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Episodes of unconsciousness, shivering, stomach pain at regular intervals. What is this ?

Hi, I am a 23 year old female. I have had a few episodes of unconsciousness over the past few years. The first one was when I was 19, I fell unconscious for about a minute or two and also "shivered" during that time. Urine passed in that time too. I was told to have an EEG, which showed normal results.
The second episode happened recently, about a week ago. I experienced a severe pain in my stomach, (which felt like gases) at regular intervals of time (about every 45 seconds) and suddenly I felt woozy, extremely nauseous and black spots appeared in front of me and I fainted. This time, stool was passed during the "unconscious" period. It lasted for about a minute and a half. I've asked a doctor, and he thinks its epilepsy. Please guide.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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Hello,

Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. Your clinical signs shows that you have Temporal lobe Epilepsy. Urinary or Fecal incontinence (urine or stool passed) in seizure is common. In some Temporal epilepsy patients, there is association of Epilepsy with Gastrointestinal Autonomic symptoms.Autonomic symptoms are usually nausea, vomiting, borborgymi (fell like gas in stomach), belching. Please repeat EEG once again and consult neurologist.

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Episodes of unconsciousness, shivering, stomach pain at regular intervals. What is this ?

Hello, Thanks for using Healthcaremagic. Your clinical signs shows that you have Temporal lobe Epilepsy. Urinary or Fecal incontinence (urine or stool passed) in seizure is common. In some Temporal epilepsy patients, there is association of Epilepsy with Gastrointestinal Autonomic symptoms.Autonomic symptoms are usually nausea, vomiting, borborgymi (fell like gas in stomach), belching. Please repeat EEG once again and consult neurologist. Take care