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Could prolactinoma cause seizures?

Could prolactinoma cause seizures?

Possibly: 1 study from the uk reported small incidence of patients with temporal lobe seizures when they were diagnosed with large prolactinomas that were infiltrating adjacent brain tissue. Treatment of the prolactinomas can reduce seizure frequency in that study. ...Read more

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Pituitary Adenoma (Definition)

Benign growth on the pituitary ...Read more


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Could pineal tumors cause psychosis?

Could pineal tumors cause psychosis?

I'm no surgeon, but: I don't think so. Before the VP shunt is placed, the pt would have sxs of increased pressure: vision changes, balance problems, headache, etc. After the shunt, those sxs should abate. Psychosis is hearing voices, seeing things that aren't there, held beliefs despite evidence to the contrary; and should not be related to a pineal tumor. ...Read more

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Could depression cause epilepsy?

Could depression cause epilepsy?

Not at all: Epilepsy can result in emotional change, but not the reverse. You require meds to prevent seizures, and maybe meds to control depression. Discuss with a psychiatrist and work closely with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause jacksonian seizures?

What could cause jacksonian seizures?

An epileptic focus: Hughlings jackson described how a focus in the brain can start a seizure that can march along the motor strip producing a progression of seizure activity. This became known as the jacksonian march. A focal scar or lesion can set this off usually on the very outer surface of the frontal lobe of the brain. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result. ...Read more

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Can prolactinoma cause hypertension?

Can prolactinoma cause hypertension?

Unlikely: The symptoms of excessive prolactin include infertility and possible lactation. If the pituitary tumor is a mixed tumor where there is excessive acth secreted or growth hormone secretion, these hormones in excess can cause hypertension. Your endocrinologist has probably checked for this already as part of your work-up. If the tumor is very large and you have headaches, that might contribute to htn. ...Read more

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Can cancer cause seizures?

Can cancer cause seizures?

DEPENDS: Only if the cancer has spread to the brain then there might be a risk for seizures. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Can head trauma cause seizures and/or hallucinations?

Yes, it can: Head trauma can cause a host of problems both immediately and long-term. Some injuries are more obvious -- like skull fractures, gunshot wounds, etc. Others, like closed head injuries or concussions, are less obvious but suffering is still present. One needs a good neurologist and neuropsychiatrist to help with such situations. Medications can be tricky, and behavioral management's needed too. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause delusions, seizures, and headaches?

What conditions could cause delusions, seizures, and headaches?

Many: Nearly any medical condition can cause delirium or confusion resulting in delusions, in a susceptible person. This includes fluid & electrolyte imbalance, infections, drug & alcohol withdrawal, toxicity from drugs & alcohol, metabolic disorders, postoperative states (esp in elderly), stroke, and neoplasms that metastasize to brain. Also, degenerative neurological conditions can cause these sx. ...Read more

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Could withdrawl from weed cause seizures?

Could withdrawl from weed cause seizures?

Not usually: Would be rare for marijuana to do this, but where you live, lots of additives found in grass sold on the street. You might have a seizure from variety of other causes, and this does necessitate a visit to a neurologist to confirm etiology and prevent further spells. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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What can cause non-epileptic fits/seizures?

Various: The most common cause is psychological. It's where stress is converted into physical symptoms (do it's called a "conversion disorder"). Sadly, about 2/3 of people with seizure-like conversion disorders have a history of abuse (often sexual abuse.) Other things can mimic seizures and should be ruled out (fainting, certain uncommon migraine types...) ...Read more

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Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Could diabetes insipidus lead to seizures?

Seizures and DI: DI could be related to seizures, at least because there are changes in electrolytes in cases of DI, and electrolyte abnormalities often cause seizures. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium and calcium. ...Read more

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Can a lung tumor cause nurogical problems like seizures?

Can a lung tumor cause nurogical problems like seizures?

Yes: It may do this either by metastases to the brain or occasionally by inducing antibodies against brain itself. I hope that you get the answers to the situation that prompted this question -- lung tumors are extremely serious. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

If low enough: Hypoglycemia levels that are very low ie less than 30. May deprive the brain of much needed glucose and precpitate a seizure. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause a seizure?

Can dehydration cause a seizure?

Possible: Depending on extent of dehydration and resulting chemical imbalance, a generalized seizure could develop, but other problems involving blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse, and coma, could also be seen. ...Read more

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Could migranes and tumors be related?

Could migranes and tumors be related?

Possible: Some tumors can compress nerves and blood vessels causing headaches. Alternatively some tumors can express different hormones or chemicals that can trigger headaches/migraines. See your doctor to determine what is appropriate to do for these issues. ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more