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Dr. Chaim B. Colen answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Walter Husar answered:

Have read that brain tumor headaches often are present in morning. But morning headaches could still be due to tension headache or other benign cause?

Yea

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Headaches can occur at any time, but headaches due to rumors usually get progressively worse.
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Are brain tumor headaches constant?

Depends.

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Brain tumor headaches can be steady but can worsen if there are bleeds or if there is worsening of the flow of the CSF drainage or if the intracranial pressure increases due to growth of tumor.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What are brain tumor headaches like?

Nothing specific

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It is not feasible to discern headaches due to brain tumors from the usual headaches from other causes. See this site for more info on this subject and do not obsess about it. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-tumor/DS00281
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Do brain tumor headaches come and go? Is it normal?

Yes

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waxing an waning of headaches may occur with slow growing brain tumors, but the probability of any headache being due to a brain tumor is low.
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Dr. Zachary Levine answered:

How do you tell if your headache is a Brain Tumor?

No sure way

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Headaches that are associated with nausea and awaken you from sleep are more worrisome than others. Also headaches that do not resolve with time, OTC medications can also be worrisome. Most headaches are NOT from brain tumors. If the headache is associated with other neurologic findings a scan is in order.
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Do brain tumor headaches normally just come and go?

They can

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Headaches are a common complaint in people who have brain tumors. The headaches can even wake you up at night which is unusual for most headaches. Steroids can help reduce swelling around some tumors which can improve headaches in some people.
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Dr. Zachary Levine answered:

Can a headache be the only symptom of a brain tumor?

No sure way

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Headaches that are associated with nausea and awaken you from sleep are more worrisome than others. Also headaches that do not resolve with time, OTC medications can also be worrisome. Most headaches are NOT from brain tumors. If the headache is associated with other neurologic findings a scan is in order.
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Dr. Maritza Baez answered:

What are headaches a symptom of besides brain tumor?

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your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems
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Dr. Paul Slawek answered:

I have pregnancy headaches. could it be a brain tumor?

Yes but not likely

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Brain tumor should be way down the list of possible causes. Hypertension, stress, fluid or electrolyte imbalance, vasodilitation all much more likely.
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