Login | Register
Share |

Calling all Moms-to-be ! Get FREE Babycare Product Samples - Click here

You are here: HomeAsk the Experts

Dear Dr Sanjay

My 18 month old son fell from the coffee table (About 1.5 Metres high) this morning. He cried non stop and when we asked him where it hurts, he kept pointing to his throat. He fell from the side, (left shoulder and ribs down the floor). The side that hurts him is the right side. When we tried to carry him up from the baby high chair, he would cry to no end. Certain movements hurt him too.

Took him to the local child specialist but the doctor there couldn’t advise of anything. Could he possibly have a bone fracture or hurt his neck/ shoulder? Would love to fly back and see you for a session!


Mother of KW.


Asked by Esyii - Posted 7 years, 1 Month, 3 weeks, 2 days, 19 hours, 42 minutes ago.

Dear Esyii

In general, a fall of more than 4 feet can cause injuries such as fractures.

If you find limitation in movement on his right…preference to use his left when walking, carrying or less arm swing on right, then he will require an assessment or an X ray at the very least.

Hope that helps

Dr. Sanjay Woodhull
Consultant Paediatrician


back to mainpage


Panel of Experts:

Dr. Eeson Sinthamoney
MD (Mal), MRCOG (Lon),
Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine (UK/Singapore)
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Fertility Specialist

Dr. Pong Kwai Meng
MBBS(Mal), FRCP(Glasg),
FRCP(Edin),M.Med. (Paeds),
Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist
Speciality: Paediatrics and Neonatology

Dr. Hoe Tuck Sang
MBBS (Malaya), AM, M. Med (Paed)
MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasgow)
Consultant Paediatrician
Specialty: Paediatrics

Dr. Khoo Phaik Choo
MBBS (MAL), LRCP (London), MRCS (UK), DCH (London), MRCP (UK)
Consultant Paediatrician
Specialty : Paediatrics

Dr Sanjay Woodhull
MBBS (Manipal). MRCP (UK). FCCP (US)
Consultant Paediatrician
Specialty: Paediatrics

Dr. Patrick Chia
MBBS (London) MRCOG (UK) FAFP (Mal)
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Specialty : Obstetrics & Gynaecology and fetal medicine

Ms. Jennifer Hor
United Kingdom trained Nurse and Midwife
Specialty : Early Parenting Skills and Parentcraft Education

Ms. Gina Yong
Breastfeeding Consultant, Holistic Wellness and Fitness Coach
Specialty : Breastfeeding Support

Copyright 2010 Mamababyworld Sdn Bhd. All Rights Reserved. Email admin@mamababyworld.com