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What would cause a 17 year old pregnant girl to have a convulsion?

What would cause a 17 year old pregnant girl to have a convulsion?

17 pregnant girl: My first concern would be eclampsia a condition during pregnancy with high blood pressure and seizures- this is life threatening. Other concerns would be alcohol/drug use as well as seizures due to non pregnancy related issues. Important to consult with a physician about the particulars. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hi im a 17 year old girl and i discovered what i think to be a hemorrhoid. Is it common or dangerous?

Hi im a 17 year old girl and i discovered what i think to be a hemorrhoid. Is it common or dangerous?

Comoom yes: Dangerous no. Can be indication of chronic constipation and pushing too hard or chronic diarrhea or hereditary. If it bothers you or bleeds have it evaluated for peace of mind and treatment options. ...Read more

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What would cause a 17 year old to have memory loss? Football?

What would cause a 17 year old to have memory loss? Football?

Need More: Need much more information. Have there been injuries? Illness? Concussion? There are many causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 4 year old girl to be raped?

Is it possible for a 4 year old girl to be raped?

Absolutely: A four year old does not have the intelligence or understanding or physical strength to deal with a potential rapist, but does have a vagina which can be used for this purpose. Unfortunately a lot of these rapes occur within family units with predatory family members involved. There are specialists in children's hospitals in large cities who are trained to deal with this possibility. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for a 21 yr old to have a seizure if he never had one before ?

What would be the cause for a 21 yr old to have a seizure if he never had one before ?

Many: Usually it is idiopathic, medial temporal lobe sclerosis, which could be microscopic, is a common causes. There are many other causes like tumor, venous malformation, medicine side effect or withdrawal including alcohol. ...Read more

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I know a female friend who is 27 years of age. She has had a chronic cough for 7 months to a year now. What can I do to help her?

I know a female friend who is 27 years of age. She has had a chronic cough for 7 months to a year now. What can I do to help her?

Find the cause first: She should see her doctor and obtain a chest x-ray first. This might provide the answer as to why she has cough. If the x-rays are normal then she does not have anything serious but it can be bronchitis or asthma which are medically treatable easily. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause a 23-year old boy to get blood poisoning?

I was wondering what would cause a 23-year old boy to get blood poisoning?

Infections!: Blood poisoning is really a term for blood stream infections by bacteria. Anyone can get a blood stream infection from a skin infection, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or any route that bacteria are introduced into the blood stream. This can happen with simple tooth brushing or be as obvious as injecting drugs into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Is 17 weeks to early to find out if im having a boy or girl. This is my second child?

Is 17 weeks to early to find out if im having a boy or girl. This is my second child?

Not too early.: I can usually tell the fetal gender by looking at the external genitalia by 12 weeks, so 17 weeks should be fine. I hope you have a healthy baby no matter its gender/sex! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 year old to have a headache?

Is it normal for a 6 year old to have a headache?

Yes 6 Years old can : 6 years old can get headache due to many reasons, like allergies, viral infection, meningitis, post head injury, eye problems, migraine, brain tumour, sinus infection most of the times the headaches are benign and do not recurr after the underlying condition has been treated. ...Read more

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What would cause a 22 year old male to have a heart arrythmia?

What would cause a 22 year old male to have a heart arrythmia?

Normal.: Without knowing the type of arrhythmia ( technically arrhythmia means no rhythm - i prefere dysrhythmia) i would have to guess that you have a normal heart with either a bradycardia or sinus arrhythmia both of which are normal. ...Read more

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Hi just asking if it would be possible for a girl 15 years old to be exact be pregnant she had her period late with a symptom of back pain ?

Hi just asking if it would be possible for a girl 15 years old to be exact be pregnant she had her period late with a symptom of back pain ?

It is possible.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I am an aide for a seven year old girl that has congenital mmd, do you have experience in this?

What to do if I am an aide for a seven year old girl that has congenital mmd, do you have experience in this?

Study: The 1st step is to become familiar with the disease. The MD foundation can help.Next be extremely patient with the child. Usually they are cognitively intact,so their needs and wants may be frustrated as they think "normally".And yes I do. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 20 years old girl to have a fibroid?

Is it possible for a 20 years old girl to have a fibroid?

YES: If this 20 year old has a bulging belly or can feel a mass in there, she needs to see a gynecologist. She may have one fibroid, many fibroids and/or an ovarian mass. Most ovarian masses in 20 year olds are not cancer, but can be. The fibroid may be causing very heavy periods, perhaps because of it's location. ...Read more

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What would cause a 17 year old pregnant girl to have a convulsion?

17 pregnant girl: My first concern would be eclampsia a condition during pregnancy with high blood pressure and seizures- this is life threatening. Other concerns would be alcohol/drug use as well as seizures due to non pregnancy related issues. Important to consult with a physician about the particulars. ...Read more

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Febrile convulsion my 2 year old girl, what to do?

Febrile convulsion my 2 year old girl, what to do?

Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are fairly common in children 1/25 and often run in families. There is often a specific virus involved. Treat fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin with the appropriate dose. It is often good to have Tylenol (acetaminophen) suppositories in the home. Protect the airway and wipe away any mucus and place on her side. Do not place fingers in her mouth. If more than a brief seizure or otherwise sick call 911. ...Read more

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If the mother was smoking during pregnancy,Can nicotine withdraw cause convulsions in infants?

If the mother was smoking during pregnancy,Can nicotine withdraw cause convulsions in infants?

Nicotine withdrawal: Newborns can occasionally exhibit symptoms of nicotine withdrawal after delivery, depending on the frequency and timing if the mother's smoking. Irritability can last for hours or days, but it would be uncommon for withdrawal from nicotine alone to cause seizures. ...Read more

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What can cause optic neuritis in a healthy 17 year old girl?

What can cause optic neuritis in a healthy 17 year old girl?

Mostly demyelinating: There are multiple possible causes. While almost always demyelinating, other causes include lyme's disease, sle, sarcoidosis, and pseudotumor cerebrii. There are an number of causes for demyelination including post-infectious (adem) and multiple sclerosis. There are also some nutritional causes. The best way to determine the cause in a healthy young woman is to see a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes a 17 year old girl to experience pain and also a feeling of bubbles popping above the navel area?

What causes a 17 year old girl to experience pain and also a feeling of bubbles popping above the navel area?

Hernia possible: The area around the umbilicus, fancy term for belly button, is a weak point on our bellies given that the cord had the go there in between the abdominal muscles. If you are experiencing pain and some bubble pop sensation you may have a little tear here and your intestine or inner abdominal contents may be peeking through your muscle. You should definitely get examined. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cause of atypical lymphocytes & poikilocytes in CBC of 17 year old girl.

Cause of atypical lymphocytes & poikilocytes in CBC of 17 year old girl.

Atypical lympho: Cytes appear with mononucleosis, but they can be confused with malignant cells sometimes. If there are other abnormalities in her blood count, consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 17 year old girl and my hair is falling a lot lately. I did a blood test and everything seems normal. What could be the cause?

.: Causes of hair loss are too varied to describe here. In your age group stress seems to be the most common cause. Check with a dermatologist to see if there is any treatable cause for the hair loss. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old thin girl with lots of small spider veins on my thighs. What could cause this?

I am a 17 year old thin girl with lots of small spider veins on my thighs. What could cause this?

17yo spider veins: Genetics, environmental, life stye, vascular issues, endocrine issues or all. Best to see doctor to evaluate ...Read more

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Causes of right lower back pain? Sudden onset. 17 year old girl. Extending to hip.

Causes of right lower back pain? Sudden onset. 17 year old girl. Extending to hip.

Acute strain is most: common, and can occur with sudden twisting movement or lifting, but it is also possible to get a herniated disc or spondilothithesis (slippage of the vertebrae.) Occasionally there is referred pain from internal organs, such as menstrual cramps, bladder infection or even viral infections. For Rx, start with cold packs to the area 20 min on/off and take oral pain meds. Get checked if not better ...Read more

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What would cause yellow foamy stool and a kind of stabbing pain between the ribs and hips on the left side. Im a 17 year old girl. This is scaring me?

What would cause yellow foamy stool and  a kind of stabbing pain between the ribs and hips on the left side. Im a 17 year old girl. This is scaring me?

See Dr if no improv.: If yellow diarrhea shows up suddenly, the most common cause is a bacterial or parasite infection (salmonella, E. coli and Giardia lamblia) Pain under the left side suggests pancreas or spleen trouble. The color of feces is directly related to the amount of bile salts excreted from the liver. If the process is inhibited eg. by a gallstone, feces gradually will change color and become yellow. ...Read more

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Can a Med sized cyst that has caused a 17 year old girl to break or stress fracture her fibula just below the knee disapate on it's own & if so where?

Can a Med sized cyst that has caused a 17 year old girl to break or stress fracture her fibula just below the knee disapate on it's own & if so where?

Need follow up ASAP: I am not sure I completely understand your question, or when your fibula fracture occurred.
if you had this leg fracture related to a “cyst”, I would want to make sure you don’t have sarcoma, or any other type of bone cancer.

Please see someone who can follow up on this ASAP ...Read more

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Could I have possibly epilepy or some other seizure disorder if one convulsion in pregnancy?

Could I have possibly epilepy or some other seizure disorder if one convulsion in pregnancy?

Depends: If the convulsion was a result of toxemia or eclampsia ( high blood pressure of pregnancy) then it is not likely that you have epilepsy. If you have had a spontaneous convulsion you will need to be evaluated by a neurologist in order to find the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and have not had a period in 7 months i know im not pregnant but what could the cause be?

I am 17 years old and have not had a period in 7 months i know im not pregnant but what could the cause be?

Amenorrhea: This is very normal when you first start having periods until you body establishes a normal rhythm. In addition if you are dieting,taking medication or heavily into sports your period may be delayed ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old girl increase her height?

Can a 17 year old girl increase her height?

If she is still: Going through puberty. Some girls start later than others. If she is healthy, there is not a safe way to ^ her height. She can get a rough estimate of her anticipated height using the calculator on this site: http://www.Theheightpredictor.Com/. Take care. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old girl and I feel extremely hot all the time lately. Why is this?

I am a 17 year old girl and I feel extremely hot all the time lately. Why is this?

Hard to say!: Do you take any over-the-counter meds or supplements, or drink a lot of caffeine? If so stop and see if that helps. If it doesn't, see your doc soon to make sure you don't have a thyroid hormone problem, or any other cause for you symptoms. Check your temp too, if you have a fever, get seen sooner. ...Read more

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Just wondering, if a 17 year old, 5'5, 117lb girl be able to do the 5:2 diet? Thanks!!

Just wondering, if a 17 year old, 5'5, 117lb girl be able to do the 5:2 diet? Thanks!!

Not advised.: At 5"5", most average girls weight 125 pounds and are still in what is considered healthy weight at 135 or more pounds, while under 112 would be considered under weight. If you weigh 117 and feel you need to lose weight, please talk to a counselor about your body image. Severe weight loss can have many long term complications. ...Read more

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How much must a 17 year old girl weigh when here higt is 1.85?

How much must a 17 year old girl weigh when here higt is 1.85?

About 150 lbs: This pt's height in inches is about 5'10''. Obviously weight can vary from person to person and what is "good weight" can be different for different people. In general an average weight for women depending on height is 100 lbs for 5 feet and then add about 5 lbs per inch. So about 150 lbs +/- 10 lbs or so. ...Read more

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Which is the target weights for a 7 year old girl at 48inchs and a 17 year old boy at 69inchs?

Which is the target weights for a 7 year old girl at 48inchs and a 17 year old boy at 69inchs?

Subscience: The "ideal weights" and so forth are entertainment, not science. Even the body mass index was never intended by quetlet for individuals. A person's best weight is whatever looks and feels right to him/her while taking part effectively in the fitness activities that they enjoy. A 17 year old male sprinter is likely to be "undreweight", a massively-muscled linebacker "obese". Common sense. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

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