A 20-year-old female asked:
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can someone die from a brain tumor without knowing they had one? i'm afraid i have one because of stiff neck, and tinnitus. doctor says it's anxiety.

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anxiety Disorder: You are a 20 yo female with ADD, anxiety and hypochondria who is on meds for anxiety, depression and muscle pain/spasm You've already managed to get a cervical spine MRI for your symptoms which probably included brain as well. I dont see how your doctor would have missed a "brain tumor". You may need to consult with your mental health provider about adjusting meds (the aspirin can cause tinnitus).
Answered on May 22, 2016

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