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Doctor insights on: Brain Aneurysm Vs Brain Tumor

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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

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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Which is more common: brain aneurysms or brain tumors?

Which is more common: brain aneurysms or brain tumors?

Brain tumors: Brain tumors have an incidence of about 20.6/10, 000 while brain aneurysms have an incidence of 12/10, 000. ...Read more

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I'm 17. Wats my chances of havin a brain aneurysm or tumor? I'm a lil overweight but no1 in my family has ever had 1 of these things. I get mild headach

I'm 17. Wats my chances of havin a brain aneurysm or tumor? I'm a lil overweight but no1 in my family has ever had 1 of these things. I get mild headach

Brain aneurysm: Extremely low changes. With no family history, no smoking, and no high blood pressure the chances of developing an aneurysm or brain tumor is less likely than other more common conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Live life in moderation, make exercise a daily habit and eat a healthy balanced diet. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

Nonspecific: Your description does not confirm a brain tumor or aneurysm and could be due to eye problems, migraine issues, blood sugar changes. Start with eye specialist and find an explanation. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

MRI: These symptoms can be related to a serious problem, and I would suggest seeing the ED and calling your physician. A Brain MRI can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

Parental permission: Unfortunately, we can only give specific medical advice to minors through consent of their parents or guardians. If you ask to have your parents sign up for a FREE HEALTHTAP account then, they can not only ask questions on your behalf but even sign you up for a private consultation to try & figure things out. In the mean time tell your parents about your symptoms so they can take you to doctor. ...Read more

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Do brain tumor symptoms wax and wane over a period of a few years? What about unruptured aneurysms?

Do brain tumor symptoms wax and wane over a period of a few years? What about unruptured aneurysms?

Possibly: Brain tumor symptoms can vary but one of the mot common is headache which is also very nonspecific. It is unlikely for tumor symptoms to improve with time. Brain aneurysms on the other hand rarely present other than with hemorrhage and are usually asymptomatic until then. ...Read more

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I have been getting dull head pains everyday on one side or spot on my head. What may this be? Brain tumor? Aneurysm?

I have been getting dull head pains everyday on one side or spot on my head. What may this be? Brain tumor? Aneurysm?

Many causes for head: There are many causes for Headaches. One sided headaches are often caused by migraine which is more common in people who have excessive stress in their life. So you need to find a headache medicine that relieves your headache, slow down at work and exercise regularly (like a daily walk). A visit to a neurologist may be helpful if the headaches get any worse, so that further testing can be done. ...Read more

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I have chronic headache, doctor refuses tests cause anxiety history. Could it be neuro cystic erosis, brain tumor, aneurysm, MS? I'm dying right?

I have chronic headache, doctor refuses tests cause anxiety history. Could it be neuro cystic erosis, brain tumor, aneurysm, MS? I'm dying right?

See neurologist: I find it difficult to believe that your doctor would refuse testing you simply because of anxiety. I think you should consult a neurologist who is interested in managing chronic headaches whether testing will be needed or not. ...Read more

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Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! What are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! What are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Pituitary tumor: At this point it is important to follow up with your doctor about both of these issues. Your doctor will do blood tests and follow up imaging and may have you see an endocrinologist and neurosurgeon for this. ...Read more

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23 yo no history of high BP or familial cardiovascular problems. Sharp headache on side of head upon ingesting caffeine. Aneurysm or brain tumor?

23 yo no history of high BP or familial cardiovascular problems. Sharp headache on side of head upon ingesting caffeine. Aneurysm or brain tumor?

Allergy reaction: Head ache, migraine is very common allergic reaction to caffeine, see your doctor, stop drinking coffee tea and cola which contain caffeine, before blaming aneurysm, and brain tumor. ...Read more

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Had normal MRI 3 years ago, but have had headache for 2 weeks with ears ringing, off balance and nausea. Scared of brain tumor or aneurysm. Could it b?

Had normal MRI 3 years ago, but have had headache for 2 weeks with ears ringing, off balance and nausea. Scared of brain tumor or aneurysm. Could it b?

Tinnitus/ off balanc: More likely labyrinthitis
http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/tc/labyrinthitis-topic-overview#2

Would follow up with ENT for treatment possible antibiotic or antivirals (zoster or herpes) could be lyme as well so check. Check for sinusitis, TMJ, allergies, thyrodi function, diabetes, ESR, ANA, CRP for autoimmune process. Brain tumor / aneurysm is less, less likely f/u /with ENT ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm scared that I have a brain tumor?

Needless Worry: You are an adult. This will not be the first time that you have to calm your own obsessions and worries down. There is no reason to sit at home and just worry. Go do something about it. Go to the doctor. Get examined and even possible get an MRI or CT Scan. Go get the facts and data necessary to find out if your worries have any validity. Prolonging the actual visit will be wasted nerves. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the recovery from a brain tumor biopsy?

I'm curious as to how long is the recovery from a brain tumor biopsy?

Need more info: It would depend on the method and location of the brain biopsy. It is a great question to ask the person performing the biopsy (a neurosurgeon) before they do so. Also ask about side effects, rules to follow after the biopsy, and when to seek medical attention for any unexpected symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm scarred I have a brain tumor or something help!!!?

What do you advise if I'm scarred I have a brain tumor or something help!!!?

See dr for exam: First of all certain symptoms usually accompany brain tumor. Most common are nausea, Most common symptoms of brain tumors headaches (usually worse in the morning), nausea and vomiting, changes in speech, vision, or hearing, problems balancing or walking
changes in mood, personality, or ability to concentrate,
problems with memory, muscle jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions)See DR. MR imaging ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm scared I have a brain tumor can't even sleep! Help.?

See dr for exam: First of all certain symptoms usually accompany brain tumor. Most common are nausea, Most common symptoms of brain tumors headaches (usually worse in the morning), nausea and vomiting, changes in speech, vision, or hearing, problems balancing or walking
changes in mood, personality, or ability to concentrate,
problems with memory, muscle jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions)See DR. MR imaging ...Read more

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I'm scared I have a brain tumor or brain is bleeding, what are the for sure signs of this?

I'm scared I have a brain tumor or brain is bleeding, what are the for sure signs of this?

Brain tumor: A bleed in the brain is usually manifested with the onset of a severe sudden headache, often described as the "worst headache of my life". A tumor can be more subtle with initially headaches, memory confusion, sometimes speech problems and walking difficulties. ...Read more

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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and I'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and I'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

YOU MAY HAVE: Another cause for headaches other than the aneurysm. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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I have bad memory. I get a lot of my words mixed up and sometimes people don't know what I'm saying. Is this a brain tumor?

I have bad memory. I get a lot of my words mixed up and sometimes people don't know what I'm saying. Is this a brain tumor?

EVALUATE: If this is something relatively new you really want to know now. If it has been this way for years, most tumors don't wait around that long before causing serious trouble. I think you want a neurologist, and if the neurologist says it's normal check in with a psychiatrist and work on it. ...Read more

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I feel like I could have a brain tumor, how much would it cost to have a test done to see? I have medicaid and I'm in texas.

I feel like I could have a brain tumor, how much would it cost to have a test done to see? I have medicaid and I'm in texas.

Probably about $1000: The single best test for a possible brain tumor, if it is clinically reasonable, is an MRI of the head. The average cost for this is likely around $1000, but some facilities will have lower prices for medicaid patients. You should understand that brain tumors are uncommon in 20 year old people and are rarely self-diagnosed. See your doctor about your problems for a reasonable diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm, ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

A brain aneurysm: Is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a hypochondriac, everytime feel like I'm gonna die, and I cannot stop that constant worry of brain tumor!!?

What to do if I'm a hypochondriac, everytime feel like I'm gonna die, and I cannot stop that constant worry of brain tumor!!?

Stop torturing: Yourself already. Help is available. Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis.
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more