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Forum Name: Brain Tumors

Question: brain tumor causes seizure


 HappyLady27 - Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:00 pm

The doctors thought I had epilepsy for ten years I went to a third doctor and it turned out to be a brain tumor. It was removed and I haver been seizure free for a year
I felt tired yesterday took a nap woke up and had bit my toung and felt very tired the doctor is slowly takeing me off my mess could it have been a seizure?I don't have e it was a tumor!
Thank you,
Happy lady
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:54 pm

User avatar Hello,
Any brain tumour, whether benign or malignant can cause seizures. The anatomic site of the tumour makes some more likely to present with seizures than others.

Thus in individuals presenting with seizures especially a recent onset seizure, brain tumours should be excluded first.

The surgical removal of the tumour may result in recovery from seizure attacks although others may have intractable seizures.

Recurrence of seizures after surgical removal may be due to incomplete removal, tumour regrowth, or a residual cerebral hemispheric damage.

Any symptoms similar to what you have been experience before the surgery or suggestive of a neurologic problem warrants proper investigations.

I would advise you not to ignore your feeling and be checked by your doctor for exclusion of any serious cause. He may recommend and EEG and MRI brain.

Please keep us updated.
Best regards.

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