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Forum Name: Brain Tumors

Question: Painful scalp, headaches

 mackvale - Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:14 pm

Recently I've been experiencing regular headaches (nagging, not terribly painful) and a sore/tender sensation in my scalp on the top of my head. I'm not taking any medications and have never been diagnosed with a major illness. Anything to be concerned about?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:54 pm

User avatar mackvale,
How long ago have you been experiencing these symptoms. If these symptoms have not lasted more than a couple of weeks and are not progressive then you should not worry about it. If you are feeling a lump or nodule in your scalp its probably just a skin infection but get it checked anyway. Brain tumors are usually accompanied by neurological manifestations as opposed to localized tenderness. Headache is usually more severe and maybe accompanied by blurring of vision or vomiting. If the condition progresses, new symptoms arise or does not resolve within a week then you should have someone look at it.


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