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Why go for a test in epilepsy? I refuse the meds. Am very careful of the triggers, and don't drive.

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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
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In brief: It depends

It depends on the test.
An eeg would not make a difference in your case. If you have already been diagnosed and had a scan of the brain, then a scan would not be an issue. If you have new onset seizure (s), then a scan is typically done to exclude the small chance of a brain lesion such as a tumor or abnormal blood vessel.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the test.
An eeg would not make a difference in your case. If you have already been diagnosed and had a scan of the brain, then a scan would not be an issue. If you have new onset seizure (s), then a scan is typically done to exclude the small chance of a brain lesion such as a tumor or abnormal blood vessel.
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