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Old 02-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Do left brain tumors cause right side headaches?

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I possibly have what the radiologist has described as a left-sided mid frontal low-grade tumor -- basically a tumor in my left prefrontal cortex.

I believe the above is what is causing the cognitive difficulties that I'm experiencing, and the strain that I sometimes feel on the right side of my forehead. The latter sorta feels like a headache, but not exactly.

I know that the left side of the brain controls the right side of your body, but does anyone know if that includes the pain you may feel in your head as a result of a tumor itself?

Please let me know, and thanks in advance for any assistance.

 
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: Do left brain tumors cause right side headaches?

no, that actual left side right side crossover would actually be BELOW the area where you are talking about? it occurs much further down where the brain and the spinal cord kind of come together(it is within that general area somewhere)? tho there could be other reasons such as nerve affectation from that tumor that are sending like more 'referred" signals to the other side, or some actual connection from within the brain itself? if there is also any real inflammation going on anywhere, that would/could fire up some nerve impulses. not to mention YOUR overall stress with just getting a Dx like you just did too, ya know? what type of specialist are you seeing? or have you not actually seen anyone yet for this? a good neurosurgeon should be the one to at least seek out for the full eval and consult for what your treatment options would be. and make a good list of questions for him when you see him too. if you are anything like me, i forget the good ones if they are not all written down in my notebook first. and make certain to also write down the answers as well.

just an FYI on that frontal lobe area and cognitive functions? my youngest son suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused among other things an actual bleed into the frontal lobe? this just IS the area of cognitive function and your executive thinking/decision making process too, so would imagine what you stated about the cognative effects would or could very easily be stemming from just where that tumor is actually located? when it comes to the brain, there are just alot of things that can impact other areas too just becasue of the MANY synapses firing differently than they would be without that "blockage" in the way kind of thing? but asking the good questions from whoever you see for this is going to be the more important thing here among other stuff too. i do hope that this is easily treatable? let me know how things are going. good luck ITH, marcia
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