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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What can a 21 yr old female have just started having seizures in sleep stops breathing gasp and wakes up with severe tingling head aches?

What can a 21 yr old female have just started having seizures in sleep stops breathing gasp and wakes up with severe tingling head aches?

Also sleep apnea: You may be experiencing the symptoms of nocturnal seizures which are not well enough controlled. Also, be sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause gasping for air, nighttime awakening and headaches upon awakening. It shouldn't cause the tingling sensation though so be sure your seizures are well controlled. ...Read more

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Do seizures always involve jerking limbs or are there differnt symptoms such as brief periods of no breathing, gritting teeth, sudden fear.?

Do seizures always involve jerking limbs or are there differnt symptoms such as brief periods of no breathing, gritting teeth, sudden fear.?

Different presentati: Seizures have different presentations. Some seizures are a stage 2 presentation of Lyme Disease. So, rule out the presence of Lyme. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Had 2 seizures in my sleep at age16 just had shallow breathing and eyes in back of head only my parents seen could this have been deep sleep 30 now?

Had 2 seizures in my sleep at age16 just had shallow breathing and eyes in back of head only my parents seen could this have been deep sleep 30 now?

Yes, it could have: There is really no way to know if those old symptoms your parents saw were indeed seizures. Even as experts, it is sometimes difficult for doctors to determine if some types of neurologic activity are seizures - that's what eeg's are for. If question as to whether you still have anything, a sleep study or sleep deprived eeg may provide you with answers. ...Read more

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My dad had a seizure and stopped breathing for ten minutes. He came around again but niw his personality has changed and he is very aggressive?

My dad had a seizure and stopped breathing for ten minutes. He came around again but niw his personality has changed and he is very aggressive?

Anoxic brain injury?: If he had a notable time of decreased oxygen flow to the brain, he may have suffered brain injury from anoxia. Sometimes this can affect the regions of the brain involved in impulse control or personality aspects. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my seizure medication makes me have a dry mouth?

Why might it be that my seizure medication makes me have a dry mouth?

Side effect: It's one of the side effects of the seizure meds. As well as many other meds.
Dry mouth otc meds might help
your condition. ...Read more

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Can you foam at the mouth and and have blood in it with pseudo seizure in your sleep?

Can you foam at the mouth and and have blood in it with pseudo seizure in your sleep?

Not a pseudoseizure: Generally, pseudoseisures do not usually occur during sleep. A seizure can cause foaming and blood in the mouth due to biting of the tongue or cheeks. ...Read more

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Hi I have been getting a cold feeling in my mouth and then passing out. I also feel as if had had seizures?

Hi I have been getting a cold feeling in my mouth and then passing out. I also feel as if had had seizures?

Comments: Cannot be definitive based upon your information, but spells of "passing out" could represent fainting or seizures. Many causes of both. Would start with your primary doctor, and consider anemia, thyroid problems, cardiac issues, and even epilepsy. ...Read more

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At 16 my son and was limp in his sleep and breathing shallowly and his eyes were rolling couldn't wake him up was this a seizure. He was on barbituates?

At 16 my son and was limp in his sleep and breathing shallowly and his eyes were rolling couldn't wake him up was this a seizure. He was on barbituates?

Not necessarily: Barbiturates can cause respiratory depression. He could have just had too many barbiturates. It doesn't necessarily mean he had a seizure. Barbiturates are actually used as treatment for some kind of seizures. ...Read more

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What can be done about breathing issues during epileptic seizures?

What can be done about breathing issues during epileptic seizures?

Simple measures...: Those experiencing seizures will not have any trouble breathing. The dangers come if there is vomiting and the vomit is aspirated into the lung. So simply protect the head, turn the victim on their side, and if there is vomting, make sure the contents get out of the mouth. Mod not stick a tongue depressor or other object in their mouth. Protect the body from physical injury and turn head to side. ...Read more

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Actually my wife is experiencing breathing issues where she seems to be unable to breathe at the end of her seizures. What is happening?

Actually my wife is experiencing breathing issues where she seems to be unable to breathe at the end of her seizures. What is happening?

Seizure breathing: In a typical "grand mal" (generalized whole body convulsion) all of the muscle go into sustained contraction, which means, among other things, that the breathing muscles of your chest and rib cage no longer work. Thus a seizing patient is going without adequate oxygen during the period of contraction. When the contractions stop it is normal for the patient to be gasping as part of recovery. ...Read more

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What are some things that can happen to a teen upon waking that look like a seizure. He was taking barbitutes for sleep. Shallow breathing and limp?

What are some things that can happen to a teen upon waking that look like a seizure. He was taking barbitutes for sleep. Shallow breathing and limp?

Need more info: Based on question it sounds like you noted that your son has very shallow breathing and limp but not clear if he is responsive or not or if any unusual movements noted. Whether or not there is known barbituate exposure if there is any question about responsiveness or mental status he needs to be evaluated by a medical provider now. ...Read more

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What are some issues that can look like seizures upon waking but not be. Shallow breathing and limpness and not responsive but then fine once awake?

Seizures: Your presentation is not classic for any specific disease. Sleep apnea being more commonly recognized now will need to be considered especially if you are overweight, short necked, and snore at night and have low energy throughout the day. If that doesn't fit your case, then next best step would be to talk to a local doc and do appropriate work up. ...Read more

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Is dry mouth a normal side effect of seizure medication?

Is dry mouth a normal side effect of seizure medication?

Yes: Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a side effect of many medications, including antiseizure meds. It is important to see your dentist regularly to make sure that this side effect is not causing any problems in your mouth. Root surface cavities is the most common problem with having dry mouth. Periodontal disease risk increases, and cavity risk also increases with xerostomia. ...Read more

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Woke up with chewed tongue and side of mouth. Last MRI clear. This has happened before but could it be more seizures?

This could b a: Sign of more seizures. Any muscle tenderness/soreness? Discus with your Neurologist. May be time for another EEG, drug level blood tests, or med change. Good luck ...Read more

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Had 50 seizures today when I went to sleep my mum could't wake me for 8hrs and I had difficuties breathing while sleeping possible consant seizure?

Had 50 seizures today when I went to sleep my mum could't wake me for 8hrs and I had difficuties breathing while sleeping possible consant seizure?

Seizures: Have you called your primary care giver or neurologist? I maybe wrong but I think you have already been evaluated and currently on seizure medication. Your symptoms show that your medications are not working or you have reached the state of intractable seizures. If you have not been yet diagnosed, you need immediate emergent evaluation at a hospital ed. ...Read more

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My son had seizure attack last July25, 2016. Prior to that day he had sores in his mouth and on and off low grade fever. Is it due to fever and sores?

My son had seizure attack last July25, 2016. Prior to that day he had sores in his mouth and on and off low grade fever. Is it due to fever and sores?

Maybe/not: Fever can trigger seizures in normal kids but can also indicate a brain infection or other issue. When they trigger it in normal kids, the temp is high & comes on rapidly (minutes). The kid returns to almost normal appearance within minutes. If it is part of a worrisome process, the kid remains sickly. Any seizure in a kid requires a doc visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...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