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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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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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I get severe headaches/migraines, as often as every 2-3 days which are not relieved by nsaids. I also have a mild headache all the time. Is it possible that I have a brain tumor?

I get severe headaches/migraines, as often as every 2-3 days which are not relieved by nsaids. I also have a mild headache all the time. Is it possible that I have a brain tumor?

Thankfully not likel: Fortunately having a brain mass is far down on the differential diagnosis. Mass lesions cause additional neurologic symptoms and signs that have a propensity to progress. Other causes of chronic daily headache include transformed migraine, rebound headaches from overutilization of the same headache meds, cervical spine disease, and sleep apnea to name a few. Please meet with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get over being a hypochondriac? I know not every headache is a brain tumor but it's always a nagging thought in the back of my mind.

How can I get over being a hypochondriac? I know not every headache is a brain tumor but it's always a nagging thought in the back of my mind.

Please remember: At age 17 you have your whole great life ahead of you. Choose healthy habits today and unless you have a family history of very poor health, you will do fine. In fact even if your family is unhealthy, you can do much better, so start today. Talk to your physician for guidance. Good success! ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? I have headaches most days & i feel spaced out. I get numbness in legs & arms. I keep forgetting words. I fell down stairs

Do I have a brain tumor? I have headaches most days & i feel spaced out. I get numbness in legs & arms. I keep forgetting words. I fell down stairs

maybe: Brain tumors are not common in people your age, but they can occur. You describe neurological problems which need to be addressed: diagnosed and then treated, depending on what they are. See your physician for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Friend thinks they have a brain tumor they are 20 years old. They think this because they get temple headaches and eye twitching occasionally ?

Friend thinks they have a brain tumor they are 20 years old. They think this because they get temple headaches and eye twitching occasionally ?

Possible, unlikely: Your friend should consult a doctor (personal physician or a neurologist) to get a compete exam. While a brain tumor is possible, there are many other less serious possibilities including migraine headaches (more common in women), cluster headaches (more common in men), vision problems, and others. After exam if nothing serious turns up, consider alternative options such as CBT psychotherapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do brain tumor headaches come and go as time goes on or do they slowly get worse over time? Do other symptoms come and go?

Do brain tumor headaches come and go as time goes on or do they slowly get worse over time? Do other symptoms come and go?

Comments: "Brain tumors" are rare, and headaches are NOT usually the presenting signs of a brain tumor. More likely you have migraine or tension headaches, or even dental issues such as TMJ. See your doctor and get this diagnosed and treated. You will feel relieved. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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


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