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hi i have epilepsy i should have a mri scan every year i havent had one for 5 years what should i do about it


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replied November 25th, 2009
Epilepsy Answer A8015
Epilepsy needs constant and close monitoring. The medication should never be stopped without doctor's advice. Epilepsy can occur on its own with no underlying problems and also be associated with other underlying problems.


It is common in tuberous sclerosis which is a condition characterized by facial vascular tumors. It is rare in Neurofibromatosis. You seem to be suffering from neurofibromatosis(history). Frequent MRI scans are needed to monitor the condition and tumor size if there are any in the head. All patients over 5 years require annual examinations. Anti-epileptic medications are needed as required.

Considering your condition and medication, it is advisable to see your doctor and have appropriate investigations to follow up the condition. Thank You


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