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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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What distinguishes a brain tumor from anxiety?

What distinguishes a brain tumor from anxiety?

Anxiety: Is an emotional state that makes us afraid of many issues in our lives (including a fear that we might have a brain tumor). Brain tumors don't cause this. Please try to get psychiatric help. ...Read more

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When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

Hypochondrasis: I understand your Anxiety. You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind. Do not assume, think about Reality. Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation; See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more

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I've been having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n funny vision n few more symptoms 6 yrs could it be a brain tumor Drs tell me anxiety ?worried

I've been having a weird lightheaded feeling daily n funny vision n few more symptoms 6 yrs could it be a brain tumor Drs tell me anxiety ?worried

Not otologic problem: I would strongly recommend a neurological consult. Anxiety is not a fair diagnosis. You need a thorough neurological evaluation and if that is negative, then anxiety may play a role. Light-headedness is not an inner ear symptom. ...Read more

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31 y/o Fem.Bloodwork great.sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy , cold sens legs.Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety

31 y/o Fem.Bloodwork great.sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy , cold sens legs.Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety

Head/ear pain: I think it may be trigeminal neuralgia. or variant thereof of neuralgia.. Could be due to zoster, herpes or lyme. less likley MS or tumor. see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia.htm May consider a trial of gabapentin or steroids + acyclovir + gabapentin. Get lyme titer f/u wiht doctor/neuralogist ...Read more

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I've had individual muscle spasms constantly throughout my body. I am very scared it is a brain tumor. Could this be anxiety? My blood work was good.

Maybe: Muscle spasms could be a manifestation of anxiety, but it is always prudent to have physical causes ruled out first. Anxiety would be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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20yr old. stressed And worried and now have aching neck and headache. And beginning to think it's a brain tumor. Is it just anxiety? two weeks Started

20yr old. stressed And worried and now have aching neck and headache. And beginning to think it's a brain tumor. Is it just anxiety? two weeks Started

Anxiety is my bet: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. Here's a great Dx Tool! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, viruses, etc. do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chatter. If it is always there, see a doctor - but brain tumors are rare. ...Read more

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Im a hypochondriac and have been under a lot of stress.I have had tension headaches for 2 weeks and terrified its a brain tumor.Doc said it's anxiety?

Im a hypochondriac and have been under a lot of stress.I have had tension headaches for 2 weeks and terrified its a brain tumor.Doc said it's anxiety?

Brain tumor : It is unlikely that you have a brain tumor. Brain tumors have a gradual onset and progressive morning headaches and nausea is common. Tension headaches arise from muscle strain, particularly in the neck. Try moist warm heat during the day with stretching and massage to relieve the tension. Meditation and biofeedback can help with the anxiety. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain tumor or is it just anxiety? How can I know for sure?

Could I have a brain tumor or is it just anxiety? How can I know for sure?

Talk to your doctor: Short answer is that only a physician who is examining you can determine whether this is anxiety versus a tumor. The surefire way to diagnose a tumor would be some form of radiologic imaging, such as a ct or mri. However, your physician will ask you certain questions that might help determine whether imaging is necessary. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more