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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

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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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What could cause a small seizure?

What could cause a small seizure?

Many things: You would generally want to consult with a neurologist if you think you've had a seizure. Many things can cause seizures or seizure-like events. ...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

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What could cause seizures in my sleep?

What could cause seizures in my sleep?

Brain attacks: Certain types of seizure seem to be more likely to occur from sleep. A benign focal epilepsy of childhood is such a type. Patients with complex partial seizures may be activated by sleep. Medications taken only in the morning may drop in level at night causing a seizure. An all night eeg sleep recording may help understand the condition. ...Read more

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Could MS cause complex partial seizures?

MS and seizure: It is possible for MS to cause a complex partial seizure. This would normally be a staring spell, with some kind of aura or warning symptom, and followed by a recovery phase. There are some interesting videos of complex partial seizures on youtube. ...Read more

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Help please! could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

Help please! could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

Yes: Dehydration may effect the body's concentration of sodium and other minerals as well as the body's acid/base balance causing seizures. In addition blood sugar levels may also be affected by dehydration causing seizures. Speak to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Could Lyme disease medication cause someone to have seizures?

Could Lyme disease medication cause someone to have seizures?

Rarely: Seizures are a rare complication of Lyme disease involving the central nervous symptom. ...Read more

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Is there any chemotherapy that could cause seizures as a side affect?

Is there any chemotherapy that could cause seizures as a side affect?

Uncommon: It's very uncommon for chemotherapy per se to cause seizures. However, cancer is a complex disease, and the treatment can cause unusual side effects. It's much more likely that chemotherapy will cause a neuropathy than a seizure. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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Could a person have a "seizure" that doesn't cause convulsions, jerking or staring?

Yes: There are many expressions of seizures. Some are very unusual sensations or experiences, without anything visibly wrong from the outside. ...Read more

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Could sleep deprivation cause an 8 minute long seizure, or is it more likely something medically undiagnosed?

Could sleep deprivation cause an 8 minute long seizure, or is it more likely something medically undiagnosed?

Get checked: You should not be having an 8 minute seizure even if you're sleep-deprived. Get with a competent neurologist and if nothing else turns up, this would be a diagnosis of exclusion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have migraines for 10+ years.Could these eventually cause seizure or make head explode?Take meds for migraines when I get them, but worried of worse

Have migraines for 10+ years.Could these eventually cause seizure or make head explode?Take meds for migraines when I get them, but worried of worse

Your head: Won't explode. Migraines feel like it may explode. I would see your doctor. Or a neurologist to get on the correct meds and prophylactic meds. Also look for a possible cause of the migraines ...Read more

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What could cause seizures in my pregnancy?

What could cause seizures in my pregnancy?

High blood pressure: Is one cause that can make a pregnant woman seize, it is called eclampsia and is cured by delivery of the baby. ...Read more

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however. ...Read more

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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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What could cause you to suddenly start having seizures?

Seizures: Seizures can occur due to multiple reasons. In addition there are other things that can look like a seizure but not really be a seizure. Therefore you should get checked by a neurologist to see if you have seizures and if you need to be treated with medicine. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are most of the things that cause seizures?

Could you tell me what are most of the things that cause seizures?

Multiple: Causes of epilepsy include: head trauma, brain infection, stroke, brain tumor, genetics, and brain hemorrhage. Causes of seizures may also include drugs, alcohol, medications, and stopping anti-seizure medications. ...Read more

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