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what is focal motor seizure

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: A simple partial seizure with localized motor activity. There may be spasm or clonus (jerking) of one muscle or a muscle group and this may remain loc ... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Focal motor seizure: A focal motor seizure may be shaking or a muscle twitch in the face or the arm caused by involuntary electrical activity in the brain. With this seiz ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: A simple partial seizure with localized motor activity. There may be spasm or clonus (jerking) of one muscle or a muscle group and this may remain loc ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
33 years experience Neurology
Localized jerking: A seizure which causes movement of face, arm or leg, associated with a restricted abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Sometimes, if prolonged ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It can be even more serious if the affected brain area extends further and involves more functional capacity. One would need to investigate why any s ... Read More
Dr. Ted King
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Very likely: A focal motor seizure is a type of convulsion.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes: A true focal motor seizure is a sign of a local irritable brain lesion, which could be an area of trauma, bleeding, infarction, tumor, infection. Oft ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
FOCAL LESIONS CAN: Result is specific epileptic discharges that start at site of lesion and spread. A focal seizure by definition does not generalize and thus, may not ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Get help: If you haven't already seen a neurologist, then you should. You would need an EEG and possibly an MRI. You may also need to be prescribed specific m ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Fiorito
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Eeg: Would require and EEG and seeing a neurologist
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not very: Seizures are a well known component of lupus and are actually one of the eleven diagnostic criteria. However, they are a relatively uncommon manifesta ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Seizure: A focal seizure effects only one are of the brain and typically is not associated with "zoning out". The symptoms of a focal seizure may be the follo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Could be provoked: The hormonal issues can increase likelihood of seizure activity, but are not the underlying cause. Therefore, you need to be evaluated for a focal br ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes,: If it hasn't happened that way before. Of course it depends on how bad this is and what symptoms you are having. Your history sounds complex and you s ... Read More
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