My 6 year old daughter makes a grunting noise.

Kitten - posted on 10/06/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 6 year old just started making this noise in her throat like she is trying to catch her breath. It started with a tounge on teeth tsk tsk noise. We went to the doctor and he ruled out ADD and Autisim. When I questioned her about the why she makes the noise, she said she didn't know. Then she stopped tsking and now 'grunts' almost like a quiet gasping. She does it all the time. It gets worse just before she is about to drink something, then she will gulp down her drink. She is the touchy feely type, always kissing me and touching me. I home school, so my children are with me constantly and get a lot of attention. Any suggestions?

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Virginia - posted on 10/06/2010

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Have you thought about the possibility she may have Tourette's Syndrome? It runs in my family. My mother and my sister both have it. My mother has a physical tick and my sister clears her throat constantly. You may want to check into that.

Louise - posted on 10/06/2010

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Does she get a reaction from you when she does it? Do you give her eye contact and say don't do that, does she look at you for a reaction or is she oblivious? If she does look at you I would suggest complete ignorance to the noise and see how that goes for a couple of days. If she is doing this deliberately to get a reaction you have taken that away. If she is not conscious of what she is doing then this is a tic and something that will need councilling to control. The trick is working out which one it is. Good luck

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Iridescent - posted on 10/13/2011

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I'd get the x-ray. There is very little radiation in x-rays any longer, and they do protect reproductive organs. Breathing is really the biggest concern.

SHARRON - posted on 10/13/2011

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They said they would give him another X- ray as he is only 6 i don't really want that , but his behaviour has changed he seems to be in a world of his own doesn't listen and has started to hide his pjs ??? i'm i over- reacting ?

SHARRON - posted on 10/13/2011

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y son has started to do this all the time first he had a cough constantly then he was treated for this after me taking him back all the time to the Docs ! we kept getting told the cough was habbit untill i told them i wanted an xray done because i know my own child and it was not habbit . anyway it showed up he had an infection on his lung so they treated him for it then the cough came back then he started to struggle for breath then the grunting noise has now started .... we took him back to the Docs and they gave him antibiotics again which has not helped he still grunts what do i do ?

Iridescent - posted on 10/06/2010

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Have her lungs been checked? She could be struggling to breathe, especially if it's worse before drinking.

Jackie - posted on 10/06/2010

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i agree with the other two ladies. If it's something that she has absolutely no control over I would speak to her doctor about it being a tick or even Tourettes Syndrome. But I'm no professional.

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