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Mild Headache Diagnosis
When you have no serious symptoms, testing is not necessary with mild headaches. Blood tests are usually not helpful because the results are almost always normal unless other symptoms are present. Without injury, X-rays or CT scans are usually not necessary. Even with an injury to the head, X-rays or scans are often not needed. Physical examination in mild headache is generally normal, except for possible tenderness of the muscles of the scalp or neck.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014
Mark Langdorf, MD
Aaron Bright, MD
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