What is Abdominal Epilepsy?

Do you have epilepsy and are also experiencing abdominal pain? Then you might be suffering from a rare condition called abdominal epilepsy. Abdominal epilepsy is abdominal pain caused by seizures and is mostly found in children but also in adults. If you’re experiencing abdominal pain as a result of seizures then visit Three Village Neuro and our epilepsy doctor in port Jefferson.

What are the Symptoms of Abdominal EpilepsyEpilepsy Doctor in Port Jefferson

Because of the rarity of this condition, many doctors are unsure of the exact causes of abdominal epilepsy. However, doctors like our epilepsy doctor in port Jefferson have been able to determine the symptoms of abdominal seizures. The following symptoms include:

  • Sharp pain in your abdomen can last a few seconds to as long as a few minutes.
  • A feeling of nausea that can lead to vomiting 
  • Tired or sleeping almost immediately after having a seizure
  • Confusion
  • Uncontrollable muscle convulsions
  • Headaches

How Is Abdominal Epilepsy Diagnosed 

Because abdominal epilepsy has many unknowns related to it, diagnosis for this condition has first to meet certain criteria before doctors begin. That way, they don’t misdiagnose a normal stomach ache as something more than it is. The criteria that most doctors like our epilepsy doctor in port Jefferson looking for to start diagnosis are as follows:

  • Irregular abdominal behavior that has no clear cause or can’t be explained by any other medical diagnosis
  • Symptoms that can cause a patient to have a central nervous system issue
  • Abnormal electrical brain activity
  • Abdominal issues disappearing whilst taking epilepsy medication

Once one of these criteria has been met, the diagnosis of abdominal epilepsy can start. Tests include CT scans, MRIs, an abdomen ultrasound, and an electroencephalogram (EEG). At Three Village Neuro, our expert epilepsy doctor specializes in EEGs.

Contact Our Epilepsy Doctor in Port Jefferson to Schedule an Appointment

While Abdominal Epilepsy is a rare condition, don’t let that from stopping you from getting the care that you need. If you believe you might have abdominal epilepsy, don’t wait until it’s too late schedule an appointment with our epilepsy doctor in port Jefferson to find out today.