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Is it possible for a person without epilepsy to have a seizure?

Is it possible for a person without epilepsy to have a seizure?

No By Definition: Having epilepsy is by definition, having seizures.If you mean epilepsy as having many or frequent seizures, then yes it is possible to 1 seizure. ...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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Help! Is it possible to have a seizure without convulsions?

Help! Is it possible to have a seizure without convulsions?

Yes: There are several non-convulsive types of seizures. In adults the most common would be a "complex partial" seizure. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a person have a seizure for no reason?

Would it be possible that a person have a seizure for no reason?

Cause of seizures: A percentage of patients, after undergoing a workup including eeg, MRI scan, evaluation for the metabolic causes of seizures may not have a cause determined. People may have seizures a long time after brain trauma which may have been forgotten, have excessively low blood sugar if diabetics do not take their Insulin or other medication, and aftr dehydration with mteabolic imbalance. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have a headache straight after a seizure?

Is it possible for a person to have a headache straight after a seizure?

Yes: Seisure can cause an increase in intracranial pressure due to vascular distension. This is mostly short timed and will improve with time . Otherwise consult a neurologist for help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no epilepsy?

Is it possible to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no epilepsy?

Yes; possible.: Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors. Some will outgrow their epilepsy. Some need to be controlled by seizure medicines. Many who are seizure-free for a few yrs. While taking seizure medicine will stay seizure-free if the medicine is gradually stopped. If exam & eeg is normal, 70% will stay seizure free w/o meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to be conscious during a seizure?

Seizure: Yes, in case of simple partial seizure, which is a type of seizure when the patient will have focal twitching of one side of his body, could not control or stop the seizure and he is able to feel the muscle twitching and he preserves his consciousness. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a migraine to cause a seizure?

Is it possible for a migraine to cause a seizure?

Not usually: But there is a relationship with migraine and epilepsy, and i would suppose that if a patient had a lot of vomiting and became dehydrated that this could trigger a seizure in the susceptible individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a bipolar person who's on meds to still have an episode?

Is it possible for a bipolar person who's on meds to still have an episode?

Yes: There are many possible reasons why a person with bipolar disorder could have symptoms, even while staying consistent in treatment. Medications are often helpful, but even under the best of circumstances people may have "breakthough" symptoms. This is one reason why it is important to stay in regular contact with a physician, so that quick adjustments can be made in medications if needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Seizures: Seizure disorders can be caused by multiple problems and can be very complex to treat. Many times it requires multiple meds in order to bring seizures under control, depending on the condition that causes them. The same is the truth with their duration. Some resolve early in life, some are transient and others may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have a purposeful miscarriage?

Is it possible for someone to have a purposeful miscarriage?

An abortion?: That is a 'purposeful' miscarriage, - it can be 'induced' through certain medications; some civilizations use certain herbs to induce a miscarriage, but it is hard and unreliable to induce a miscarriage with herbs. You wouldn't be able to 'stress' yourself into a miscarriage or anything like that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be conscious for a grand mal seizure?

Is it possible to be conscious for a grand mal seizure?

Accurate description: The best way to define a seizure is to view it from start to finish with all sensory and motor events recorded as well as the on-going eeg. If it starts in one area of the brain, it is partial. If it starts all over, it is generalized. If there is alteration of consciousness, it is complex. Grand mal should not be used. ...Read more

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How common is it to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no history of epilepsy?

How common is it to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no history of epilepsy?

Seizures vs epilepsy: Tonic clonic seizures is a type of seizures, as opposed to absence or partial seizures caused by a variety of causes including drugs, medications, trauma, stroke, electrolyte disorder to have epilepsy is to have recrurrent unprovoked seizures, so we cannot compare apples and oranges. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have a bad reaction to propylthiouracil (ptu)?

Is it possible for a person to have a bad reaction to propylthiouracil (ptu)?

Absolutely : The fda has a black box warning on ptu (propylthiouracil) because it has been linked to liver failure in some. It can also cause failure of bone marrow to make certain type of immune cells. Rash and large joint inflammation are also known side effects. Methimazole is the anti-thyroid drug of choice in most. Although there are similar side effects between the two drugs, Methimazole may be safer for liver than ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to be born with depression?

Is it possible for a person to be born with depression?

No: The child maybe born wit a genetic risk for mental health problems. But not with any mental health problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Child heart attack: It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack. Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court. ...Read more

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Is there a high risk of dying from a grand mal seizure? Also, is it true that you can experience an aura without it leading to a full on seizure?

Is there a high risk of dying from a grand mal seizure?  
Also, is it true that you can experience an aura without it leading to a full on seizure?

Depends!: Grand mal seizures can be due to lots of things! Severe infections, alcohol withdrawal, epilepsy, drug toxicity, etc. Seizures are a bad sign in some cases. In epilepsy, seizures are rarely fatal. Auras don't always lead to a seizure. for some people. See http://www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences/epilepsy/experiences-different-seizures-and-auras ...Read more

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Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

Is it possible for a newly COPD diagnosis to cause a person to yawn a lot?

May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?

Memory loss: Seizures can and do short term memory loss, what is called retrograde amnesia, seizures rarely affected long term memory except in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to be conscious during an absence seizure?

No: By definition absence seizures are generalized seizures, meaning that the person is unconscious during the event and therefore has no memory of it. That being said, they are often very brief and the person is only unconscious for a short time. Typical absence seizures are diagnosed by eeg and have a classic finding and are often highly treatable. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if you're someone that will have a seizure, or will you just have a seizure, and then know?

Is there a way to tell if you're someone that will have a seizure, or will you just have a seizure, and then know?

Usu need a witness: Normally the seizure is witnessed by someone else, that's how most people know they have them. Some people may have a warning or aura first. That is not always true. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more