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Treat Headaches Caused Meningiomas
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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