Epilepsy | Diagnosis & Tests

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How is epilepsy diagnosed?

To diagnose epilepsy, your doctor will review your medical history and perform a neurological exam. Your doctor may also recommend blood tests, and tests such as an electroencephalogram (EEG), computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tests allow your doctor to monitor your brain activity and examine your brain for problems such as bleeding or tumors.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/94

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