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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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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Can a small nonenhancing right middle third falx meningioma be the likely cause of symptoms: left side asthenia, cognitive problems, no headaches.

Can a small nonenhancing right middle third falx meningioma be the likely cause of symptoms: left side asthenia, cognitive problems, no headaches.

More info needed: Left-sided asthenia is vague. Cognitive problems are a global issue. I agree with dr. Bose that it's unlikely to be responsible for those symptoms. Meningiomas can be incidental and along the falx, which is a midline structure, are unlikely to cause neurologic problems unless it becomes large enough to cause mass effect. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My husband had a meningioma removed april 4thlast year. He is suffering from very bad headaches still. Only on the side of the surgery and only when he is upright. Didn't have headaches before op.?

My husband had a meningioma removed april 4thlast year.  He is suffering from very bad headaches still. Only on the side of the surgery and only  when he is upright.  Didn't have headaches before op.?

Should see doctor!: If the headaches began after the surgery, he should see the neurosurgeon first to make sure there is nothing (like a blood clot) related to the surgery. If not, his neurologist or primary care physician should check him out for other causes of headaches. ...Read more

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Can a small nonenhancing right middle 3rd flax meningioma have symptoms: left side weakness numbness, cognitive issues, no headache. If so how likely?

Meningioma: If you have weakness and cognitive symptoms then you definitely need a neurosurgical consultation, regardless of the size of the meningioma. Even though it is benign, it is still potentially a problem if it's causing pressure on adjacent brain tissue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness/nausea/headache around the same time everyday. Based on my med history (meningioma) should I call my neuro or reg Dr?

I am experiencing dizziness/nausea/headache around the same time everyday. Based on my med history (meningioma) should I call my neuro or reg Dr?

Neuro: Sounds like you should call your Neuro doctor first. This might be a medication issue if it occurs at the same time everyday. ...Read more

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I keep getting headaches over r eye, and nosebleeds. are these related? I also have a medical history of right occipital meningioma. (feb 2015)

I keep getting headaches over r eye, and nosebleeds. are these related? I also have a medical history of right occipital meningioma. (feb 2015)

99% no: Stresses and strains of life headaches are way more common. These headaches are 98% muscle. Txmt: self-care, wellness, Vits, Mag supp, massage, yoga, stretching, chiropractors, Soaking. Modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj will stimulating scars to heal. Not better see your doctors ...Read more

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Can a meningoma come from a head injury? I hit my head a year ago, and since then I have had headaches. I had a CT scan and it shows a 6mm meningoma

Can a meningoma come from a head injury? I hit my head a year ago, and since  then I have had headaches.  I had a CT scan and it shows a 6mm meningoma

Possible /NOT likely: Meningiomas twice as common in women, a tumor of adulthood,rare in children, less common in men. Most are benign < 10% are pathologic. Now going on the info you provided this meningioma could have been there all along (asymptomatic) not causing you any prob until you hit your head. The trauma to head could have aggravated your already present meningioma. If HA does not improve refer to Neuro! ...Read more

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Why does propranolol cause headaches when it is leaving the system when it is supposed to treat headaches?

Why does propranolol cause headaches when it is leaving the system when it is supposed to treat headaches?

Sudden change: You can have many different symptoms upon discontinuation of many medication because you have "shocked" your system with a sudden change. Most if not all drugs you have taken for a sustained length of time (especially propranalol) should be weaned down over a couple of weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Meningioma (Definition)

Meningiomas are 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