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What effect do silent seizures have on fetus?

By Anonymous September 25, 2017 - 12:09pm
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In the United States, about two million people have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With epilepsy, neurons in the brain send abnormal signals, causing seizures. Someone who have epilepsy will have several seizures over their lifetime.

A patient who has absence (silent) seizures, which are also called petit mal seizures, stares and has subtle movements during the seizure. In comparison, a patient with tonic-clonic seizures, also called grand mal seizures, can lose consciousness and have shaking and stiffening of her body.

Generally speaking, these absence seizures aren't considered harmful to an unborn baby but all cases are different. A pregnant woman must discuss these seizures with her doctor as soon (or before) she becomes pregnant.

September 25, 2017 - 1:33pm
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