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How can epilepsy affect your menstrual period?

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If you have seizures that start around the last half of your menstrual cycle and continue through the second half of your cycle, then you might have a type of epilepsy in which you have menstrual cycles that do not release an egg. These are called "anovulatory" cycles.

From: Epilepsy and Your Changing Hormones WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 01/21/2017

SOURCES: Epilepsy Foundation, Women and Epilepsy Initiative, "Hormones and Epilepsy," Menopause and Epilepsy." Mark Yerby, MD, MPH, associate clinical professor of neurology, public health & preventive medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; founder, North Pacific Epilepsy Research, Portland, Oregon.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

SOURCES: Epilepsy Foundation, Women and Epilepsy Initiative, "Hormones and Epilepsy," Menopause and Epilepsy." Mark Yerby, MD, MPH, associate clinical professor of neurology, public health & preventive medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon; founder, North Pacific Epilepsy Research, Portland, Oregon.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

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