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Does a sharp stabbing pain on the top of the head of a 11 year old boy that has been having for about 2 months now indicate a possible brain tumor.

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Dr. Jianjun Wu answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Worrisome headache: he should be see by a his pediatrican asap, brain tumor can have many other symptoms as well, rare to have this type of pain, can be a variety of casues, go have it checked out.

Answered 12/18/2014

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Dr. Mijail Serruya answered

Specializes in Neurology

Unlikely: While certain brain tumors can cause headaches, they usually are not so focal. New, persistent headache can best be assessed by in-person medical follow-up with a pediatric neurologist who can perform a complete neurological exam and decide if a brain scan were needed or not, and prescribe appropriate treatments.

Answered 12/18/2014

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