Eeg

EEG or electroencephalogram is the test that detects abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain. It is done to diagnose or treat conditions like a brain tumor, brain damage, brain dysfunction, brain inflammation, stroke, and sleep disorders.

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How serious is grand mal seizure in a 5-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4.5-year-old daughter had one severe grand mal seizure last month, after an EEG showing abnormal and put on Keppra. She was diagnosed with bects in frontal lobe not central. Now her MRI showed multiple tiny predominantly anterior cerebral subcortical white matter, areas of increase...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further information about your daughter. Was it the first episode of seizure to your daughter? Or she had prior seizures too? Did she have a fever before seizure with headache or vomiting? How are her developmental milestones? Is she growin...  Read Full »

What could cause breathing difficulty in an older adult with a strange response?

Query: Hello doctor, A few nights ago, I went into my dad’s room, and I noticed that he was acting bizarre. He was responsive, but he was snoring at the same time. I gave him a banana, and he actually ate it, but this snoring would still happen on and off, so I ended up calling emergency. They took ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your description, the situation seems to be exceptional. If he was able to eat a banana, it means that he was conscious in a way. What was his past medical history? Did he suffer from diabetes? This situation could be related to a possible stroke (in the...  Read Full »

Why do I get seizures though my EEG is normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I had my first seizure three years ago. I have put on Levetiracetam 500 mg, but eventually, my seizure continued two seizures per year until today. But last year, my dose was increased to 750 mg, but seizures are the same i.e., two seizures per year. I did EEG ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent seizures for the last three years, and you had two years in the preceding year. You fall into the category of uncontrolled seizures. Though your EEG (electroencephalography) is normal, no mention of any CT or MRI head is mentioned. I presume yo...  Read Full »

Why do I get tics like head hitting, neck jerks, and twitching?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tics such as head hitting, neck and back jerking, and twitching, among others. I sometimes get verbal tics, too, where I make noises or shout. I am 17, and they are starting to get harder to suppress, and I am not diagnosed with anything. I talked to my doctor, and he just gave...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would not ignore these symptoms right away. Instead, I would suggest to get an MRI brain along with an EEG (electroencephalography) to check for any brain issues which may or may not be causing the tics. If everything is normal, I would suggest to involve yours...  Read Full »

Why did I have a seizure after drinking an energy drink?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months before, I had a grand mal seizure after drinking an energy drink. Since then, my sleep has become progressively worse. I am a nurse and worked the last three long days. However, last night I slept for one hour and I was then wide awake. I took the maximum dose of Melissa dream ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I understand your concern. The seizure activity you had needed to be evaluated for the cause. If that was an acute symptomatic seizure following an energy drink, then you might have reacted to some of its content. Important here is to evaluate ot...  Read Full »

Does language disorder and starring spells in a 5-year-old kid indicate seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, My son recently had an MRI done and would like to know the findings of the radiology report explained. The report shows: Prominent dilated perivascular space in the right parietal white matter. Possible oval shaped 8 x 2 mm cyst deep in white matter right side. Slight asymmetry of...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some history from birth onward. Was the child born at term gestation, or preterm, or post-term? Was the delivery normal, or by forceps, or vacuum, or by C section? Soon after delivery, in how much time the baby cried? Did he turn blue shortly af...  Read Full »

Can brain development problems in babies result in convulsions?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 months old baby had convulsions. We feel that he has crossed eyes, neck moving issues and feeling partial seizures during sleeping alone. I also have a doubt whether there is any brain development problem. Currently, he is on Keppra 100 mg/mL, 1 mL in 12 hours and so to be given twic...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about this condition. However, I would like to know some details to help you better. Tell me the birth history of the child. Did the child cry immediately after birth? Has the child required to be kept in NICU for any reason (neonatal inten...  Read Full »

How is ADHD treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ADHD. My common symptoms are disturbance of selective attention of auditory and visual input, disorders of visual perception, impaired organization and categorization of verbal material, disturbance of language comprehension, impaired long-term memory, altered personality and affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms and the clinical case scenario. Most of the medicines, which work for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), are not working well for you. Actually, they are worsening you. This is an observation which supports the possibility that...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to prevent a seizure attack.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a seizure patient. Please give me some suggestion to recover from this seizure. Also, how to stop further seizure attacks?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your current prescription. You are suffering from primary seizure disorder with a history of febrile seizures in the childhood. Your sleep EEG (electroencephalogram) is showing abno...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of simple partial seizure with normal brain MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am having simple partial seizures. I get a very weird sensation in my left trap like tingling, rising feeling in the abdomen, feeling of extreme fear, weird smells, deja vu at times, and weakness. Does this sound like a partial seizure to you? I have been told for three yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that based on your description of these episodes, partial seizures cannot be excluded. Anyway, it is unusual to experience all these symptoms together, as they are part of different seizures, based on the re...  Read Full »

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