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My head always hurts on thr right side could I have a brain tumor or something?

My head always hurts on thr right side could I have  a brain tumor or something?

It's possible...: Head pain is a complex problem. One reasons is that there are so many sensory/motor nerves in the facial, scalp, teeth, bone, tongue and other part that make up the head, that very often pain is 'referred', meaning that though it is located one place, the source may be another. So, you could have migraine, sinus/ear/dental problem, inflammation in a vessel, a tumor. No guessing, see the doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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How does hair dye hurt your head? Does dying your hair cause brain tumors?

How does hair dye hurt your head? Does dying your hair cause brain tumors?

Barely possible: Some hair dyes contain chemicals that are suspected carcinogens, and these might (not will, just 'might') cause cancers, including brain tumors. This is not an issue of the dye going straight to the brain because it is applied to the head; the dye would have to be absorbed and then get into the bloodstream to get to cells. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor

Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor

Brain tumor: typically does not cause occasional pain. If it becomes frequent, or constant, then is the time to see someone. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Would a brain tumor cause tingling in my head?

Would a brain tumor cause tingling in my head?

Most likely not: Brain tumor can present in a number of ways. You are at an unlikely age for brain tumor. Consider seeing your primary care provider or neurologist to evaluate tingling. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can head CT w&wo contrast cause brain tumors?

Can head CT w&wo contrast cause brain tumors?

Very little chance: Because our understanding of radiation induced cancer is incomplete, it is assumed that any exposure to radiation increases the risk of developing cancer. This is called the non-threshold model. According to a recent nejm article the risk is approximately 0.005% at age 35 that a single ct brain would cause death due to cancer. N engl j med 2007; 357:2277-2284. The risk is even smaller at > age. ...Read more

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Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Any place: A large enough tumour can cause increased pressure in skull cavity no matter where it is located. However even relatively small tumors in posterior fossa cavity of skull can lead to high intra cranial pressure. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more