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Question by  Cypress (166)

How common are seizures in Children following syncope?

My child has started having seizures and the doctor said it was related to syncope.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Syncope is simply the medical term for fainting, or "passing out." This is more commonly referred to as a symptom of a larger condition, not a condition of its own. Seizures are never normal or common, and should be examined when they occur.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Seizures or epileptic seizures are also referred to as fits, is common in children. It can be triggered by syncope which is sudden temporary loss of consciousness.


Answer by  occfiregirl (127)

Children can have seizures for many reasons. They can still have seizures following syncope episodes. I think there is an underlying issue for your child's seizures.


Answer by  les59 (852)

Syncope, which is fainting, can actually trigger seizures if the faint is for an extended period of time. Most cases of sycope regain consciousness shortly though.


Answer by  tschu (417)

This is common in children. Sometimes before a child has a siezure they will appear to faint. However, it could be due to the siezure and not the other way around. Also, you will notice a postdictal phase where the child may be incoherant for awhile. I would get a second opinion your child may have a siezure disorder.

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