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can smoking marijauana as a teenager actually cause schizophrenia/psychosis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the emotional effects of teen pregnancy?

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Depression: Teens are at risk for pregnancy and postpartum depression. They often feel isolated from their friends and left out of social functions. They are also less likely to finish school or attend college than their non-pregnant friends. Teens are also more likely to experience mood swings from hormonal changes during pregnancy.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do in the baby's youth to help mitigate high blood pressure later in its life?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Teach your child to eat healthy with a low salt diet, exercise, and to maintain his or her ideal weight.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I hadscoliosisas a teenager and was told that it would stop after I stopped growing. I'm 32 now, and it seems to be getting worse. Could this

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Scoliosis: Not likely to get better. Stretching and maintaining flexibitly is important. Consider orthopedic evaluation.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it common for teen girls to get a urinary tract infection?

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Yes: Taking baths, especially bubble baths can increase the risk of urinary tract infections. Wiping from back to front can also increase the risk.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can a teen with sagging breasts get a breast lift? How is it done?

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Dr. Robert Stroup
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: It is best to wait to do surgery on the breasts until they have stopped growing/developing. If that is the case, then surgery can be done to lift the breasts. This is commonly done for young patients with what is called "tuberous" breasts.

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