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What can cause an unexpected seizure?

What can cause an unexpected seizure?

Causes of seizures can include:

  • Abnormal levels of sodium or glucose in the blood.
  • Brain infection, including meningitis and encephalitis.
  • Brain injury that occurs to the baby during labor or childbirth.
  • Brain problems that occur before birth (congenital brain defects)
  • Brain tumor (rare)
  • Drug abuse.
  • Electric shock.
  • Epilepsy.

Can seizures be caused by surgery?

Rapid induction of anesthesia occasionally can be associated with one or more acute seizures.

What happens if you have a seizure during surgery?

There is little risk of seizures during general anesthesia because anesthetic agents inhibit the firing of neurons, although the anesthetic sevoflurane can rarely precipitate seizures. There is generally no increased risk of seizures upon awakening from anesthesia if AEDs have been taken.

Is it safe to go under anesthesia if you have seizures?

There is concern regarding the safety of anesthetic drugs in these individuals because of the reported proconvulsant effect of selected medications. Potentially, general anesthesia may be associated with perioperative seizures or increased adverse effects in people with epilepsy.

What happens when you nod your head during a seizure?

Nodding your head rhythmically, when associated with loss of awareness or loss of consciousness Periods of rapid eye blinking and staring During the seizure, your lips may become tinted blue and your breathing may not be normal. After the seizure, you may be sleepy or confused.

How to prevent sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

If you have epilepsy, it may be possible to reduce the small risk of dying from SUDEP by: Preventing seizures as much as possible. This is usually by medication. In some people, surgery is used to prevent seizures when medication has not been successful in preventing seizures. However, in some cases it is not possible to stop seizures fully.

What to do if you have a seizure for the first time?

Make sure to: 1 Take your medicine exactly as directed 2 Get enough sleep, as lack of sleep can trigger a seizure 3 Avoid anything that may trigger a seizure 4 Have tests as often as needed 5 See your healthcare provider regularly

How often can you have a grand mal seizure?

These seizures may occur several times a day. This is also called a drop attack. With an atonic seizure, you have a sudden loss of muscle tone and may fall from a standing position or suddenly drop your head. During the seizure, you will be limp and unresponsive. This is also called grand mal seizure.

Who is at risk for seizures after surgery?

Who Is at Risk? When seizures do occur in the postoperative period, they happen most often to those who already have epilepsy or other related disorders. They are most common in people whose seizures are not well controlled before surgery and in patients who are undergoing brain surgery.

Is it possible for seizures to go away after brain surgery?

This is where the seizures come from, the brain is mis-firing and not repairing properly. They believe that my seizures will probably never go away and I will always have to be on medication. I am taking keppra & lamictal now. I know, not what you wanted to hear. I am sorry. Maybe your case is different.

When did I have my first grand mal seizure?

I was having multiple absence seizures per day and then had my first Grand Mal at work in 12/06. I have had 2 more Grand Mal seizures since then. I had my original surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI and am now going back to them for my treatment.

When do you have 2 or more seizures with no known cause?

But when a person has 2 or more seizures with no known cause, this is diagnosed as epilepsy. There are different types of seizures. The type of seizure depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected and what happens during the seizure.