Help please? I want to know what are the different symptoms for migraine headaches and brain tumors?

Some simple ways. Migraine would be unilateral throbbing, with nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise, and eventual full recovery. Brain tumor is more insidious, with more consistent aching as the size increases, if it is causing increased pressure, but more likely will seem like a slowly worsening stroke, or may present with a seizure, blurring or doubling of vision.

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Doctors, what are the different symptoms for migraine headaches and brain tumors?

Secondary headache. A secondary headache is an organic headache that is symptomatic of an underlying problem. These conditions include some of the more ominous conditions (e.g., brain tumors, brain hemorrhage) as well as some benign conditions such as sinus infections and allergies. When evaluating a patient's headache or migraine it is imperative to exclude a secondary headache. Read more...

Is there a connection between migranes and tumors? Are migrain headaches a symptom of a brain tumor?

Yes, . Yes, brain tumors can cause headaches. But the headaches will be different from what has always been there, and usually they are not "migraine" headaches. If somebody has had migraines their whole life, I am not concerned about a tumor unless something drastically changes in the headache. The rule of thumb is that we are always worried about the "worst or first" headache, and about a "new and different" headache. So, if somebody has never had migraines all through adolescence, then comes in later in life with a migraine that is worth checking with an MRI of the brain. But most migraine patients have had them for years. Unless they suddenly get much worse or different, i would not be worried about a tumor. Read more...
None established. Migraines and brain tumors don't have an established connection but headaches can be a symptom of a brain tumor. Read more...

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?

Headache. There are many types of headaches. Some headaches are primary and some are secondary- meaning caused by something else. Severe or recurrent headaches are often investigated with a physical exam and often a ct scan to rule out some abnormality. Brain tumors are rare. Read more...
Likely not tumor. 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. Read more...

Can migraine headaches leave scar tissue on the brain?

New data. There is a study that indicated recently that migraine sufferers may have changes occur to the gray matter. However the study is unclear as to connection. The most recent information regarding migraines indicates that they arise from compression peripheral nerves around the scalp and can be treated successfully with long-term relief for surgery to decompress them. Read more...

How can I know the difference between a migraine headache and a brain tumor?

Fortunately, . Brain tumors are VERY rare and unfortunately MIGRAINE headaches are VERY common. A good history and physical is needed to rule out "Warning Flag" Headaches. Imaging is rarely needed, but it is the ONLY way to CONFIRM a brain tumor. Read more...