Seizure types characteristics

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Avatar f tn Hi there. There are different types of epilepsy with different characteristics like grand mal epilepsy you have tonic clonic generalized muscle contractions, frothing, unconsciousness, twitches, metal confusion, some may lose bladder and bowel control, usually preceded by an aura of impending seizure. aura is a strange feeling of muscle stiffening, hearing weird sounds, smelling strange smells etc.
Avatar n tn The person is completely responsive during the seizure. There are other types of epilepsy that a person will have no recall of what happened. There are some epilepsies that one forgets recent events. So, you can have seizures and still retain recall of voices. The EEG will not always define epilepsy or seizure activity when a person is in their normal state. So, you can have a normal EEG and still have seizures.
Avatar n tn What are the characteristics of both types of conditions on a scan, and what is the likelyhood of two different opinions being made? Thanks for your time! Dear B: Sorry to hear about your seizures. Most of the time one should be able to tell you whether the MRI shows a tumor or cavernous angioma. A cavernous angioma will have a popcorn like appearance (due to bleeding at different times)if bleeding had occurred.
Avatar n tn The person is completely responsive during the seizure. There are other types of epilepsy that a person will have no recall of what happened. There are some epilepsies that one forgets recent events. So, you can have seizures and still retain recall of voices. The EEG will not always define epilepsy or seizure activity when a person is in their normal state. So, you can have a normal EEG and still have seizures.
Avatar n tn My neurologist thinks I have complex seizures even though the EEG is negative but he says there is usually no memory during a seizure. He also mentioned pychogenic seizures but after talking about it he says I have none of typical characteristics. I would apreciate your opinion on this matter. : Dear Elizabeth: : Sorry to hear about your problems. Yes, there are a group of epilepsies that one can remain conscious and recall voices, questions, and even answer questions that are asked.
Avatar n tn Actually Topomax is what my doctor has suggested I try next. I'm supposed to wait another week until I start it though. I passed out while shopping a couple of weeks ago and one of the bystanders told the paramedics that I had a seizure after I passed out and they wrote in their report that I had a mild seizure. All of my doctors have said that it wasn't a seizure but rather just some twitching which is common when you pass out.
Avatar n tn I have researched both types of tumors, and understand both present different characteristics on an MRI scan. I am unclear as to how two different tumor types could be concluded (both Doctors had the same personal and medical history to consider), and further, how a classification or DX can be made at this point as both Neurologists have reminded me the images collected to date are crude and require shaper definition. Any assistance would be much appreciated!
Avatar n tn Comedo type and grade 3 are additional descriptors about the characteristics of the cancer. They indicate that this cancer may be more likely to become invasive. This information helps the surgeon make appropriate decisions as to what additional treatment they would recommend.
Avatar n tn My neurologist thinks I have complex seizures even though the EEG is negative but he says there is usually no memory during a seizure. He also mentioned pychogenic seizures but after talking about it he says I have none of typical characteristics. I would apreciate your opinion on this matter.
Avatar n tn Please let me know which are the useful EEG characteristics to distinguish between the different origins of partial seizures in infants and children =========================================================================== I am not completely sure what you mean by the origons of partial seizures, specifically I am not sure whether you mean the part of the brain they arise from or the underlying cause, I will try to answer both parts.
Avatar f tn only a biopsy can determine if a finding is benign or malignant. Cysts however can be diagnosed by both types of imagery that you mention here. Cysts have certain characteristics that are obvious to the Radiologist. If a finding is the least bit in question a biopsy will be recommended but true cysts are rarely biopsied.
3217939 tn?1345929459 There are other types of seizure medicine, just as there are many types of seizures, so you should please ask your doc to try something else stronger on you. I mean, even the old standard barbituates might work better. Some people get feelings or a seizure once in a great while with meds, tho. But if this is something often, your prescribing doc is going to want to know. It's not good for the brain to be seizing or nearly seizing all the time.
Avatar f tn im 19 years old i think Ive bin having absence or atonic seizure and some other weird symptoms..i don't know what is going on with me.. i feel a weird tingling in my head and really skared n anxious, then my body feels really heavy n i cant move. my mom also says i stare straight into nothing and after i feal really hot n sweaty n tired. they don't last that long probably like a minute or so..
Avatar n tn My sister in law who is 25 had a seizure last night. She is in reasonably good health but I suspect that she doesn't always take care of herself. She is some what of a workahaulic. Anyways, I have noticed that sinus infections seem to be one common reason. Is there other types of infections or viruses that can cause this? All her "tests" came back normal. What is it that they test for exactly? I am worried because they just sent her home.
441761 tn?1204826268 Hello there. I recently discovered that the kind of seizure I am having is called a "somatosensory seizure". I was wondering if anyone else here has these types of seizures and if there was anyone here who could give me some more information on these types of seizures and what the best form of treatment is.
564065 tn?1216314613 I was thinking seizure-free, but some people would probaly like to keep track of their seizures.
Avatar n tn Why would you think someone is faking a concussion? What's making you suspicious?
Avatar n tn Also, symptoms of particular types of seizure may be the same also as symptoms during a migraine aura. Hope this helps. Take care and best regards.