If not due to a brain tumor, what are causes of seizure disorders?

Causes of epilepsy. Epilepsy has many causes. Illness, brain damage (stroke) & abnormal brain development lead to seizure disorders. Simplistically, brain wiring is abnormal with an imbalance of neurotransmitters exits. Genetic factors may have an impact. Alcoholism, alzheimer's, heart attacks, infectious diseases, & develpomental/metabolic disordrs. Head injuries/poisoning too.
Many. Systemic disorders such as toxins, electrolyte disturbances, infection can lead to seizure. Stroke, infection, trauma can also lead to seizure, in addition to primary seizure disorders. If you are suffering from seizures it would be best to see a physician to sort it out.

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Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?

Seizure with tumor. Seizures caused by a brain tumor are not likely to do more damage than epileptic seizures. Damage to the brain in patients with seizures is more related to the cause of the seizures than the seizure itself. Read more...
No. Seizures are seizures, that is they are electrical "storms" of the brain, when the brain's cells have synchronized rhythmic discharges. They have similar bad effects whether they are caused by a tumor or by another type of disease of the brain. Of course the tumor may be a cause of other damage by itself. Read more...

I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

Forever is long but- With that type of history of 3 surgeries and the formation of scar tissue I believe the only way to keep you completely safe from seizures due to the scar tissue irritating your brain is to keep you on medication. I know that's a long time. Maybe technology will change in your lifetime for this....not likely in mine though...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) Read more...

Could a brain tumor be causing me to have seizures?

Yes. Yes, brain tumors can irritate the brain and cause seizures. Read more...
Yes. Seizures can be caused by many different problems. Although a brain tumor is one of them, there are far more common causes. If you have a seizure you should be referred to your physician who is best prepared to do the workup. Read more...

Why do I still have seizures even thought I had surgery and had my brain tumor removed?

Not uncommon. Unfortunately, even with full tumor resection, only 80% of patients will have complete seizure disorder relief. 10% or so will note improved seizure frequency/intensity and the rest of the patients will have no improvement of their seizures despite surgery. Read more...
Scar focus. Tumors do not cause seizures. They irritate regions of the brain that then cause seizures. After removal of a tumor the irritated brain areas may remain. In some cases further surgery is necessary to remove these areas. Eeg recordings during surgery can identify these areas for removal. Otherwise medications are appropriate to control the residual seizures. Read more...

Is seizure at the age of 17 can be due to brain tumor (non-cancerous) or brain cancer (cancerous)?

No necessarily. There are plenty of conditions otherwise that can cause seizure. Of course, brain masses should be looked for with an evaluation (and other things as well). Read more...

If I had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

Maybe. In general, xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-seizure medication. As such it would make you less likely to have a seizure, tumor or no, seizure disorder or no. This is true because there is such a thing as a 'seizure threshhold' and everyone has one. I cannot say anything about your actual state of affairs and you must rely on your docs. If you dont trust them talk to them until you do or get new ones. Be well. Read more...

Would I know If was having seizures? I am consumed with the idea that I have a brain tumor due to a 3 week headache and various other symptoms. Anxious.

One doesn't always. recognize that one is having a seizure. While most of us are familiar with (grand mal) tonic-clonic seizures/generalized shaking, temporal lobe seizures are often more sensory. Even something as simple as an altered sense of smell may be sign of a seizure. BUT, having a 3 week headache is something concerning...you need to see your Doctor for evaluation ASAP. Good wishes:) Read more...
Ct scan? 3 Weeks is unusual for a headache. You should see someone A CT scan will reassure you that you do not have a tumor. . Read more...