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Child suffering from migraines, mild headache, nose bleeds. What could be causing this?

my 5 year old son has suffered migraines for 2 years. happening 3 -4 times each year. he also suffers mild headaches fortnightly. he also has frequent nose bleeds . my doctor has referred us to get his sinus checked but we are on the non urgent list. its been 4 months and havnt heard from the hospital yet should i demand he gets looked at sooner? what could be causing this???
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello bearpatten
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is very uncommon to have migraine at 5 year old male child, but it can happen at earlier age also. As he is also having nasal bleed it is must to get any ENT pathology ruled out especially Chronic Sinusitis which may present with headache.
Also he should be shown to some good Neurologist, and get his EEG done because frequent headache in a young child may be a clinical manifestation of epilepsy.
Secondly his blood investigations should be done, any evidence of Hyperlipedemia to be ruled out as micro emboli may lodge in blood vessels and can cause headache.

Don't waste the precious time and get the child checked to a good doctor.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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