Scared I Have a Brain Tumor

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Hi! I'm an 18 year old female. My mother's grandfather passed away from a brain tumor and my mothers sister has a had one for 10+ years. I exeperience 1-3 headaches a day, usually 5-7 days a week. Each headache usually lasts an hour or 2 .They are usually located at the front of my head, not on one specific side. I have headaches for years but they have gotten more frequent this past year. They usually occur in the afternoon and sometimes in the morning. They are not severe just a dull pain. I have a doctor's appointment in a few days but I have not been able to sleep for the past 3 days as i've been worried sick all day and night. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks! 

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    Hi. My advice to you is to make sure you tell your doctor your family history and listen carefully to what he tells you. There are many conditions that can cause headaches so please stop worrying about brain tumours, it could be many other things. Let me know how you get on.
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    Hello

    i hope I can reassure you that you are most unlikely to have a brain tumour. They are an extremely rare condition and headaches have many simple causes. I hope your doctor’s appointment goes well

    Brian

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    I understand your worry, I'm going into hospital Wednesday for colposcopy.

    But I've also been having headaches for eight weeks now and was told migraine, tension headaches etc. Then another doctor sent me for a neck Xray Monday and I went in to see her yesterday, it turns out I've got some damage in my neck caused by arthritis, she said this can cause headaches and nausea.

    I'm being referred to a specialist now.

    Worth mentioning to your doctor.

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