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What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

Seizures.: Epilepsy can cause seizures which are involuntary loss of muscle control, loss of attention, or just "blanking out". ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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Are everbody's symptoms of epilepsy different?

Are everbody's symptoms of epilepsy different?

Maybe: Epilepsy is a generic term people use for seizures, which are different depending on where in the brain they originate and when/how they occur. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

Many symptoms: Infants can present with eye deviation, lip smacking, bicycling motions, extremity twitching.....Older kids can present with school problems, staring episodes, or bite marks on inside of cheek from nightime seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms with history of epilepsy?

What are the symptoms with history of epilepsy?

Symptoms of epilepsy: Many epileptics are not aware of their seizures. Characteristic will be repetitive, stereotypical episodes of non purposeful actions. There may be a history of falls and injury without knowing why, a feeling of familiarity with a place where you have not been before, finding yourself in a place but not know how you got there., episodes of confusion clearing in minutes to 24 hours. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epilepsy in children under 1?

Complex question: Infants are prone to episodic events. Breath holding, startles, sudden vomiting, stiffening and jerking especially during sleep - all of these have at times been considered, as a form of epilepsy. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is very important. Most infants do not need epilepsy medications, but the parents need to understand appropriate management from an infant specialist. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

Cognitive decline: If seizures continue or are poorly controlled, may have side effects from meds, may get better on their own if no seizures for 2 years or so. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of common and uncommon types of epilepsy?

What are symptoms of common and uncommon types of epilepsy?

Seizures vary: Most common is primary generalized epilepsy, seizures originate in both hemispheres of brain at once, may be convulsive, absence-type, myoclonic, or atonic drop attacks. Slightly less common are localization-related or complex partial seizures, a short circuit in one area of the brain, may be convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures. Simple partial and absence seizures round out the list. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of photosensitive epilepsy?

What are the symptoms of photosensitive epilepsy?

Pretty rare: It's actually pretty uncommon, but does occur. Flickering lights can trigger abnormal brain discharges which can result in seizures on such people. ...Read more

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Could my symptoms be simple partial epilepsy or a form of temporal epilepsy?

TLE and sPS: Simple partial seizures may come from the temporal lobe. If there is no loss of contact . Complex partial seizures have loss of contact. Simple partial seizures may come from other areas like the frontal lobe. It is difficult to answer your question without a full history MRI of the brain eeg and video eeg. I recommend a consultation in specialized epilepsy center. ...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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more