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A 33-year-old member asked:

What should i expect from someone with a brain tumor?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Brain tumor: A very broad question as it depends on where in the brain the tumor occurs. For example if in the motor area then difficulty with walking and ambulating, if in the speech area then speech difficulties, if in the pituitary then hormonal issues.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What effect does a brain tumor have on a someone?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Severe: First, those close to the person notice personality change. Untreated, nausea, vomiting, headache, and/or seizures supervene, and if the tumor cannot be effectively treated, death results. Thankfully, many brain tumors are very manageable nowadays. Good luck.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

How to know if someone has a brain tumor?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Seifi
Critical Care 26 years experience
Symptoms ; Imaging: People with brain tumors often suffer from: headaches seizures sensory (touch) and motor (movement control) loss deep venous thrombosis (dvt, or blood clot) hearing loss vision loss fatigue depression behavioral and cognitive (thinking) changes endocrine dysfunction (hormone/gland changes).
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Magnolia, NC
A 36-year-old female asked:

How would a dr expect a brain tumor by physical examination?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
By exam: Symptoms of a brain tumor include new onset focal seizure, worsening headache and the presence of focal weakness. This is how the doctor could suspect that there is a tumor in the brain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it okay for someone to fly if they have a brain tumor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Brain tumor: If the patient is not having symptoms from the tumor then there are no contraindication to flying
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Magnolia, NC
A 36-year-old female asked:

If someone had small brain tumor in the brain, what would be the symptoms?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Brain tumor: The location of the tumor would dictate the symptoms. For example, a tumor on the surface of the brain could cause seizures. A small tumor that blocks the flow of cerebrospinal fluid can cause short term memory loss, urinary incontinence or a shuffling type walk. A neurosurgeon can help explain the symptoms and what to expect from a small brain tumor.
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Last updated May 12, 2016
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