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Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Check your vision. Any persistent headache should be checked out. A brain ct will rule in/out tumor. ...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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Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Extremely unlikely: More likely is that you have some sinus congestion, possibly from infection (sinusitis) or inflammation due to allergy. You should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Brain tumor cause pain in one eye off and on?

Brain tumor cause pain in one eye off and on?

It's possible: Any disease in close proximity to the frontal skull base (i.e. "eye sockets") can irritate the linings of the adjacent membranes through inflammation, distortion, compression or infiltration of the structures. Tumors are not the only cause. If you're worried, get it checked out. Start with a neurologist, ent, or ophthalmologist depending upon any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Many options: Visual circuits are widely placed in the brain. Tumors can disrupt many of these functions including basic vision, parts of the field, motility and coordination. The list of what kind includes all known spontaneous tumors originating in the brain and also metastatic tumors lodging in the brain. Neuro-ophthalmologists are skilled at relating a series of symptoms to the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if there is a brain tumor by looking into your eyes with that light?

Can a doctor tell if there is a brain tumor by looking into your eyes with that light?

Possibly: The doctor cannot tell for sure there's a brain tumor just by looking in the patient's eyes. There may be a suspicion of a brain tumor based on the findings but not the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been on the computer a lot and my eyes are kind of jumping around when I read, could this be a brain tumor? Neuro disorder? Been going on 3 days.

See eye doc: Maybe that the eyes are dry and light rays hit a wet spot and others a dry spot and get bent different directions. So see eye doc and in meantime use artificial tears from grocery store 4 times a day. ...Read more

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Why do I feel headache and bulging eyes are a brain tumor?

Why do I feel headache and bulging eyes are a brain tumor?

Fears of tumours: You need to know all the different causes of headaches---then if you feel there is pressure in the head still could be a variety of causes other than tumours--research bulging eyes, there plenty causes--
we are programmed to think about our previous memory, mostly false beliefs, other people have told us this is their diagnosis---
need hx ands exam and imaging to shake you false beliefs. ...Read more

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I think I may have a brain tumor? I have mild eye pain on one side.

I think I may have a brain tumor? I have mild eye pain on one side.

See your physician.: Mild eye pain can be from many different reasons some more significant than others. The wisest thing to do is to go to your primary physician or alternatively go to an ophthalmologist or optometrist to have your eyes examined. They will decide if further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Visual field defects: As the tumor compresses the optic nerve, there will be a visual field defects. This can be in one eye if it happens before the optic chiasm or in both eyes if it happens after the chiasm. If there is any visual field defects, the tumor should be removed. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the ocatmotor nerve. Today I've shap pains in my right eye. Could this be serious?

I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the ocatmotor nerve. Today I've shap pains in my right eye. Could this be serious?

Yes: A meningioma pressing on one of your oculomotor nerves is very serious. You may have difficulty with double vision or with the ability of your pupil to react to light, if this has not happened already. The tumor's location also puts it near some major blood vessels and at the base of the brain. Likely this is a serious issue and needs to be treated. The sharp pains may or may not be related. ...Read more

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Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?

Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?

Probably not: Although it's possible, what you describe doesn't cause alarm about brain tumors in my mind. Dull head pain and pressure where you describe is more likely something boring, like sinus congestion. When you say your eye is "foggy", do you mean you have trouble seeing? If yes, that is more concerning and you should see a doctor right away. Some eye problems can cause head pain and pressure. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor mengimioa I just had a MRI the 14th showed no growth. It's on the ocutor motor and v.Ive been having sharp pains in my r eye.?

I have a brain tumor mengimioa I just had a MRI the 14th showed no growth. It's on the ocutor motor and v.Ive been having sharp pains in my r eye.?

? question?: You describe a skull base meningioma close to ('on') the oculomotor (iiird) and trigeminal (vth) cranial nerves. If the tumor is on the right side, pain in your right eye may well be related. What do you want to know? Definitive treatment would be neurosurgical removal by an expert skull base neurosurgery specialist. If the tumor is deemed inoperable without unacceptable damage can use radiation. ...Read more

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My father has a mass ehind the eye is this a brain tumor?

It can be: I assume that a doctor has done testing that has discovered this mass. Those tests need to be evaluated by a good specialist. Eye findings can be very tricky. Some masses are benign and cause no real problem. Others are an early sign of severe disease. Your father should get a thorough evaluation that will answer the question, but also offer a plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Only one eye is red in flash photo, the other white-ish. Is that a sign of brain tumor in an adult?

Only one eye is red in flash photo, the other white-ish. Is that a sign of brain tumor in an adult?

Doubtful.: While loss of the light reflex can rarely indicate there is a mass in your eyeball, brain tumors will typically not cause this. Brain tumors can cause swelling behind the eyes which should not affect how your eyes appear in a photograph. Loss of the light reflex and swelling behind your eyes can both be easily evaluated by visiting your optometrist. ...Read more

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Brain tumor? I notice one pupil is just slightly larger than the other pupil. This happens to be the eye I get migraines in.

Brain tumor? I notice one pupil is just slightly larger than the other pupil. This happens to be the eye I get migraines in.

Unlikely: Brain tumors are rare. If that is the I you get your migraines in most likely why the highest dilated. Check your eyes when you do not have a headache 10% of the population as a dilated pupili do not know how long you've had your headaches but optic neuritis would also need to be considered. If you not not had your headaches evaluated I recommend that you get your headaches evaluated. ...Read more

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Sudden blurred vision both eyes that clears in some seconds especially in a sunny day and when closing and opening my eyes can that be a brain tumor?

Sudden blurred vision both eyes that clears in some seconds especially in a sunny day and when closing and opening my eyes can that be a brain tumor?

Vascular: Usually vision changes that are that brief are related to blood flow issues. Either way, you need a medical work up. ...Read more

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Are office Neuro exams sufficient to indicate brain tumor? (Light in eyes, raising shoulders, etc) Dr said my neuro exam was fine. Have ringing in ears

Are office Neuro exams sufficient to indicate brain tumor? (Light in eyes, raising shoulders, etc) Dr said my neuro exam was fine. Have ringing in ears

In the absence: Of any objective NEUROLOGIC findings on exam it is unlikely that you have a brain tumor however your examining Provider may wish to order a BRAIN CT SCAN OR MRI if your symptoms continue.

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Yes.: If the tumor is of sufficient size to cause an increase in the intracranial pressure (icp), there is swelling of the optic nerves as they are "pushed" on by the high pressure. The result is a finding called "papilledema" which is a tell tale sign of increased icp. So, yes, for larger tumors the answer would be yes. Small tumors may have no impact, especially intiially. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about major headaches and itchy, irritated, occasionally blurry, sometimes swollen eyes? Could this be a brain tumor?

Should I be concerned about major headaches and itchy, irritated, occasionally blurry, sometimes swollen eyes? Could this be a brain tumor?

Doubtful: Eye discomfort is generally a result of dry eyes or allergies. While headaches could be a symptom of a brain tumor, remember this is a RARE event.
See a doctor for an eye exam! ...Read more

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Can eye doctors know if you have a brain tumor or any other brain disease by an eye exam?

Possibly: What can be noted is what is known as papilledema. This is swelling of the optic disc due to something causing increased intracranial pressure. It can suggest something is causing pressure but it does not tell what. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can brain tumor cause your forehead to feel numb when only lifting eye brows. It isn't completely numb just feels weird.

Can brain tumor cause your forehead to feel numb when only lifting eye brows. It isn't completely numb just feels weird.

Sure: When it comes to cancer sometimes it's a tremor or numbness that brings patients in. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!

Highly unlikely: In rare cases, very severe sinusitis could affect the blood supply or blood drainage of the optic nerves. However, a person with this problem would likely have other symptoms as well, such as severe headache, other cranial nerve palsies or frank meningitis. ...Read more

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Sometimes my left eye gets blurry and sometimes my right eye can that be a brain tumor? When im on the computer also when looking at the sun

Two things: First, don't look at the sun-- it's a bad idea. Second, it is common for people to blink less when they are staring at a screen. The resultant dry eye can cause temporary blurred vision. You might try to give yourself a drop of an artificial tear when this happens. If it clears up, you've got your answer. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the oculmotor. My neuro ophthalmology said my muscle has weaken very minimal does that effect both eyes?

I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the oculmotor. My neuro ophthalmology said my muscle has weaken very minimal does that effect both eyes?

Nucleus or Nerve?: Meningiomas are benign tumors that can occur in the brain. They are locally invasive. Involvement of the oculomotor nucleus within the brainstem would likely affect both eyes. A lesion outside the brainstem along the route of the third nerve would affect only one eye. A neuro-ophthalmic examination would be helpful as would an MRI scan. ...Read more

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On the top part of my head (halfdollar size) I get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably. Could it be a brain tumor?

On the top part of my head (halfdollar size) I get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably. Could it be a brain tumor?

Unlikely!: The typical pain associated wih brain tumors is generalized, worse in the morning and with all maneuvers that increasing pressure in the brain such as bearing down, coughing or sneezing. However, most tumors do not follow this typical description. Your pain is non-specific and should be checked out to make sure it is not something serious.. ...Read more

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I’ve always had astigmatism in both eyes, so I’ve always seen a faint ghost outline of certain objects or people, but usually glasses would solve it. I’ve noticed that the outline has gotten worse, I’m worried that it’s a brain tumor. Is this possibl?

I’ve always had astigmatism in both eyes, so I’ve always seen a faint ghost outline of certain objects or people, but usually glasses would solve it. I’ve noticed that the outline has gotten worse, I’m worried that it’s a brain tumor. Is this possibl?

Glasses: Please see your eye doctor. Our eyes change over time and you may need a new prescription. There are many possible causes for your symptoms and a tumor is low on the list but your doctor can help you rule that out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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