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What Kind Of Headaches Do Brain Tumors Cause
Headache: There are a variety of etiologies for headaches and most are not related to brain tumors. Brain tumors can provide a variety of symptoms, including none at all. Headaches from tumors can be described differently by different people and may be related to size, location and an individual's perception. ...Read more
Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some brain tumors cause no symptoms until they get very large, while others cause symptoms when they're small. It's all about location. Constant headaches have many causes, and most of them are not brain tumors! there are headache specialists who may be able to help you. Ask your doctor for a referral! ...Read more
Are headaches caused by leaning forward, laying down and worse with excersice always happens with brain tumors? Are these symptoms with other things?
Not necessarily. : Tumors are just one of the many many things that can cause headaches and thankfully are one of the rarer ones. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more
No data: There are controversial studies suggesting that use of cell phones can cause brain tumors. This is not conclusive. There are other studies suggesting that living close to power lines can increase the risk of brain tumors. This too is controversial. There are no data to suggest that wifi laptops cause headaches and tumors. Pain can occur from the strain to the neck and eyes with prolonged use. ...Read more
I've been having tension type headaches for the past few days or so. It happens ONLY at night and top/sides of the head. Is this a brain tumor?
Highly unlikely: Your symptoms aren't at all the classical or common ones we hear from people who end up complaining of headaches which turn out to be associated with the growth of brain tumors. Headaches ONLY at night time for example & ONLY on the top & sides of the head (i.e. practically the whole head) & without focal neurological complaints do not suggest tumor. See doc for more information). ...Read more
Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime
Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures. You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two types: Relieving pain in a patient with a brain tumor should involve two different approaches: treatment of the tumor or of related swelling, as with steroids, to decrease pressure inside the head; and pain medication (analgesics) from tylenol (acetaminophen) on the low end to morphine at the top. Each patient is individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: Headaches can occur at any time, but headaches due to rumors usually get progressively worse. ...Read more
Been having headaches, been getting much worse sleep than usual. Anxious & stressed. Can this be the cause? Or something sinister like gbm brain tumor?
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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