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Migraine Headache Vs Brain Tumor
Secondary headache: A secondary headache is an organic headache that is symptomatic of an underlying problem. These conditions include some of the more ominous conditions (e.g., brain tumors, brain hemorrhage) as well as some benign conditions such as sinus infections and allergies. When evaluating a patient's headache or migraine it is imperative to exclude a secondary headache. ...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
Help please? I want to know what are the different symptoms for migraine headaches and brain tumors?
Some simple ways: Migraine would be unilateral throbbing, with nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise, and eventual full recovery. Brain tumor is more insidious, with more consistent aching as the size increases, if it is causing increased pressure, but more likely will seem like a slowly worsening stroke, or may present with a seizure, blurring or doubling of vision. ...Read more
Do I have a brain tumor as I have been experiencing a severe headache since a long time(i am a migraine patient)alongwith weakness , pain in my body...?
Get an evaluation: Episodes of severe headache followed by recovery would suggest that you do not have a tumor but have migraine. If you are having progressive symptoms, then you need a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Some migraine patients develop chronic headache. This may be due to excessive use of medications. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?
Likely not tumor: Given your younger age and type of symptoms currently displayed, a brain tumor is less likely. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). I would definitely consider quitting smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really bad headaches (migraine?), dizziness, nausea, trouble concentrating, weakness in arms, changes in vision, etc... Could it be a brain tumor?
Bad headache: The answer would depend largely on how long have you had this type of headache. If this is a pattern you have had for many years, then the chances of some type oof pathology are low. If it is a very recent onset, then it should be investigated by a qulified headache specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Migraine on back of the head in morning. Can it be a brain tumor?? Im 17 years old with severe anxiety .
It's not a tumour!: Many things can cause a headache and a tumour is way way way down the list, especially in a 17 year old. If a headache lasts for many days or is accompanied by loss of strength in one limp, vision changes, confusion, vomiting, or speaking problems it needs to be assessed further. Do your best not to worry. ...Read more
I had an ocular migraine yesterday. How dangerous are those? Does it mean I have a brain tumor? Or that I will have a stroke?
Puzzling: Are you sure it was an ophthalmic migraine? I ask because people who are informed enough to know what a migraine IS are usually also pretty well informed about what a migraine is NOT, which includes brain tumors. Strokes & migraines are (only very) SLIGHTLY related. Go to the website of the American Headache Society and do some reading about migraines. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe migraine for about two weeks. No seizures or any other symptoms other than feeling weak and tired. Should I be worried about a brain tumor?
Asking for a friend She wants to know if temple hurting and dizziness and eye pain are signs of brain tumor. I told her it was prolly a migraine?
Migraine: A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, changes in vision, numbness/ tingling or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. ...Read more
Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.
How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That can be anything: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc. Over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one that won't go away needs to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Is there a connection between migranes and tumors? Are migrain headaches a symptom of a brain tumor?
More likely not: There are dozens of factors that contribute to or trigger headaches other than brain tumors. Issues involving sleep, nutrition, stress, allergies & others all contribute to haw you feel. Write down a list of all your symptoms, when they started & things you have done that aggravate or help. Then take this list with you during a visit to sort out the problem. Testing would be determined then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aura migraines without pain in 3rd trimester of pregnancy. A few per week. No other symptoms. Is this just a migraine or maybe a brain tumor?
Doubt tumor: Headaches do kick up during pregnancy, but should ease as 3rd trimester proceeds. Might try some 100 % oxygen with rebreathing mask over 3-5 minutes to eradicate the auras, but would avoid meds at this point. Discuss with obstetrician, as highly unlikely that you have structural brain disorder, but get examined to get reassured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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