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Do I have a brain tumor? How do I know? I get headaches every week.

Do I have a brain tumor? How do I know? I get headaches every week.

Probably not: The only way to assess for brain tumor is with mr or ct. Now migraines are fare more frequent. I would recommend seeing a neurologist who will ask you to describe your symptomes, examine you and maybe order testings or imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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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How do I know if I have a brain tumor?

How do I know if I have a brain tumor?

Neurologist: If you have symptoms which suggest a possibility of a brain tumor you should see a neurologist. If he/she thinks this a real possibility the best test is an MRI scan. Without any evidence for a tumor on an MRI you virtually certainly don't have one. Seek a referral from your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How do I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

Evaluation: The only way to know is to be evaluated for it with an MRI or angiogram. We do not screen people unless they are at. High risk with a strong family history. Any person with a severe unusual and devastating headache should be evaluated emergent ly. ...Read more

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How do I know if i still have a migraine?

How do I know if i still have a migraine?

Headaches: If you are still getting headaches and they resemble your migraine headaches, then you still have it. At time migraine can go away if you find and resolve the triggers (often it is red wine, chocolate, cheeses etc). But it can come back if triggered again. Rarely migraine disappears completely, but it does happen occasionally. ...Read more

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I think i may have a brain tumour. How do I get it checked out?

I think i may have a brain tumour. How do I get it checked out?

See your doctor: What makes you think that you may have a brain tumor? An MRI will detect most brain tumors but you need to go through your doctor to see if it is warranted. ...Read more

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I get horrible migraines a few times a year but can't get them to stop. What do I do?

I get horrible migraines a few times a year but can't get them to stop. What do I do?

Triptans: There are many triptan meds which could potentially stop headaches if used in the first hour or so of the headache. There are pills to swallow, pills to dissolve in the mouth, nasal sprays, and even injectables. Not all triptans help all people, but it is worthwhile to try at least 2 or 3 variations if the initial fails. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a migraine and not a regular headache?

How do I know if I have a migraine and not a regular headache?

Symptoms : Migraine may have an aura for about 5-10 minutes with sparkling lights, loss of vision, numbness in arm, face, tongue followed by 4 or more hrs of unilateral throbbing headache associated with nausea, vomiting, sensitivty to light and noise. If you have this, consider it a migraine. It can be both prevented and stopped. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a terrible headache or even migraine, a day before i get menstruation? How can I cure that?

Why do I always have a terrible headache or even migraine, a day before i get menstruation? How can I cure that?

Estrogen: It is generally accepted that premenstrual headaches are secondary to the drop in estrogen just before the menstrual cycle. There really is no cure other than menopause, but there are medications which can help considerably taken before the cycle. You would need to consult your doc on which meds are right for you. ...Read more

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What medicine do i get when i have a headache?

What medicine do i get when i have a headache?

Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read more

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How do I tell a sinus headache apart from migriane i get both and i never know which one I am having. I just know my head hurts when they happen.

Throbbing: Migraine tends to be throbbing very constant pressure which occurs in sinusitis. Also, migraine starts on one side of the head rather than both simultaneously. Migraine tends to affect the back of the head rather that the sinus areas under the eyes. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a brain tumor?

What to do if I think I have a brain tumor?

Why?: Why do you think you have a brain tumor? If your doctor agrees, brain tumors can be seen with MRI. ...Read more

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When I do not exercise for 1 week, start to have headaches. Why do I get that?

When I do not exercise for 1 week, start to have headaches. Why do I get that?

Endorphins?: Exercise is great stuff - it releases enorphins, a natural pain killer and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. The latter may contribute to muscle tension and tension headaches. Of course if headaches are recurrent, severe, new or change in character it is very wise to consult with physician to make sure everyting is okay! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a pituitary tumor?

How do I know if I have a pituitary tumor?

MRI: Pituitary tumors often cause changes in vision. They can also secrete certain hormones which can cause various symptoms. If there is significant concern, an MRI can diagnose a pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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I have been taking fiorcet for headaches for many years I am concerned if i don't have them what might happen. What can i do where do i go to get th?

I have been taking fiorcet for headaches for many years  I am concerned if i don't have them what might happen.  What can i do where do i go to get th?

Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) by Rx only!: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) is not something you take without consulting your doctor. Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) overdose is often fatal and symptoms may not present for hours. See your doctor for evaluation and Rx. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cluster headdaches or migraines?

How do I know if I have cluster headdaches or migraines?

Neurologist: While review of the diagnostic criteria is the essence of the answer to your question, a review of your case by a trained neurologist with expertise in headache diagnosis and treatment is best. Sometimes the answer is not found during a one time visit and requires follow-up sessions, especially when respnose to different medications or management is needed to secure a diagnosis! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a migraine or just a regular headache?

Severity of symptoms: Migraine typically is unilateral, associated with throbbing pain, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise, and a preference for quiet, dark places. Sleep helps. Migraine is genetic and runs in families. "regular" headache is more diffuse and steady, and lacks most of the features above. But some headache specialists would mention a continuum of headache problems. ...Read more

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I get chronic headaches and I get a headache like migraine every time I finish working out what do I do ?

I get chronic headaches and I get a headache like migraine every time I finish working out what do I do ?

See doctor soon: Some type of headaches give the inclination the patient needs brain imaging. See the picture for other findings that suggest imaging. An eye exam can also help eliminate some diagnoses. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a concussion?

How do I know if I have a concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Why do I get a headache when I think about the future?

Why do I get a headache when I think about the future?

Maybe: this causes you to feel stressed and you develop tension in muscles of neck, shoulders and head. This could cause a tension headache. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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