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If no family history and no head injury how rare would it be to have a gran mal seizure disorder?

If no family history and no head injury how rare would it be to have a gran mal seizure disorder?

Unusual : But several potential causes stroke tumor aneurysm febrile seizures in youth should be evaluated in my view. ...Read more

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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Can you give yourself a gran mal seizure? Is it mostly hereditary epilepsy or head injury

Can you give yourself a gran mal seizure? Is it mostly hereditary epilepsy or head injury

Grand mal seizure: Seizures can be caused by a lack of sleep, hunger, poor nutrition and stress. It is important to live moderately and closely monitor your seizure medication. Seizures can occur after head injury but epilepsy is uncommon after head injury. Likewise, inherited seizures or epilepsy is very uncommon but is seen in some genetic disorders. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be caused by trauma from a job related car accident, it's not epilepsy as stated by my neurologist. I've never had seizures before.

U must ask this of..: ...Ur provider. Remember when someone has their 1st seizure, they also never had a seizure B 4 either. U need 2 talk 2 Ur neurologist, & if they R related. ...Read more

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With no family history, head injury, fever or drugs what would cause a 16yo to have 2 seizures upon waking.Its been 15 years and not another one since?

Teen onset seizures: Ideopathic seizures frequently occur in adolescence. There are many factors that can contribute, i.e. Sleep deprivation, alcohol or drug ingestion, etc. If a recurrence were to happen, it usually occurs within 2 years. Since it is 15 years, i would not expect any further 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 is the cause of my simple partial seizures? They started when i was 23 years old . I had no head trauma. Eeg showed sharp waves in frontal lobe.

What is the cause of my simple partial seizures? They started when i was 23 years old . I had no head trauma. Eeg showed sharp waves in frontal lobe.

Unknown : Since an eeg has been performed, its assumed that an MRI has also been performed and it too is normal. If not family history is present and no cause identified, it can be cryptogenic or idiopathic. That means we either don't know. Specialized imaging studies and genetic testing can be performed but not readily available and cost is a limiting factor. Good luck. Good thing is there is treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...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