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A 19-year-old male asked:

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?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
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.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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.
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Last updated Dec 7, 2012


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