A 31-year-old female asked:
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would a brain tumor cause painful throbbing spot on lower right side occiput? normal neuro exam but the ha are every week and im worried. also feel like right ear is stopped up but no congestion. sometimes ha moves to temples and sides of head.

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Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Possibly: Yes, brain tumors can cause headaches! The good thing is that “statistically speaking”, they are pretty low down on the list as the vast majority of headaches, probably over 99%, are due to other reasons. However, if it’s been going on for awhile and are bothering you... you should have an imaging study (MRI or CT scan of head).. to exclude this possibility!... good luck, and hope you find relief
Answered on Sep 25, 2019

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