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Can you get a brain tumor from hitting your head too hard?

Can you get a brain tumor from hitting your head too hard?

No: Extensive epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated a statistically significant association between traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. At one time, meningiomas were thought to be associated with brain injury, but that has not been substantiated. Also, there have not been any experimental models that link the tbi and brain tumors.

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Could someone get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Could someone get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Tumor: If by 'tumor' you mean mass, you can get a post traumatic blood clot/bleed that occupies space and has mass. If you mean cancer, then no.

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Is it possible to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Brain tumor: That would be extremely unusual, trauma is not a common cause of train tumors.

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Is it possible for you to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Is it possible for you to get brain tumor if you get hit in the head hard several times?

Not likely: There is no good evidenct to indicate that truma to the head causes brain tumor. However, repeated trauma to the head can cause other disorders like dementia, epilepsy and psychiatric symptoms.

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Docs just bcuz I got hit n da head with keys & it caused lasceration &1 staple to da right side head& I got 3 CT n 1 year am I goin 2 get brain tumor?

Docs just bcuz I got hit n da head with keys & it caused lasceration &1 staple to da right side head& I got 3 CT n 1 year am I goin 2 get brain tumor?

Unlikely: There is no significant risk for a brain tumor documented for medically necessary, appropriately performed ct scans. These tests use xrays and in theory could cause a tumor, but the required dose is usually higher.

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Could someone get brain tumor by having several hits to the head?

Could someone get brain tumor by having several hits to the head?

No: There's no increase in brain tumors in professional boxers. There has been some talk of increased meningiomas in boxers but even this isn't consistent.

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I get sudden localized headache sometimes in right upper part of head and sometimes left for 4 to 8 sec do I have brain tumor?

I get sudden localized headache sometimes in right upper part of head and sometimes left for 4 to 8 sec do I have brain tumor?

Very uncommon: A headache coupled with confusion, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors.

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23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't get any worse no other symptoms?

23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't get any worse no other symptoms?

Relax, see dr.: Brain tumors in your age group are not common. If the headache goes away with paracetamol and there are no neural symptoms like confusion, weakness, numbness, double vision, the headache is worse in the afternoon, and no nausea and vomiting, you can relax. Make an appointment with your doctor for a neurological exam and ask if you may need other tests done. Sometimes sertralene can cause headaches.

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Do I have a brain tumor. I often will get a weird sensation or numbness in my head not specifically one side. After it I will feel weird. I don't know?

Do I have a brain tumor. I often will get a weird sensation or numbness in my head not specifically one side. After it I will feel weird. I don't know?

Well sure, but...: ...what you describe sounds pretty nonspecific. Further, you have not shared if any neurologic signs are present, the duration or intensity of your symptoms, and whether a head imaging has been accomplished.

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Worried about a brain tumor only symptom I have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesn't get worse 23yo female?

Worried about a brain tumor only symptom I have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesn't get worse 23yo female?

Would it help.....: If I told you that with that as the only symptom, your other listed conditions as well as the fact you're on birth control pills that brain tumor is so far down the list of entities that it'd take you 1 week on a jet elevator going DOWN at 1000 mph to get to that diagnosis as opposed to anything else. A good neurological exam will prove it to you if you've also doubted your doctor's opinion.

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When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

Hypochondrasis: I understand your Anxiety. You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind. Do not assume, think about Reality. Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation; See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety.

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Can you get brain tumor from a traumatic head injury?

Can you get brain tumor from a traumatic head injury?

No: All of the data do not show a correlation between brain injury and the subsequent development of a brain tumor.

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Recently I'm Starting to get sharp headache I'm back of head, happens occasionally and goes away in seconds.. I'm 24. Brain tumor?

Recently I'm Starting to get sharp headache I'm back of head, happens occasionally and goes away in seconds.. I'm 24. Brain tumor?

Brain tumor symptoms: Headaches in a 20-30 year old can be due to many things, migraine, stress, trauma, infection, inflammation and yes, although less common, tumors are also a possibility. Best to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.

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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?

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?

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.

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I've been getting these head pains around my head for the past 3 wk. I also get nausea and feel pretty dizzy. I'm very scared this may be a brain tumor?

I've been getting these head pains around my head for the past 3 wk. I also get nausea and feel pretty dizzy. I'm very scared this may be a brain tumor?

Migraine: If you have family hx of migraine in your mom or dad side then this is most likely migraine. It has typical features of pulsating pain associated with nausea and vomiting. It also make you sensitive to light and noise. However, no new onset headache shoukd be taken lightly and consulting a neurologist is highly recommended to rule out a possibility of tumor or something else.

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Can a brain tumor grow within 6mths I'm worried cuz I get pains n my head & headaches it's like a everyday thang I've had MRI & CT 4mths ago I'm scare?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that a tumor has developed in 4 mths. There are many causes of headaches like sinus problems, migraines, temporal arteritis, TMJ issues, high blood pressure etc. You need to see your family doc or a neurologist to get evaluated and treated.

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