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Isn't there a test of some sort to tell if you've got trigeminal neuralgia?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain.
An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve. This is thought to be the cause but you may still have tn even if the MRI does not show anything as the vessels are quite small.

In brief: No

Trig neuralgia is diagnosed based upon the history and the description of the pain.
An MRI may show the loop of a blood vessel next to the trig nerve. This is thought to be the cause but you may still have tn even if the MRI does not show anything as the vessels are quite small.
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Dr. Andrew Oh
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately no

There are no definitive tests for trigeminal neuralgia.
It is a diagnosis made clinically. There are known treatments for this condition and you should consult a neurologist and/or a pain management physician.

In brief: Unfortunately no

There are no definitive tests for trigeminal neuralgia.
It is a diagnosis made clinically. There are known treatments for this condition and you should consult a neurologist and/or a pain management physician.
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