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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
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
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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