Children have difficulties that may need medical attention. If you are wondering whether to consult with a physician about an issue with your child, you definitely should talk with your child's doctor about your concerns. Unless you are a physician or have been specifically medically trained, talking with a physician is, without exception, your best choice whenever a problem may be medically related. This especially applies to reports of signs, symptoms, or problems that seem unusual, severe, or about which you have no knowledge or information.
Below are common signs of medical difficulties you may see in your child. Each of the listed signs needs medically evaluated and some mean there is an emergency. The additional comments accompanying a few of the signs will assist you to better understand the specific signs.
Signs needing medical attention