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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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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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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?

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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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.

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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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

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more