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Characteristics Brain Tumor Headaches
Not likely tumor: That is what many people think of whey they have bad/recurring headaches, but in fact only about 1% of headaches is from tumors. At 18 and wihtout other symptoms, tumor is low on the list. Make you keep good hydration, get adequate sleep, get your eyes checked. See your doc for eval of possible sinus trouble, tm etc...Or differentiating between tension vs migraines etc..Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Location. Location..: Really depends on the location of the mass. Certain tumors can grow to large size before they affect critical brain functions. Usually the rule of thumb is if headaches get progressively worse is a clinical sign that you need to check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Headaches are usually late symptoms of brain tumors. That means that these symptoms occur when the tumor and associated swelling are large enough that they lead to pressure that is then reflected as headaches. However, symptoms can occur by local irritation of the surrounding brain-ie. Motor regions, speech regions, sensory regions. Brain tumors can also lead to seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely tumor: That is what many people think of whey they have bad/recurring headaches, but in fact only about 1% of headaches is from tumors. At 18 and wihtout other symptoms, tumor is low on the list. Make you keep good hydration, get adequate sleep, get your eyes checked. See your doc for eval of possible sinus trouble, tm etc...Or differentiating between tension vs migraines etc..Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Headaches from brain tumor are typically not continuous. They are fairly severe and often wake you up early in the morning. Most importantly the headaches get progressively more severe. So it is unlikely that you have a brain tumor because they are an uncommon cause for headaches, in general. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other Symptoms?: You are very young. Tumor is less likely. Some brain tumors can cause severe headaches (HA). If the tumor is small and not pressing on sensitive or vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very long time and undiagnosed. Symptoms of different tumor types vary and it is important to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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