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What is catamenial epilepsy?

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Some women have a form of epilepsy called catamenial epilepsy. This refers to seizures that are affected by a woman's menstrual cycle. Doctors aren't completely sure how many women with epilepsy have this, but they think it's about 10% to 12%.

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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