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A 22-year-old female asked:

When to worry about lightheadedness and brain tumors? are there any other symptoms along with lightheadedness that represent warning signs?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikely, but talk: Lightheadedness is not a common symptom of a brain tumor. More common are severe headaches, or changes in how your body works due to where a tumor is located. However, you are concerned so should plan to talk with someone. I would explore why you are worried and look for the most likely cause (dehydration, meds, etc).
Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Increase in pressure in the skull can present with morning nausea and vomiting. Any change in balance or loss of coordination can also be signs of tumors in the brain. Rarely increase in urination as well.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

What are serious warning signs to look for with brain tumors?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
VARIETY OF SX: Severe headaches, dizziness, visual impairment, vertigo, hearing impairment, speech impairment. There are many possible presentations and maybe even not much depending on size and location, Probable sever and frequent headaches is common. WHat is it you are experiencing specifically and have you seen a physician to discuss
Last updated Mar 18, 2018


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