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How do I know if I have sinus headache or migraine or tension headache. Is a brain/sinus scan needed

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Get evaluated

There are many causes of these three types of headache, and many different ways in which they manifest themselves.
The best option is to discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician to figure out what is going on, and to identify the best way to get some relief. Ct or MRI of the head or sinuses may not be necessary.

In brief: Get evaluated

There are many causes of these three types of headache, and many different ways in which they manifest themselves.
The best option is to discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician to figure out what is going on, and to identify the best way to get some relief. Ct or MRI of the head or sinuses may not be necessary.
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Dr. Bret Fisher
Ophthalmology

In brief: That depends!

Your family doctor, internist, pediatrician, or gynecologist should perform an examination that can help determine the cause of your headaches.
Depending on what is found he/she may recommend further testing such as a ct or MRI scan of the brain, although this will not be needed in every case. He or she may also recommend that you see an eye doctor, ear nose and throat specialist, or neurologist.

In brief: That depends!

Your family doctor, internist, pediatrician, or gynecologist should perform an examination that can help determine the cause of your headaches.
Depending on what is found he/she may recommend further testing such as a ct or MRI scan of the brain, although this will not be needed in every case. He or she may also recommend that you see an eye doctor, ear nose and throat specialist, or neurologist.
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