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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Pediatrics
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 5 year old son complains of being tired all the time. Its

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my 5 year old son complains of being tired all the time. Its becoming an issue with pre-k, he gets 11 hours of sleep at night and an hour nap, but still complains of being tired. Is this normal?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, I was debating making an appointment and googling and found this site, and he doesn't take any meds
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: at 5 he still wets the bed at nap and night
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 11 months ago.

Yes he needs check-up as with normal food and sleep, being tired is unusual for a kid. Please first try a multivitamin with iron syrup with one meal daily and see. Otherwise urine, blood hemoglobin check etc are required after a physical by your pediatrician

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
that's they way I was leaning as well, he is our third and neither of the others ever complained, but he complains even when we are doing things he enjoys like going to the park etc. thanks for the confirmation
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 11 months ago.

You are welcome. Good luck to him.