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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Can I have a brain tumor without headaches and only mild neurological symptoms?

Can I have a brain tumor without headaches and only mild neurological symptoms?

Possibly.: It is possible to have mild changes, like personality disorder, and gait changes, but as the tumor grows in size, the symptoms get worse, until clear symptoms like stroke, seizures, or headaches occur. If you think you have a brain tumor, see your doctor for a basic neurological exam, and other tests if there are significant findings. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Are there any intestinal or colorectal diseases that can cause brain fog or neurological symptoms?

Are there any intestinal or colorectal diseases that can cause brain fog or neurological symptoms?

Yes, common: Intestinal diseases are often associated with increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) which leads to food allergies & allows toxins to cross from the GI tract to the bloodstream, both of which can cause brain fog/neurological symptoms. Celiac disease can also cause this. One can also have problems absorbing Vit B12 and other essential nutrients which can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

While headache: Can occasionally be a symptom of a brain tumor, brain tumor symptoms are generally related to their location. Seizures are common, weakness, numbness, visual field loss, loss of consciousness, and auto accidents are all more common. ...Read more

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Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Typhoid fever: Absolutely. Hallucinations, alterations in sensorium, diminished levels of consciousness and other neurological symptoms occur frequently in typhoid fever. But do not just assume that this is the diagnosis. See a doctor and be fully evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

Very low: You can be describing anything from impacted earwax to a jaw / TMJ problem to a host of other possibilities. If these become more than a minor nuisance, visit with your physician at your next regular appointment or earlier if need be. Brain tumors don't announce themselves as twinges, and the causes of dizziness are many and seldom are tumors. How's the hearing in each ear? ...Read more

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I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng). Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng).
Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

No relation: I cannot find any evidence that brain lesions are related to vitamin B6. I tried a literature search and there appears to be no connection. ...Read more

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Have neurological symptoms (numbness on one side, vision issues, brain fog). What neurological disorders give a speckled positive ANA test?

Have neurological symptoms (numbness on one side, vision issues, brain fog). What neurological disorders give a speckled positive ANA test?

See below: Anas alone are not diagnostic of a disease process. Also up 30% of patients can have a positive ANA and the vast majority do have a autoimmune disease that goes with an ana. I think it is best if you having visual and neurological problems you do want to see both an opthalmologist and a neurologist to rule conditions such as ms. ...Read more

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