There is no specific medical test to confirm migraine; it is generally diagnosed by typical symptoms.
We know that migraine affects many individuals including children, however, in children typical symptoms can differ to those experienced by adults. Please click here to find out more about typical migraine symptoms in children.
A doctor can usually diagnose migraine if you have typical symptoms and an examination which does not reveal any abnormalities. Sometimes people with migraine have non-typical headaches or symptoms; therefore tests are often performed to rule out other causes.