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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Many: Symptoms depend on where in the spinal cord they are located as well as the type of tumor. They can cause pain, weakness, numbness, balance problems ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic cause: See a doctor. Deficiency of calcium,magnesium & trace minerals can cause muscle twitches. Take enough dairy & nuts for magnesium. Probably ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Multiple options: Depending on size, location, pathology, and symptoms, a variety of options are available - surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, observation or combinatio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Spinal tumor: Impossible to answer the question. Why do you believe you might have a tumor? If you are having back related symptoms, best to see your doctor for ev ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Depends on SC tumor.: This depends on the type of cns/spinal cord tumor you/someone might have. Astrocytomas get surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy while oligodendroglio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
See your primary doc: It would be difficult to verify a " spinal tumor", purely on symptoms. If you have neurological symptoms of loss of strength or sensation, it is impor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes, quite uncommon: But, what prompts your concerns? A variety of tumors may present over the thoracic vertebrae, some causing nocturnal pain responsive to aspirin, othe ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Rare as Martian....: ....Hen's Teeth! Spinal cord tumor comprise 0.05% of all primary tumors diagnosed and a good portion of those are benign. Malignant ones are more s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
42 years experience Radiology
Possibly MRI: See a doctor for a history and physical and ask if your symptoms merit MRI or other tests. Spinal cord tumors are not common.

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