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How is an abdominal migraine diagnosed?

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It can be hard to diagnose them because kids have trouble telling the difference between an abdominal migraine and ordinary stomachaches, stomach flu, or other problems with their belly and guts.

Because abdominal migraines tend to run in families, the doctor will ask about relatives who have migraine headaches.

Then the doctor will try to rule out other causes for stomach pain.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Managing migraines."

eMedicineHealth: "Migraine Variants."

The National Migraine Association: "What is abdominal migraine?"

Neurology Channel: "Migraine Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Abdominal Migraine."

MedicineNet.com: "Migraine Headaches."

International Headache Society ICHD-II: "Abdominal Migraine Diagnosis."

Scicchitano, B. , published online Aug. 7, 2014. Dovepress

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA: "Managing migraines."

eMedicineHealth: "Migraine Variants."

The National Migraine Association: "What is abdominal migraine?"

Neurology Channel: "Migraine Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Abdominal Migraine."

MedicineNet.com: "Migraine Headaches."

International Headache Society ICHD-II: "Abdominal Migraine Diagnosis."

Scicchitano, B. , published online Aug. 7, 2014. Dovepress

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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