Recurrent seizures caused due to sudden and uncontrolled changes in the brain's electrical activity is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have symptoms like confusion, uncontrolled jerking of the hands and legs, loss of consciousness, tiredness, etc. The factors that increase the risk of epilepsy are head injury, stroke, brain tumor, infectious diseases, birth brain defects, and autism.

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My testosterone levels are low, and I have epilepsy. Can I take medications to correct testosterone?

Query: Hello doctor, I have very low testosterone; my level was 141 ng/dl. I am epileptic, and I work out six days a week, and I am in great shape. I have a great food regimen and drink plenty of water. I got a blood panel that I can send you.   Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your testosterone level was 538 ng/dl. Besides, your epilepsy can put you at high risk if you try to take testosterone. Also, your fatigue and tiredness can of...  Read Full »

My daughter has epilepsy, but her seizures last for a few seconds. Please explain the changes noted in the EEG reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has epilepsy and experiences seizures three times a day, but they last for a few seconds. Her magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and blood reports were normal, but some changes were noted in the electroencephalogram (EEG) reports. She takes the tablet Epilim for epilepsy...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I suggest the tablet Levetiracetam 10 mg per kg twice a day for a week. If the problem resolves, you can continue the medication; otherwise, the dose must be increased to 20 mg per kg t...  Read Full »

What can be the reason behind severe shifting pain with numbness and weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and epilepsy. However, I am usually numb to pain, my bowels function fine, and my temperature is normal. I got two shots of the vaccine for COVID. Hence, over the last three or four weeks, I initially got pain in both kidney areas, but not from them...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. Your description of the symptom does not fit the usual suspects. Therefore I would like to ask you a few questions; Do you have any aggravating or relieving factors for the pain in the mentioned...  Read Full »

Can the recurrence of childhood epilepsy be prevented?

Query: Hello doctor, I have epilepsy since childhood. It had disappeared for a while, but it has resurfaced now. My doctor has given me tablets of Lactum 500 mg and 250 mg. How can I prevent it? Are there any precautions? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I am sorry to inform you that currently, medications are the only effective option to prevent further occurrence of seizures. I am glad to note that there is a response with medication. So, you need to follow the advic...  Read Full »

What could cause epilepsy and arachnoid cyst in a 30-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My 30 year old brother has an arachnoid cyst displacing his hypoglossal nerve. He has no tongue problems, but he has epilepsy since the last 10 years. If I send over his MRI report, can you tell me what causes his epilepsy? Thank you in advance for your time. Due to his new medicine Epi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the attached MRI report. As per the available MRI report, it appears that your brother suffered some ischemic (blood circulation related) damage during his early part of life, especially around his birth. It is possible that the same dam...  Read Full »

Is my epilepsy causing the arteries on the sides of my forehead to swell and throb?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in the third decade of my life and I have normal body weight. I suffer from epilepsy and I take the tablets Zonisamide and Lacosamide. Other than that, I believe I am in good health, except for mild leukopenia and neutropenia.In some situations, the arteries on the sides of my forehea...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly attach the clinical picture of the affected area to assess your condition, so that I can guide you better.Is there any history of fixed drug eruption, rash, or dry skin?Are you also taking Oxcarbazepine 600 mg?  Read Full »

I have twitching in my legs. Do you think it is ALS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about twitching in my legs.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Muscle twitching can be related to differential medical disorders: Neuropathy (nerve damage) Thyroid gland dysfunction. Electrolyte imbalances. Muscular disorders. Epilepsy (seizures) or central nervous system disorders. Benign fasciculation syndrome, etc. ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from episodes of auras. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43 year old man, who has lived with epilepsy since I was 13. I have had very few seizures, maybe one every 4 or 5 years. The last one was four months ago. After I had that one, I recovered and was fine, but about a month ago, I started having what seem like auras. They are differen...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed the symptoms you described in the query. The appearance and pattern of aura are actually suggestive of the fact that the electrical activity of your brain is out of control. Though it is not a full blown seizure, it is surely an early phase of seizures....  Read Full »

I do not feel like having physical relation with my husband. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 40-year-old female. I do not feel like having physical relation with my husband. I am very stressed about this and create arguments with hubby as we cannot enjoy our relationship. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. A better assessment can be done if you can answer the following questions. a) Since how long you have been facing such issues? b) Did you develop this problem recently? c) Do you have any children? d) Is the...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the MRI report of my father-in-law taken after the accident and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My father-in-law had a motorcycle accident two days ago and has injuries all over his body. He had his CT done today. I am attaching his report with this query. Kindly help me interpret it.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI brain report of your father-in-law is suggestive of a soft tissue injury on the right side of the head. But, there is no evidence of injury or bleeding inside the brain. I would like t...  Read Full »

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