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Are brain tumours often misdiagnosed as tension headache?

Are brain tumours often misdiagnosed as tension headache?

Often? No.: Tumors and other intracranial types of pathologies are believed to occur about 0.18% of the time in patients who have or present to the doctor with headaches. So nowadays with imaging studies so easy to get and doctors usually erring on the side of caution we don't usually miss things like tumors in the head when someone has a headache. A good neurological examination often answers question. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Meningioma (Definition)

Tumors that occur in the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Most of these tumors are benign, but a small percentage can be malignant. Most people with ...Read more


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What are the medicines available to treat headaches caused by meningiomas?

What are the medicines available to treat headaches caused by meningiomas?

They don't usually : Meningiomas are benign (not cancerous) slow growing tumors within the skull. They sometimes can get large enough to push aside normal structures. In those cases they are sometimes removed or treated with radiation. It's unlikely that the meningioma is the cause of the headache, however. You should see a doctor about the headaches. ...Read more

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How are migraine headaches treated?

How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways: Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans. ...Read more

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Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Can chronic headaches be caused by sinus problems?

Yes: Chronic sinusitis is not usually associated with pain, but sinonasal congestion or polyps are usually associated with mid-facial or frontal headaches. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?

How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?

Common denominator: Except for sinusitis, they all cause traction on the leptomeninges which are the only structures in the brain which have feeling/sensation. Sinusitis causes headache by a different mechanism. ...Read more

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How are chronic severe headaches related to tbi treated?

How are chronic severe headaches related to tbi treated?

Depends: If you have frequent or episodic severe headaches, we often prescribe anticonvulsant medications to help lessen severity and frequency or prevent the headaches. Magnesium can be helpful for some as well, used in doses of 400-600 mg per day, and i prefer magnesium glycinate. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Can Lyme disease cause chronic severe headaches, like 9/10, pressure or tension type headaches?

Lyme: Lyme disease can affect the nervous system and if you are having persistent headaches seek an evaluation with your pmd. ...Read more

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How common are headaches caused from anxiety. In other words. Stress/tension headaches. ?

How common are headaches caused from anxiety.  In other words. Stress/tension headaches. ?

Tension headaches: Tension headaches are the most common kind of headaches people have. About 30-80% of adult americans has these occasionally; about 3% have them daily. Women are twice as likely as men to have them. There are many causes; no one thing for everyone. For much more information: http://www.Webmd.Com/migraines-headaches/guide/tension-headaches. ...Read more

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Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches in an otherwise normal person is low. ...Read more

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Is it true that tension headaches are caused by muscles, and migraines caused by blood vessels? What are headaches caused by CSF pressure called?

Is it true that tension headaches are caused by muscles, and migraines caused by blood vessels? What are headaches caused by CSF pressure called?

No and no: (1) both ideas are old-fashioned with just a bit of truth. Today, the neuroscience articles attribute both to abnormal patterns of function in the brain that may affect vessels (as in migraine, which ma produce stroke) and muscles (as in common headache); if the vascular and muscle problems were the cause, these headaches would be much easier to treat. (2) increased intracranial pressure headache. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate the headache caused by visual problem & sinusitis?

How can I differentiate the headache caused by visual problem & sinusitis?

Sinusitis symptoms: Usually when you have sinus infection you actually feel sick and have significant nasal congestion with colored discharge that may be tinged with blood. It is not unusual for the pain to radiate into the ears or behind the eyes. Many people feel discomfort at the back of the neck and over that cheek or forehead region. If you have visual disturbances or double vision you should be seeing a dr soon. ...Read more

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Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Of course, migraine: is always a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances eye swelling, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Can brain tumors be misdiagnosed as frontal sinus infections?

Can brain tumors be misdiagnosed as frontal sinus infections?

Not expected: Typically imaging can easily distinguish, other than the occurrence of a naso-pharyngeal carcinoma invading the sinuses. ...Read more

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How can the headaches caused by ADHD medication be cured?

How can the headaches caused by ADHD medication be cured?

Stop/change the med: If the med is causing your headache, the best treatment is stopping that medicine. You should inform your doc of the side effect of your current med and possibly you will be evaluated and prescribed a different medication. Fortunately, there are many choices now for adhd treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can tethered cord syndrome in adults cause migraine headaches?

Can tethered cord syndrome in adults cause migraine headaches?

Its a stretch: since the cord is tethered at the exact opposite end (the tail) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2565560/ ...Read more

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What type of brain tumors (what locations) could cause chronic nausea?

What type of brain tumors (what locations) could cause chronic nausea?

Brain tumors?: Do you have a brain tumor? I would not immediately assume you have a brain tumor because you have nausea. There are many other possibilities that are more likely. ...Read more

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How are brain tumors treated?

How are brain tumors treated?

Tough area: Some brain tumors are benign (most meningiomas), but others are far more difficult (gliomas and secondary cancers). Treatment varies, but includes surgery, radiation, gamma knife, and occasional chemotherapy. If the situation becomes complex, additional interventions such as various medications, and shunts may be employed. ...Read more

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Can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

Can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is called radiologically isolated syndrome. It may be valuable to repeat the films, and if changes occur, get spinal fluid to confirm the possible early onset of MS. This is complex, as involves treatment decisions. Each patient is different. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?

What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?

Chronic daily HA's: If you are experiencing headaches more than 15 days per month, you have acquired "Chronic Daily Ha's", and this pattern needs to be broken up ASAP, as it will only get worse. See a neurologist who has experience with headaches, and get onto a preventative medication. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more