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I have pregnancy headaches. Could it be a brain tumor?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Headaches are a common complaint during pregnancy and most pregnant women can safely take Tylenol (acetaminophen).
For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. Good luck.

In brief: Unlikely

Headaches are a common complaint during pregnancy and most pregnant women can safely take Tylenol (acetaminophen).
For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but not likely

Brain tumor should be way down the list of possible causes.
Hypertension, stress, fluid or electrolyte imbalance, vasodilitation all much more likely.

In brief: Yes but not likely

Brain tumor should be way down the list of possible causes.
Hypertension, stress, fluid or electrolyte imbalance, vasodilitation all much more likely.
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice

In brief: Whoah - don't even

go there yet. According to Harvard's Mass General, 2005 data show incidence of ANY kind of cancer during pregnancy is .
07-.1%. More recent articles based on teeny population sizes do mention benign meningiomas w/ pregnancy. If you have headaches, it's more likely due to hormonally-induced BP changes. What's your blood pressure? Protein in urine? Any chance you could be developing preeclampsia?

In brief: Whoah - don't even

go there yet. According to Harvard's Mass General, 2005 data show incidence of ANY kind of cancer during pregnancy is .
07-.1%. More recent articles based on teeny population sizes do mention benign meningiomas w/ pregnancy. If you have headaches, it's more likely due to hormonally-induced BP changes. What's your blood pressure? Protein in urine? Any chance you could be developing preeclampsia?
Dr. Erin Robertson
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Maybe?

I suppose anything is possible.
You should ask your health care provider if your headaches are unusual.

In brief: Maybe?

I suppose anything is possible.
You should ask your health care provider if your headaches are unusual.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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