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Gilbert, AZ
A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a headache for two weeks and i become dizzy with the pain and sometimes nausus, lately its been affecting my sleep, could it be a brain tumor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Exam: See your doctor for a thorough exam and discuss a work up plan. A CT may be part of the plan but it can involve a fair amount of radiation. All the best in sorting this out.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Usually brain tumor is lowest on the differential when considering causes of short term headache, nausea but never discounted. You have to work with your doctor to do exactly what is said above by Dr. Cox. All your histories (family, medical, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplements) have to be evaluated, in light of doing lab work too. Good luck!
Nov 30, 2014
Last updated Nov 30, 2014

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