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when a headache is a brain tumor

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No sure way: Headaches that are associated with nausea and awaken you from sleep are more worrisome than others. Also headaches that do not resolve with time, otc ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Headache: Genrally a brain tumor gives a persistent headache that does not go away and it has other associated neurological deficits or symptoms. Get it out of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends.: Brain tumor headaches can be steady but can worsen if there are bleeds or if there is worsening of the flow of the CSF drainage or if the intracranial ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing specific: It is not feasible to discern headaches due to brain tumors from the usual headaches from other causes. See this site for more info on this subject an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They vary: Headaches can be a presenting symptom of brain tumor although more than 98% of the headaches have nothing to do with brain tumor. The headaches from b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Waxing an waning of headaches may occur with slow growing brain tumors, but the probability of any headache being due to a brain tumor is low.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/sn ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No sure way: Headaches that are associated with nausea and awaken you from sleep are more worrisome than others. Also headaches that do not resolve with time, otc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Headaches: Yes it can be. Have you been evaluated by your doctor or a neurologist. The only way to rule out brain tumor is to do MRI of the brain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
A headache: Coupled with confusion, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double visio ... Read More
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