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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...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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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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Severe health anxiety abt brain tumor. Sometimes shooting pain in back of neck. Normal neuro, eye exams. Doc does not rec specialist/MRI. BT unlikely?

Severe health anxiety abt brain tumor. Sometimes shooting pain in back of neck. Normal neuro, eye exams. Doc does not rec specialist/MRI. BT unlikely?

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Tingling/burning sensations randomly on body, head, and neck. Occasional shooting pains in head & pressure? Anxiety or brain tumor? Im getting a mRI?

Tingling/burning sensations randomly on body, head, and neck. Occasional shooting pains in head & pressure? Anxiety or brain tumor? Im getting a mRI?

Neurological exam: An MRI is not necessary unless neurological examination or history of your condition reveals either a specific defect or suggests that there is an architectural anomaly in the brain or spinal cord. See a neurologist for further help. If you'd like to discuss things: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Continuous head pressure/neck pain, shoulder pain,eyes sore,temple pressure,scalp sore, jaw clenching, anxiety, for 2 weeks. Anxiety about brain tumor

Continuous head pressure/neck pain, shoulder pain,eyes sore,temple pressure,scalp sore, jaw clenching, anxiety, for 2 weeks. Anxiety about brain tumor

Not likely a tumor: A brain tumor is pretty far down the list of possibilities. I think you have pinpointed the most likely cause yourself: muscle tension. Neck, shoulder, temple, jaw muscle tightness and pain create anxiety which causes more tightness which causes more pain which ... I don't discourage you from seeing your primary care physician but I think you can worry less about a brain tumor. Feel better! ...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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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 evidence of that: I've attached an article from mayo clinic, listing the risk factors for a brain tumor. As you can see, none of them include anxiety, or pills. However, if you are highly anxious about having a tumor, you may have a high level of anxiety, in general, and that you may worry about many health concerns. If so, you may find relief in learning to control your anxiety. Also, a md checkup is advised. ...Read more

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5yo woke up from sleep vomiting at 630am no other symptoms. Acting fine and hungry. I have bad anxiety and worried it's a brain tumor. Can it be?

5yo woke up from sleep vomiting at 630am no other symptoms. Acting fine and hungry. I have bad anxiety and worried it's a brain tumor. Can it be?

Ear Infection: You love your 5 yr old very much. I am empathic to your anxiety as you have gone through your child’s frequent ear infections and Eustachian tube dysfunction. Vomiting is not due to brain tumor as ‘he is acting fine” It is likely due to ear infection. It may be due to stomach flu, overeating, food allergy or anxiety. See the Pediatrician for diagnosis, treatment; and a Therapist for Anxiety. ...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


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