Saturday, May 30, 2015

Topic: Tests and diagnosis (for migraines)

Tests and diagnosis (for migraines)

If you have migraines or a family history of migraine headaches, your doctor trained in treating headaches (neurologist) will likely diagnose the condition on the basis of your medical history, a review of your symptoms, and a physical and neurological examination.

Your doctor may also recommend a variety of tests to rule out other possible causes for your pain if your condition is unusual, complex or suddenly becomes severe.

Blood tests

Your doctor may order blood tests to test for blood vessel problems, infections in your spinal cord or brain, and toxins in your system.

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