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Hi my headache is not going away even after i have taken pain killer? Its a dull ache all over, but I have sharp pains in both temples. I have had it for 5 days and its just not going away. I have health anxiety and I'm really scared its a brain tumour because i have other neurological symptoms such as lightheadedness, flashes of light out the corner of my eyes and fatigue. Do you think its a brain tumour? I also have numbness and tingling in my left hand and it wont go away...


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replied May 11th, 2017
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General Q and A Answer A61136
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

A neurological exam needs to be performed in addition to fundoscopy/ visual exam. If there is any suspicion of a lesion or mass effect / raised intracranial pressure then an MRI of the brain can be advised to rule out the possibility in consult with your doctor.


Wishing you best of health

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