A 27-year-old female asked:
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I've been having headaches, dizzy spells and increased eye pressure. My doctor ordered a brain scan? What may be suspected?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually nothing bad: This description is typical of a sinus problem. You could have a new or chronic sinus infection. It could also be due to excess fluid production in the brain called pseudotumor cerebri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Mri is standard in the work up. Brain tumor is least likely- a common fear and misconception.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013
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