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How is tn diagnosed?
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Clinical Exam
Trigeminal neuralgia is a clinical diagnosis, with cause confirmed/suggsted by imaging studies.
Patients have characteristic sharp electrical pain in one or more regions controlled by trigeminal nerve. Other than numbness, there should not be any other deficits. There are pain free periods, and initially patients respond well to the medication tegretol.

In brief: Clinical Exam
Trigeminal neuralgia is a clinical diagnosis, with cause confirmed/suggsted by imaging studies.
Patients have characteristic sharp electrical pain in one or more regions controlled by trigeminal nerve. Other than numbness, there should not be any other deficits. There are pain free periods, and initially patients respond well to the medication tegretol.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Holly Barth
General Practice
In brief: Trigeminal Neuralgia
If by tn you mean trigmenial neuralgia then the diagnosis can be confirmed with physical exam, reflex testing, blood work, and/or an mri.

In brief: Trigeminal Neuralgia
If by tn you mean trigmenial neuralgia then the diagnosis can be confirmed with physical exam, reflex testing, blood work, and/or an mri.
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