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A 24-year-old male asked:

Been having swelling/pressure behind eye and causes discomfort. i have had a small head cold and have had head cold b4 but nvr this. is it a tumor?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Very unlikely: When you have a headache, it is important to not think of the worst scenario. Logically, one should think of the last significant health change as the source of the problem, for you it would be the "head cold", which in fact could be a minor sinus infection. That could easily explain the pressure/pain.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Probably not: There are more likely diagnoses that would cause your symptoms than a tumor.
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 30 years experience
Least likely: A tumor is not likely with these symptoms. Have your doctor check your blood pressure.
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Last updated Jul 15, 2017

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