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is headache, made worse by missing meals a symptom of lead poisoning

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Not likely lead: It's VERY unlikely you got lead poisoning from such brief exposure.On the list of possible causes of headache, lead poisoning is very low.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lead poisoning: I doubt this is related to the lead, but regardless, a year is a long time to have irregular cycles. You should be evaluated for PCOS, polycystic ovar ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdomina ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Lead poisoning: Acute lead poisoning usually presents with abdominal pain, joint pains and muscle pains with mental confusion. Tremor may be present. Serum lead level ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of short-term memory or concentration, depression, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, and nu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Variable: The cut-off values for abnormal lead levels are based on age: 10 versus 25 for child versus adult, respectively (ug/dl). However, each person is uniqu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes if you have symptoms of acute lead poisoning you need to go to er asap. • acute lead poisoning results after a significant amount of lead has ent ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Vague: The lead line is seldom seen now that oral hygiene is fairly good. Weakness and simply feeling unwell precede the classic wrist-drop and walking probl ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Not Much early on: I'm not sure if you are asking about yourself or your young child. The symptoms are fatigue, poor concentration, nausea, muscle aches, and seizures a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It depends.: This depends on how much exposure there was. If a person has lead encephalopathy when chelation therapy is started, permanent brain damage, like cere ... Read More

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