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is headache, severe a symptom of lead poisoning

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 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
46 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
32 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
32 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
16 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
43 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
25 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
27 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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Lead poisoning in adults commonly causes headache, memory loss, anemia, and defects in the nervous system that can lead to muscle weakness. High enoug ... Read More
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