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What are the tests for migraine headaches?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: 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/

In brief: 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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