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Are there any real early warning signs of an impending first time seizure?

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Dr. Joseph Oommen
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factors

There are no warnings for a first time seizure.
There are risk factors: difficult or complicated maternal labor, low apgar scores at birth, febrile seizures as a child, meningitis, encephalitis, head injury with loss of consciousness or loss of memory to name a few. Auras are commonly viewed as a warning that a seizure is about to happen. In fact they are actually simple partial seizures.

In brief: Risk factors

There are no warnings for a first time seizure.
There are risk factors: difficult or complicated maternal labor, low apgar scores at birth, febrile seizures as a child, meningitis, encephalitis, head injury with loss of consciousness or loss of memory to name a few. Auras are commonly viewed as a warning that a seizure is about to happen. In fact they are actually simple partial seizures.
Dr. Joseph Oommen
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Most seizures occur without warning and there are no warning signs.
People who may be at risk for having a seizure may have no warning signs, and sometimes they may not even have a seizure. It is not likely there will be a seizure unless there is something that is irritating the surface of the brain.

In brief: Not really

Most seizures occur without warning and there are no warning signs.
People who may be at risk for having a seizure may have no warning signs, and sometimes they may not even have a seizure. It is not likely there will be a seizure unless there is something that is irritating the surface of the brain.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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