Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. Comes on during day, pain alleviated during jogging. Diagnosed as tension headache by GP. Tumor?

Need MRI. Brain Tumors are very rare. So, it is very unlikely that you have that. However, headaches is one of the most common presenting complaints of brain tumors and many new cases had headaches for months before anyone ordered the right test. MRI of the Brain with contrast is the test of choice. Ask your GP for this but your insurance may deny it. You will then have to appeal, but don't give up.

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Getting constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day & disappears at night. Diagnosed with tension headaches. Tumour?

No tumor likely. Especially if you feel nausea and/or light sensitivity, this can be migraine. It's a vascular, not a tension headache or a sinus type. A tumor would not go away at night nor would it be likely to pulsate. Don't be afraid - do see a Dr for exam, eval and Dx and Rx. I hope it goes well. Acupuncture can help too. Read more...
Likely migraine. Sounds like this is pretty scary for you. Throbbing headache on one side of your head that gets better with lying down in a dark room is often migraine. However, if this is new and isn't going away you might need an examination. I hope that helps! Read more...

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day, not apparent at night. Pain alleviated slightly during jogging. Tumor?

Head ache. Not all head aches are secondary to brain tumors. Head ache can happen from high blood pressure, sinus related eye related, neck joints and muscle related and from vascular problems. so get yourself examined to find out the cause and proper treatment. Read more...