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What to do if I have seizures & I hit the back of my head?

What to do if I have seizures & I hit the back of my head?

Not unusual: Seizures are associated with alteration of consciousness, and often head injury is associated. Depending on the severity of your post-ictal symptoms, such as a bad headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, etc, you might want to notify your doctor and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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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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I have seizures so my head hit stuff. Medication is not much effective, but I take themanyway. Are there any story about recover completely?

I have seizures so my head hit stuff. Medication is not much effective, but I take themanyway. Are there any story about recover completely?

Yes.: Work with a good group of physician including neurologist, physiatrist and neurosurgeon, there is hope the fully recover! Please don't give up! ...Read more

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Hit my head during a seizure wednesday and feeling nauseous and headache. Do I need to get checked?

Hit my head during a seizure wednesday and feeling nauseous and headache. Do I need to get checked?

Possible concussion: You should be checked by an expert in concussion injuries since the nausea and headache could be due your having suffered a concussion though it is also possible that both symptoms could be secondary to the seizures...just depends. Want a 1-1 consultation? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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In a car accident about 4 months ago (didn't hit head, or pass out) but I started getting these episodes of zoning out like 5-6 times a day. Seizures?

In a car accident about 4 months ago (didn't hit head, or pass out) but I started getting these episodes of zoning out like 5-6 times a day. Seizures?

Get eval: Even without true "hitting of the head", trauma from the force exerted on the head/brain can still cause a type of post concussive syndrome, so it best you get evaluated by a neurologist with your symptoms for either that condition or seizure disorders. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Passed out, Hit head& had 5 sec seizure. Minor concussion after. 3 months later my head pounds while/after physically exerting myself. What shouldido?

Passed out, Hit head& had 5 sec seizure. Minor concussion after. 3 months later my head pounds while/after physically exerting myself. What shouldido?

Testing is needed: This is not just a concussion, since you passed out first. This history is important. Some of the conditions that cause loss of consciousness can cause exercise intolerance. Namely, blood vessel problems or heart problems would be evaluated for here. Perhaps this has been done? Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Getting episodes of zoning out 5-6 times a day 2 months after car accident (didn't hit head or get knocked out) could these episodes be seizure? Help!

Getting episodes of zoning out 5-6 times a day 2 months after car accident (didn't hit head or get knocked out) could these episodes be seizure? Help!

Possibly: Seizures can absolutely present with episodic "zoning out". It is odd that these symptoms would occur after a non-traumatic car accident. See your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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In march I had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day I woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

In march I had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day I woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

Were there X-rays: You might have suffered a fracture over the zygomatic arch or over the orbit, and this could explain delay, but lingering symptoms could afflict the supra-orbital or infra-orbital branches of the trigeminal nerve. Best to get assessed by either neurologist, or neurosurgeon. Also, get help preventing future seizures. ...Read more

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Son possiably having seizures after a fall. My son is 13 years old and fell from his bike and he was wearing a helmet. He was brusied up pretty good on the chest and hips. He said he did not hit his head or lose conciusness but his little sister said he "

Son possiably having seizures after a fall. My son is 13 years old and fell from his bike and he was wearing a helmet. He was brusied up pretty good on the chest and hips. He said he did not hit his head or lose conciusness but his little sister said he "

Everyone: Everyone should wear a helmet when riding a bike to reduce the severity of injury to the brain when crashes happen. After a crash, the helmet should be discarded (many manufacturers have a return and replacement program) and disabled (such as by cutting the straps) so that it can not be reused. Helmets lose their shock-absorbing properties during a crash.

People who hit their heads are not good sources of information about their injury, or about associated symptoms such as loss of consciousness -- witnesses are better. Being dazed or knocked out briefly is a sign of concussion, which is a brain injury. After a concussion, people often experience a syndrome that may include irritability, sleep disturbance, poor concentration, and headaches. This syndrome usually resolves after several months.

It is true that brain injuries can cause seizures, but often a brain injury begins a period of heightened surveillance which detects longstanding conditions that have been hiding "under the surface." these conditions could include epilepsy.

Absence seizures (or absence epilepsy) is a very specific type of epilepsy that most experts agree is a primary generalized epilepsy. ("absence" in this case is pronounced with a french accent, sort of like "ab-sahnz".) in other words, absence epilepsy is genetic, not acquired from head injuries or any other brain insult.

Diagnosing conditions like absence epilepsy requires a high degree of expertise. The diagnosis is very specific, and shouldn't be a conclusion that is reached before consultation and testing by a pediatric neurologist or epileptologist. [i am going to move this discussion from "neurophysiology" to "pediatric neurology".]. ...Read more

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About 3 years ago I blacked out an hit my head and went into a seizure went to the emergency room they did test nothing was wrong but they still prescribed me dilatin this is at the emergency room never once had a doctor I didn't want to take it cause it

About 3 years ago I blacked out an hit my head and went into a seizure went to the emergency room they did test nothing was wrong but they still prescribed me dilatin this is at the emergency room never once had a doctor I didn't want to take it cause it

Comments: In some cases, head trauma ushers in an immediate seizure, which never occurs again, and if you have been seizure-free for 3 years, without taking any medication, prognosis is very favorable. But to be fully safe, and to cover all the risks, see a neurologist, get an EEG, and if all is normal, would not worry further. ...Read more

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I hit my head on bedside table during seizure, was out for about 1.5 hrs though this may have been usual post ictal. Ct-nad. Nightmares daily, why?

I hit my head on bedside table during seizure, was out for about 1.5 hrs though this may have been usual post ictal. Ct-nad. Nightmares daily, why?

Post concussive: Post concussive syndrome can be accompanied by nightmares. Also, post traumatic stress disorder can cause nightmares. Other symptoms include avoidance of the perceived threat and flashbacks. Nightmares can also occur normally or as a part of other psychiatric and sleep conditions. Occasionally, medications can cause or worsen nightmares. ...Read more

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F, 43, have seizures? Ca ev 2 wk, hit back of head on faucet, fnd only venous angioma & wbc & eos slight high and bp & blsugar higher nonfast noth else

F, 43, have seizures? Ca ev 2 wk, hit back of head on faucet, fnd only venous angioma & wbc & eos slight high and bp & blsugar higher nonfast noth else

Seizures: It is not uncommon to find no "cause" for seizures. Unlikely to be due to the venous angioma. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist to discuss treatments, and obtaining an EEG (electroencephalogram). Usually epileptic seizures can be easily controlled/ prevented with medicines. Hypoglycemia can also cause seizure occasionally- to avoid that eat small frequent meals of low glycemic index foods. ...Read more

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I fell on a concrete floor while having a seizure 6 days ago. I hit my head hard. They said they found nothing in the CT. Why does my head hurt still?

I fell on a concrete floor while having a seizure 6 days ago. I hit my head hard. They said they found nothing in the CT. Why does my head hurt still?

Multiple reasons: Your head could still hurt from a deep bruise in the scalp and even a bone bruise on the skull itself, a superficial hematoma, or sore spasming muscles in the scalp or even neck. If you continue to have pain that does not improve or notice any new symptoms, check back with your physician and express your concerns. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I was in a fight. Hard to open mouth from jaw pain. Shoulder, neck and behind eye hurts. 7 seizures. Didn't hit head. What could this be? Diagnosis.?

Post fight pains: Did you mean "seizures" or "stitches? " If you had seizures, you need to see a neurologist IMMEDIATELY. If "stitches, " where were they? You say the head wasn't touched. A "whiplash" type injury could cause the stiffness; The pain behind the eye is hard to explain w/ no facial injuries. Ice the area and if the pain doesn't subside, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a seizure and he fell and hit face on pavement his face is really swollen. How long does it take for swelling to go down?

My boyfriend had a seizure and he fell and hit face on pavement his face is really swollen. How long does it take for swelling to go down?

Suggestion: The swelling may recede over 3 or 4 days, but the bigger issue is future risk of harm from seizure activity. He needs to be taking effective anti-epileptic drugs, and should not be driving, using power equipment, or activity at heights. The risks are high for both him and others. His doctor needs to get involved, and facial X-rays may be needed. ...Read more

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Why am I having seizures after a blow to the head?

Why am I having seizures after a blow to the head?

Possible brain: Damage. Please go directly to the ER for full evaluation and CT scan of your brain and EEG- NOW! ...Read more

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Why does my head always hurt so extremely bad after I have had a seizure?

Seizures are tough: I'm not sure anyone really knows. I think it's because of inflammation from the abnormal electrical activity during a seizure. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between the dent on my child's head and his silent seizures?

No correlation: Seizures are a condition of control of brain activity. Anomalies of the brain may cause funny dents in the child's head, but the dent is a result of the growth of bone, not the condition of the brain. The organization of the brain is the more important issue. This needs to be carefully assessed by a good pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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My husband fell backwards and banger his his head had a seizure cannot drive 12 month why?

My husband fell backwards and banger his his head had a seizure cannot drive 12 month why?

Good question.: Why did he fall backward? (Which came first the seizure, the fall) Why did he have a seizure 5 years ago? What did the neurologic exam show. What did the EEG show? If he has been given this restriction why is he not being treated for recurrent unprovoked seizures? (Epilepsy) You need to sit down with his Neurologist and carefully go back over this. (or seek the opinion of another Neurologist) ...Read more

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Fainted and had a seizure on July 22, bump is gone but when I itch my head it still hurts where the bump is, is this normal it hurts so bad?

Pain on the surface: Yes this spot could be sore for a while, but it should not be permanent. Especially when you scratch there. It remains in a hypersensitive state. This should resolve.

Have you had any other seizures? Hope you are otherwise doing well. ...Read more

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Have migraines for 10+ years. Could these eventually cause seizure or make head explode? Take meds for migraines when I get them, but worried of worse

Have migraines for 10+ years. Could these eventually cause seizure or make head explode? Take meds for migraines when I get them, but worried of worse

Your head: Won't explode. Migraines feel like it may explode. I would see your doctor. Or a neurologist to get on the correct meds and prophylactic meds. Also look for a possible cause of the migraines ...Read more

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I have this fuzzy tingly feeling in the back part of my head, I've had this for a couple of days. Please help I'm so scared that it might be a seizure?

Not a seizure: Contact your doctor and get this examined, as could be a localized scalp skin eruption, or even an occipital neuralgia. Since you seem concerned, see your doctor and get reassurance. ...Read more

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Is anxiety head rushes like seizures?

Is anxiety head rushes like seizures?

Anxiety?: Can have many symptoms, such as ha, chest pain, shortness if breath, feeling dizzy and about to faint, my advise is see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...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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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more