading symptoms (73 causes), Alcohol use (19 causes), Social problems (126 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Developmental problems

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