My otherwise healthy 12yrold complained that for a month, she kept getting "interrupted" by flashbacks. These memories would pop up out of nowhere and intrude on her life. They are not bad thoughts or thoughts of a past horrible event. They are silly and have no bearing on what she is doing. They "don't belong". She is fully conscious, feels no pain and has no other symptoms. She can talk, walk and looks to everyone else, fine. Only later will she say, "hey, a flashback bothered me again" her only emotion is confusion as to why the thought was there.

Her pedneuro is convinced they are partial seizures (pending some confirmation via tests). Can partials be that simple? Can they be left alone if they don't cause any problems? Does anyone know the likelihood that the partials become complex or more severe?

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replied March 1st, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yes,It could be simple partial seizures affecting emotional part of temporal lobe.
Without treatment it can becomes generalized seizure.Untreated and wrongly treated patients have high likelihood of conversion to generalized form.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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