• Migraine Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

Migraine is a disease that can be diagnosed clinically by a qualified physician on the basis of the symptoms and patient's presentation. Your doctor will form a diagnosis on the basis of the quality of headache and its frequency.

He will inquire whether:

  • The pain is of a throbbing nature
  • Headache occurs on one side of the head
  • Pain is accompanied by nausea, vomiting
  • There is sensitivity to light and sound
  • Pain is causing a problem in your daily activities
  • There are any triggers that precipitate the pain

Many physicians, however, may suggest few investigations to be done, including

  • Computed tomography (CT- scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Thermograph
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