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What is abdominal epilepsy?

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Abdominal epilepsy is a very rare type of epilepsy -- only 36 cases have been reported in the last 40 years -- that tends to happen more in children. Little is known about it.

Seizures cause symptoms in your gut, like pain and nausea. Anticonvulsant medications can help.

Some experts question whether the condition even exists. Since people without epilepsy also get abdominal pain, it could be that the symptoms aren't related to seizures.

SOURCES:

Zinkin, N. 2005; vol 19: pp 263-274. Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

SOURCES:

Zinkin, N. 2005; vol 19: pp 263-274. Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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