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A 21-year-old female asked:

Chances of 21yr old female having brain tumor? no cancer hist. sympt. headaches all around head. already had non contrast ct done, was norm.

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Very rare: Brain tumors are rare in 21 yr old but age is no exemption for tumors, very good news contrast ct is normal means brain tumor, is an unlikely diagnosis you should be a happy news , leave to your doctors to find out the cause of the symptoms , as. There are several non tumor causes for head ache good luck you will be fine.
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Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
I recommend MRI: Ct head scan without contrast is not the perfect test to totally rule out unusual causes of headache. I would recommend seeing a neurologist and have good evaluation. If any question, you should have MRI of brain without contrast. Radiologist can then add contrast study as needed.
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Last updated Jun 19, 2020


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