A 37-year-old member asked:
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my right temple hurts could it be a brain tumor?

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Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Not likely: This is possible but unlikely. Brain tumors can cause a plethora of symptoms, based mostly on their location and size. Having just pain in your temple being the presenting symptom alone would be unusual. Tumors can cause headache, seizures, weakness, cognitive or speech deficits, numbness, and many other problems.
Answered on Apr 30, 2017
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Headaches are often a symptom of brain tumors, but there are many other causes that are more common. There are many possibilities, see your doctor for testing to determine what is causing your pain and thus how to treat it.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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