U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Sparks, NV
A 54-year-old male asked:

If i had 2 normal eegs and 1 normal brain mri would that be a fairly good indicator diagnosing of seizures?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Probably, but: may not be enough to exclude epilepsy syndromes, good history and physical examination by a neurologist/epileptologist who would determine if further testing is needed, at times it isn't easy to diagnose or exclude it, so expert input is needed, good luck
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
To what end ?: Certainly a couple of EEG's could pick up many of the simple seizure syndromes. MRI not so much. The problem is that you can have seizures with normal studies & abnormal studies without seizures. Some centers to a video record EEG for a day/ night to catch an elusive event. The need for such studies would be defined by the type & frequency of events that started the workup.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 13, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.