Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried Mommy | 2011-01-25

Q.

headaches and nose bleeds

Dear Doc

My son of 9 often gets headaches and nosebleeds. He is very small boned and do not weigh very much. According to my GP its genetic and malnourishment is not a factor. He eats well, but often skips lunch at school as he is an active kid and would rather play than sit and eat. I am very concerned about this matter as it leaves him quite drowsy and listless.
I am seeing the GP tonight but just need to know what this could possibly be and if it might be serious?
Reply appreciated.
Regards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Of course if your child gets headaches so often this is always of concern.There are two possibilities here. The first and more likely one is that your son is getting migraine headaches. The other possibility is that he may be getting sinus headaches.I see that you have an appointment with your GP tonight. Please make sure that you have a definite diagnosis of the cause of your son's headaches and how to treat them before you leave the doctor's rooms.

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