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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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I think my son had a partial seizure. He has asd should I wait for his neuro appt on 2/23 or have er eval him now? He fit signs for complex partial

I think my son had a partial seizure. He has asd should I wait for his neuro appt on 2/23 or have er eval him now? He fit signs for complex partial

Mgt: I would advise taking him to the hospital for evaluation. They can call a Neurologist to see him. Ensure that he is breathing comfortably . ...Read more

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How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

MRI +EEG: If you are sure this was a simple partial, there is an area of the brain which triggered it, may be scay, tumour, vascular, stroke , but sometimes we do not find cause. ...Read more

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What does a simple partial seizure feel like when you have one?

What does a simple partial seizure feel like when you have one?

Recurrent: Some localized rythmic muscle movement, or sensory like numbness and tingling recurrent same location. ...Read more

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I'm online now. Type your question here. Expecting phenobarb coma tomorrow for partial seizure status. What can we expect in recovery from coma?

I'm online now. Type your question here. Expecting phenobarb coma tomorrow for partial seizure status. What can we expect in recovery from coma?

COMA: What was the cause of the COMA? The reason for the COMA determines the recovery. For example a heroine addict can be in a COMA from overdose, but be back to normal mentation in minutes with narcan. However if someone had head injury or some infection causing COMA recovery can be awhile. ...Read more

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Who has a complex partial seizure?

Temporal lobe focus: Individuals who have partial complex seizures have focus of seizures in the temporal lobe of the brain. ...Read more

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Can I notice if I had a partial seizure during an EEG?

You can on the EEg.: You can on the EEg. Whether or not you can notice it physically depends on were the seizure is and probably how strong. That's one of the reasons we do EEg's. To detect subclinical events, or events you don't realize you may be having. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you die from a complex partial seizure?

Unlikely, but: If the seizure were to be untreated, generalize, and result in a series of uncontrolled convulsions, this could be life-threatening. Also, lack of therapy could lead to nitetime events, causing sudep, a risky situation. Thus, all seizure disorders should be treated with medication to be safe. ...Read more

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Whats a complex partial seizure?

See below: Complex partial seizures affect a larger area of the brain than simple partial seizures. It affects consciousness-person can't interact or control movements, speech or actions; doesn't know what their doing; can't remember afterwards what happened during the seizure. Often take place in the temporal lobes-bilat. Cereb.Hemispheres sometimes referred to as temporal lobe epilepsy/psychomotor epilepsy. ...Read more

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Could i die from a complex partial seizure?

Yes, it is possible: Although not a rosy answer but yes it is possible. It is an unfortunate complication of a not properly managed or treated complex partial seizure. If you having seizures, it is recommended that you consult your neurologist for close evaluation and management. Please view this link from the epilepsy foundation: http://epilepsy.Com/learn/types-seizures/complex-partial-seizures. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more