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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

Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Yes: The seizure aura is different for different patients. A seizure can be followed by confusion, headache, nausea, etc. See a neurologist to undergo an EEG test as well as a full neurological evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more

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I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?

I had a severe reaction to the contrast dye used in a myelogram.I am having hallucinations and brain zap headaches & seizures. Will they ever stop?

See your doctor: You should discuss your side effects with the doctor who ordered the procedure and the radiologist. They may have suggestions for you to reduce the symptoms. Try to rest. A short term trial of antipsychotic medication may help until the symptoms resolve. I see that you are also on depakote. You may need to have your dose increased. ...Read more

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Can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?

Can a fever seizure affect mental ability in a 2 year old he is seeing things that are not there and has no appitite?

Yes & no: The fever itself can distort the sensations a kid will talk about & the higher the fever the more bizarre the visual images in some. The seizure by itself has transient effects in kids this age & they generally don't describe remembering what goes on during a seizure.If their visual perception varies shortly after an event, the issue would be transient, if at all. ...Read more

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Can you have just hallucinations during a seizure, I asked my Shrink and she doesnt think its from my Schizophrenia, and should i mention this to my new neurologist?

Can you have just hallucinations during a seizure, I asked my Shrink and she doesnt think its from my Schizophrenia, and should i mention this to my new neurologist?

Visual Hallucination: See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2660156/ article entitled: "Visual Hallucinations: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment". Of course this merits discussion with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What are seizures?

What are seizures?

Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject. If you have a specific problem, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures. ...Read more

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Am I having seizures?

Am I having seizures?

Depends on symptoms: Any person can have a seizure, regardless of state of health or use of medications. If a person has repeated seizures, or a detectable abnormality in the brain that is a starting point for seizures, then she has "epilepsy," meaning a condition that leads to repeated seizures. A person worried about having symptoms can write a symptom diary and review it when seeing her doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes seizures ?

What causes seizures ?

Over active neurons: A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through special "gates." seizure meds are "gate blockers" to stop this from happening. ...Read more

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What triggers seizures ?

What doesn't?: Dehydration, use of illicit drugs, infections both at the level of the brain and spinal cord as well as anywhere else in the body medications, flashing lights, noncompliance with anti-seizure medication regimen, strokes, metabolic disorders, trauma to the head, hyperventilation. Does that list seem complete enough to cover whatever you might be thinking? There very well may be other causes as well ...Read more

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How are seizures treated?

How are seizures treated?

Abort and Prevent: If a seizure is happening in front of you and not stopping on its own, abortive medication such as Ativan (lorazepam) or other sedatives can be used to stop it. To prevent seizures from occurring in the first place, we use a wide variety of medications that serve to reduce neuronal firing; some of these act by blocking excitatory pathways, some by activating inhibitory pathways, and some remain a mystery. ...Read more

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What kinds of seizures are there?

What kinds of seizures are there?

Many types: There are too many types to cover in a form like this. I shot a couple videos to cover this kind of thing. On my YouTube channel ("Andrew Reeves neurology") there are a couple videos on epilepsy types which should help you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs that i'm having seizures?

Siezures: Some signs are confusion, difficulty thinking or speaking, loss of postural tone (falling), involuntary movements of the limbs and/or shaking, loss of bladder or bowel control, staromg and stopping an activity, loss of consciousness. Some may experience afeeling of time lost (absence seizure), a sense of being familiar in a strange place. ...Read more

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What is a seizure?

Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more

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What causes a seizure?

Many: Most of the time it is unknown. There is along list for causes. Let your doctor decide. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be cured?

Can a seizure be cured?

Treated/not cured: People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United States, and many more are in development. The use of surgery has been greatly refined, and new surgical techniques have been developed. People also may be treated with vagus nerve stimulation or the ketogenic diet in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more