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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i wanted to know if i should be worrying about brain tumor. I got a headache today small and dull started in back then came to the front. didnt actually "hurt" until later on in the night. also during the day i got naseau that would kinda go away after burping.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   i am 18 also
Doctor :   Do you have other symptoms such as vomiting, loss of consciousness associated with the headache?
User :   no vomiting i havnt vomited in a year i beleive
User :   and no i have been conscious the whole day
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   i havnt had a headache per say in 2-3 months so i cant remember
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have history of brain tumour in your family?
User :   no
User :   only thing in our family is breast cancer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Your symptoms are not consistent with the features of brain tumour.
User :   hehehe i have no idea thats why i ask you experts =)
Doctor :   It probably could be related to stress and anxiety.
User :   i also got lightheaded once today but im pretty sure thats a common thing in a 18 year old correct?
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   and they are not again related to brain tumour.
User :   what are the chances of gettign a brain tumor?
User :   is it extremely rare?
Doctor :   In the absence of family history, the chances of one getting a brain tumour is 1: 1000 population.
User :   is that year or lifetime?
Doctor :   I meant sporadic appearance of brain tumour (where there is no family history ) is 1 in every 1000 population.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear now.
User :   wow
User :   that is low
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   So you need not worry.
User :   what is the common age?
User :   is it with older people?
Doctor :   Yes, its quiet common in middle aged individuals.
User :   wow
User :   i feel kinda dumb now for worrying about it xD
Doctor :   Do you not worry.
Doctor :   Your headaches should be better with proper sleep.
User :   what are the warning signs?
Doctor :   you can use simple analgesic such as tylenol tablet if the headahce is severe.
Doctor :   Severe headache with recurrent vomiting,
Doctor :   convulsions, loss of consciousness
Doctor :   vision disturbances are the symptoms of brain tumour.
User :   is convulsions the same thing as seizires
Doctor :   yes.
User :   ah ok defiently didnt have any of those
User :   same with vomiting and i can still read fine
User :   and ii havnt had to take medicine yet sooooo
User :   this makes me smile =)
Doctor :   Do not worry much.
User :   thank you very much for your help
Doctor :   Your should be done welll./
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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