05/12/08 #7 - What are the names of migraine tests?

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    What are the names of migraine tests? Where are they available? How can I make sure that I am a migraine patient? Thanks, Tanmin.





    Dear Tanmin;


    There are no diagnostic tests to confirm Migraine disease. Sometimes, doctors will order imaging studies such as an MRI or CT scan to rule out other issues such as stroke or aneurysm.


    Since there are no diagnostic tests to confirm Migraine, doctors diagnose Migraine by reviewing the patient's personal and family medical history, reviewing their symptoms, performing a thorough neurological exam, and ruling out other conditions that could be causing their symptoms.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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    Last updated April 28, 2008.



Published On: April 28, 2008