U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old female asked:

Numbness and tension headache on right side of head for ten days. er ct scan negative, dxd migraine. symptoms still persist mri scheduled for nov 2nd. no slurring, dilated pupils, drooping. wait for mri or go back to er?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 31 years experience
If your question were simple or clear-cut, it would be different, but it isn't. It's unrealistic to expect the kind of answer you seek from docs who have no ethically sanctioned physician-patient relationship with you. HealthTap is no substitute for a thorough history and careful examination by a live doctor who's physically present. Any other response would be doing you a disservice.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
The ER is the last place to go with a headache as it is bright, noisy, and busy. Unlikely that MRI will help! See a neurologist and get this handled ASAP
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 21, 2021


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.