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Cancer

Question
Posted by: | 2020/03/17

Q.

Constant headaches

I been having on and off headaches for like 3 weeks on,i wake up with them and throughout the day it can get worse or better .and I am just scared that its a brain tumor and my only symptom is headach they dont hurt to the point where i had to stop what i am doing

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2020/03/25

Dear Anonymous, to have continuous headaches is not normal. There must be a reason for the headaches which you have been getting over a period of 3 weeks. Any headache that lasts that long needs to be investigated. There are various possible causes of continuous headaches which may include: overuse of pain medication; lack of sleep; consuming caffeine; lifestyle or environmental factors that may cause stress. Whatever the cause, you should consult your physician so that a thorough medical examination can be conducted to determine the cause of your headaches.

Headaches caused by brain tumours are usually persistent (intermittent throbbing headaches) that are often worse in the morning. It is also not always possible to say exactly in which part of the head the headache is. The pain could sometimes be worse on one side of the head.

You should seek immediate advice from your physician. (MCH).

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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