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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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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Definition)

Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), ...Read more


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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...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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Do CT scans spot all kinds of brain tumors and brain cancer?

Do CT scans spot all kinds of brain tumors and brain cancer?

Good question: Ct scan with contrast are quite sensitive to lesions about ).5-1cm in diameter. Mri brain +/- contrast is even more sensitive. ...Read more

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How do arteriovenous malformations damage the brain and spinal cord?

How do arteriovenous malformations damage the brain and spinal cord?

Hemorrhage: Most of the damage of an arteriovenous malformation occurs when the blood vessel or vessels are spontaneously ruptured and bleed into the brain, causing pressure and damage to the brain. The same can occur with an av malformation in the brain stem or spine. ...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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How are brain cancer and brain tumor different?

How are brain cancer and brain tumor different?

Pathology type: Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors. Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more

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Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read more

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Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

NO POSSIBILITY: Concussions NEVER cause brain aneurysms. Where did this idea originate? ...Read more

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Do all brain diseases cause seizures?

Do all brain diseases cause seizures?

No: No many do not, diseases that do not affect the cerebral cortex are unlikely to cause seizures, for example parkinson's disease does not cause seizures. ...Read more

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Is brain tumors in your head?

Is brain tumors in your head?

Brain tumor: Very rare to have brain tumors but yes in the head, rarely a tumor located in the back could extend down to spinal cord, then it would be outside. ...Read more

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Can pituitary tumors cause brain fog and cognitive issues?

Can pituitary tumors cause brain fog and cognitive issues?

Do you have one?: Have you been diagnosed with a pituitary tumor? I suppose it's possible for a pituitary tumor to cause those symptoms, e.g. secondary hypothyroidism; but usually there are also physical symptoms. If you mean a BIG GROWING tumor, you shouldn't have that without also developing a bitemporal hemianopsia and walking into doorposts and walls. Why does this in particular worry you? ...Read more

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Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches in an otherwise normal person is low. ...Read more

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Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

No: Vascular diseases encompass diseases of the vascular system. These include the arteries, veins and lymphatics of all the organs in the body. It is not limited to only the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Can brain injuries or brain damage cause deafness?

Can brain injuries or brain damage cause deafness?

Yes: We don't hear with our ears, we hear with our brains. Injury to the auditory nerve from the ear to the brain or injury to the areas of the brain involved with hearing can result in deafness, . ...Read more

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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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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 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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How are brain aneurysm and a stroke different?

Aneurysms & Stroke: An aneurysm is the result of a weakened blood vessel wall which causes the vessel to expand to an abnormal size. When it gets big enough it has the potential to rupture. If it's a brain aneurysm, then it can rupture and cause bleeding into the brain. A stroke is cellular death within the brain which can cause a variety of neurological problems. Aneurysms don't necessarily produce any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can 2 CT scans of the head cause brain cancer?

Can 2 CT scans of the head cause brain cancer?

Unknown: CT of the brain does deliver radiation but the likelihood of developing malignancy from one or two studies is unknown. One must weigh the benefit to be gained from the study against whatever risk may be present. Careful selection of patients, particularly children is important when considering imaging. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pergolizzi
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Brain Malformations (Definition)

are anatomic abnormalities of the brain that occur as a result of a disturbance in the normal process of fetal brain formation. They can range from very minor anomalies of no ...Read more