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How does a CT scan help with migraines and headaches?

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A CT scan can help your doctor rule out other causes of your pain, such as:

  • A brain tumor
  • An infection of the brain, called an abscess
  • The buildup of fluid in the brain, a condition called hydrocephalus
  • A sinus blockage
  • Injuries
  • A bulging, weak part of a brain artery, called an a neurysm, or bleeding in the brain

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

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