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Can Petit Mal Seizures Turn Into Grand Mal Seizures?

Simple Explanation on Petit and Grand Mal Seizures

There are those who suffer from petit mal seizures (also known as absence seizures or starring spells) who want to know if these seizures can get worse and become grand mal seizures. This short post will answer this question.

From one side it could be logical that something “small” (petit means small in French) could complicate and become something “big” or “grand” so perhaps it is natural to think that petit mal seizures can get worse and turn into grand mal seizures, however, it does not work like this.

Kinds of Seizures

Understand it this way: just like there are many kinds of illnesses there are also many kinds of seizures and petit mal or grand mal are completely different kind of seizures and basically it can be said that they have nothing in common with one another.

More on Petit and Grand Mal Seizures Than You Expect

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Actually, it gets even more “interesting”. A person could have both petit mal and grand mal seizures at the same time – I do not mean in the same instance I mean a person could be suffering from both of those “illnesses” and sometimes one type happens and sometimes another.

So petit mal seizures can not complicate and get worse and become grand mal seizures, but usually children will outgrow the petit mal seizures whereas grand mal is not possible to outgrow like that.

Grand Mal Seizures Information & Tips

The very best and best way you will be able help your self get ready and deal with grand mal seizures is through browsing and understanding more about them. So see more articles on our grand mal seizures site.

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  1. I was wondering about this myself about petit and grand mal seizures
    Thanks for the sharing

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