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My girlfriend has been having a migraine for a week now. It's gotten more painful today. Does she need to see a doctor or just take a medicine? 26yo

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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Severity?

If its the worst headache of her life, then she definitely needs to be evaluated for a bleed in the brain.
Go to the nearest er and they will cat scan her brain. If its normal they'll most likely give her meds and send her home. If its mild, she needs to see a neurologist!

In brief: Severity?

If its the worst headache of her life, then she definitely needs to be evaluated for a bleed in the brain.
Go to the nearest er and they will cat scan her brain. If its normal they'll most likely give her meds and send her home. If its mild, she needs to see a neurologist!
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Pain is a warning sign.
Migraines cause pain. So it depends on how much pain makes your girlfriend heed the warning. She should see a doctor, and can be proactive by logging her migraines, including info like time of day, foods eaten, meds taken, recent activities, etc etc. If there is a common thread to the migraines, you may be able to eliminate them. The doctor will help with this.

In brief: Depends

Pain is a warning sign.
Migraines cause pain. So it depends on how much pain makes your girlfriend heed the warning. She should see a doctor, and can be proactive by logging her migraines, including info like time of day, foods eaten, meds taken, recent activities, etc etc. If there is a common thread to the migraines, you may be able to eliminate them. The doctor will help with this.
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