I have a congenital heart defect (tetrology of fallot) and my cardiologist actually diagnosed me.
My youngest son had infantile scoliosis and i diagnosed it, the pediatrician thought i was nuts at he was a year old but he sent us to an orthopedipec surgeon to get it checked out. He looks like he has outgrown it.
I will admit before i had my surgeries i used to get in line for the scoliosis screenings in Jr. High. The screeners were all parent volunteers and boy did i freak them out LOL But for some reason i was the only one who thought it was funny LOL
diagnosed at the age of 5. Wore milwaukie brace with boston girdle from 2nd grade until 8th, had first spinal fusion/harrington rod surger upper back, 1983. Brace was taken off after healing.
In 1987 discovered lower back needed surgerie as well, had 1st rod replaced and 2nd put in.
I have a 6 yo son who was diagnosed with infant scoliosis at the age of 1. Seems to have outgrown but we are monitoring.