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A 36-year-old female asked:

Hi doc, of late my head shakes involuntarily, and hve been having one sided headaches. do i hve a brain tumor? pls advise.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Doubt a tumor: Several considerations, as the head shaking can be a sign of heredofamilial tremor or essential tremor, but cerebellar tremors could also be a cause. The unilateral headaches could be due to jaw, dental, or migraine mechanisms. Suggest you have your doctor evaluate you, and provide advice and treatment.
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
Maybe: Brain tumors are uncommon for people your age. However your involuntary head shakes might represent a kind of seizure, and headaches can be caused by brain tumors among many other things. Most likely you don't have a tumor, but see your doctors for a neurological workup to find out what's actually wrong.

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