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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for a right temporal lobe tumor the size of a golf ball to cause dizziness and bad headaches?

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Dr. David Knierim
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Commonly associated : It is not normal to have headaches and dizziness, but these symptoms are frequently encountered in brain tumor. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, malaise, visual field deficit are other symptoms that can accompany brain tumor. Surrounding brain swelling or edema can make these symptoms worse and they will often improve with a course of steroids orally or iv. After appropriate imaging biopsy or resec.
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 36 years experience
It can: If you have a tumor in any part of the brain it occupies space in an area were space is limited and expansion minimal. Thus a tumor would take space normally occupied by normal brain tissue and that brain tissue has very little room to move since the skull is essentially a closed cavity. Is this tumor operable? Is it growing? You must discuss with your doctor because it can cause your symptoms.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Yes, this person: Should be under the care of a neurologist or neurosurgeon. If not, get this person to an emergency room.
Last updated Dec 8, 2017


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