A 22-year-old male asked:
is it possible i have a brain tumor? i've had this horrendous pain originating from a spot on my head had a ct scan done no contrast-clean
2 doctor answers
Dr. Brad Eilerman answered
20 years experience Endocrinology
Tumor Unlikely: While a very small tumor could be missed on ct scan, a very small tumor would not likely cause a severe headache. Consider migraine.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
A Verified Doctor answered
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Consider MRI: A non-contrast ct scan is limited in what can be detected (large lump, recent bleeding, etc), but an MRI of the brain (order it "with and without contrast") is much more detailed and gives a cleaner picture. If you have rapidly escalating pain, you should seek immediate medical attention as these can be signs of serious bleeding.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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