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Brain tumour anxiety is at a high right now. Tips on calming down?

Brain tumour anxiety is at a high right now. Tips on calming down?

Find out the facts: Anxiety is usally caused by the fear of the unknown. So to counter this, you need to find out the facts. It is not difficult to check and exclude brain tumor, if there is some reason to suspect it. You should seek medical counsel from your doctor who can help you further. Sitting at home and worry about this is not a good solution. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What distinguishes a brain tumor from anxiety?

What distinguishes a brain tumor from anxiety?

Anxiety: Is an emotional state that makes us afraid of many issues in our lives (including a fear that we might have a brain tumor). Brain tumors don't cause this. Please try to get psychiatric help. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain tumor or is it just anxiety? How can I know for sure?

Talk to your doctor: Short answer is that only a physician who is examining you can determine whether this is anxiety versus a tumor. The surefire way to diagnose a tumor would be some form of radiologic imaging, such as a ct or mri. However, your physician will ask you certain questions that might help determine whether imaging is necessary. ...Read more

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Anxiety about brain tumor. What does it mean when brain seems to slosh around?

Anxiety about brain tumor. What does it mean when brain seems to slosh around?

I don't know!: That is a symptom I have not encountered before. If you are having no other symptoms, however (new or changing headache, weakness, visual changes, new problems with speaking, seizures, etc.) i think your concern is unfounded. To be sure, see a doctor in person and define more specifically what your symptom is. It could be something as simple as water in an ear canal! ...Read more

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Is having anxiety able to cause a brain tumor? Does the pills cause it? Recently had anxiety problem, i got worried when i heard someone had it?

Is having anxiety able to cause a brain tumor? Does the pills cause it? Recently had anxiety problem, i got worried when i heard someone had it?

No: There is no evidence that anxiety, stress or oral contraceptives cause brain tumors. It is more likely that having a brain tumor causes anxiety, which is normal. Check in with your doctor, who can address your concerns. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety what are some things i can do from home to prove to myself i don't have a brain tumor?

I have health anxiety what are some things i can do from home to prove to myself i don't have a brain tumor?

Anxiety: Anxiety is mostly produced by misperceiving situations and interactions. Try every day to focus on the facts, try to not allow your mind to get carried away with old negative patterns of thinking. Consult your doctor to rule out any medical issues to ease your mind. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does is right that stress can cause gbm brain tumor im in high stress and anxiety from 3 years constant now I have symptoms im worry ?

Does is right that stress can cause gbm brain tumor im in high stress and anxiety from 3 years constant now I have symptoms im worry ?

Not related: Gbm is not caused by stress. If it were, gbm would be a lot more common than it is. Chronic stress, or reactions to it, can cause or be associated with a bunch of other health issues. Learn to destress, preferably without meds, or drugs like alcohol, pot, etc. ...Read more

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How to distinguish anxiety from a brain tumor or MS? I am panicking about having these diseases.

How to distinguish anxiety from a brain tumor or MS? I am panicking about having these diseases.

Comments: First point is "why are you so focused on bad events, and what is causing your anxiety?" Suggest visit to psychiatrist or psychologist, as part of this, and discuss whether you need testing for your concerns with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

Hypochondrasis: I understand your Anxiety. You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind. Do not assume, think about Reality. Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation; See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Anxiety: Anxiety is the great mimicker, it can cause all kinds of symptoms. Anxiety treatment is multimodal, meaning closely monitored medical treatment as well as counseling and behavioral therapy. Relaxation techniques can be of utmost value, try dawnbuse.Com for some relaxation techniques. Yoga may be valuable to you as breathing can stop anxiety problems. ...Read more

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I've been having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n funny vision n few more symptoms 6 yrs could it be a brain tumor Drs tell me anxiety ?worried

Not otologic problem: I would strongly recommend a neurological consult. Anxiety is not a fair diagnosis. You need a thorough neurological evaluation and if that is negative, then anxiety may play a role. Light-headedness is not an inner ear symptom. ...Read more

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If someone had brain tumor, could they still have panic/anxiety attacks? The brain is very alert during panic attacks but how can it be if there tumor

If someone had brain tumor, could they still have panic/anxiety attacks? The brain is very alert during panic attacks but how can it be if there tumor

The brain performs: Many functions, i.e., the senses, balance, motion, etc. One part is called the lymbic system and the focus of that is emotion. So, a lot depends on where the tumor is located and what it may be pressing on. In any case, panic attacks are possible w/brain tumor. I wish you the very best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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26year old, anxiety sufferer, suffering with bouts of unsteadiness and pressure around head and feeling off balance could I have a brain tumor? Help!!

Well: I think you have already diagnosed yourself with anxiety. You need to see your doctor for evaluation and the a treatment plan which should include therapy and then consideration for medication ...Read more

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Can u have a brain tumor for 7 years and only have lightheaded feeling sometimes funny vision etc dr says anxiety I pass neuro exam but really worried?

Trust your doctors: brain tumor isn't a joke, and your doctors won't sleep on it if you have one. Have a life and stop worrying, see a therapist for anxiety, don't let it ruin your life, best wishes ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Anxiety and memory: The simple answer is "yes". Anxiety interferes with concentration and focusing. It is very common to be a bit scattered when experiencing anxiety. Memory problems do not suggest you have a brain tumor. So, relax about your memory lapses. ...Read more

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The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, your symptoms merit having a consultation with a neurologist and likely getting a brain MRI to look for other possibilities, as well. Treatments are available after a diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Migraine on back of the head in morning. Can it be a brain tumor?? Im 17 years old with severe anxiety .

Migraine on back of the head in morning. Can it be a brain tumor?? Im 17 years old with severe anxiety .

It's not a tumour!: Many things can cause a headache and a tumour is way way way down the list, especially in a 17 year old. If a headache lasts for many days or is accompanied by loss of strength in one limp, vision changes, confusion, vomiting, or speaking problems it needs to be assessed further. Do your best not to worry. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) ...Read more