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What would cause a 17 year old pregnant girl to have a convulsion?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seek help urgently

Colvulsions during pregnancy at any age can be caused by several things that can harm mom and/or baby.
It can happen with pre-eclampsia, a dangerous problem with elevated blood pressures. Seizure disorder, drug withdrawal, very abnormal blood sugars, blood clots in lungs, air embolism, and a tumors in the brain can all cause convulsions. Get help immediately.

In brief: Seek help urgently

Colvulsions during pregnancy at any age can be caused by several things that can harm mom and/or baby.
It can happen with pre-eclampsia, a dangerous problem with elevated blood pressures. Seizure disorder, drug withdrawal, very abnormal blood sugars, blood clots in lungs, air embolism, and a tumors in the brain can all cause convulsions. Get help immediately.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Eclampsia

A major cause is eclampsia.
See your obstetrician as soon as possible.

In brief: Eclampsia

A major cause is eclampsia.
See your obstetrician as soon as possible.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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