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What To Expect After A Seizure
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
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 imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Parotid gland: the parotid gland lies just in front of the ear on both sides of the face. Its removal can be either partial or total. Surgery of any kind is accompanied by the risk of infection, excessive scarring, nerve damage, extended pain and cosmetic consequences. The facial nerve is carefully preserved during total parotidectomy but is at risk of damage. Facial paralysis may result. ...Read more
Brain chemistry: After a concussion, the common symptoms include headache, difficulty with concentration, memory problems, increased irritability. It is known that there is a change in the brain metabolism. The neurons are thus much more sensitive to insults. This is why patients with a concussion are more susceptible to a head injury (the second impact syndrome). ...Read more
Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A better answer is: The MRI can be negative or it can be positive. Sometimes they have to do a very detailed MRI to find the possible seizure focus. Don't get an open mri. You need a 3t MRI if possible on a 32 channel head coil. There are few units like this but they are super high quality. Your doctor might not even know this. Also you want a pre and post contrast study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderate pain: For 2-3 days, transverse scar about 7 inches long, loss of breast mound, plastic drain tubes for about five days less painful to remove than one may expect, grieving process ranging from minimal to severe, significant amelioration with reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical care: You should see your doctor asap in order to rule out any serious consequences. You also should rest, both cognitively and physically, let others know you had a concussion, and avoid getting another one. Avoid overstimulation, sedating or stimulating medications, eat well, sleep, and drink plenty of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediate or longer.: Head injuries have symptoms immediately,(obviously, it hurts) and symptoms of a brain injury be delayed up to a month. The first 24 hours are critical, too, Here's a handout: If you were knocked out, vomit, are dizzy, confused, or feeling different than a simple bruise could explain, go to the ER, Don't take ibuprofen, alevel or aspirin for 72 hours.Take Tylenol (acetaminophen). See http://tinyurl.com/mtfplpt ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Two days after a cervical biopsy, a patient calls to tell you that she is experience bleeding. What do you do?
Depends: In general the brain is an amazing organ in that is possess the ability to recover from certain insults. This ability is highly dependent on age (young kids do this amazingly well) , the location of the stroke (function from highly specialized areas can not easily be taken over) and the size of the stroke (if a large area of brain is destroyed). Improvements can be seen after 3 months or longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Important: This is a very important time for both you and your newborn baby. During this time, your placenta will be delivered and any lacerations will be repaired. Your vital signs will be monitored closely as will your bleeding pattern. Bonding time with your baby will also begin immediately, which is a very important natural experience. Pediatrians will also monitor your baby very closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DISCOMFORT: You will have discomfort during swallowing and while turning your head.Swelling in the neck and around the incision should resolve within a week to ten days start drinking as soon as possible and slowly go to soft foods and then back to a regular diet make sure to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
No worries : A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would 4-6 beers lead to a seizure if on dilantin? How many days after drinking would a seizure be likely to occur?
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Brain or ear concuss: Vertigo, could be from brain concussion and may take mo to year to improve. It may also be from labyrinthine concussion caused by energy delivered to the temporal bone that houses the inner ear and can be determined by vng test. Pt can help inner ear weakness but not as successful for brain. May take a year to stabilize. Neck injury can also cause vertigo with vertigo paralleling neck symptoms. ...Read more
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