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Migraine Or Brain Tumor
Headaches: migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more
A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...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
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
No, but: The visual phenomena of migraines is caused by changes in blood flow as the arteries in the head narrow (spasm). Brain tumors can also cause visual changes, usually loss of peripheral vision, but other visual phenomena similar to migraines are known to occur. Brain tumors are rare; migraines are not. ...Read more
What else would cause pressure in the forehead when standing and bending other than sinuses or migraines? Would a brain tumor be another cause?
CSFpressure headache: Spinal fluid pressure headaches with a positional component it is always a red flag and need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low spinal fluid pressure. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and management. ...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
Brain tumor: If you have a long history of migraines then you should be aware of the pain patterns. If a brain tumor becomes a problem patients often describe the headache as very difference in terms of timing and type of pain. I assume you have a neurologist who is treating the headaches, if so then run the symptoms by this person and see if additional studies might be necessary. ...Read more
Should be evaluated: Headaches can occur for a number of different reasons. Migraine is a type of headache with a specific set of symptoms that include unilateral pain, sometimes with vision changes or other sensory issues. Frequent or severe headaches should be evaluated. Tumor is comparatively a very uncommon cause, but imaging may be ordered to rule out if symptoms are suggestive and further workup is needed. ...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
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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