U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
WI
A 26-year-old female asked:

Can connective tissue diseases like sjrogrens or lupus cause debilitating headaches? my md did a ct scan to rule out major problems. if the report comes out to be negative, could it be due to ctd?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes possible: Consider a neurology or rheumatology consult. Glad the ct was done, but sometimes a more detailed imaging is needed.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 31 years experience
Yes. Lupus can: Cause headaches either due to inflammation of the brain or from spasm and inflammation of the blood vessels that supply the brain or the meninges. Not usually a feature of sjrogrens though.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lupus and other: Connective tissue diseases are multisystem diseases that affect virtually every organ -system . It is conceivable that they cause head ache
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Sure: Ctd folks have a lot of aches and pains. But severe ha not common--what does your md think?
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

Disclaimer:

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.