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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Sister: We cannot discuss her problem unless she signs on herself. Sorry.

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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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Difficult to answer,: because it depends on the type of tumor, along with the size/location of the tumor or cyst.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Paralysis, etc.: This depends on where the tumor is and how complex it is. Some, like ependymomas are benign, but can be in the center of the spinal cord, making remo ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Less likely: With the limited information you have given of chronic pain getting more severe over the past two years and nothing else going on in terms of movement ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: Sometimes the tumors are so subtle that you cannot be certain. Many of the time the tumors will light up with contrast in which case you can be much m ... Read More
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. 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
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

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