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Tumor on my brain stem & temporal lobe epilepsy
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Tumor on my brain stem & temporal lobe epilepsy

Hi i am 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant. My neurologist suggested to my Ob that I have a C section due to my brain tumor and my seizures. What do you think? Is that really necessary? Also I take 1,50mg 2 times a day of Keppra for my seizures should I stop taking it? HELP!!
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Dear MrsReither,

I don't know what type of brainstem tumor you have. But the decision to avoid "pushing" (valsalva maneuver) by avoiding normal delievery, seems to be very reasonable for me.
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Hope you are doing well.  No regarding your pregnancy, but did take Keppra for seizures caused by Temporal lobe tumor pre and post surgery.  Side effects were a bit bizarre, including depression/temper tantrums that could be more challenging with your pregnancy.  Hope you are doing well.
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