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What Are Abdominal Seizures
It is rare: Some seizures produce certain symptoms before the actual epileptic phenomenon (aura). Rarely especially in children intermittent repeated short lived"attacks" occur the are either entirely related to GI symptoms or are preceded by these symptoms. They are termed abdominal epilepsy, if other causes are ruled out!? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhesions : Scar tissue which usually forms as the result of prior surgery, injuryvor in some cases significant infection.In the abdomen this scar tissue can result in a bowel blockage or obstruction. This may in turn lead to surgery to resolve the problem. This may be referred to as lysis (cutting) of adhesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Can be varied: Until advanced, abdominal tumors often give no symptoms. As tumors grow, they can cause abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting from blocking small or large bowel. They can cause weakness as anemia develops from intestinal bleeding. Tumors can grow into nerves causing constant pain. Patients may complain of feeling an abdominal mass. Please see your physician if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more
Maybe: There are many, many causes of sudden severe headaches from simple dehyrdation or lack of adequate food intake to life threatening vascular events (brain bleeds). Migraines are a specific type of headaches which have a specific pattern and diagnostic criteria. If headaches persist they require speciatly consultation evaluation. ...Read more
Febrile Seizure: A febrile seizure is an episode of convulsions associated with a seizure. It normally occurs in children between 6 and 60 months old. It tends to last less than 5 minutes. It is a common and self-limited condition that is not related to other illnesses. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain that starts in the center of your abdomen and moves down to your right lower quadrant is "classic" for appendicitis. Unfortunately, appendicitis rarely presents classically. Sometimes it is accompanied with a fever and nausea, but not always. You have to have abdominal pain to have appendicitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle spasms: Seizures usually have a stiff tonic phase followed by rhythmic jerking or clonic phase. Myoclonic spasms can be isolated and independent. Infants may have a series of painful spasms especially upon awakening. Adolescents may have morning spasms and even drop or throw their toothbrush. Lennox-gastaut patients may have massive spasms or drop attacks that are myoclonic. Difficult to treat. ...Read more
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