Migraine Headache (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Migraine Headache Diagnosis
The diagnosis of migraine headache rests solely on what a patient describes to a doctor. A doctor's physical examination of a migraineur typically reveals nothing out of the ordinary; however, a neurological examination will be performed to rule out other causes of headache.
Other causes of headache include other types of headaches such as tension or cluster headache, stroke, tumor, inflammation of a blood vessel, and infection of the brain's coverings (meningitis) or of the sinuses. In such cases, the following tests may also be performed:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/1/2013
Must Read Articles Related to Migraine Headache
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Migraine Headache:
Migraine Headache - Cause
What caused your migraine headache?
Migraine Headache - Prognosis
What is your migraine headache prognosis?
Migraine Headache - Effective Treatments
What kinds of treatments have been effective for your migraine headache?
Migraine Headache - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your migraine headache?
Migraines and Headaches Resources
- Symptoms of a Severe Allergic Reaction
- Breast Cancer Treatment Options
- Is Your Body Ready for Pregnancy?