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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Overview)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due to a medical illness.


Dr. William Singer
823 Doctors shared insights

Convulsion (Overview)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due to a medical illness.


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What could it mean if my brother keeps getting convulsions?

What could it mean if my brother keeps getting convulsions?

Needs HELP: Repetitive convulsions are dangerous, due to both brain damage, and risk to bodily harm in general. There is an underlying reason for him to have what could be full blown epilepsy, and the risk of permanent disability and/or death is real. He could even die in his sleep (sudep). He needs a full neurological evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I get bad thoughts that lead to convulsions, should I be worried?

I get bad thoughts that lead to convulsions, should I be worried?

Auras: Some seizures start focally and then generalize, and sounds like yours are similar. If you do have true epilepsy, you need to get this under control asap. See a neurologist and get medications arranged to prevent your convulsions. This could be potentially risky and even life-threatening. ...Read more

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My fresh grad nephew is newly hired in a grave shift job. Yesterday he came from work and had convulsion for the 1st time. Cause & treatment please?

My fresh grad nephew is newly hired in a grave shift job. Yesterday he came from work and had convulsion for the 1st time. Cause & treatment please?

Sleep deprivation: It is possible that sleep deprivation has triggered the seizure. At his age, the chance of recurrence is about 50%. He should have a thorough evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Right ear can't hear since I was small my mother said it ruptured when I had convulsion. I'm 29 now & pus still coming out. Is this had a chance to cure?

See an ENT: I agree with the other md. See an ENT doctor. Drainage from the ear is not normal. The ENT doctor can evaluate for a continued hole in the ear drum and treat the infection (drainage).

You also want to rule out other problems like a cholesteatoma (skin ingrowth into the middle ear) which can lead to long term problems. ...Read more

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Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Doubt meds will work: After 3 or 4 drugs, the chance of success is below 4-5% at best, and unless you have some metabolic imbalance, you should consider a more aggressive approach such as a vagal nerve stimulator or even a surgical procedure. Get evaluation at a local medical school and see what might be available for you. ...Read more

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When I had my first seizure I almost bit my tongue off anyway of preventing this from happening again? It has happened maybe 2or 3 times but notas bad

When I had my first seizure I almost bit my tongue off anyway of preventing this from happening again? It has happened maybe 2or 3 times but notas bad

Not sure on question: Of course, the optimum solution is to prevent from having seizures by absolutely taking your medications exactly how you're supposed to be taking them which also means on time according to schedule. Remain well hydrated, do not skip meals, check with your doctor if you are prescribed any new medications or start taking over the counters or homeopathic items. Eliminate smoking &alcohol. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid febrile convulsions?

What can I do to avoid febrile convulsions?

Nothing: There aren't any proven methods of completely avoiding febrile seizures. If your child has already had a febrile seizure they are at increased risk of having another one. The best thing to do is to educate yourself on how to deal with a seizure; put your baby on his/her side, move them out of harm's way. Never put anything in their mouth. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of febrile convulsions occurring in my child?

Is there any risk of febrile convulsions occurring in my child?

Yes: Febrile seizures are common and very scary events. They occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5-6 years of age, when they have a sudden rise in their body temperature. Your child has a higher chance of having febrile seizures if he/she has had them before, or if they have a sibling that has had them. ...Read more

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Why do they call convulsions fits?

Why do they call convulsions fits?

Fits: Fit is episode, like rage fits. Convulsions occur in episodes, like fits. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Convulsion?

Convulsion: Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due to a medical illness. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest convulsions/spasms?

What do you advise if I have chest convulsions/spasms?

Vague: Your symptom description is unclear. But start with seeing your Primary physician ...Read more

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If I have convulsions from hypoglycemia do I need to go to e.R?

If I have convulsions from hypoglycemia do I need to go to e.R?

Yes!!: And make sure they address not only the immediate cause, but change your regimen so it does not recur! ...Read more

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What to do in an emergency situation with a child having convulsion?

What to do in an emergency situation with a child having convulsion?

Seizures/epilepsy: Gently put child on the ground. Loosen clothing around the neck. Do not try to hold the child down or restrain, this can result in injury. Do not insert any objects in the person's mouth; this can also cause injury. Reassure concerned bystanders and ask them to give the child room. Remove sharp objects (glasses, furniture, etc.) from around to prevent injury. Call 911 if the seizure lasts >5 min. ...Read more

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Had a convulsion last night, then I think I started to have another one just now. What can cause these?

Why convulsions?: In order to find out why you are having seizures you should consult a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My girlfriend passes out and sometimes has heavy convulsions after sex. It lasts for up to a half hour, off and on for both. Should we be worried?

My girlfriend passes out and sometimes has heavy convulsions after sex. It lasts for up to a half hour, off and on for both. Should we be worried?

Post Coital Epilepsy: You do not need to worry unless you do nothing about her condition. You use the plural to describe her seizures so she should see a neurologist to get her properly diagnosed and subsequently treated.

Please do not wait for more events as you do not want her brain to "learn" how to have seizures. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Hello, My son experience before convulsion at the age of two is there any bad effect to a child? We notice there is a little bit changes from him.

Hello, My son experience before convulsion at the age of two is there any bad effect to a child? We notice there is a little bit changes from him.

When was convulsion?: How old is your son now? When was the convulsion (seizure). Was it with a fever? Was this the only one? These are questions that would need to be answered, in order to give you better advice. You should definitely have him seen by his pediatrician who can answer your questions. ...Read more

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What causes sudden convulsions at night?

Epilepsy: If you are suffering generalized nocturnal seizures you need diagnostic studies and anti-epileptic medications. ...Read more

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After getting shocked, what causes convulsions?

After getting shocked, what causes convulsions?

? epilepsy: Convulsion is a term to describe a generalized seizure, with/ or without tongue biting and incontinence. This is a significant and dangerous event and if this is occurring, you need immediate medical attention. There are numerous causes of epilepsy, but electrical shocks causing this are quite uncommon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have convulsions not loosing consciousness?

Not sure what the: Cause of your symptoms is - but have it medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What could it mean if my brother keeps getting convulsions?

Needs HELP: Repetitive convulsions are dangerous, due to both brain damage, and risk to bodily harm in general. There is an underlying reason for him to have what could be full blown epilepsy, and the risk of permanent disability and/or death is real. He could even die in his sleep (sudep). He needs a full neurological evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I get bad thoughts that lead to convulsions, should I be worried?

Auras: Some seizures start focally and then generalize, and sounds like yours are similar. If you do have true epilepsy, you need to get this under control asap. See a neurologist and get medications arranged to prevent your convulsions. This could be potentially risky and even life-threatening. ...Read more

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Convulsion, is it dangerous?

Convulsion, is it dangerous?

Not necessarily: A seizure is an abnormal spread of electrical activity in the brain. It can cause a lapse in consciousness & loss of muscle control, which exposes folks to danger in high risk situations. Seizures can also cause brain injury and sudden death when uncontrolled. Seeing a doctor to determine the cause and how best to control the convulsion/seizure is of utmost importance. ...Read more

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Is this convulsion a type of seizure?

Yes: True convulsions are another name for seizures. ...Read more

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Is a convulsion always from a seizure?

Is a convulsion always from a seizure?

Interchangeable: The terms convulsion ; seizure can be used interchangeably. A convulsion that involves the whole body (sometimes called a “generalized tonic-clonic” or “grand mal” seizure) is the most dramatic type of seizure, causing rapid, violent movements and occasionally loss of consciousness. These sometimes can start with focal (1 side of body) and progress to generalized (both sides). ...Read more

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Why did my son have feberal convulsion?

Febrile seizures...: ...Are extremely common (about 1 in 20 children will have at least one) and totally benign. They are probably similar to a super-shiver - body's way of raising temperature quickly. ...Read more

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Can a convulsion be non seizure related?

Yes: They are called pseudoseizures. Of psychogenic origin ...Read more

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Does atropine overdose cause convulsions?

Does atropine overdose cause convulsions?

Atropine OD: It's hard to guess the circumstances surrounding this question, but if you suspect Atropine overdose in someone, get immediate medical help as it can be life threatening. That said, Atropine overdose can cause seizures as well as the anticholinergic toxidrome of delirium, hallucinations, fever, flushing, blurred vision, constipation, inability to pee, and sometimes coma. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a seizure without convulsions?

Yes: There are quite a number of seizure types, and many of them do not cause convulsions. If you are concerned that you may be having seizures, make an appointment with your doctor and discuss whether you should see a neurologist. ...Read more