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is this a leap?

Anonymous
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I took my son to the doctor today. He's been complaining of minor headaches on the top of his head pretty much everyday for the last month or so. At first I thought it was him weaseling out of school but then I noticed he complains of them on weekends.



Well. His doctor said lets do a MRI. Then looked in his eyes. Turned the lights off and concentrated heavily on one eye. Then says id rather send him to a neurologist first. I asked if something was wrong and he said not that I can see but I would rather him see neurology first then have a pointless MRI first.



So now we are going to neurology for headaches?



Did his doctor leap to that? Or is this common? My son has never seen a specialist before. The headaches don't prevent him from doing anything. Hr still plays. And whatnot. Just whins his head hurts and its always in the same spot

At the top of his head. We don't have insurance so I'm sure neuro will be costly.



Don't get me wrong I would do anything for my kid. I'm just wondering if he leaped to the you're seeing neuro if nothing is wrong. Kwim?
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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eesmommy
by Gold Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Not a leap, more of a ... second oppinion from a specialist sort of thing. I was sent to one after a routine visit for headaches as a child. They found a small cyst behind my one eye, they monitored it closely for three years until it resolved itself.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Having headaches for extended periods of time are an indication that something is wrong. If your doctor can't see anything, then yes, sending him to a specialist is a logical step. You might want to start a log of every time he complains that his head hurts. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I think it was a good call, and if the neurologist doesn't find anything, and you don't get the MRI done, then go to another doctor and get a second opinion, or request one. 

CorisMom
by Silver Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

I would do it. I know someone who was having constant heacaches and eventually she went to the ER to find out she had a cancerous brain tumor. If the doc suggests it, do it!! Good Luck!!!

Jessica_Esqueda
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

A neurologist is a good step for a child with persistant headaches, especially if theyre in the same location. He could have something going on in there that needs to be checked out, and it's likely that your Pedi doesn't want to load him up with medication instead of finding any potential problems. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM
But don't they do tests first? Like xrays aand.stuff? Or will the neuro do that?
Cassie2115
by Silver Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

If the Dr thinks it's something with the brain, I'd listen. My mom died of a ruptured aneurism that probably could have been prevented had she seen a specialist when she had headaches all the time. They could have seen the aneurism and coderized it.

As long as the Dr is competent, I'd listen.

katzmeow726
by Silver Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM
He made a good call. Persistent headaches are nothing to play around with
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