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Hi doctor my wife had a seizure last night, she has had them in the past but it was 8 hrs ago and her pupils are still dilated what do i do?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Take her to hospital: She needs urgent evaluation and treatment. Sounds like she needs medication to prevent seizures. Call Ambulance today!
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Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Rest of exam: What is the rest of her exam? Is she awake and appropriate? Is she obtunded? Is she still seizing? Pupillary dilatation can mean than pressure is building up so much in the brain that it is dying or dead. This can be very serious. However, pupils can also dilate from seizures. Seizures that do not stop is also deadly. It is best you seek care as soon as possible.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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