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can someone fake a epileptic seizure?

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can someone fake a epileptic seizure? comes out of epileptic seizure within seconds afterwards fully aware of surroundings talking normal and tidies up around work place straight away

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replied May 1st, 2017
Epilepsy Answer A61018

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Yes people can fake epileptic seizures and may be due to pseudoseizures. In true seizures, there are excessive secretions, lose bladder and bowel control, high heart rate and blood pressure and post ictal confusion.

In pseudoseizures there is no pupillary dilatation. Physical injury and tongue biting usually do not occur with pseudoseizures. You can also press a ball point tip forcefully into the cuticle area of a fingernail. If they withdraw then they may be faking it. However confirmation can only be done by an EEG.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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