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5cm Cyst in Right Posterior Parieto Occipital

I was driving on the highway last week. I started seeing flashing lights, shapes and lack focus, and disorientation. This has been something that randomly happens and I just sit down until it passes. After doing some research I know these to be either Auras or Simple Partial Seizures. This time on the highway I lost consciousness and woke up in an ambulance confused and soaking in urine. They suspected that I had a seizure while I was driving because of a bite on my tongue and history of seizures when I was a child. The hospital did a CT Scan which revealed something then an MRI the next day. The MRI showed that I have a 5cm cyst . Thats bigger than a golf ball. I have my 1st appointment with a neurologist in a few days. Im so afraid...I dont know what to do. Ive had to inform my job because I drive and travel everywhere for work. Its so hard to talk about it with people. I cant help but to think that I have had my last birthday.
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replied June 29th, 2014
Thank you for consulting e-healthforum. You don't have to be scared. I don't know what cyst you are talking about, but if it is an arachnoid cyst, then it is nothing to worry about. Yes you have focal epilepsy, probably originating in the occipital lobe. You will probably have to take medications for this. Your seizures are not necessarily related to the cyst.


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