Speech Problem

Speech problems are disorders that affect the way a person creates different voices to form words. Stammering or shuttering is the most common type of speech problem. The other types include apraxia, which is caused due to brain damage, and dysarthria is when the weakness of muscles in the mouth and face cause speech problems.

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Why is the uvula towards the left side after cleft palate surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Our baby is 2 years 3 months old. She had a soft cleft palate. The doctor operated her and closed the soft cleft palate. Now, we can see that her uvula is a little bit on the left side in the mouth and not at the center. We are worried about this. She already went with this surgery in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having uvula at one side is not at all a big issue. But, you should know a few things. Children with cleft lip or palate are usually operated at a very small age, usually at six months is the first surgery done, and this depends on the extent of deformity child has. All ...  Read Full »

After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

Why does my 3 years and 9 months old son not answer a few of our questions?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three years old. We speak a different language here. So I trained my son to speak in English. He is doing good. He is able to understand what I am saying and he responds well. He has good eye contact with good social skills. Even if I am sitting sad, he understands it and asks ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it seems that you had some minor concerns about your son's speech, language, and social communication development. Your son is going well for his age. He has improved his speech clarity. Your ongoing concern is that he does not respond to some of y...  Read Full »

Will hypertension cause memory loss and trouble speaking?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has hypertension. He also have a loss of memory and trouble speaking. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood that you have long term hypertension. I do not know whether you had been or are taking medication for the same. Hypertension is a silent, serious disease. Persistent hypertension led to the narrowing of the blood vessels of the brain and, finally, blocka...  Read Full »

How to control constant high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has developed a hypertension crisis, BP not less than 180/120 mmHg, for a month. He has weakness on the left side and slurred speech. He also cannot control his emotions, such as crying and smiling. There is no total paralysis as he can still walk on assistance. MRI shows sm...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com What is the RFT of the patient? We need to give Arkamin to the patient, and this will help. The main problem is we need to rule out a stroke. Please get an NCCT (non-contrast computerized tomography) head done and let us know and start Arkamin 0.1 mg thrice daily.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease with loss of balance?

Query: Hello doctor, My father in law is suffering from Parkinson's disease for the past year. We continue taking treatments, but the condition worsens day by day. Now he completely lost his balance, cannot walk alone, cannot do daily work and require assistance, cannot control urinating in the night, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear your FIL‘s symptoms. I read all the reports and the MRI report and the prescription which the doctor wrote (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Considering all the number of falls that he had in a year, it does not seem to be...  Read Full »

Does language disorder and starring spells in a 5-year-old kid indicate seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, My son recently had an MRI done and would like to know the findings of the radiology report explained. The report shows: Prominent dilated perivascular space in the right parietal white matter. Possible oval shaped 8 x 2 mm cyst deep in white matter right side. Slight asymmetry of...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some history from birth onward. Was the child born at term gestation, or preterm, or post-term? Was the delivery normal, or by forceps, or vacuum, or by C section? Soon after delivery, in how much time the baby cried? Did he turn blue shortly af...  Read Full »

How to improve my speech and control my hypersalivation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male who is 6 feet tall and weighs about 72 kg. I have speech problems that are difficult to speak and do not adequately express my ideas or feelings. I have a symptom like more saliva (hypersalivation) produced and drooling when sleep. This drooling of saliva is start...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for getting in touch with us. I can very well understand that you are worried about your condition. What you are describing is very much consistent with a chronic neurological disorder. Therefore I strongly recommend you to see a neurologist who has to get ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from R related words in speaking. Kindly suggest exercise for me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from R related words in speaking, I practiced a lot, but problems remains the same. Kindly suggest any specific medicine or exercise for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I hope you consulted a speech therapist. Because he can help you correctly and quickly than you can do it by yourself. R sound of the retroflex is the sound where the tongue performs a vibrating motion to produce the sound R. For correcting the sound yo...  Read Full »

Can toxic mold in the air cause neurological problem like speech disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently recorded a three-minute video and listened to it before sending it. In that video, a couple of words stood out to me that was not enunciated well. I have posted a short mini-clip of each word. In the context "be writing a story or a narrative" it sounds like I missed the l...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that these speech problems are not suggestive of any serious medical condition or neurological disorder. They are just misspelling, related to low attention or fatigue. I do not think that they are related to Prozac, as this ...  Read Full »

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