headaches or could this be a brain tumor

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tsbtsb
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   Posted 12/10/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
My names Jake and im 16 years of age. about 6 months ago i started having bad headaches at one point pins and neddles and different kinds of pains around my head then acheness in my neck and sometimes even feeling like fulid in my head.I went to see my doctor about this and he referred me to see a childrens doctor who said it was related to stress however now its like really bad pains across my forehead. about one week before my headaches i woke up saying ive got a brain tumor could this really be the case?

korbnep
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   Posted 12/10/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Only reliable way to find out, Jake, is to have some imaging done, probably an MRI. Good luck!

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   Posted 12/10/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jake,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry to hear you are suffering with this. It is possible that your headache is stress related, how often do you have attacks and how long do they last?

As I am not a Doctor I cannot be absolutely certain, but I doubt very much you have a brain tumour. Brain tumours have many symptoms long before you actually get a headache!!! Try and see a Neurologist especially one who is a Headache Specialist. Keep a diary of your headaches as any Doc especially a Neuro will be better able to tell what is wrong!

Let me know how you get on?

take care

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tysmyboo
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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jake...

Welcome to healingwell.com. A lot of people start getting headaches in their teenage years, some due to stress but a lot of the times it is a change in horomones that will "trigger" or set off migraines. I definitely would see a doctor and make sure there is nothing more serious going on that you just can't see.

I, again, highly doubt the presence of a brain tumor. You would have other symptoms and rarely are headaches a sign of brain tumor. As far as waking up saying something like you have a brain tumor I would imagine is not too far fetched to FEEL like there is something really wrong. I know this sounds weird but when I have a really bad headache I dream that I have been shot in my head or stabbed etc.

See a doctor and let us know how things are going.

Sara

 

 


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sarahswan
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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jake,

I would definitely recommend going to a neurologist that specializes in headache and migraines.  This is from the Mayo Clinic website:

When to seek medical advice

Migraines are a chronic disorder, but they're often undiagnosed and untreated. If you experience signs and symptoms of migraine, track and record your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your headaches and decide on a treatment plan.

Even if you have a history of headaches, see your doctor if the pattern changes or your headaches suddenly feel different. See your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if you have any of the following signs and symptoms, which may indicate other, more serious medical problems:

  • An abrupt, severe headache like a thunderclap
  • Headache with fever, stiff neck, rash, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or trouble speaking
  • Headache after a head injury, especially if the headache gets worse
You can check it out at:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/DS00120/DSECTION=5
They have a lot of really great info
 
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tsbtsb
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   Posted 12/11/2007 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all your replys guys the doctor however doesnt feel like a mri or ct scan is needed

sarahswan
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   Posted 12/12/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Jake-

I'm sorry you're doctor didn't respond very positively to the request for scans.  Is this your general practioner? If you're not already, as already suggested, it is a great idea to keep a headache/migraine journal to keep track of what is going on and when.  Perhaps it is also time to get a second opinion.  visit a neurologist who specializes in migraines/headaches, who may at least be willing to order the scans and look a little deeper into the issue.

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tsbtsb
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   Posted 12/13/2007 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive found a nerologist but he cant see me till the new yera but i feel better now i am starting to get somewhere
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