Diagnosis of Headache
by Debra Wood, RN
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. The cause of a headache can be difficult to determine. The doctor will ask about the frequency and pattern of your headaches. To help provide answers, keep a diary of:
Tests to determine the cause of headaches include:
Imaging tests are used to evaluate internal structures for abnormalities. Some tests may use contrast material to make structures easier to see. These may include:
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Last reviewed September 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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