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About a month ago I had a pressure headache for about a week.

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About a month ago I had a pressure headache for about a week. It wasn't painful it was just annoying. Accompanying that was a brain fog. The headache went away but the brain fog persisted. Then I noticed that things I didn't need to use my glasses to see I now do. I also have a clogged right ear. Could this be a brain tumor? I received my blood tests back and it showed that I was above average in my TSH (3rd Gen).

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

I understand your concern.

mysticdoc :

Above average TSH may signify hyperthyroidism.

mysticdoc :

Further testing with free t4 and T3 is required to rule that out.

mysticdoc :

Brain tumor and aneurysm are rare conditions.

mysticdoc :

many times, they do not provide any specific symptoms.

mysticdoc :

However severe headache can be a presenting symptom.

mysticdoc :

Also need for use glasses can be a presenting symptom also.

mysticdoc :

More commonly, deterioration of the eye refractory power can cause headache from muscle straining and also the need for glasses.

mysticdoc :

Given the odds, you are at low risk for brain tumor.

Customer:

I went to an optometrist and they said my eyes looked healthy but my glasses are required. Could the pressure headache be a sign of a tumor?

mysticdoc :

The brain fog is not a specific sign of tumor or aneurysm.

mysticdoc :

not a specific sign.

mysticdoc :

but yes, this can be a presenting symptom in rare cases.

Customer:

When I go to the gym or am in a store I get overwhelmed because it feels like my eyes can't focus.

Customer:

Sometimes I have to read over things an extra time.

mysticdoc :

This can be part of your headache syndrome.

mysticdoc :

Attention deficit is another common possibility.

mysticdoc :

Given these symptoms, a head scan with CT or MRI is recommended

mysticdoc :

That will rule out any intracerebral lesions like tumors.

Customer:

If a tumor was cancerous would that show on a blood test?

mysticdoc :

no blood test is not useful for brain tumors.

mysticdoc :

Only a scan is useful.

mysticdoc :

cancerous tumors cause seizures persistent one sided headache.

mysticdoc :

Also other neurological signs like weakness will be present.

Customer:

Ok, I only had the headache once.

mysticdoc :

that is very unlikely serious

Customer:

I don't feel weak. I have been going to work everyday.

mysticdoc :

in case of brain tumors headaches are recurrent and frequent

Customer:

Ok, thank you

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

do not worry

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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