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4 Potential Delayed First Clear Words Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Canavan Disease

    Canavan disease is an extremely rare genetic disorder. It causes the brain to degenerate into spongy tissue with lots of tiny fluid-filled spaces. Usually this disease is discovered in the first 3 to 6 months of a person's life. It causes progressive destruction of the brain.

    Prognosis is very poor.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    muscle stiffness/rigidity, developmental delay, moving less frequently, low muscle tone, poor control of head movement
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Intraventricular Hemorrhage of Infancy

    Bleeding into the brain can happen as an infant, especially in premature babies.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, shallow, infrequent breaths, feeling confused and not making sense while talking, pale skin all over, stopped breathing (apnea)
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Hunter Syndrome

    Hunter syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, which is part of a family of diseases called lysosomal storage disorders. People with Hunter syndrome lack a protein that helps break down certain molecules. If these molecules build up within the body, they can cause issues with the heart, bones, and the nervous system, resulting in cognitive decline.

    Most improvements occur in the first 12-18 months of treatment, but this genetic disorder unfortunately does not yet have a cure.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, joint stiffness, hearing loss, disproportionately large head, developmental delay
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Beckwith - Wiedemann Syndrome

    Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a congenital (present from birth) growth disorder that causes large body size, large organs, and other symptoms.

    Life-long genetic condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    one side of the body that is growing more than the other side, having more than 10 fingers or toes, developmental delay, abnormally large tongue
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Delayed First Clear Words

  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Are you mentally disabled?
  • Q.Did you faint?

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Delayed First Clear Words Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced delayed first clear words have also experienced:

    • 7% Constipation
    • 7% Swollen Jaw
    • 3% Jaw Stiffness
  • People who have experienced delayed first clear words were most often matched with:

    • 27% Canavan Disease
    • 16% Intraventricular Hemorrhage of Infancy
    • 5% Hunter Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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