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What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

What are the typical symptoms you see with lead poisoning in adults?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of short-term memory or concentration, depression, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, and numbness and tingling (often in the limbs), fatigue, problems with sleep, headaches, stupor, slurred speech, and anemia -- but there are often other "non-specific" signs and symptoms. Blood testing is usually required. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Can you tell me the symptoms of lead poisoning in adult men?

Can you tell me the symptoms of lead poisoning in adult men?

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 problems. If you have any reason to believe you have been exposed, get with your physician now for lab testing. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of lead poisoning bad?

Are the symptoms of lead poisoning bad?

Yes: Lead poisoning in adults commonly causes headache, memory loss, anemia, and defects in the nervous system that can lead to muscle weakness. High enough levels of lead may even be lethal. Lead poisoning can be diagnosed and treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are usual symptoms of lead poisoning?

What are usual symptoms of lead poisoning?

Sometimes none: Kids don't always have symptoms. This is why we screen kids for lead. Symptoms can be vague like not growing or developing as much, irritable, lethargic, stomach pain/diarrhea/vomiting. Adults can also have vague symptoms like: fatigue, forgetful, numbness/tingling, anemia, kidney problems, digestion problems [belly pain/nausea/vomiting/diarrhea]. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of lead poisoning?

What are the first symptoms of lead poisoning?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems (the latter usually in children). ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of lead poisoning seen in children?

Constitutional: Because children have smaller bodies, lower amounts of lead may have a greater concentration in the blood. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems. Ultimately, mental retardation can be seen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lead poisoning and is it permanent?

See below: The symptoms vary by the age of the patient and the severity of lead levels. Some of the damage, particularly that to the nervous system may be permanent. For more info see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068. ...Read more

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Can an adult be checked for the lead poisoning from childhood?

Not likely: Lead poisoning diagnosed initially with a blood level. If exposed about acquiring as adult this will give answer. If as a child you should have been checked and if not the lead should have leached from bones and eliminated. Thr interesting thing is that when i was growing up a level of 60 ok. Now it is 6 or less. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?

See below: The symptoms are different between children and adults. In adults, it may be anemia, abdominal pain, partial paralysis due to neuropathy, weakness etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have lead poisoning is it immediate symptoms?

Lead poisoning: Acute lead poisoning usually presents with abdominal pain, joint pains and muscle pains with mental confusion. Tremor may be present. Serum lead levels are generally above 80 mcg/dl. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than six years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect their ...Read more