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Ependymoma, major removal done, awaiting radiation therapy, have headache, urge to pop ears, sensitivity of bright light. Cause?

I have ependymoma 4th ventricle tumor with hydrocephalus . 90% was removed a month ago with remaining 10% on my brain stem and waiting on radiation therapy . I have a headache that feels like a headband is way too tight. My ears feel like I need to pop them, and bright lights hurt. I don t know what is causing this now, or what to do about it, as my pain meds are not managing this headache.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

One of the possibilities could be worsening of hydrocephalus. This can be confirmed with a CT scan of the brain. In case, there is hydrocephalus, you may require shunt surgery.

If you had migraine earlier, the current headache could be an exacerbation of the same.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Sun, 15 Dec 2013
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