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What is the difference between migraine syncope and epilep

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What is the difference between migraine syncope and epilepsy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 years ago.
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Basilar artery migraine is caused by a blood vessel at the base of the brainstem going into spasm and reducing blood flow to the brain.

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Symptoms of basilar artery migraine include giddiness, double vision, being unsteady on the feet, fainting or losing consciousness.

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Where as epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by epileptic seizures.

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There are a lot many types of epilepsy and seizures and they have different symptoms altogether.

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So, they are two different conditions altogether.

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Do you have any further queries?

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Customer: I blackout with no prior warning
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Some types of epileptic fits cause loss of consciousness without a warning.

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There are six main types of generalized seizures: tonic-clonic, tonic, clonic, myoclonic, absence, and atonic. They all involve loss of consciousness and typically happen without warning.

Customer: what tests would confirm a definitive diagnosis
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Electroencephalogram (EEG), MRI and CT scans, a multitude of blood tests - electrolyte panels, blood glucose tests, blood prolactin levels etc.

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The thread of tests to follow depends on the detailed history and physical examination. Not everyone needs all these tests.

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But, the EEG is perhaps the most important one.

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Customer: No thank you
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