A 22-year-old male asked:
im 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bernstein Joel answered
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: The differential diagnosis of dizziness is difficult. Otologists and neurologists see the majority of these patients and often do not make a specific diagnosis. Dizziness is a generic term and does not tell the specialist much. Are you spinning? (vertigo) are you light-headed? Do you have any numbness or tingling? The chances of a brain tumor are very unlikely. See physician for a diagnosis.
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
Dr. Douglas Miller answered
40 years experience Pathology
Possible, unlikely: Brain tumors at age 22 are uncommon, and dizziness is not usually a symptom of a brain tumor. It is possible that you have a tumor affecting your brainstem or cerebellum causing dizziness, but more often dizziness is due to inflammation or other disease of the inner ear. See your doctor for referral to an ENT specialist and a neurologist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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