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Should I See A Doctor If I Have Seizure
My boyfriend has been shaking at night. Kind of like a seizure but I am able to wake him up. What could cause this? What doctor should he see?
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Is there any point in an epileptic continuing to see a doctor who thinks an EEG is definitive, denies the seizure triggers?
Second opinion: Many patients become uncomfortable with their doctors. It is reasonable to request a second opinion. It is also very important to discuss you concerns with your doctor so that he can help you understand his opinions and his mode of treatment. Often after a good thorough discussion, the appropriate treatment program can be developed that both of you agree to. ...Read more
The tongue pain I have is painful, i can't even speak or eat. This was from a seizure. Should i see my pcp doctor or dentist?
See a dentist: Tongue inflammation or condition also called self-inflicted traumatic macroglossia. Common symptoms are problems chewing, swallowing, or speaking. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory drug or suggest an otc Ibuprofen to help minimize inflammation and reduce pain while the underlying cause is treated. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a very healthy 16th year old and I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT was normal my urine test was normal and my blood test was normal whats your outlook on my situation should i go see a neurologist what could of caused this I had to
Absolutely: I would certainly see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
GP/FP/PED primary: This problem is so common (1/20 kids) that most primare care practices deal with the routein cases. In the few that have unusual presentations, prolonged events or significant parental fears, i will call on my pedi neurology collegues to help. If nothing else the process of having that second opinion agree with my DX makes everybody more comfortable with what can be a scarry process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EEG and history: The most effective way to determine if a seizure is real is to correlate the history with electroencephalogram. The history is important to determine if the events are consistent with a seizure. If there is an EEG that shows electrical seizure discharges, that is supportive. If the EEG is normal in the laboratory, doing an ambulatory or 24-48 hour EEG to see if it captures an event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have seizures and have for a while and different doctors told me different things?
Get Neurologist: Diff type of seizures. Must see neurologist for help. ...Read more
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