Fits, also called seizures, are episodes of temporary confusion, staring blankly, uncontrollable jerking movements, and loss of consciousness. It can result from electrical disturbances in the brain, lack of sleep, high fever, stroke, brain tumor, alcohol abuse, and COVID-19 infection.
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Query: Hi doctor, My head got injured after some part of a concrete ceiling collapse. CT Scan done and I have attached the reports. I was hospitalized three days. An ENT opinion was taken and also, an audiometry was done. It showed a minor injury in the right ear and less audibility. Now, I have some pa... Read Full »
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from brain contusions (microhemorrhages) as well as scalp injuries (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is the cause of the pain and heaviness. You have to take antibiotics, anti-epileptics and painkillers. I suggest the followin... Read Full »
My 5-year-old son had fits when he had a fever. Can it be due to epilepsy?
Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old son had a recurring fever, cold, and cough for over a month and was managed with fever medicines. One day he got fits and had only a slight fever; otherwise, he was active during the day. Took him to the emergency hospital immediately, gave him medicine, and then only ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please answer the following questions: 1. Is there any history of fits in the family? 2. Was the child a normal delivery, and was there a NICU stay at birth? 3. How are his social skills, like playing with others and following commands? 4... Read Full »
What are the side effects of stopping Keppra?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a seizure for the first time in my life when I was about 19 years old. The emergency room physician did not do any tests before he put me on Keppra. After I had been put on Keppra, I went to a neurologist who did an MRI and a sleep study. Nothing showed up on either test, but he... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. First of all, I like to share a medical dilemma when it comes to a seizure disorder. When we evaluate for seizure or the number of seizures, the MRI and EEG is often performed. If we get any abnormality, then the diagnosi... Read Full »
After a head injury, my daughter is not sitting and speaking correctly. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old daughter hit her head against a wall and was not speaking properly for half an hour. She is not sitting properly. She is feeling drowsy. We took her to a doctor, who said she is in a shock and there is no need to worry. Then, she had milk, talked for a while, and we observe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Head injury followed by drowsiness, unable to speak and sit properly is an indication for getting a brain scan for looking if any bleeding has occurred in the brain or any fracture. Get her admitted in hospital with pediatric ICU facilities for observation for at l... Read Full »
What causes uncontrolled muscle jerks with forceful exhalations?
Query: Hello doctor, I have uncontrollable muscle jerks starting from my abdomen, down to my leg flexors, paired with forceful exhalations. The jerks occur in one large motion, rather than individual muscle groups. It can occur as isolated jerks or for several minutes. They typically occur while in a sea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Myoclonic jerks can have various reasons including epilepsy, liver disease, kidney disease, neurological disorder or sometimes they can be idiopathic. At your age, epilepsy seems to be relevant, though not confirmed, without an evaluation. Do you get jerks in your... Read Full »
I have a problem with involuntary thumb movement. Am I at a risk of developing fits?
Query: Hi doctor,I am taking antiepileptic medicine Selzic 300 for three years now, and I have a problem with involuntary thumb movement. My doctor suggested Clonazepam along with Selzic, to control this thumb movement. From the last three years, I am fits free, and at the age of 5, I had meningitis. Plea... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are saying that you are fits free for last three years. I need more detail. Since when you started to have involuntary thumb movements? Is it on one side or both sides? How long does it last? Were you not able to control it? And how frequent does it happen? What ... Read Full »
Please give me your opinion regarding my CT scan.
Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, the patient had seizure and fits. I have attached the preliminary observation report, which was done by a neurologist. Then, we started the medication as per the prescription. During the course, the patient reported intermittent light headache. A week before, the patient had... Read Full »
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The latest CT scan done shows a mass lesion in the right parietal lobe. To find out the nature of this mass and to decide the course of treatment, we need to do an MRI. If... Read Full »
Is gelastic seizure dangerous?
Query: Hello doctor, An 18-year-old female lying in bed with no stimulus like TV and has a laughing fit. She cannot stop laughing, then could not breathe, so she had a panic attack and began crying. She has had similar situations about once per year for the last four to five years. Can this be a gelast... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know if she has strange behavior during all the time, fluctuations in her mood, sometimes cries and sometimes feels euphoric? If she stays alone time after time feeling depressive and other times trying to attract the other's attention, being euphoric... Read Full »
What are the causes and treatment of hypochondroplasia?
Query: Hello doctor, My friend's son has been diagnosed with hypochondroplasia. He is 11 months old. His height is 50 cm and weight is approximately 5 kg. Kindly suggest the best treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypochondroplasia is a rare and genetically inherited condition. It involves the skeletal system, and the child's height and weight are definitely low. And birth history (attachment removed to protect patient identity) also suggests some abnormality. What about the pare... Read Full »
Is there a possibility for my child to come out safely from fits and brain damage?
Query: Hi doctor, My 18 months old kid is having a problem of a blood clot in the central vein of the brain and also having meningitis fever. Here, the doctors are using Heparin IV, syrup Epival, tablet Debritone, Panadol syrup and some other medications. But, my son is continuously going to bad condition... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your child. There are a few points here I would like to mention. There is a history of fits before five months, which was suggesting that there may be some abnormalities in the brain. It would require evaluation with imaging, and probably surgical inte... Read Full »