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When sitting on the toilet, sometimes I get this severe

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When sitting on the toilet, sometimes I get this severe throbbing headache in the back of my head along with coordinating throbbing lower back pain. I was about to call 911 but it subsides after 10 or 15 minutes. I gave had colorectal cancer with mets to the liver and a cancerous lump removed on my kidney. I would date this pain as a 10
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

That is little concerning.

When you sit down on the toilet seat, the pressure in the brain can increase causing severe headaches.

Given your history of metastatic colon cancer in the past, brain tumor or aneurysm need to be ruled out.

Please see your doctor soon for a MRI scan of the brain.

Best wishes,
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