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What tests do you need to diagnose headaches?

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Most people don’t need special diagnostic tests. But sometimes, doctors suggest a CT scan or MRI to look for problems inside your brain that might cause your headaches. Skull X-rays are not helpful. An electroencephalogram is also unnecessary unless you have passed out when you had a headache.

From: Headache Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 07, 2018

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 07, 2018

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