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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for migraine headaches?

3 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
It is a clinical Dx: Migraine is a DX made by knowledgable clinician that takes a very careful history and physical exam. Test or consults needed to rule out anemia, thyroid, sinus, dental, eye problems, brain masses, neuralgias, food reax. If no cause is found, then DX is primary migraine, in which all tests r negative. There are excellent treatments for migraine, so work w neuro till best rx or prevention found.
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No specific tests: There are no diagnostic tests for migraine headaches. Migraine is a syndrome for which there is a genetic predisposition. Migraine headaches tend to occur in genetically predisposed individuals during times that the individual is more vulnerable and in response to specific triggers. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/

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What are some of the tests for Migraine?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The tests for Migraine include:: MRI of brain, CT of head, Headache diary.
Last updated Dec 18, 2018


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