I have experienced strange headaches for the past 4 to 5 years that seem to come and go. They have included a dull aching pain on the right side of my head, dull pain in the back of my head, and occasional "sharp" pains that seem to last a minute or so. Also, I've had these "sharp" pains behind my eyes that come and go as well. These seem to be worse as the day progresses, as I rarely wake up with a headache, although that happens on rare occassion. I've also had slight nausea throughout the day, but I wouldn't say its severe.
I have had some recent health issues that have been causing me to pay close attention to my health, and now these headaches and other symptoms have me worried. Is there a reason to be concerned here about a possible tumor, or can anxiety be making all of these things worse? I don't see my DR suggesting an MRI in this case, but do you think its something I should urge? If there is no luck there, do the outpatient scan centers have reliable head MRI procedures, and would you recommend using them?
Thanks for your assistance.