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Are there other serious causes of head pain that can lead to a sudden headache?

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There are other serious causes of head pain that can lead to a sudden headache. Your doctor may order imaging tests such as an MRI or a CT scan to rule out conditions that may need immediate treatment. These include a change in pressure or volume of spinal fluid, meningitis, a head injury, and blood clots.

From: New Daily Persistent Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

ACHE -- The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches."

UptoDate web site: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

Hamada, T. , March-April, 1991. Japanese Journal of Medicine

Li, D and Rozen, T. February 2002. Cephalagia,

Mack, K. , August 2004. Pediatric Neurology

Meineri, P. , October 2004. Neurological Sciences

Robbins, M. April 27, 2010. Neurology,

Rozen, T. , October 2006. Cephalagia

Tyagi, A. August 2012. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 23, 2018

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

ACHE -- The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches."

UptoDate web site: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

Hamada, T. , March-April, 1991. Japanese Journal of Medicine

Li, D and Rozen, T. February 2002. Cephalagia,

Mack, K. , August 2004. Pediatric Neurology

Meineri, P. , October 2004. Neurological Sciences

Robbins, M. April 27, 2010. Neurology,

Rozen, T. , October 2006. Cephalagia

Tyagi, A. August 2012. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 23, 2018

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