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Do I Have Epilepsy?

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2011 11:06 AM

Epilepsy is easy to detect because seizures are the main epilepsy symptom. A thorough diagnosis can determine if you have epilepsy or not. However, the most significant part of making an accurate diagnosis is to be clear about the descriptions of epilepsy symptoms.

Some of the common questions asked by your doctor could include:

• Did you lose consciousness?
• Were you confused before or after the event? Did any parts of your body shake?
• For how long and in what way did you experience the shaking?
• Did you bite your tongue or pass urine?

To be sure of whether you have epilepsy or not, a brain scan (an MRI or CT scan) is done in order to diagnose specific abnormalities related to epilepsy. An EEG is also a powerful diagnostic tool that indicates abnormal causes of epilepsy. And finally, a blood test may prove to be beneficial for pinpointing prevalence of epilepsy as well as epilepsy causes.

For more information on epilepsy, see below:

Epilepsy: Top 5 Symptoms

Fighting Epilepsy

Epilepsy: How Your Diet Plays a Role

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