Epilepsy is typically easy to detect since seizures are the primary symptom. A clear and thorough description of the seizure is necessary to allow for accurate diagnosis.
Some common questions doctors diagnosing epilepsy will ask 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?
Blood tests may prove to be beneficial for pinpointing prevalence and causes of epilepsy. Brain scans (MRI, EEG, or CT scans) can also be performed to diagnose specific abnormalities related to epilepsy.
For more information on epilepsy, see below:
Epilepsy: Top 5 Symptoms
Epilepsy: How Your Diet Plays a Role
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