A 36-year-old female asked:
when a hypochondriac worries about having a brain tumor due to dizziness/vertigo being only symptoms, what the chances they do have one?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Hans Crumpler answered
24 years experience Urgent Care
Neurology consult: Brain tumors are rare on the scale of overall cancers accounting for approximately less than 2% of all cancers worldwide. Some can be primary lesions of the brain and some can be metastatic from disease in other parts of the body. A thorough Neurology evaluation can look for tell tale signs of brain disease, and if there has already been negative imaging studies, that can be a reassuring step.
Answered on Feb 11, 2015
Dr. Per Freitag answered
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably slim to non: Dizzyness and vertigo can be from Menier's disease. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo, low-pitched tinnitus, and hearing loss. Or it could possibly come from the neck with cervicogenic vertigo and headaches.
Answered on Jan 16, 2016
Dr. Susan Rhoads answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Same as everybody: Dizziness/vertigo can sometimes be a symptom of brain cancer, but it isn't the most common cause by a long shot. The chance of it is no better and no worse than in a non-hypochondriac. Worrying causes illness! Smile! Relax. Remember the best news of all--guaranteed to make your day: Everyday when you wake up is a good day automatically: because it means you didn't die in your sleep!
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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