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A 31-year-old male asked:

Does persistent head aches related to tumor in brain?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: Does this person already have a tumor DIAGNOSED and present in the brain? Or are you worried about the possibility of having a brain tumor based upon having persistent headaches? If the former then, this is not uncommon...if the latter then, a simple physical examination will disclose the likelihood that the headaches are pointing to something more complex inside the head (usually not though).
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Usually not: There are many causes for headaches. Headaches are not usually from brain tumors, but if you are having persistent headaches see your doctor or a neurologist. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water as dehydration can cause or worsen headaches.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

My right side of my head aches. do i have a brain tumor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
Don't panic: That's quite a jump: From headache to brain tumor in one step. It's possible but not likely. You may have heard of a kind of headache called "migraine." The word is a French corruption of the Greek word "hemicranium," meaning "1/2 of the head" because migraines typically affect only one side at a time. Only way to know for sure is to get a hands-on assessment in a doctor's office. Good luck.
Last updated May 14, 2016

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