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A 26-year-old female asked:

Two months head pains on top of head. left and right side, mainly left. tingling/crawling sensation on head. started having night sweats occasionally. concerned about brain tumour?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Neurological: There are a variety of nerves running along the sides of your head/face. Any burning, cold, tingling, painful jolt, or crawling sensation could be the result of improper stimulation of these nerves = parasthesia. If this is a recurring sensation or you have strange sensations in multiple areas, it might be time to see a neurologist. They can do nerve testing and determine the underlying cause.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Pain triggers: Your head pains could be triggered by problems in jaws, dentition, sinuses, but could also wonder about Occipital Neuralgia, or Migraines. Headaches which vary in location are not consistent with brain tumor. Yes, as mentioned, a neurologist would be an excellent resource.

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