Author Archive for peter.gott

Are childhood ‘growing pains’ a real medical condition?

Dear Dr. Gott: My 5-year-old grandson sometimes awakens in the night with pain in his legs, ankles or wrists. My daughter says he has growing pains. Is this true? Dear Reader: Yes, it is, sort of. Up to 40 percent of children experience “growing pains” during two periods — from the ages of 3 to […]

Burst blood vessels not normal, should be examined by doc

Dear Dr. Gott: Periodically, I have blood vessels that pop. They instantly burn and form a pool of blood under the skin at whatever location they occur. They usually appear on my hands and feet and can happen with no activity or thing such as getting bumped. The first time I remember this happening was […]