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How much should I worry about seizure?

How much should I worry about seizure?

Need evaluation: Seizure is a dramatic event and is not normal. You need to find the cause of the seizure to treat or prevent it from happening again. It needs to be evaluated so i would say, worry and go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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How much should I worry about dizziness?

How much should I worry about dizziness?

Depends: So many things can cause dizziness, we don't have the space and it would be a disservice to you for me to guess, particularly since i don't know many details that would help me help you. See a physician please. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

How much should I worry about amenorrhea?

Get evaluated: Amenorrhea is not normal, can cause osteoporosis and affect your well being, besides afecting fertility.. First, a pregnancy test should be done and then other tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about drooling?

How much should I worry about drooling?

That depends: Causes of drooling vary with age. I'm not qualified to discuss childhood causes, but in adults a variety of neurologic and even psychiatric disorders can have inability to control one's saliva. Some medications are associated with this. If persistent, i recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alopecia?

How much should I worry about alopecia?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. Most kinds of alopecia (hair loss) are cosmetic issues only. It can, however, be caused by internal problems or medications. If you suspect that your alopecia is in that category, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about urticaria?

How much should I worry about urticaria?

Hive Worry Index: On a scale of 1-10 (10 worst). Hives <6 weeks: 2. Hives >6 weeks: 3. After you see your doctor or allergist to rule-out the bad stuff: 2. Hives with swollen lips or eyelids (angioedema):4. Hives with swollen tongue:5. Angioedema without hives:5. Hives with vomiting, stomachache, difficulty breathing, passing out or nearly so:10. If score 3 or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about stridor?

How much should I worry about stridor?

A lot...: True stridor is considered a medical emergently since it represents an airway which is closing. If a patient truly has strider, 911 should be called and the person taken immediately to the nearest er. A tube may need to be placed in the airway so that artificial ventilation can be done while the etiology is diagnosed and treated. Stridor can be life-threatening and even fatal. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about dysuria?

How much should I worry about dysuria?

Dysuria: Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort upon urination. Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI), it can have a variety of causes. Dysuria should always trigger a visit to a health-care professional for evaluation and diagnosis. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dysuria/article_em.htm#dysuria_overview ...Read more

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How much should I worry about anemia?

How much should I worry about anemia?

Anemia is a concern: There are several types of anemia, the most common is iron deficiency. Red blood cells are made and renewed every 120 days and require iron for production. A lack of iron or (folic acid) can cause a low number of red blood cells also known as anemia. Heavily menstruating women can have anemia from blood loss as well as conditions like uterine fibroids as a cause. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bruising?

How much should I worry about bruising?

Usually not serious: Easy bruising is usually benign, the result of unnoticed injury. If accompanied by bleeding gums, heavy periods, a history of bleeding into joints or a history of bleeding in the stomach or intestines it should be evaluated. If you are worried it can be easily investigated with a few lab tests. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bleeding in brain?

How much should I worry about bleeding in brain?

Depends: A bleed in (or on) the brain can happen following trauma but also be due to vascular lesions and stroke. Bleeding in the wrong part of the brain can lead to significant functional loss. If you think you have a bleed in the brain you need to get to the er immediately. Since most brain bleeds are random events, you shouldn't worry about this as it is not that common. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bloating?

How much should I worry about bloating?

Not much: Reasons to be worried: blood in your stool, paun that awakens you, change in the shape of your stool, weight loss, nausea & vomiting. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about being confused?

How much should I worry about being confused?

Very much: Altered mental status could be secondary to many reasons some of them are self limited and transient and some of them are sever and permenant. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about eye pain?

How much should I worry about eye pain?

See your doctor: Too much worry can scare you into inaction. Most eye pain has simple causes such as dry eye and eye strain. Treatment is straightforward and should not be avoided out of fear. A healthy dose of worry is good, if it is enough to get you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about bleeding tendency?

How much should I worry about bleeding tendency?

Should be evaluated: There are many reasons to have a bleeding tendency. This is something that should be worked up by your primary care physician or a hematologist. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about rash and headache?

How much should I worry about rash and headache?

Possibly very: A purple rash and headache in combination with fever can be a sign of meningitis and requires emergency management. There are other possible causes without fever including; medicine side effect, viral illness, treatment with Amoxicillin while suffering from mononucleosis; list goes on. It really is best to be evaluated and, if with fever, immediately. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about suicidal tendencies?

How much should I worry about suicidal tendencies?

Get help: You should take suicidal tendencies very seriously. Those with suicidal thoughts and previous attempts are at high risk for completed suicide. Get help for the underlying problem, which may be a mood disorder, personality disorder, substance abuse, anxiety, etc. See a psychiatrist and a counselor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about confusion and headache?

How much should I worry about confusion and headache?

Worry much: Confusion and headaches are very bothersome neurologically. You need to see your dr. Quickly or go to the er for evaluation. These are serious symptoms and urgency is important. Get an eval asap! ...Read more

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How much should I worry about coughing blood?

How much should I worry about coughing blood?

Not blood-tinged..: If a ptis coughing up frank blood (hemoptysis), then it's a potential emergency (e.g. Go to the energency department)- the next cough could break a large blood vessel. Otherwise, blood-tinged sputum can occur with forceful coughing with some smaller blood vessels breaking. In the latter scenario, as long as a person can breath fine, then schedue a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

Alot: Alcohol abuse can affect many organ systems -- especially liver, nervous system, heart, immune and gastrointestinal. Drink only in moderation if your doctor says that it is ok. Usually, one beer or glass of wine per day, or one shot of liquor. But, always check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more