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A 26-year-old female asked:

Just started exercising and i get a mild headache afterward. 26/f. crp and ldh levels normal. worried about brain tumor?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Hydrate more: Unlikely a brain tumor. Hydrate better and see if the headaches go away. If not discuss with your doctor.
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Good answer by Dr. Minich. In addition you do bring up a subtle but important point: tumors often produce mild headaches. The severity of a headache is not a good guide for presence/absence of tumor. That said, she is right, tumor is statistically unlikely, and electrolyte issues are more likely. Try drinking a sports drink when you exercise. Evaluate if persists.
Jul 1, 2014

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