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Is acoustic neuroma painful?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: Typically the main complaint people have if they have an acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is hearing loss and/or tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Only if it is particularly large will patients complain of headaches.
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Get checked out: Acoustic neuromas almost never cause pain.
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: Almost never causes pain; if very large, can cause numbness over the face though.
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