What Are Grand Mal Seizures?

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What are grand mal seizures?

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Grand mal seizures

Grand mal (or Tonic-clonic) seizures are the most noticeable type of epileptic seizures.

When you have this type, your body stiffens, jerks, and shakes, and you lose consciousness. Sometimes you lose control of your bladder or bowels.

They usually last 1 to 3 minutes. If they go on longer, someone should call 911. That can lead to breathing problems or make you bite your tongue or cheek.

 

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