A 20-year-old male asked:
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the left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. i have health anxiety. wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEADACHE: You need to be seen by md to avoid anxiety of your health., brain tumors are associated with vomiting , headaches and other sx.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
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Dr. Matthew Gold
45 years experience Neurology
Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, your symptoms merit having a consultation with a neurologist and likely getting a brain MRI to look for other possibilities, as well. Treatments are available after a diagnosis is made.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No.: Most brain tumors do not cause symptoms initially and brain tumors in a 20 year old are rare. Symptoms likely related to your anxiety. If you want to be sure - get a brain MRI scan.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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