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A 22-year-old female asked:

Approx how long does a seizure last typically?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Usually brief: Some last as few as 10-15 secs., and a generalized convulsion may be 2-3 min., although the subsequent postictal phase could last longer up to a few hours perhaps. Some variation but episodes longer than 5 minutes are likely to be a different paroxysmal episode.

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