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I have recurring tension headaches (mainly all at the front-

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Question: I have recurring tension headaches (mainly all at the front- under eyes, and temples) for the last couple of weeks. They seem to be lesser in the morning and get worse as the day goes on. They don't throb just increase in pressure. It is very hot here and I am usually in the sun for a few hours but I drink plenty of water. It is bothering me because I haven't had headaches that have persisted as long as this. I haven't needed medication except for a few times. I seem to have no other symptoms.
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I have recurring tension headaches (mainly all at the front- under eyes, and temples) for the last couple of weeks. They seem to be lesser in the morning and get worse as the day goes on. They don't throb just increase in pressure. It is very hot here and I am usually in the sun for a few hours but I drink plenty of water. It is bothering me because I haven't had headaches that have persisted as long as this. I haven't needed medication except for a few times. I seem to have no other symptoms.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You could take pain-relieving medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, the most likely diagnosis is tension headache or migraine. For severe attacks of headache, you can take naproxen tablets.

You should also avoid the headache triggers such as exposure to sunlight, loud noise or pollution. You should eat on time and sleep well. Avoid stress and tension.

If headache persists, it would be useful to get a brain scan done.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
You could take pain-relieving medicines.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, the most likely diagnosis is tension headache or migraine. For severe attacks of headache, you can take naproxen tablets.

You should also avoid the headache triggers such as exposure to sunlight, loud noise or pollution. You should eat on time and sleep well. Avoid stress and tension.

If headache persists, it would be useful to get a brain scan done.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (15 minutes later)
I guess my main worry is a brain tumour. Wouldn’t I have other symptoms though?
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I guess my main worry is a brain tumour. Wouldn’t I have other symptoms though?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be a brain tumor.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

With symptom of headache alone, brain tumour is unlikely. Brain tumour would have additional symptoms such as vomiting, blurred vision, weakness or arm or leg, confusion, seizures, imbalance while walking (a person may have one or more these).

With headache alone, the chance of brain tumour is less than 1%.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be a brain tumor.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

With symptom of headache alone, brain tumour is unlikely. Brain tumour would have additional symptoms such as vomiting, blurred vision, weakness or arm or leg, confusion, seizures, imbalance while walking (a person may have one or more these).

With headache alone, the chance of brain tumour is less than 1%.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
You said I could have a brain scan. What type of test is this and what would it reveal?
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You said I could have a brain scan. What type of test is this and what would it reveal?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is MRI scan of brain.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

The scan is MRI scan of brain. It would reveal any secondary cause of headache, such as blood clot, bleeding in the brain, tumour, etc.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
It is MRI scan of brain.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

The scan is MRI scan of brain. It would reveal any secondary cause of headache, such as blood clot, bleeding in the brain, tumour, etc.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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I have recurring tension headaches (mainly all at the front-

I have recurring tension headaches (mainly all at the front- under eyes, and temples) for the last couple of weeks. They seem to be lesser in the morning and get worse as the day goes on. They don't throb just increase in pressure. It is very hot here and I am usually in the sun for a few hours but I drink plenty of water. It is bothering me because I haven't had headaches that have persisted as long as this. I haven't needed medication except for a few times. I seem to have no other symptoms.