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What is the difference in diagnosing syncope vs. a seizure resulting in loss of consciousness?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Both cause loss of consciousness, but with seizures there are associated symptoms like convulsing movements, incontinence of urine or feces, biting of the tongue, drowsiness or confusion after regaining consciousness which is called a post ictal state. Patients with seizure disorder usually have an abnormal EEG(brain wave test).

Answered May 28, 2018

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Dr. Laura Anissian answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Syncope is fainting due to many possible reasons. A seizure is diagnosed with EEG and that is pursued if there is indication in the history of the syncope that points towards seizure.

Answered May 26, 2018

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