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what can cause asymmetric eeg

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Too many causes: The eeg is a measure of the electrical activity of the brain. The brain activity may run rough due to lack of sleep, medications, illness, drugs, bra ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
EEG: Interictal epileptiform discharges happen in people withdrawing from benzos, have uremia, very low calcium, high levels of lithium, bupropion, and tri ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
EEG: Seizures, Encephalopathies, Delirium, Endocrine disorders, Brain death.Dementia, Encephalitis, Substance toxicities or withdrawal states.
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
EEGs are hard: An abnormal eeg can mean many things. Intermittent changes in eeg, like theta discharges or spikes, can be associated with epileptic seizures or othe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
32 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Some psych meds: Meds like lithium, sedatives, barbiturates, benzos can all cause some findings in the eeg - most often, we will repeat the eeg once you are off the me ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Eating and EEGs: Not eating for a few hours or a day would probably not cause spikes and focal slowing on the EEG. Your neurologist will know this. It is ok to tell ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Although Lamictal is used to treat epilepsy, a condition characterized often by abnormal eeg, it does affect the brain's electrical activity. As such ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Not typically but...: I guess anything's possible. Here are the drugs that usually are mentioned in relationship to EEG alterations: https://treato.com/Abnormal+EEG/?a=s
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burke
Specializes in Neurology
Unlikely: Diffuse slowing is generally a sign of a global problem and xanthogranulomas are much more focal. They should not cause problems in all leads.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Talk to neuro: Eeg results are inscrutable. From the sounds of it, it doesn't sound very impressive, but truthfully, the neurologist will make better sense of this. ... Read More
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