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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 54 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.
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Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 43 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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Last updated Sep 9, 2013


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