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What problems in the brain can cause migraines?

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You might have a physical or structural abnormality in the brain that causes your headache, such as:

  • Tumor
  • Brain abscess (infection of the brain)
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain)
  • Bacterial or viral meningitis (infection or inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord)
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (increased intracranial pressure)
  • Hydrocephalus (abnormal buildup of fluid in the brain)
  • Infection of the brain like meningitis or Lyme disease
  • Encephalitis (inflammation and swelling of the brain)
  • Blood clots
  • Head trauma
  • Sinus blockage or disease
  • Blood vessel abnormalities
  • Injuries
  • Aneurysm (a bubble in the wall of a blood vessel that can leak or rupture)

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Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

SOURCE: 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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