Seizures Emergencies (cont.)
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Seizures Emergencies Symptoms
When to Seek Medical Care for a Seizure
A first seizure is a reason to visit the doctor or a hospital's emergency department. For a person with a seizure disorder, a change in seizure patterns or more frequent seizures are reasons to seek medical care.
Many people with recurrent seizures may have a seizure and awaken fully. Immediate medical attention is not often needed if the person is fully awake and has not suffered injury and is known to have recurrent seizures.
Other conditions, however, call for immediate medical attention.
Seizures Emergencies Diagnosis
A doctor should evaluate any questionable seizure.
Not all of the following diagnostic tests are necessary for every seizure type, and many are not necessary upon first evaluation in the emergency department. Some may be arranged with a primary care doctor later as an outpatient.
The evaluation and treatments needed may include these procedures:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/12/2016
J Stephen Huff, MD
Mary Huff, RN
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