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What are the symptoms of an epileptic seizure?
Generalized seizure symptoms include unconsciousness, muscle contractions and
convulsions (which may appear as very dramatic jerking movements), tongue or lip
biting, incontinence, and clouded awareness. There may be weakness or loss of
sensation. These symptoms may be brief or last a longer period of time.
Some seizures only cause minor or mild symptoms and can be localized to a
specific area of the body. These are called partial seizures. Symptoms of a
partial seizure may include an aura (a warning symptom, often a strange
sensation in the stomach), lip smacking, fidgeting, lack of awareness of
surroundings, confusion, and sleepiness after the seizure. These symptoms
typically last 30 seconds to 2 minutes.