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4 Unexpected Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy in Teens

August 2, 2016

Due to a preterm birth before 28 weeks, a child’s brain does not develop properly. In such cases, the brain is more venerable to receive a lower amount of oxygen supply than normal. It can lead to internal bleeding and even cerebral Palsy, and the affected child may lose control over his body movements.

However, the major cause of teen cerebral palsy is sudden brain damage. If your teen has met with a terrible accident and suffered a severe hemorrhage or sudden trauma to the brain he may develop the condition of Cerebral Palsy. Here are a few symptoms that may indicate the condition:

Sudden Tremors and/or Seizures- Some seizures are easy to recognize through signs like shaking or temporarily losing consciousness. Other seizures are so mild that you might not even recognize them as seizures: They might involve only a visual hallucination, for example, or a moment of very strong emotions. On occasion a seizure may have no outward sign at all.

Speech Disorders- This would include voice tract issues, loss of verbal expression, inability to pronounce words, abnormal facial muscle tone and difficulty swallowing.

Abnormal Touch or Pain Perceptions-This can vary from deficits in the detection of a touch to complex cognitive deficits such as the inability to recognize objects through touch or the experience of having an additional body part such as a third arm.

Urinary Incontinence- It is the inability to hold urine in the bladder because voluntary control over the urinary sphincter is either lost or weakened. This is a common problem in non-CP patients but can be magnified with the condition.