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Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Possible: There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

My interpretation: Not sure what you imply by "symptomatic", as most unruptured brain aneurysms cause no overt symptoms and are merely found when MRI is done looking for explanations of migraines. In my experience, the aneurysm does not cause headaches until rupture, which can be deadly. Aneurysm NEVER causes sinus symptoms. Can a Concierge visit help? ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

Definitely, no: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Call a dentist today! ...Read more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain. Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md. ...Read more

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What are brain abscess conditions?

What are brain abscess conditions?

Infection: Brain abscess is an infection in the brain. This is a mass in the brain that is a capsule that is filled with pus. It can lead to pressure in the brain and headaches and seizures. The treatment is surgery to decompress and wash it out. This is followed by antibiotics. The type of infection may vary depending on the type of bacteria. Brain abscess is a serious condition. ...Read more

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...Read more

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Can brain tumors be misdiagnosed as frontal sinus infections?

Can brain tumors be misdiagnosed as frontal sinus infections?

Not expected: Typically imaging can easily distinguish, other than the occurrence of a naso-pharyngeal carcinoma invading the sinuses. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?

How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?

Common denominator: Except for sinusitis, they all cause traction on the leptomeninges which are the only structures in the brain which have feeling/sensation. Sinusitis causes headache by a different mechanism. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Possibly: Brain tumors can cause forgetfulness and certainly are associated with headaches, however many other things can cause this too. If you are having these symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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Are brain fog, tingling in head and dizziness, signs of a brain tumour? I'm terrified.

Are brain fog, tingling in head and dizziness, signs of a brain tumour? I'm terrified.

Brain fog & tingle: can be produced by many things, tumor is at the bottom of the list. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. Diet, lifestyle, sleep habits, etc. all contribute. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

Dr. Kevin Yoo Dr. Yoo
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What conditions cause constant downbeat nystagmus? Brain herniation & tonsillar descent  on brain & IAC MR dizzy headaches pressure induced symptoms

Disturbing signs...: What you are describing are symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure from brain tumor or intracranial hypotension from spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak or Chiari Malformation. In other words, could be a lot of different things. You need to see a Neurosurgeon as the findings on your MRI are serious and may need surgery. Go and get a good and thorough and consultation. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

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What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

Headaches: Headaches are very common symptom of brain abscess, but can be associated with many conditions. Fever, visual disturbance, nausea and vomiting are some other symptoms. ...Read more

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Do symptoms always accompany a brain tumor?

Do symptoms always accompany a brain tumor?

Yes. But what: Symptoms depend on location. An auto accident may result from a visual field defect. May not be able to balance checkbook. A seizure. Pesonality change. Complex. Usually the symptom brings the patient to attention, work up, diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Can sinus lead to brain tumors or brain cancers specially bilateral sphenoid sinus??

Sinusitis: Sinus infections can not lead to brain tumors or cancers but can lead to brain infections in some rare cases. If symptoms of sinus infection persist or are associated with severe headache weakness or numbness of arms legs or other neurological symptoms you should consult a doctor of evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Yes : If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. ...Read more

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How serious is pneumonia and brain tumors?

How serious is pneumonia and brain tumors?

So different: Often pneumonia (lung infection) is treatable. Often brain tumors (brain cancer) are lethal. Seriousness varies with type, medical care, age of patient and other factors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Or brain cancer?

What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Or brain cancer?

Varied: General signs and symptoms include headaches; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting; and changes in personality, mood, mental capacity, and concentration. Other clinical presentations of brain tumors include focal cerebral syndromes such as seizures. ...Read more

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Can picking your nose harm the insides or caise a brain.abcess what ate the symptoms?

Can picking your nose harm the insides or caise a brain.abcess what ate the symptoms?

Pretty unlikely: Other than direct trauma and possibly a laceration of the mucosa it should not be a problem. It could get infected but would have to be quite an injury. Wash your hands before nasal digitalization? ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

What are some of the symptoms of a brain abcess?

Fever, neural sympts: Beyond generalizable symptoms of infection ie. Fevers and signs like elevated white count, elevated platelets, CRP etc. Brain abscesses will also manifest with signs related to where they are - ie. Lesion's location will determine specific signs where they are affected and if the lesion is large enough and starts to exert pressure it can also cause headaches or meningeal signs like a stiff neck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain abcess like the most common ones?

Brain abscess: A brain abscess is a rare condition. It may be more common in people with a suppressed immune system, heart disease or very poor dental health. I think common symptoms are unexplained headaches, seizure, or unexplained fevers. Many headaches are not explained well, and are not normally caused by a cerebral abscess. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain abscess?

What are the symptoms of a brain abscess?

Fever and headache: Are the most common. Seizures may also occur as can weakness on one side of the body. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

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Headaches: Headaches are very common symptom of brain abscess, but can be associated with many conditions. Fever, visual disturbance, nausea and vomiting are some other symptoms. ...Read more

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If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?

Hypothetical: Do you have confirmed lyme disease or is there suspicion that you could potentially have? Do you also have a confirmed sinus abscess or instead do you have a garden variety sinus infection? Lyme should be vigorously treated with appropriate antibiotics. By the way, it could mimic ms symptoms on occasion, but could also look like motor neuron type of disease. Strongly urge infectious disease dr. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

DEPENDS: It can vary from days to weeks. It depends on how severe the infection is, if there are any medical issues present, is the proper antibiotics being administered etc. Please have the tooth abscess treated ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what might be the symptoms?

How long does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what might be the symptoms?

It Depends: If an upper tooth is abscessed, and the abscess goes into the fascia (the layer between the bone and muscle), it can spread fairly quickly, and i don't think anyone wants to find out how quickly! the infection can go to the angular vein, and then to the cavernous sinus, leading to a need for hospitalization. Why risk it? If you think you have a tooth abscess, see your dentist to take care of it. ...Read more

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Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

A serious condition: Having a brain abscess is a serious condition, its not something that heals on its own typically, depending on the size and location of abscess it might be treated with antibiotics or it may need to be drained by a neurosurgeon, typically in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can one know if they are getting a brain abcess?

Can you tell me how can one know if they are getting a brain abcess?

Easy: Do any of the following apply to you? 1) Fever. 2) Seizures. 3) Delirium, stupor or coma. 4) You're in an ICU, probably intubated. 5) They're looking at your brain CT & they don't have happy faces. 6) You're getting heavy doses of antibiotics, antiepileptics, & maybe steroids. 7) A neurosurgeon wants to cut a hole in your head. If this does not describe your current situation, you're probably OK. ...Read more

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What causes abscess in the brain?

What causes abscess in the brain?

Infection: Either direct spread of an infection directly adjacent to the brain such as from air sinuses, or hematogenous spread through the bloodstream such as from an infected heart valve. More common in patients who are immunosuppressed as well. ...Read more

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What are brain abscess conditions?

Infection: Brain abscess is an infection in the brain. This is a mass in the brain that is a capsule that is filled with pus. It can lead to pressure in the brain and headaches and seizures. The treatment is surgery to decompress and wash it out. This is followed by antibiotics. The type of infection may vary depending on the type of bacteria. Brain abscess is a serious condition. ...Read more

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What does having brain abscess mean?

What does having brain abscess mean?

Infection: Having a brain abscess meanse having a circumscribed infection or bacteria or fungus in a part of the brain. People can manifest with confusion, fever, headache, vomiting, or seizures. Once this is diagnosed, it usually requires hospitalization in order to start IV antibiotics and to identify the specific organism(e.g. Bug) causing the infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain abscess?

What are the tests for brain abscess?

MRI or CT scan: Mri or ct scan of the brain, preferably with injection of contrast into a vein in your arm. ...Read more

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I may have a brain abscess. What do I do?

If you fear that: You have a brain abscess then you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Clinical/imaging: Patients can present with signs and symptoms of the abscess and surrounding edema - headaches, nausea, vomiting, weakness, seizures. Scanning - mass on contrast-enhanced ct or MRI scanning. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a brain abscess?

Should I be concerned about a brain abscess?

If you have one, yes: You'll receive follow-up by a neurologist. Depending on the location, there may be residual effect on cognition. memory, motor planning, etc. that require a neuropsychological evaluation & some remediation. ...Read more

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How have patients described having a brain abcess?

How have patients described having  a brain abcess?

It is: It is described as a collection of pus or matter from a bacterial or fungal source in the brain. From it you can have changes in mental status including confusion, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, poor focus, irritability, sudden changes in mood, muscle weakness or headaches. There may also be nausea vomiting or fever. ...Read more

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