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What Cause Muscle Weakness In Newborn Baby
What kind of sleep disturbance can cause entire body muscle contraction, arm/leg movement, sweating, and low moaning sound in children?
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more
Common things...: Many things can cause this including anal fissures, an allergy, or something more complicated. If your baby has a bloody bowel movement, this is definitely a reason to make an appointment with the pediatrician. Bring in the bloody diaper as well. Take note of how baby is eating, acting and if there is a fever (best to not check this rectally since we aren't sure where the blood is coming from). ...Read more
How are the changes of a brain tumor when u have leg weakness pain legs arms back stomach and very small muscle spasms? Reflex strength vision good
What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening in less then 1 years time?
Pregnancy?: Swollen stomach can be due to pregnancy which could lead to vomiting (morning sickness). Without adequate hydration & nutrition, you could also feel general body weakness. Of course, anemia from pregnancy could also do this. Best to check w/your doctor. If you're pregnant, there are many other causes for your symptoms which must be evaluated by your doctor so you still have to go see her/him. ...Read more
I sometimes jump in my sleep causing the muscles to contract in my arms. Can this jumping issue cause a loss of muscle mass?
No it is usually-: -due 2 Ur being close 2 Bng awake & sleep,. Ur muscles relax in sleep so U do not act out Ur dreams. U jerk because U awaken & Ur muscles tonight up 2 their normal tone. In sleep ur body is essentially paralyzed by the brain, people who R not, is an example of a true sleep walker, who does not recall the events or why he awoke where he is. ...Read more
Baby movements: Babies are born with a nervous system under construction.Refinements continue well into the 20's. Newborns move their arms and legs randomly, until several months of age when they gain purposeful movements. Stretching and stiffening can be primitive reflexes triggered by movement or sound.Newborns also do not understand sleep, or work for it.They often fight slumber to avoid missing events. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to differentiate between infantile spams and other types of infantile seizures and normal jerky movements caused by strong reflexes? Scared!
West Syndrome has: clusters of brief flexor or extensor contractions ( spasms) with a distinct EEG pattern ,often with developmental regression. Baby's neurologist will tell you after evaluation. ~50% have a congenital cause like cortical maldevelopment , metabolic syndromes or genetic syndromes. . Any brain pathology increases risk of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Tuberous Sclerosis often causes West Sx. & ASD. ...Read more
SIDS: Some risks involved is the baby sleeping on their bellies, co-sleeping, not getting vaccinated, bumpers in the crib, etc. Here is a link from the AAP for further info http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Expands-Guidelines-for-Infant-Sleep-Safety-and-SIDS-Risk-Reduction.aspx ...Read more
So many things: There are so many things that could produce these very non specific symptoms. It really would not be responsible for me to list them here. It would be best to see your doctor and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see where the problem is (the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves in the arms/hands, the muscles, etc...). Some disorders affect only one part of the body, while other diseases are generalized, affecting many muscles. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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