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What causes brain tumors?

What causes brain tumors?

Multi-factorial: There are 4 things that contribute to all tumors: 1. Genetics 2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc). 3. Aging 3. Unknown causes (there are definitely people without family history or obvious "bad habits" that develop brain tumors). ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Brain Abscess (Definition)

is a focal collection of pus and other material(as are all abscesses) that occurs in the brain. It is usually from a bacterial or fungal infection. It is a serious and life-threatening condition. Fortunately, it is ...Read more


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What causes brain swelling?

What causes brain swelling?

Bleeding ...: Head trauma, intracranial bleeding, infection, blockage of cerebrospinal fluid, tumors, inflammation. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Can tooth pain mean brain tumor?

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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Which kind of brain tumor causes neck pain?

Which kind of brain tumor causes neck pain?

Brain tumor: Tumors in the back part of the brain or posterior fossa can put downward pressure on the spinal cord and irritate the nerves in the neck. Muscle spasm can occur if there is erosion of the skull base and the occipital condyles. Blockage of cerebrospinal fluid as it flows from the brain to the spinal cord will cause neck pain. ...Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: read this: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

What causes brain cancer? Can having a traumatic brain injury cause brain cancer? What about environmental toxins?

Unknown: Trauma has nothing to do with brain tumors, and there are not environmental toxins that correlate so far with brain cancer. There is a controversy about whether cell phones or electromagnetic radiation can cause tumors, but truly unproven so far. ...Read more

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Can brain tumor cause teeth pain?

Can brain tumor cause teeth pain?

Yes: Anything that puts pressure on a nerve in the head and neck area can cause referred pain in a tooth. All tooth pain should be checked by a dentist to ensure it isn't caused by decay or an infection though. ...Read more

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What causes brain deterioration?

What causes brain deterioration?

Numerous afflictions: This question would require extensive details. Let us know your problems, and symptoms, so we can focus on YOUR needs. ...Read more

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Which type of brain tumor causes hallucinations?

Which type of brain tumor causes hallucinations?

Any: Brain tumors that effect what we call the limbic system or the auditory or visual association cortex could cause auditory or visual hallucinations. This could be because the tumor is in these areas or because of mass effect even if the tumor is in a different area ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

No, not likely: Generally, brain tumors do not arise from brain infection (eg., meningitis, encephalitis, absess); however, a bacterial superinfection may rarely develop in a primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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What causes brain malaria?

What causes brain malaria?

PlasmodiumFalciparum: It is caused by Malaria Parasite called Plasmodium Faciparum and is infected to humans by Mosquito Bites It is the severest and deadliest Plasmdium Falciparum Malaria Parasite that causes Brain Malaria which can be fatal in 15% in adults in South East Asia ...Read more

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Does a negative brain CT and brain MRI rule out most serious causes of chronic headaches?

Does a negative  brain CT and brain MRI rule out most serious causes of chronic headaches?

Yes, of course: When evaluating a patient's headache, it is imperative that the clinician first identify and exclude a secondary headache based on history and clinical examination and negative MRI. ...Read more

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Can fluid on the brain cause brain tumors or kill you?

Can fluid on the brain cause brain tumors or kill you?

No and yes: 'fluid on the brain', or hydrocephalus, is sometimes caused by brain tumors, but is not a cause of such tumors. Hydrocephalus, if untreated, can sometimes be fatal, and otherwise it can cause severe neurological problems. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more