A 20-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

do miagranes headaches cause bleeds to the head had a mri&ct 5 months ago everything was normal i'm 20 is this true miagranes cause bleeds to the brain?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Vascular: Most migraines are vascular in nature. Constriction and/or spasm of vessels is the cause, not bleeds. There are medications yo take that can help, especially if taken inthe prodromal.Or early phase.
Answered on Sep 18, 2015
2
2 comments
1
1 thank
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Notwithstanding the above, I suppose that constriction of the veins (increasing arterial pressure) would have the same root cause as increased arterial flow (which increases arterial pressure) in triggering a migraine.
Sep 18, 2015
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Actually, DILATION of the arteries leads to the classic migraine: newer agents like Imitrex (Sumatriptan) & others constrict cerebral blood flow to abort a migraine attack.
Sep 18, 2015
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Very uncommon: Migraine headaches can be associated with areas of decreased brain blood flow. Rarely this can cause a stroke. Any stroke can have areas of bleeding but this scenario is very uncommon. Most non-trauma bleeding in the brain is caused by untreated high blood pressure or rupture of small aneurysms.
Answered on Sep 18, 2015
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible TMJ problem: Or post-concussion symptoms. I would recommend being evaluated by your doctor or dentist. Tmj problems or headaches may not show up on scans.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Unlikely: In someone your age it would be very, very rare to have a stroke, ischemic or hemorrhagic. It is far more likely your headaches are due to a benign ca ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Migraine evaluation: Have you ever been evaluated for migraine headaches. If not, you should be.
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
History: The next step will be a thorough history and examination of many aspects of your life. Don't accept "stress" as an explanation. Something as simple as ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month