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I think I may have some brain problem like a brain tumor. How do I get treated?

I think I may have some brain problem like a brain tumor. How do I get treated?

See your Dr...: If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned, see your physician for a complete evaluation. Treatment varies depending on underlying pathology. ...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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What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

Actually lots can: One that comes to mind right away is something called a meningioma and one of these could settle into what is called the olfactory groove. This will cause a loss of smell which then, distinctly can affect taste. But why would you be worried about something as rare as Hen's teeth? Loss of smell and taste due to brain tumors are almost so rare that some people actually get used to them. ...Read more

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Is having anxiety able to cause a brain tumor? Does the pills cause it? Recently had anxiety problem, I got worried when I heard someone had it?

Is having anxiety able to cause a brain tumor? Does the pills cause it? Recently had anxiety problem, I got worried when I heard someone had it?

No: There is no evidence that anxiety, stress or oral contraceptives cause brain tumors. It is more likely that having a brain tumor causes anxiety, which is normal.

Check in with your doctor, who can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Epilepsy then develop brain tumor, what are the problems?

Epilepsy then develop brain tumor, what are the problems?

Not that sequence: Brain tumors often can cause epilepsy, and that may even be the initial sign, but epilepsy has multiple causes, with tumors being relatively infrequent. Epilepsy does not promote growth of brain tumors. ...Read more

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When someone has a brain tumor, can they have problems walking and keep falling? Is it notiable to other people?

When someone has a brain tumor, can they have problems walking and keep falling? Is it notiable to other people?

Do YOU have a tumor?: Or does afflict someone close to you. If tumor present, one can surely fall, and lose balance, and have seizures. If this is occurring without appropriate control, see your doctor and get this addressed. ...Read more

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At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

Wrong person to see: An optician is not a medical doctor and is probably the last person you'd want to see if you were concerned about a brain tumor. Go see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Yes, rarely: Meningiomas most commonly occur in the head but they can also affect the spinal canal. If they press on the lowest part of the spinal cord they can produce bowel problems. This is not highly likely but can happen. See your physician for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Alcoholic memory problems I also have endocrine problem. Could this be brain tumor?

Alcoholic memory problems I also have endocrine problem. Could this be brain tumor?

I doubt: Anything is possible. However, I doubt that brain tumor is the case here. There are many factors that are related to memory problems-especially in the case of alcohol and endocrine problems (which one?) I think in your case-other causes such as vit B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism or hepatic encephalopathy related to alcohol - need to be checked as those could be the reason why you become forgetful. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Anxiety and memory: The simple answer is "yes". Anxiety interferes with concentration and focusing. It is very common to be a bit scattered when experiencing anxiety. Memory problems do not suggest you have a brain tumor. So, relax about your memory lapses. ...Read more

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I've had headaches daily for 4 months w/ neurological, speech, and memory problems. I'm only 18. Could a brain tumor be a realistic possibility?

I've had headaches daily for 4 months w/ neurological, speech, and memory problems. I'm only 18. Could a brain tumor be a realistic possibility?

Yes.: Neurologic, speech and memory problems are not normal at any age. They require a good explanation. Headache is common and may or may not be related to your other symptoms. See someone soon. ...Read more

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My parents did not set a healthy example for us as kids. They had lots of problems. One that my siblings now have also is brain tumor. How can I avoid getting it also?

Brain tumors: Brain tumors are genetic. While there is a slightly increased risk in the family members of patients with brain tumors, the overall risk is quite small, < 1%. Stress from your parents failings (we all have failings) did not cause a brain tumor. All you can do is to avoid environmental exposures that increase the risk--such as external radiation, even excessive head ct scans, etc. ...Read more

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Does numbness in forehead mean a problem with my sinuses or a brain tumor>?

Does numbness in forehead mean a problem with my sinuses or a brain tumor>?

See a doctor: See a doctor or other health care provider that can work with you to figure out what is wrong. There is no way to evaluate your complaint via healthtap. ...Read more

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I've bad 4 ct of the brain n 2012 they where like month after month can a brain tumor occur now? I'm 22 no Heath problems

I've bad 4 ct of the brain n 2012 they where like month after month can a brain tumor occur now? I'm 22 no Heath problems

Benefits > risks: I understand that you are concerned about an increased risk of cancer from the radiation from diagnostic imaging. Although there is an increased risk of developing cancer from anything that produces radiation, the benefits from these studies are likely to be greater than the risks. Go to www. Xrayrisk. Com to calculate your increased risk. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac from anxiety? I read symptoms of certain things online (ie. Brain tumor, heart problems, etc) and "give" myself the issue right away.

Hypochondriac from anxiety? I read symptoms of certain things online (ie. Brain tumor, heart problems, etc) and "give" myself the issue right away.

Calm down: Rest assured that most of what you are worried about are very rare in 22 year olds. As others have suggested, read about what you are worried about and it should allay your concerns, and if not consult your doctor and get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you with the anxieties. ...Read more

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I have a noncancer brain tumor on 5, 6, 7 if its not on 10 nerve would it cause stomach and colon problems?

I have a noncancer brain tumor on 5, 6, 7 if its not on 10 nerve would it cause stomach and colon problems?

No: Would not expect tumor of cranial nerves 5, 6 or 7 to cause gastrointestinal problems. However, involvement of cranial nerve 8 could elicit vertigo with vomiting that could be indirectly interpreted as being of gastrointestinal origin. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain tumor? Lately I've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

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Could I have a brain tumor? Lately I've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

Could be migraine: There are different types of headache- migraine and tension headaches are the most common ones. Migraine headaches usually are one sided headaches- can be preceeded with aura, hallucination etc- also can be associated with photosensitivity etc. Although brain tumor also can give headache- but it is not very common. Having said that-if those symptoms bother you- go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor on nerves 5, 6, 7. I've been having a lot of stomach and colon problems I've had all kinds of tests. Could it be the 10 nerve?

I have a brain tumor on nerves 5, 6, 7. I've been having a lot of stomach and colon problems I've had all kinds of tests. Could it be the 10 nerve?

Maybe, but: Medication to treat the brain tumor or irradiation could cause G.I. Problems, so best to further discuss with your doctor. Unlikely that a focal tumor you describe would affect the anatomy as mentioned, but this can be seen with carcinomatous meningitis, which is not what you seem to possess. ...Read more

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I've seen my dr and ENT and both have said I have a frontal sinus problem. But google says brain tumor. Now I'm convinced. How can I forget google?

I've seen my dr and ENT and both have said I have a frontal sinus problem. But google says brain tumor. Now I'm convinced. How can I forget google?

Wow: I cannot believe you would not trust your primary physician and an ENT specialist and would trust something on google. The diagnosis of frontal sinusitis is made by a cat scan of the sinuses. That is the gold standard. If you have pain above the forehead and yellow green nasal drainage, you need a cat scan. Google is a wonderful search engine but certainly cannot make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more