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Why is my baby having seizures?

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Dr. Jin Hahn
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many possible causes

First of all, you want to make sure that your baby is having true epileptic seizures and not some other non-epileptic events.
Causes of seizures depend on age and situation. There are many possible causes including fever, metabolic changes, prior abnormal brain development, brain injury, tumors, strokes and hemorrhages, and genetic causes. It is best to seek expert advice from your doctor(s).

In brief: Many possible causes

First of all, you want to make sure that your baby is having true epileptic seizures and not some other non-epileptic events.
Causes of seizures depend on age and situation. There are many possible causes including fever, metabolic changes, prior abnormal brain development, brain injury, tumors, strokes and hemorrhages, and genetic causes. It is best to seek expert advice from your doctor(s).
Dr. Jin Hahn
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Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Infantile seizures

A child neurologist is the top choice for babies with seizures.
Some seizures are caused by dehydration, low blood sugar, head trauma, family history (mom or dad have seizures), high fever, infection of the brain or spine. These do not cause seizures for all kids; again, see a child neurologist to diagnose and treat your child's seizures. Good luck!

In brief: Infantile seizures

A child neurologist is the top choice for babies with seizures.
Some seizures are caused by dehydration, low blood sugar, head trauma, family history (mom or dad have seizures), high fever, infection of the brain or spine. These do not cause seizures for all kids; again, see a child neurologist to diagnose and treat your child's seizures. Good luck!
Dr. Colin Sanner
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Dr. Stephen Shroyer
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Visit your doctor

Seizures are difficult to assess.
You need to visit your doctor to discuss what you are seeing. The why comes afterwards.

In brief: Visit your doctor

Seizures are difficult to assess.
You need to visit your doctor to discuss what you are seeing. The why comes afterwards.
Dr. Stephen Shroyer
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get checked

Seizures in babies can happen for a number of different reasons.
If your baby has not been seen by a doctor for his/her seizures, he/she should be evaluated as soon as possible. Keep in mind that there are certain conditions in infancy that can look like seizures, but may not actually be a seizure.

In brief: Get checked

Seizures in babies can happen for a number of different reasons.
If your baby has not been seen by a doctor for his/her seizures, he/she should be evaluated as soon as possible. Keep in mind that there are certain conditions in infancy that can look like seizures, but may not actually be a seizure.
Dr. Osman Farooq
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seizures

Causes of seizures in babies include abnormalities of brain structure and brain damage abnormalities of metabolism brain infection.
Contact a pediatric neurologist for an appropriate evaluation.

In brief: Seizures

Causes of seizures in babies include abnormalities of brain structure and brain damage abnormalities of metabolism brain infection.
Contact a pediatric neurologist for an appropriate evaluation.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Sara Gonzalez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many potential cause

Seizures in infants are never normal.
You should see your pediatrician, who can let you know what further evaluation should be done for your baby's seizures. One caveat - sometimes parents will interpret a baby's startle reflex as a "seizure." the startle reflex is normal and does not need any treatment.

In brief: Many potential cause

Seizures in infants are never normal.
You should see your pediatrician, who can let you know what further evaluation should be done for your baby's seizures. One caveat - sometimes parents will interpret a baby's startle reflex as a "seizure." the startle reflex is normal and does not need any treatment.
Dr. Sara Gonzalez
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seizures

I agree with previous answers you need to see a pediatric neurologist asap.

In brief: Seizures

I agree with previous answers you need to see a pediatric neurologist asap.
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
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