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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
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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


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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

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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

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18 month old female, who frequently threw up, (dairy allergy later discovered) with HGB 8.9, PLT 576, iMg 0.54, can any of this have caused seizures?

18 month old female, who frequently threw up, (dairy allergy later discovered) with HGB 8.9, PLT 576, iMg 0.54, can any of this have caused seizures?

Mgt: A seizure work up should include the exclusion of causes of elevation in intra cranial pressure. Imaging may be indicated, since vomiting is one symptom of this cause. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What kind of seizure would start very pale face/lips, limp, vomit, lose consciousness, slowly wake up confused? One at 7m old and one at 2 years old.

What kind of seizure would start very pale face/lips, limp, vomit, lose consciousness, slowly wake up confused? One at 7m old and one at 2 years old.

Atonic: Could be atonic seizures (just loss of muscle tone without convulsive movements) but recommend going to a pediatric neurologist for diagnosis ...Read more

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What could be the reason for getting hypertension, tachycardia, paranoia, vomiting and having a seizure while being in a long plane ride?

What could be the reason for getting hypertension, tachycardia, paranoia, vomiting and having a seizure while being in a long plane ride?

Oxidative sress: Because the oxygen content is lower in the plane you succumbed to insufficient oxidation that affected your brain. A healthy person can withstand this easily and it means that your metabolism is marginal. It could be as simple as poor diet, particularly sugar in all its different forms. ...Read more

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5-yr-old had one-sided night seizure while asleep w/vomiting. Cat, mri, clear, brain EEG inconclusive. Bp constantly around 165/120 otherwise healthy?

5-yr-old had one-sided night seizure while asleep w/vomiting. Cat, mri, clear, brain EEG inconclusive. Bp constantly around 165/120 otherwise healthy?

Not healthy: No kid with a blood pressure around 165/120 is healthy. A thorough evaluation of the heart (coarctation) and kidneys should be underway for a reason and the kid should be in the hospital with these numbers. Effort to bring the pressure down is urgently needed. ...Read more

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What would be causing me to feel pressure in my left temple? Other symptoms include: headache, memory and visual disturbances, vomiting, and seizures.

What would be causing me to feel pressure in my left temple? Other symptoms include: headache, memory and visual disturbances, vomiting, and seizures.

Headache and seizure: If these are new onset symptoms you should definitely go to the ed. Asap. You should also get a neurology evaluation promptly. This could be caused by various problems including tumors, vascular malformations, seizure disorder in general, even medication side effects. ...Read more

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Daughter had febrile seizure. She vomited a few minutes later. She was diagnosed with a viral illness. She has vomited a few more times?

Daughter had febrile seizure. She vomited a few minutes later. She was diagnosed with a viral illness. She has vomited a few more times?

SEIZURE & FEVER: Sounds like your daughter is not feeling very well. Rest, hydration and fever reduction are your short-term goals. Although it does sound viral, persistent vomiting in a child would be a reason for follow up with the pediatrician or, more acutely, the emergency department. ...Read more

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I've been sick with nausea vomiting diarrhea since October had a post op infection treated IV vanc & gent been inpatient due to seizure no answer fro?

I've been sick with nausea vomiting diarrhea since October had a post op infection treated IV vanc & gent been inpatient due to seizure no answer fro?

So sorry!: Sounds like you've been through a lot. Not sure what your question is, but sometimes antibiotics can change the normal bacteria in your gut to cause diarrhea or even ironically infections (something called C. difficile colitis). I am not sure where the seizure comes it, but would recommend sticking with your doctors and staying in close communication with them. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter had what the doctor called a ferbile seizure, but it occurred in the morning & she wasn't running a fever. Also has diarrhea & vomiting.?

Febrile seizures: Are associated with high fevers. If your daughter had a seizure in the absence of fever, it may be more concerning. However, there are bacterial infections that can cause seizures and vomiting and diarrhea, like shigella, but shigella is often associated with blood in the stools and fever. Your doctor might want to run some tests to see what else might be contributing to your daughter's seizure ...Read more

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No medical hist. Developed respiratory prob. Viral infect. With headache&vomiting, left facio-brachial seizures that became continuous, evolving into refractory status epilepticus, with bilateralization. Tests are fine. Now in coma and no diagnostic?

No medical hist. Developed respiratory prob. Viral infect. With headache&vomiting, left facio-brachial seizures that became continuous, evolving into refractory status epilepticus, with bilateralization. Tests are fine. Now in coma and no diagnostic?

Seizures: This sounds like meningitis and encephalitis from an infection. Sometimes there are clues in the complete blood count. Bacterial infections typically show a predominance of neutrophils (also called granulocytes), while viral infections often show a predominance of monocytes or other lymphocytes. Also, if intubated then probably there are sedative medications changing mental status as well. ...Read more

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Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Ans: Still many possibilities. Did you have blood cultures drawn. The seizures are most concerning you also need a scan. Keep on it and see your doctor until he has a diagnosis for you. Also have you travelled? Camping? So much has to be checked ...Read more

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Did I have a seizure? Had alcohol poisoning, threw up a lot while passed out 4 hrs. Woke up freezing & started convulsing uncontrollably & threw up.

Did I have a seizure? Had alcohol poisoning, threw up a lot while passed out 4 hrs. Woke up freezing & started convulsing uncontrollably & threw up.

Impossible to say: I don't know what you mean by "convulsing uncontrollably." If you were having lots of muscle movements, AND you were CONSCIOUS of it, that is not a seizure. Most alcohol withdrawal seizures occur within 12-48 hours of discontinuing alcohol, and it sounds like yours was sooner than that. You clearly have a problem with alcohol and you need to get some counseling to moderate or stop its use. ...Read more

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What if a friend of mine was smoking meth all of sudden they start sweating fushiously start vomittin they fall out its like they were havn a seizure?

What if a friend of mine was smoking meth all of sudden they start sweating fushiously start vomittin they fall out its like they were havn a seizure?

Meth-related seizure: Yes, it's not just like your friend was having a seizure -- they probably did have a seizure. It's easy to have an overdose with this drug because it's never clear how much you're getting or what the quality is. This is another great reason to stop using meth. ...Read more

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My 5 week old is still having seizure like activity, heaving breathing an gasping while sleeping, throwing up during/after feedings. Any explanation?!

Seizures???: You say still having seizure like activity. Has it been evaluated before? Was it really? Babies do a lot of distinctive movements and noises both awake & asleep that can be mistaken for a problem or they can have real issues. If you can record a video of what you are seeing take the kid in for an evaluation. If the kid doesn't do it during the visit at least your video can show what happens. ...Read more

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31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Too many: There are too many possible causes to cover in a format like this. Since you're probably interested in a specific 6-year-old, it's best if you ask the question to those caring for the child. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

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