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My newborn has leg tremors?

My newborn has leg tremors?

Other causes: Some newborns may have changes in their metabolism eg glucose level which may contribute or cause this symptom. I would recommend having this evaluated as soon as possible. It may be normal, but the seizures in newborn infants may present very subtly. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie.Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming.Then she re?

4 yr old child, 3.5 lb premie.Since birth while sleeping or napping, wakes up with spasms of the body, arms, and legs, jerking and screaming.Then she re?

Having Seizures: What you describe sounds like epileptic seizures. You need to have your child evaluated by a pediatric neurologist. Seizures can be controlled with medication, but left untreated can cause permanent brain damage. ...Read more

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My body goes into uncontrollable shakes? Legs and shoulders and arms shaking rapidly, heart beats fast. Tasted vomit once. Bornwith blood clot onbrain

My body goes into uncontrollable shakes? Legs and shoulders and arms shaking rapidly, heart beats fast. Tasted vomit once. Bornwith blood clot onbrain

Get seen: This needs to be evaluated as a likely seizure disorder by a specialist, based on what you describe.Brodsky the outlook for these problems is much better than in the past. ...Read more

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My 1 week old baby involuntary move her hands and legs often, is she sick?

My 1 week old baby involuntary move her hands and legs often, is she sick?

Natural response: One of the natural results of inactivity is loss of muscle mass.To prevent this in a baby, the brain sends out random messages to the muscles that trigger random movements. These start in the womb ; persist until the nerves link up brain control and allow purposeful movement.Some random movements will persist during sleep even in adults. ...Read more

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My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning ?

My 64 yr old mom has upper body weakness, occasional unsteady walking, slow transit, thinning ?

Cervical Stenosis: I am worried she may have narrowing of the cervical spine aka cervical stenosis. Have her see her physician for neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes legs to shake when walking down stairs?

What causes legs to shake when walking down stairs?

Very unusual symptom: It is difficult to understand what exactly you mean without watching you when you walk down stairs. In any case see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned : Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Delivered baby 16 months,still feel body edema,left leg and ankle larger than right,knee pain,breastfeeding?

Delivered baby 16 months,still feel body edema,left leg and ankle larger than right,knee pain,breastfeeding?

Edema: Lower extremity edema is very common after having a baby. However 16 months is a long time since giving birth to experience this. Signs of a deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain especially in the calf area, redness. It is best to have this evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 6 weeks old nephew is experiencing trembling legs. His leg is shaking vigorously. Please suggest.

My 6 weeks old nephew is experiencing trembling legs. His leg is shaking vigorously. Please suggest.

Contact your doctor: Leg shaking that does not stop with touching the leg might be due to a seizure. Best to contact baby's pediatrician and have baby examined. ...Read more

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Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when i talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?

Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when i talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?

Need more history: Are these symptoms recent? How did they start? Do you have any reason to be under stress? You can benefit from a visit to an urgent care or a live consult. ...Read more

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30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

Need more informat: WE need more information. It is not myopia and I doubt we have enough information but unlikely to be kidney involvement. Weakness can be vascular, neurologic problem or muscular to suggest a few possibilities. Your physicians will need to consider these and other causes. ...Read more

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My mother age is 58. High blood pressure patient. She feels her feet burning and feel her feet heavy mostly before going bed at night. Please advice?

My mother age is 58. High blood pressure patient. She feels her feet burning and feel her feet heavy  mostly before going bed at night. Please advice?

Burning feet: Your mother's burning feet can be caused my a multitude of conditions. She may have had too tight of shoe-gear, socks or increased activity. She may have some type of nerve disease associated with peripheral neuropathy. Try elevating her feet and massaging them before going to bed to see if this helps. Also applying vicks vapor rub made alleviate some discomfort. Follow-up with her pcp! ...Read more

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Baby limping, crab crawl leg development, what to do?

Baby limping, crab crawl leg development, what to do?

New limp?: Since you didn't specify how old the baby is, I just wanted to point out that a NEW limp in a toddler should be evaluated. Babies and toddlers aren't forthcoming with a lot of information - they often don't pinpoint what's wrong. But a new limp needs to be checked out. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more