Top
10
Doctor insights on: Do Seizures Cause Vomiting

Share
1

1
My brother only has seizures when he vomits which I assumed was from temperature spike. Can seizures be caused by vomiting without a fever?

My brother only has seizures when he vomits which I assumed was from temperature spike. Can seizures be caused by vomiting without a fever?

Yes: There are seizures that vomiting is the only symptom. They typically involve the temporal lobe. Assuming that the seizures are febrile is not wise. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
1,015 doctors shared insights

Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


2

2
Can being lactose intolerant cause seizures, vomiting, & diarrhea?

Can being lactose intolerant cause seizures, vomiting, & diarrhea?

No: Lactose intolerance generally causes some gassiness, some bloating in the tummy, and some loose stools. Sometimes there is also constipation. If there are recurrent or serious seizures, a person likely has something worse than just being lactose intolerant. Lactose is not necessary, meaning a person can find plenty of foods or drinks that do not contain lactose. ...Read more

3

3
Can sudden loss of fluids (vomiting or diarrhea from gastroenteritis) cause seizures? I had a few episodes of loc and convulsions with a negative eeg.

Can sudden loss of fluids (vomiting or diarrhea from gastroenteritis) cause seizures? I had a few episodes of loc and convulsions with a negative eeg.

Unlikely: You may become dehydrated and lower your blood pressure some, but this will seldom result in loss of consciousness and rarely result in seizures. You need to be seen and fully evaluated, preferably by a good general clinician with referral to a neurologist if no cardiac issues seem to be involved. ...Read more

4

4
Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?

Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?

Urgent: Meningitis is a serious infection that requires immediate attention, if anyone is suspected of having that , they have to be seen immediately for a thorough evaluation, certainly headache, fever, neck rigidity, vomiting are some of the symptoms... As mentioned above, this is an infection that requires immediate attention hope this helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
My friends had fainted and had a slight seizure a few days ago and the today was vomiting black stuff, what can that be? He has had leukemia in the past

My friends had fainted and had a slight seizure a few days ago and the today was vomiting black stuff, what can that be? He has had leukemia in the past

Usually : Usually when people are vomiting black stuff, they are vomiting blood. With a history of leukemia and an episode that was probably a faint with some seizure-like movements what comes to mind is a GI bleed with fainting from anemia. Your friend should get to a doctor fast. ...Read more

6

6
Why do people vomit with a tonic clonic seizure?

Why do people vomit with a tonic clonic seizure?

Toxic effect: A seizure is a reaction of the brain to a toxic condition. If the region of the brain that controls nausea and vomiting are involved, then the seizure will cause vomiting. In addition, some patients develop migraine symptoms following a seizure. The vomiting can lead to aspiration pneumonia, that is why they should be laid on their side and nothing put in the mouth. ...Read more

7

7
Please explain why people vomit after a tonic clonic seizure?

Please explain why people vomit after a tonic clonic seizure?

Not very common: A generalized seizure could result in tongue biting with bleeding and tendency to choke and trigger vomiting. Rare that folks actually choke on tongue but this could trigger a gag reflex with vomiting. Aspiration into the lung is likewise uncommon but this too could provoke the GI distress. ...Read more

8

8
I have been vomiting everything I eat including water since the morning I had 10 seizures since Monday should I go to the er?

I have been vomiting everything I eat including water since the morning I had 10 seizures since Monday should I go to the er?

Seizures and vomitin: Yes - please go to the ER. Having seizures and vomiting is not good and needs to be treated. Especially the seizures which may be due to electrolyte abnormalties. ...Read more

9

9
My gf has an epilepsy. After changing to stronger meds, she hasn't had seizures as often, but instead dizzines/vomiting/headache. Is this a good sign?

My gf has an epilepsy. After changing to stronger meds, she hasn't had seizures as often, but instead dizzines/vomiting/headache. Is this a good sign?

These can be: side effects of the medications themselves. Sometimes there is a trade off when medications are prescribed. I would talk to her Dr. about his and perhaps adjustments can be made. Sometimes, taking with food can solve many of the GI complaints from many meds. ...Read more

10

10
I have been having seizures. After I have speech problems, not remembering, muscle aches, vomiting and migraines?

I have been having seizures. After I have speech problems,  not remembering, muscle aches, vomiting and migraines?

Postictal issues: Your seizures sound very much out of control, and likely represent convusive episodes, based on your description. The postictal confusion is not unusual, and headaches are often reported. Might propose you get evaluated for a different medication program and even consider a vagal nerve stimulator. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,118 doctors shared insights

Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more