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Electroencephalogram

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

An electroencephalogram (EEG) measures the electrical activity in your brain. An EEG can help caregivers diagnose brain conditions such as seizures and brain tumors.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Take your medicine as directed.

Call your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Self-care:

You may wash your hair after your procedure.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your primary healthcare provider if:

You have questions or concerns about your EEG results or your condition.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

Your symptoms are worse.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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