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What are abdominal seizures?

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 more

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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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Can an abdominal injury produce seizures?

Can an abdominal injury produce seizures?

If severe: Seizures are the reaction of the brain to a severe stress state. Trauma to the abdomen can cause intestinal rupture, severe bleeding, damage to liver or kidneys all of which can produce severe systemic stress. Seizures may be a result. A thorough medical evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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Can seizures change nature from simple partial to catamenial and then to abdominal seizures in 3 years or so? Why is that?Are my medicines helping me?

Can seizures change nature from simple partial to catamenial and then to abdominal seizures in 3 years or so? Why is that?Are my medicines helping me?

Seizures: It is possible but very unlikely. In any case, the question warrants further investigation to find the cause of the symptoms experienced. Differential diagnosis includes migraine, pseudo seizures, neuroimflammatory or degenerative disorder (behcet's, sarcoidosis, ie.). Response to therapy and abnormal eeg will help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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17 year old daughter- full body pain, agonizing tingling and burning primarily in her legs. History of autoimmune hep (normal ALT for 18 mos), seizures, undiag abdominal pain, long periods, ?

17 year old daughter- full body pain, agonizing tingling and burning primarily in her legs. History of autoimmune hep (normal ALT for 18 mos), seizures, undiag abdominal pain, long periods, ?

If she has not : If she has not had a nerve condition study, she should have one. With her long periods, her thyroid should be treated as thyroid disease is more common in those have autoimmune diseases. Her abdominal pain could be a number of things, but a good place to start is to let her gastroenterologist know. If she is not seeing a neurologist, she should be seeing one. ...Read more

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What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

What would cause severe joint pain, fever, spasticity, myopathy, neuropathy, facial swelling, fatigue, seizures, abdomen pain.. ect ...

One disease: is unlikely to do all this (Lymes Disease, Neurosyphilis, Porphyria , SLE ? Each could account for all but one of symptoms listed) I spent the better part of an hour trying to come up with one disease.......I give up. Must be one disease plus the side effects of a treatment or more than one condition. Lets figure it out!! Need more information!! www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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My son is taking phenobarbital and clenazipam for seizure control but he is suffering from behavioural change s.A impolsivness hoe can u treat this?

My son is taking phenobarbital and clenazipam for seizure control but he is suffering from behavioural change s.A impolsivness hoe can u treat this?

Talk To Your Doctor: This is valuable information for your neurologist. Sometimes the timing of the doses can be changed. Alternatively, she may want to try another medication combination. The first step is to get expert advice. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . ...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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