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What are silent seizures?

What are silent seizures?

No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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What are symptoms of seizures?

What are symptoms of seizures?

Multiple: The symptoms depend upon the location of the seizure within the brain. These may include- unusual tastes/odors; rising sensation from the stomach; other abnormal sensory perceptions, loss of awareness, shaking or tingling or an arm or leg, or even brief body jerks. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of seizure?

What's the symptoms of seizure?

Many: There are many types of seizures. Some consist of becoming unresponsive, some will have stiffening and/or shaking of one side of your body or your entire body. The list goes on... But the bottom line is that if you think that you or a family member had a seizure, then get checked. Undiagnosed and untreated seizures can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seizures?

What are the symptoms of seizures?

Aura: Most common symptom before a seizure is aura, either a funny light, weird sound, sudden change in mood followed by seizure onset. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a man with seizures?

What are the symptoms of a man with seizures?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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What are other symptoms of seizure besides the fit?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having a silent seizure?

How can I tell if my child is having a silent seizure?

Have an EEG: The eeg will show abnormalities in the brain waves and show if your child is having a silent seizure. ...Read more

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List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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How will I know if it is seizure that was happening to me? Are there any symptoms before a seizure occur?

How will I know if it is seizure that was happening to me? Are there any symptoms before a seizure occur?

Perhaps: If a seizure starts focally you may experience an aura, such as fear, deja vu, focal weakness or numbness, mind-body dissociation, spaciness, confusion, visual or auditory hallucinations, but typically these are short in duration, mainly several seconds to maybe 1-2 minutes. Ambulatory eeg may help pinpoint. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of a seizure typically last? I had one a week ago and I still don't feel right.

Seizures: Typically seizures may be followed by postictal drowsiness lasting up to an hour or more but unless you sustained some injury you normally don't have residual effects for days. Your neurologist, who knows your case, is best qualified to answer your question as well as evaluate any lingering symptoms and have your tegretol level checked. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that I'm having nocturnal seizures. What are symptoms and things I should look for when I awake?

How can I be sure that I'm having nocturnal seizures. What are symptoms and things I should look for when I awake?

Could be tough: If you sleep alone, you may not be completely sure, but some clues include, awakening on floor next to bed, tongue sore in am, back or neck aching in am, episode of bed wetting or bowel movement, am confusion, perhaps dull diffuse headache, nearby objects astray. Independent answer might come from sleep-deprived eeg or even ambulatory eeg. See an epileptologist. ...Read more

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What are stress seizures and symptoms?

What are stress seizures and symptoms?

Usually not neurolog: Stress "seizures" are usually not truly epileptic types of seizures. The best thing is to get some psychological help. Rate of these is much higher in those with a history of abuse. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of temporal seizures?

Unusual sensation: Usually an aura precedes temporal lobe seizures such as unprovoked fear, a deja vu experience a sensation of taste or smell, an odd sensation in the abdomen
This may last 30 seconds to about 2 minutes with loss of awareness of surroundings, lip smacking, swallowing or chewing movements picking motions of the fingers, confusion, and unawareness of it. May develop into a seizure ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sleep seizures?

What are the symptoms of sleep seizures?

It varies: Seizures during sleep can manifest as unusual behaviors during sleep such as groaning, repetitive movements, full "grand-mal" type shaking; incontinence during sleep; awakening with a bitten tongue or muscle soreness. Sometimes, however, there is no outward manifestation of the seizure activity. ...Read more

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Why are seizures a symptom of gliomas?

Brain damage.: Gliomas are tumors of the brain. They arise from glial cells, which are part of the support structure of the brain. As the tumors enlarge, they press on and irritate brain cells. That can make the normal brain cells give off electical impulses, and if there is too much activity, involving too many cells, a seizure will occur. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

What're the symptoms of having a seizure?

Many: Seizures can have any number of symptoms from simple movements to gran mal whole body shaking to nothing but a brief loss of awareness in petit mal. The latter can cause poor learning due to inattention. It is best to discuss your symptoms with your physician to see if a more thorough evaluation is appropriate. There are many causes, treatments as there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

What are the symptoms of having a seizure?

Paroxysmal brain: Seizure is best defined as episode of altered consciousness, which can be either focal or generalized. Focal event might be associated with shaking of a limb, but also staring, repetitive mouth movements or bad smells and tastes occur. The more generalized spells, convulsive tremors of arms and legs, tongue biting, bowel/bladder losses, loss of consciousness for 2-3 minutes, post-ictal confusion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a non-epileptic's seizure?

What are symptoms of a non-epileptic's seizure?

Variety: Non epileptic seizures are not true seizures. They are considered psychogenic and can present with almost any type of event that looks like a seizure. Often need an EEG to distinguish. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

What symptoms do people with night seizures usually have?

Night seizures: Symptoms may include jaw ache, tongue bite, wetting the bed, and mental confusion. There also, in an older person, might be back pain due to a compression fracture of one of the vertebra of the spine. ...Read more

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Can taking to much pain medication cause a person to have seizure like symptoms?

Yes: Opioids lower your seizure threshold and therefore you may be at risk of having a seizure. Please see your doctor about what to do. ...Read more

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

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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In the morning my vision goes black and I almost pass out. Are these seizure-like symptoms?

In the morning my vision goes black and I almost pass out. Are these seizure-like symptoms?

Not seizures: Your symptoms are most consistent with a pre-syncopal episode associated with dropping of blood pressure. This could be due to postural hypotension from many causes, such as dysautonomias, medications, recreational drugs or alcohol, dehydration, anemia, low thyroid. Have you doc check blood pressure supine and standing, and also perhaps do additional testing, perhaps a tilt table study. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of petit mal seizures and the prognosis for the future if I have them?

What are the symptoms of petit mal seizures and the prognosis for the future if I have them?

Which type?: Children have absence seizures with whole brain 3/sec spike and wave. Young adults have absence seizures from a focus in the brain. These may look the same when you see them, but they have very different causes and prognosis. Petit mal ("small bad") usually is used for the childhood form. A quality eeg interpreted by a good neurologist can make the distinction. ...Read more

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Woke up with phone and remote on the floor. Scared I had a seizure (never had one before). What are symptoms of nocturnal seizures?

Woke up with phone and remote on the floor. Scared I had a seizure (never had one before). What are symptoms of nocturnal seizures?

Wake up on the floor: Gi symptoms can also be a symptom of seizures. Autonomic seizures present with GI discomfort and a 'rising sensation' in the abdomen. Most seizures types are more likely to occur during sleep. I'm sure you'll get this sorted out. I'd get an eeg and check your calcium level (tums). ...Read more

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Have both migraines & seizures that show similar symptoms. Is there a way for me to figure out which I have been having? Are seizures more severe?

Have both migraines & seizures that show similar symptoms. Is there a way for me to figure out which I have been having? Are seizures more severe?

Yes: You ought to consult a neurologist. A diagnosis of seizures is not a do it yourself matter.
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What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

What are the symptoms of neonatal seizures?

See below: Partial seizure episodes, rhythmic movement of arms or legs. They do not get generalized seizures. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of epilepsy in between the seizure attacks?

Are there symptoms of epilepsy in between the seizure attacks?

Usually not: For the typical idiopathic epilepsies (those not due to a stroke, tumor, or other brain lesion), there are no symptoms between seizures. That being said, the psychological and societal impact of having epilepsy (no driving, work limitations, etc.) are very large, and affect people even when their seizures are under relatively good control. ...Read more