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Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches in an otherwise normal person is low. ...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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Do headaches caused by brain tumors always hurt? (never stop being in pain)

Do headaches caused by brain tumors always hurt? (never stop being in pain)

Not necessarily: Some brain tumors cause no symptoms until they get very large, while others cause symptoms when they're small. It's all about location. Constant headaches have many causes, and most of them are not brain tumors! there are headache specialists who may be able to help you. Ask your doctor for a referral! ...Read more

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Are headaches caused by leaning forward, laying down and worse with excersice always happens with brain tumors? Are these symptoms with other things?

Are headaches caused by leaning forward, laying down and worse with excersice always happens with brain tumors? Are these symptoms with other things?

Not necessarily. : Tumors are just one of the many many things that can cause headaches and thankfully are one of the rarer ones. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Can using wireless laptops cause headaches, brain tumors or other problems?

Can using wireless laptops cause headaches, brain tumors or other problems?

No data: There are controversial studies suggesting that use of cell phones can cause brain tumors. This is not conclusive. There are other studies suggesting that living close to power lines can increase the risk of brain tumors. This too is controversial. There are no data to suggest that wifi laptops cause headaches and tumors. Pain can occur from the strain to the neck and eyes with prolonged use. ...Read more

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Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures. You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read more

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Could not Sleeping for 5 days, (Sleep Deprivation) Cause Brain Tumor? i been getting HeadAches Lately

Could not Sleeping for 5 days, (Sleep Deprivation) Cause Brain Tumor? i been getting HeadAches Lately

No: Brain tumors can form at any age, but are not associated with sleep deprivation. See your physician for an examination of your eyes and nerves to address both your worry of brain tumor and to understand your headaches. A referral to a Neurologist may be recommended at that time. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Possibly: Brain tumors can cause forgetfulness and certainly are associated with headaches, however many other things can cause this too. If you are having these symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Where is headache caused by a brain tumor commonly felt? Top of the head? Forehead? Neck? All of the above?

Where is headache caused by a brain tumor commonly felt? Top of the head? Forehead? Neck? All of the above?

Can be anywhere: It would be good to have your history of frequent headaches worked up by your doctor too, so you can rest assured that you don't have something you fear. That can bring peace of mind. Keep your cell phone away from your brain/testes in any case. Hands free alter natives. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

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