Can blood tests detect brain tumors? I had one a week ago and now I'm feeling pressure on head or headache. No other problems tho I'm 17 years old
Mixed antecedents. A week ago you had either a brain tumor or a blood test. I'll go with blood test. Now a week later you're feeling "pressure on head." Do you mean "detect" or "cause"? Either way, the answer is no. Even if a blood test somehow COULD cause a brain tumor, it would have to be an amazingly fast-growing tumor to cause symptoms after only a week. Also, you say you're 17 but your profile says 19. (?)
Have pressure in head /comes and goes with fluctuating headache. Doc ran blood tests/pending. I'm scared of brain tumor/clot. No other sx. Thoughts?
Ct and possibly MRI. Initial work up to eval your symptoms for someone your age would like be a trial of medication as well as a physical exam. If indicated your primary doc may want imaging and although an MRI would b the gold standard a ct with contrast may be the first line test since it can show a lot to rule out a number of possible causes before the more expensive mri. This is age of insurance run medicine. Read more...