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Hi everyone,

Just recently I started having small headaches on the back right side of my head. They are pretty much in the middle of the back of my head--not on the top. They are also pretty short-lived. Since getting a massage a few day ago, I've also had a weird tingling/prickling sensation as well that goes around a good part of the back/top right side of my head. Until just recently I've never had headaches. I also occasionally get dizzy, sometimes when I'm just sitting down and not moving (like watching a movie or something). I'm honestly a little afraid it could be a brain tumor of some sort. Tending to be a bit on the paranoid side, I have this fear that my doctor will think whatever is wrong with me isn't a big deal--just stress related--when it's actually something serious. How concerned should I be about this? Do you think I should ask for an MRI prescription, or not necessary? I'm a generally healthy female in early twenties.

Thanks!
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Dear Kaych01

Your symptoms are very common and they are most of the time not related to any brain tumor.
You should discuss with your doctor the need/indication for brain imaging.

Thank you
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