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Seizures: Introduction

Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements. See detailed information below for a list of 2418 causes of Seizures, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Seizures:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Seizures. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Seizures

Home medical tests possibly related to Seizures:

Causes of Types of Seizures:

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Review causes of types of Seizures in more specific categories:

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Seizures: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Seizures, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Seizures Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Seizures may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Seizures

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Seizures may include:

  • Causticum homeopathic remedy
  • Bufo homeopathic remedy
  • Cuprum homeopathic remedy
  • Hyoscyamus homeopathic remedy
  • Cicuta virosa homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Seizures

Real-life user stories relating to Seizures:

Message Boards for Seizures

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Seizures or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Seizures:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Seizures. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure
    • Temperature (if elevated must consider meningitis, but may be due to respiratory infection, sinusitis)
    • Examine for neck stiffness which most commonly indicate meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage but may also indicate brain hemorrhage or cerebral abscess
    • Full neurological examination
    • Examine for papilledema which may suggest cerebral abscess, brain hemorrhage or brain tumor
  • more tests...»

Seizures: Animations

Medications or substances causing Seizures:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Seizures as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Seizures:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Seizures as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Trizivir and phenytoin interaction
  • Phenelzine and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • Nardil and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • Parnate and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • Meperidine and narcotic analgesic interaction
  • Demerol and narcotic analgesic interaction
  • Ganciclovir and imipenem-cilastatin interaction
  • Cytovene and imipenem-cilastatin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Seizures: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Seizures may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Seizures

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Seizures. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Seizures: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Seizures

Epilepsy misdiagnosed as schizophrenia: The book "Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women" reports on a case of a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia, but later diagnosed with a form of more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

Seizures: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Seizures: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Seizures listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Seizures as a symptom include:

Definitions of Seizures:

Sudden, involuntary skeletal muscular contractions of cerebral or brain stem origin.--2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Seizures:

The list of organs typically affected by Seizures may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Seizures

The list below shows some of the causes of Seizures mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Seizures?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Seizures. Of the 2418 causes of Seizures that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 11 causes are "common" diseases
  • 13 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 34 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 37 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2349 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Seizures:

The following list of conditions have 'Seizures' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Seizures:

The following list of medical conditions have Seizures or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.























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Causes of Seizures Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Seizures based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Seizures?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Seizures, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Seizures:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Seizures:

    Subtypes of Seizures:

    Grand mal seizures (24 causes), Epilepsy (132 causes), Jerky trunk movements (1 cause), Repetitive unwanted movements (5 causes), Autonomic seizure (1 cause), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Clonus (23 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Muscle rigidity (73 causes), Fasciculations (18 causes), Rigidity (96 causes), Hand Spasm (20 causes), Sydenham's chorea (5 causes), Carpopedal spasm (8 causes), Muscle contractions (58 causes), Facial spasms (31 causes), Involuntary movements (34 causes), Muscle spasm (29 causes), Chorea (119 causes), Muscle twitch (44 causes), Reduced alertness (12 causes), Convulsions (570 causes), Tetany (55 causes), Athetosis (98 causes), twitches (57 causes), Jerky movements (4 causes), Tic (45 causes), Myokymia (13 causes), Tics (20 causes), Generalized Myokymia (9 causes), Eyelid Myokymia (7 causes), Facial Myokymia (5 causes), Upper arm spasm (8 causes), Shin spasm (8 causes), Calf spasm (13 causes), Decerebrate rigidity (22 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Seizures:

    Muscle spasms (929 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    Symptoms related to Seizures:

    Muscle spasms (929 causes), Epilepsy (132 causes), Tics (20 causes), Syncope (2084 causes), Fainting (1326 causes), Clonus (23 causes), High fever (84 causes), Heatstroke (10 causes), Tapeworms, Hypoglycemia (284 causes), Arrhythmias (172 causes), Heart attack (138 causes), Kidney failure (369 causes), Liver failure (451 causes), Marijuana

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    Medical News summaries about Seizures

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