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Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
6 doctors agree

In brief: A wee clarification

1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe.
Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs.

In brief: A wee clarification

1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe.
Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs.
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Dr. Chirag Patel
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Less likely

Your symptoms may be caused by any number of conditions including headache (possibly migraine) or other neurological condition, vs.
anxiety. Keep a log of the timing, severity, frequency, duration, location, and associated symptoms and take it to your primary care physician for an evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html

In brief: Less likely

Your symptoms may be caused by any number of conditions including headache (possibly migraine) or other neurological condition, vs.
anxiety. Keep a log of the timing, severity, frequency, duration, location, and associated symptoms and take it to your primary care physician for an evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html
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