A 19-year-old male asked:
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i've been nauseated/dizzy/having headaches for about a week. no doctors think its brain tumor. what are the odds of having one with this knowledge?

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Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Why: Why do you think you have a brain tumor? Which doctors have you seen ?
Answered on Dec 7, 2012
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Odds are low: Most doctors think tumor until proven otherwise. If your doctors are not thinking tumor, they are probably confident there is no tumor. Many other causes need to be considered. Infection, toxicity, hypertension, metabolic imbalance, migraine variant all must be considered.
Answered on Dec 7, 2012
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: You probably have a flu like infection.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: While nothing is impossible, the classic symptom of "mass effect" from a brain tumor is a focal neurologic sign (such as one-sided weakness, or slurred speech) rather than vague headaches and nausea/dizziness. The differential for what you are reporting is vast, with brain tumor being a very, very distant cotnender.
Answered on Dec 7, 2012

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