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Had a minor blackout but no convulsion. Epilepsy ?

I am 40 years of age , had a minor blackout (senselessness) for about ten(10) seconds at around 1A.M. inside toilet two years back but no convulsion. After two years that same thing happened at 2a.m. again for 10 to 15 seconds, again no convulsion. My query is am I a patient of Epilepsy? since my mother had a history of epilepsy 25 years back.she is taking Eptoin & Gardinal for last 45 years.
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM.
did you have these when urinating?
if so, they are like micturition-syncope.the dizziness and passing out on urinating.
since they are 10-15 sec only, I do not think they can be convulsions.
if otherwise, pl. get evaluated to look for other causes like plain anemia, heart rhythm problems or brain problems.
pl. consult a physician/ neurologist.
I hope to have guided you in right direction.
take care and keep me posted on your progress.
good luck !
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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