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What is the best type of medication for abdominal epilepsy?

What is the best type of medication for abdominal epilepsy?

Epileptologist: True abdominal epilepsy is rather uncommon. Typical antiseizure medication has been shown to help. See your neurologist or epileptologist to discuss which medication best suits you. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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What type of doctor should I see about finding out if I have abdominal epilepsy?

What type of doctor should I see about finding out if I have abdominal epilepsy?

Rare: "abdominal epilepsy" is actually quite rare. As with any uncommon seizure type, an epilepsy subspecialty neurologist (an "epileptologist") is your best bet. ...Read more

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Nuero docs can't find an answer to symptoms, confusion, syncope, myoclonic jerks, gait probs, clamy/faint, aphasia, stomach pain, could it be vit B12 def?

Nuero docs can't find an answer to symptoms, confusion, syncope, myoclonic jerks, gait probs, clamy/faint, aphasia, stomach pain, could it be vit B12 def?

COMPLEX: Your descriptions could fit many different syndromes, but would wonder if in fact you suffer, in part, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. An ambulatory eeg might help. Re. B-12 issues, this can be easily resolved with a methyl melonic acid and homocysteine level, but also check folate levels. Might also obtain spinal fluid for immunological studies. Believe you can uncover causality, good luck. ...Read more

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Past few nights I've had a lot of stomach gurgling while lying down. Last night stomach pain kept me up quite a bit. Mostly gone today. Related?

Past few nights I've had a lot of stomach gurgling while lying down. Last night stomach pain kept me up quite a bit. Mostly gone today. Related?

Possibly: Abdominal gurgling is generally due to movement of contents, including gas, through the gut. Distention of the bowels can cause crampy pain. More serious causes of these issues can include ulcers. reflux and infections. Your information indicates colostomy and hernia surgery as well as use of ibuprofen. See your MD as your issues may be more involved than this general answer. ...Read more

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Getting stomach pain which lasts for 15 minutes and disappears it happened many times?

Getting stomach pain which lasts for 15 minutes and disappears it happened many times?

Many possible causes: Lots of things cause abdominal cramps. But one of the most common is constipation. Many people aren't aware that they are constipated. An x-ray can tell immediately, or else one can just take enough laxatives to turn stool completely liquid. At that point constipation pain should resolve and laxatives can be reduced to maintain just daily mushy stool. If pain persists, get a medical exam. ...Read more

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Lower stomach pain?

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain and the associated possibilities of diagnoses are endless. It is important to talk to a doctor to obtain a detailed history, a thorough exam, and tests that can confirm or rule out what we suspect you may have. Without this, we can only take an educated guess based on what's common. You may have ovarian cysts, pelvic infection, appendicitis, diverticulitis, bladder infection, hernia. ...Read more

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Why do I have frequent stomach pain in the morning when I wake up?

Why do I have frequent stomach pain in the morning when I wake up?

Many things.: I think this is better suited for an in person visit than online messaging. So many things it could be....A thorough history and physical is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Epilepsy is also known as Seizure disorder. Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...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