Seattle, WA
A 30-year-old female asked:

Are brain tumor headaches sudden onset or chronic for months and years? tension headaches and tenderness in back of head, comes and goes every few wks

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
None: This is a common question about severe or persistent headaches is whether they are caused by a serious health problem, such as a brain tumor. Headaches are more likely a component of primary headache disorders, such as migraine or tension headaches, rather than brain tumors.Brain tumors usually present with neurological problems-gait/weakness/vision abnormalities or vomiting rather than headaches
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Last updated Oct 28, 2020


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