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A 28-year-old male asked:

I have been getting headaches lately from not sleeping , could this be a sign of a brain tumor?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not usually: Headaches from not sleeping would be from not sleeping and not usually a brain tumor. Get some more sleep, and if the headaches continue, then see a neurologist. Good luck.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Unlikely: Get 7-8 hours sleep a day for 2 weeks and see if headaches go away. Sleep deprivation can cause headaches and other symptoms
Dr. Alok Patel
10 years experience
Unlikely: While tumor can cause headaches, it is unlikely. Instead try getting some sleep. Common causes include caffeine withdrawal, dehydration, migraines, sinus infection, high blood pressure, and stress.

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