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Could the diagnosed complex partial seizure be due to removal of mirna iud?

I have been diagnosed with complex partial seizures.....
The neurologist believes it has been caused from an accident I was in when I was 6 or 7....I am now 31 and had 2 of my first ever grand mal seizures in jan 2014....can u help me understand why only now the scar tissue would become problematic? Why not when I initially had the accident? I am now being told I will be an epileptic for the rest of my life on meds 24/7....I can't work drive be alone etc.....I have 3 young children to support and no way of income.....I just had a mirena iud removed 5 mos ago could the mirena have contributed to the epilepsy only occurring now?
Thu, 20 Feb 2014
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that the scar of your old head injury has led to epilepsy now.

It is possible for the scar to remain asymptomatic for several years, and become epileptogenic only after that.

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for a sort of "quiet" scar in the brain for several years, to covert to seizure-producing scar.

However, there is no need to worry about that. If you take good anti-epileptic medications on a regular basis, you would remain seizure-free.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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