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A 31-year-old member asked:

I've developed acoustic neuroma. what should i be watching out for in the future?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Hearing and balance: The area where this grows is small, so hearing and balance can be affected. Speak with your doctor as well as this is found on ct or MRI ususally.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Several things: As acoustic neuromas grow they typically cause hearing loss and tinnitus. They may also produce balance problems. If they get very large they may cause facial nerve paralysis or hydrocephalus which is too much fluid pressure in your head.Fortunately, if it is closely monitored, most of the more serious complications may be avoided by surgical removal or radiation treatment.

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