A 40-year-old male asked:
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severe health anxiety abt brain tumor. sometimes shooting pain in back of neck. normal neuro, eye exams. doc does not rec specialist/mri. bt unlikely?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Get some counseling: You will do far better if you get some psychological support to curtail your anxiety issues. Why do you feel you are at risk for a brain tumor, which is actually a relatively uncommon event?
Answered on May 11, 2016
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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Answered on May 11, 2016

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