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When I get bad headaches (maybe migraines), the pain is always focused behind my left eyebrow/eye. Could I have a tumor? Over-the-counter meds help.
Migraines: are often unilateral and behind or over an eye. It is a common description of migraine attacks. However, if this is a new onset headaches or the severity and frequency are worsening I would recommended further evaluation. You can make a virtual appointment or see you physician. ...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
Yes: Brain tumors can lead to direct pressure on the surrounding tissues. This can lead to headaches. Headaches can also occur from hydrocepahalus, that is back up of fluid in the brain. If the has worsen or don't improve, you should have it checked out by your physician. ...Read more
No: If you hear water slogging it's more likely water in your ear than a tumor. Most head tumors have a growth or cause pain if they're inside your skull. Tilt your head to the side that's slogging, pull the ear back and up and shake your head vigorously- that will usually cause the water to drain. ...Read more
Are tumors and blod clots a common cause of headaches? What can cause sharp brief pains in the head?
No!: Headaches are commonly caused by benign conditions such as Migraine and tension headaches which are commonly due to stress. Sharp pains which last less than a minute or two are of no significance and therefore can be safely ignored. If you get anxious about them, they may keep coming back. So try to relax, think positively and reduce your stress level by having adequate sleep and do daily exercis ...Read more
Is it true falling on your head can cause a tumor? i hit my forehead 2 months ago but haven't had any problems,people have been saying that
No tumor: Trauma is not a carcinogenic factor so that injuring ones head can not induce cancer formation. On the other hand trauma can induce a site of TGF-B and platelet derived growth factor and Ive seen sites of trauma such a head, develop a hematoma followed by migration of tumor cells from a previous malignancy to the site of hematoma in the head or other site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like a egg on the side of my head I had it since I was younger but it grew a little bigger is it just the shape of my head or a tumor?
Impossible to tell: from a distance. Given what you say, far more likely just the shape of your head. Recommend research anatomy on line (including Google images), seek help worthy of your trust & after a careful exam & characterization of the "egg", consider imaging with Ultrasound, CAT scan or MRI to better characterize - IF judged worth both the cost & risks by BOTH you & the advisers you choose to work with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since 3 months, sometimes i feel like a kind of pressure (no pain) on the left side on the top of my head, always on the same area. Is it tumor ?
Unlikely: Head pressure, tension headaches are quite common in otherwise healthy people. It is not a serious symptom of anything like a tumor. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and it should settle down. Only if you have progressively increasing headaches is it worth getting concerned about. But that does not seem to be the case at the moment. ...Read more
Yes, can be helped.: The tumor could cause many neurological symptoms and needs to be managed as effectively as possible, depending on characteristics and pathology. Possible to have both a tumor and ms, but latter should be considered only if you have signs of clearcut demyelinating disease involving spinal cord, with a diagnostic spinal fluid profile, as brain lesions in presence of tumor could be misleading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I discovered cyst or tumor like thing on my head scalp yesterday. is this serious ?
No: cysts of the scalp are very common. Most are sebaceous cysts which will eventually drain spontaneously. If continues to enlarge, the whole cyst with capsule should be excised. In rare instances a solid tumor can be seen. If present and if seen to enlarge excision necessary for DX and treatment. ...Read more
Large lympnode in back of neck near head or tumor? Its only on the left side and hurts when i press it.
I get like these shocks in my left side of my head /brain is that bad i had a tumor when i was young it went away ?
It depends,,,: This likely depends on the type of tumor you had, among other things. If it was benign, like a meningioma, it probably doesn't need anything. If it was another kind, like an ependymoma, it can be benign but might recur and need more treatment. It's also possible this is unrelated to your tumor. It's likely best to see your doctor to discuss this and your tumor history and get an exam. ...Read more
My husband abused me for years hit me hard in the head enough to split it open several times. I had surgery to remove a tumor. Can it come back?
No: repeated scalp lacerations repaired surgically is not a known contributor to malignancy. If a tumor developed by history it does not appear to be a glioblastoma since you would have had RT and knowledge of a high incidence of local recurrence. The tumor you described sounds like a scalp lesion, either benign or malignant and there is a high incidence of local recurrence depending on the path ...Read more