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Why Did Daughter Have Seizures After Delivery Toxemia
Eclampsia.: Eclampsia (greek for "shining") is known since antiquity to affect young women in their first pregnancy either before or after delivery. If is a vasoconstrictive disorder originating from poor placental implatnation possibly due to a form of allergic reaction of the maternal body to the paternal antigens of the conceptus. It tends to recur with future pregnancies and Aspirin may help prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
0.6-3%.: An eclamptic seizure occurs in 2 to 3% of severely preeclamptic women not receiving anti-seizure prophylaxis with magnesium sulfate; the seizure rate is estimated to be <0.6%in women with mild preeclampsia. The incidence of eclampsia has been relatively stable at 1.6 to 10 cases per 10, 000 deliveries in developed countries. ...Read more
High BP in pregnancy: Eclampsia is a disease of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the third trimester as a result of severely elevated blood pressure. Preeclampsia occurs first. When recognized the patient is started on IV magnesium which prevents seizures. If the disease gets worse a seizure can occur (eclampsia). This puts the mother and baby at rick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less than 24 hours: Toxemia or pre-eclampsia complicates about 8% of pregnancies. The cure for toxemia is delivery and the resolution usually starts in less than 24 hours. However, it can take days or weeks for the disorder to completely resolve - and it could recurr even several weeks after delivery after it has seemed to go away. Importantly, some cases of toxemia do not even start until after delivery. ...Read more
Fluctuating blood pressures range from 130 to 200 systolic. recent onset of seizures. EEG came back normal. 4 months postpartum. Can it be eclampsia?
11 y/o daughter passes out yesterday. After falling, body became stiff and eyes rolled back for several seconds. Was this fainting or a seizure?
How long are we allowed to give baby ibprofin for after an MMR shot since the window is 7-10 days. My daughter had a seizure so I am cautious with his?
Best medicine for epileptic seizures? Daughter was on oxcarbazepine 300mg .1.5 2x daily and she had two seizures in one day after being on it for almost 1 month.
See below: Why oxcarbazepine, an older generic drug which can cause low sodium, liver toxicity, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and teratogenic risks? Most epilepsy specialists might choose lamotrigine, depakote, vimpat, keppra, as alternative drugs. Furthermore, you need to have her within a therapeutic range on any med, and the above dose is not close. Get a second opinion. ...Read more
My daughter was in ER after a seizure. Her potassium was 2.8 & her heart rate was around 155.She's 14.We're waiting on EEG & MRI. What causes this?
Upsetting: I empathize with how upsetting this but you must be patient and wait for the tests to be done and interpreted. There is a long list of causes for seizures, some serious, some not so much. The HR of 155 is likely the heart being an "innocent bystander" - when you have a seizure, you're stressed & your heart responds to that by speeding up. Unclear why her potassium is low but it's easily corrected. ...Read more
My daughter doesn't have a history of seizures. She had her first one in April, another in May and another in June that lasted 10 mins. Why?
Need formal eval.: A seizure is a symptom. Many illnesses can cause seizures. It is not nearly possible to speculate on the cause of her seizures here. The character of the seizures, her underlying health, her EEG findings, a brain scan, her physical exam, and other criteria will help to determine the cause of her seizures and appropriate treatment. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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