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Causes of isolated right lateral ventricular of brain enlargement presenting with convulsion in a adult diabetic male?

Causes of isolated right  lateral ventricular of  brain  enlargement presenting with convulsion in a adult diabetic male?

Munro doctrine: Blockage of the opening of lateral ventricle into third ventricle (foramen of munro) has occurred. Rarely this can be due to migration of choroid plexus, into the opening. However certain benign tumors and cysts can also block this. Also brain tumors adjacent to the structure may blockade it. Sudden ventricular distention might cause seizure but low blood sugar is a more frequent cause. ...Read more

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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more


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What is the cause of convulsions if brain is sound, blood pressure is normal, liver and kidneys are sound?

What is the cause of convulsions if brain is sound, blood pressure is normal, liver and kidneys are sound?

Response: Not clear if you have been labeled as having epilepsy as the cause of your "convulsions", but many patients with epilepsy have relatively normal imaging studies, and the chemical/ electrical discharges are due to very small areas of brain dysfunction, which may not be apparent on radiological studies. An ambulatory 3 day EEG may reveal the underlying discharges. ...Read more

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A woman doesn't have an elipesy ,her brain is sound but she suffers from convulsions and press her tongue strongly and this cause her blood pressure t?

A woman doesn't have an elipesy ,her brain is sound but she suffers from convulsions and press her tongue strongly and this cause her blood pressure t?

Sorry: You posted a similar question recently. I don't think you understood my answer & I don't think you understand what epilepsy is. However, the biggest problem is that your English as posted above can't be understood. I suggest you get assistance with your posts from someone whose English is better. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son 2 y, has mitochondrial encephalopathy he is on lonazepam, keppra, (levetiracetam) biotin, miraqule, brain wise, calcifit, b long, the convulsion not controlled?

My son 2 y, has mitochondrial encephalopathy he is on lonazepam, keppra, (levetiracetam) biotin, miraqule, brain wise, calcifit, b long, the convulsion not controlled?

Intractable seizures: In mitochondrial encephalopathy generalized tonic-clonic seizures are generally amenable to traditional antiepileptic drugs, whereas if there is a myoclonus component, the myoclonus may be relatively refractory to treament and may develop into continuous generalized myoclonus. Have you been told if he also has myoclonic seizures? ...Read more

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What is the cause of convulsions if the brain is sound, blood pressure is normal, liver is sound and kidneys are sound?

What is the cause of convulsions if the brain is sound, blood pressure is normal, liver is sound and kidneys are sound?

"Convulsions": By convulsions do you mean epilepsy? An epileptic brain is not "sound" even if everything else seems normal. ...Read more

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I have audiogenic seizures. They excessive neuron activity is in the lower medulla. What test can I do to prove convulsions. Done and eeg. Was negativ?

I have audiogenic seizures. They excessive neuron activity is in the lower medulla. What test can I do to prove convulsions. Done and eeg. Was negativ?

Capture a spell: While you might have true epileptic audiogenic seizures, these are quite rare, and it may be that you are having non-epileptic spells triggered by the stress of loud noises. The definitive test would be an eeg performed while you experience a typical spell. This might require several days of monitoring, but if you have a spell with loss of awareness and eeg is normal, epileptic spell is ruled out. ...Read more

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What happens to the brain right after a seizure?

What happens to the brain right after a seizure?

Post-ictal: Since there is a flurry of electrical activity in the area of seizure activity, focal or diffuse, would definitely expect suppression of neuronal activity and slowing of electrical EEG activity. One could see a period of lack of responsively, which does reverse after several minutes to a few hours. Cognitive and emotional consequences may also last several hours. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your brain and body during a seizure?

Could you tell me what happens to your brain and body during a seizure?

Very active brain: Brain is very active, and body can tense, shake, jerk. there are many forms of seizures, and some are accompanied by tongue biting, or incontinence, other are as simple as "zooming out". This a very description for complex medical disease. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 36, F, no kids, no diagnosed seizure history. Over last yr I have a sense of dread w electrical feeling/flipping in brain. Mini seizures?!

Hi I'm 36, F, no kids, no diagnosed seizure history. Over last yr I have a sense of dread w electrical feeling/flipping in brain. Mini seizures?!

Be seen: I don't know what "mini-seizures" are, but if you are having new events, you should follow up with your health care provider; they can evaluate and create a diagnostic plan to help get to the root of the issue. ...Read more

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What happens to the brain during an epileptic seizure?

What happens to the brain during an epileptic seizure?

Inappropriate discharge: inappropriate discharge of continual neuronal cells that begins in a focal region and then spreads. ...Read more

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What is happening in the brain when someone has a seizure?

What is happening in the brain when someone has a seizure?

Dis-inhibition: The brain is extremely active with abundant electrical activity all the time. It is usually kept well controlled, and abnormal activity is carefully inhibited. When this inhibition is disrupted a seizure may occur. Many different things can cause a disruption of this inhibition. ...Read more

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Can a seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes but less than 15 minutes damage a three year olds brain or even worse be fatal?

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Can a seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes but less than 15 minutes damage a three year olds brain or even worse be fatal?

Not Likely: Seizures lasting less than 20-30 minutes almost never cause any injury in an otherwise healthy child. A fatality from a seizure this length would be almost unheard of as usually, it isn't the seizure that injurs the child, but what they were doing when the seizure occurred that caused the problem (climbing a tree, in the bathtub, etc). ...Read more

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Does an epileptic's brain work differently even when he's not having a seizure?

Does an epileptic's brain work differently even when he's not having a seizure?

Complex question: There are many kinds of epilepsy. Some patients have seizures frequently without knowing (during sleep for example). Others actually have damaged areas in their brains (hippocampus) from repeated seizures. Also after seizure there is a post ictal period where they are very tired. Milder forms of epilepsy may have normal brain between seizures. They have a normal eeg - brain wave test. ...Read more

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I have a seizure disorder. Lately i've had spells of not being able to do things. Like my brain won't cooperate with my body. Are these seizures?

Unlikely: If you are aware of these events they are more likely psychological rather than neurological. It would be of value to discuss with your neurologist. May be side effect of medications, depressive reaction, or new symptom of a complex partial seizure disorder. Trying to record eeg during a spell would be interesting and useful. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me why, every now and then I get strange head sensations, like my brain is vibrating? Am I having some kind of mini seizure? Ty

Nah. no mini-seizure: I'm not sure what a mini-seizure is supposed to represent but it's not a vibratory sense in the head. Certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to have a neurologist take a look at you and review your symptoms with you to look at the possibilities. You may benefit from some testing. I'd be happy to discuss things with you in a private consult: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Could a brain MRI show a seizure?

Could a brain MRI show a seizure?

See below: An MRI of the brain can not show a seizure, per se, but can show damaged areas where seizures may originate from. An interictal meg, ictal spect, and pet scans can be of benefit in some cases. An eeg, which looks at "brain waves", can show certain seizures as well. But a good history and exam are key to diagnosing epilepsy. A neurologist can help you with this. Hope that helps! ...Read more