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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Jonathan Dissin Dr. Dissin
Neurology
35 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson Dr. Wolfson
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Sathish Adigopula Dr. Adigopula
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Stanley Medical College
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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

Dr. Darryl Blinski Dr. Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
42 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Dr. Gloria Lopez Dr. Lopez
Pediatrics
40 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Barbara Toppin Dr. Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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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Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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What types of cancer can a 17-year-old girl get?

What types of cancer can a 17-year-old girl get?

Unusual: Leukemia and brain tumor are the two major malignancies occurring in childhood. Teen age girls rarely develop breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
812 doctors shared insights

Convulsion (Definition)

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