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I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

Not brain or sinus: It sounds like a jaw problem. Spasm and inflammation of your jaw joint can cause all these symptoms. Do you chew gum? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication, ice to your jaw joint and consult with a dentist. ...Read more

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"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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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'm 21 been having ear pain n dizziness for about 4 months. There no water or infections in my ear. Is this a brain tumor?

I'm 21 been having ear pain n dizziness for about 4 months. There no water or infections in my ear. Is this a brain tumor?

Unlikely: It not feasible to say what may be causing your symptoms, without examining you, however, it is very unlikely that you have a brain tumor. You should see your doctor at your convenience. ...Read more

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Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime I feel a slight dizziness. Brain tumor??

Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime I feel a slight dizziness. Brain tumor??

Below: At your age, it is more likely to be caused by an ear or sinus problem.
Just make an apt with your DR if it continues, and with an exam you will get a accurate DX ...Read more

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Pressure top left side of head, ear pressure and earache. I have chronic sinuses and a deviated septum. Could it be from this or a brain tumor?

Pressure top left side of head, ear pressure and earache. I have chronic sinuses and a deviated septum. Could it be from this or a brain tumor?

Sinus related: Although everything is possible, the symptoms you experienced are more likely related to your sinus problem and deviated septum -rather than brain tumor. Go to see your md/ ENT to get treated. Get some decongestant, nasal spray, humidifier etc- as they may help. ...Read more

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I have ringing in my ears l>r for years. Brain tumor?

Tinitus: Is the medical term. There is a very long list of causes. You really should see an otolaryngologist for formal evaluation. It is not very likely to be related to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?

Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?

Unclear question: Five years after what? Do you have any symptoms? There is no use worrying about having an illness if you have no symptoms. Brain tumors are not subject of preventive surveillance, ...Read more

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Tinitus that won't go away got my ears checked. Could I have brain tumor? No headaches

Tinitus that won't go away got my ears checked. Could I have brain tumor? No headaches

Tinnitis: Tinnitis can be a tough disease to treat. Could be several causes. Such as trauma to the ears like if you play loud music. You need to see you me doctor forces full evaluation for there are many causes and they must be ruled out ...Read more

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Had ringing in my ears for 14 years. Had mri...No brain tumor. Sometimes louder for weeks...Then quieter, constant. Relief?

Had ringing in my ears for 14 years. Had mri...No brain tumor. Sometimes louder for weeks...Then quieter, constant. Relief?

Tinnitis: You have something called tinitus. There are some treatable causes. If looking for them on mri, you need the scan performed in a way specifically looking for reversible causes. A standard MRI just looking for a tumor may not cut it. Also a high resolution ct scan of the temporal bones with contrast may be better. If those are negative, an ENT doctor can help you with symptomatic treatments. ...Read more

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I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

TMJ?: A diagnosis cannot be made without an exam. However, this sounds like this may be related to you temporal mandibular joint (tmj). An ear issue cannot be excluded. This would require an exam by your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sudden tinnitus in left ear yesterday afternoon. What are the chances that this might be a brain tumor? (worried)

Pretty low,: Unless you have severe headache, nausea/vomiting, or severe headache. This is most likely nerve injury from a viral infection. If it persists for more than a week or so, consult with a doctor. Avoid aspirin containing meds, because they can worsen tinnitus. ...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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Normal MRI without contrast for headache and ringing ears except 0.3CM Sinus in Maxillary Can this rule out Brain tumor. I am worried. Headache persists?

Normal MRI without contrast for headache and ringing ears except 0.3CM Sinus in Maxillary Can this rule out Brain tumor. I am worried. Headache persists?

Headaches, ears: There are many different types of headache MRI will not diagnose and MRI would have low yield for these symptoms. Most headaches are related not to tumors but to sinus disease or musculoskeletal problems involving neck, jaws, and head, including teeth. The. 3 cm finding may suggest sinus probs (allergy, chronic infection, or nasal anatomic deformity). See a head/neck specialist to rule out. ...Read more

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Headache in front/back left side of head, ear. Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Headache in front/back left side of head, ear. Tiny jabs of pain (1-2). Light headed when standing. Scared I have a brain tumor. No fam history. Help!

Unlikely: Brain tumors are uncommon in people your age, and a light-headed feeling isn't typically a symptom of one. If you have serious headaches you should see your doctor, and ask for a referral to a neurologist both to evaluate your problem and to treat the headaches. ...Read more

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Afraid I have a brain tumor I mix up letters, I have short, frequent tinnituses in one ear and involuntarily move my hands + strange feeling in head?

Afraid I have a brain tumor I mix up letters, I have short, frequent tinnituses in one ear and involuntarily move my hands + strange feeling in head?

Seek care ASAP: Even though Brain tumor is your concern, there is a significant number of diseases that could present themselves in this manner.

I would suggest you see you physician as soon as possible.

Take care. ...Read more

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What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

Scan needed: Sleep is a frequent time for seizures. Unlikely that the mass outside ur skull is also inside against ur brain---u need a neuro eval and a scan. ...Read more

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I suddenly have bad balance, headache when I cough & work out, & constant ringing in both ears/bad hearing. Could this be a brain tumor? I hope not, I

I suddenly have bad balance, headache when I cough & work out, & constant ringing in both ears/bad hearing. Could this be a brain tumor? I hope not, I

Neurological exam: 24 year old woman with no past medical history presents with headache with cough, imbalance, and constant bilateral tinnitus.
With these symptoms, I believe you need to be seen emergently and evaluated by a physician. Headache in the posterior area of the head/neck after cough and neurological symptoms are suggestive of a Chiari malformation, however a full history and exam are necessary. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

No tumor: URI can produce some inflammation of inner ear. This results with fluid behind ear drum which if symptomatic should be drained. The fluid could induce pressure on semicucular canals and result in dizziness and well if pressure reaches brances of vagus n. then nausea can result. MRI of brain must have had a reason but if proved neg. The indications for scan were ruled out. ...Read more

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Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have had ringing in both ears for a week. Went to the doctor. Could I have a brain tumor? On meds Fluoxetine and Omeprazole (on two weeks).

Have had ringing in both ears for a week. Went to the doctor. Could I have a brain tumor? On meds Fluoxetine and Omeprazole (on two weeks).

Ringing: Any hearing loss or dizziness. Have an audiogram? Brain tumor unlikely. Most tinnitus is benign from damage to cochlear hair cells. Many other origins. Type in "tinnitus" on Google and read what comes up. ...Read more

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Eye randomly blurs for a few seconds/weak knees/left ear feels full / short term memory somewhat worse. (can remember most things) is it brain tumor?

Eye randomly blurs for a few seconds/weak knees/left ear feels full / short term memory somewhat worse. (can remember most things) is it brain tumor?

We're not magicians: It's unrealistic to expect a physician to be able to diagnose a brain tumor based on your post. Your post is the beginning, not the end. What's needed is an astute physician who can take a detailed history, perform a careful neurologic examination, & if indicated, order appropriate brain imaging. There's no magical crystal-ball ESP way to answer your question. ...Read more

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I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

Ear infection: Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 weeks. If symptoms persist longer than this timeframe, reevaluation is indicated by your treating physician. Brain tumors of the inner ear can cause dizziness as a presenting symptom, but most of these tumors present with hearing loss. ...Read more

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I told my doctor about my headaches and ear ringing I ask did I jave an brain tumor she look in my eyes what that mean and ask me a few question do I have vision problem I said no do light hurt my eyes again no so she ain't order a cat scan but I feel pain

I told my doctor about my headaches and ear ringing I ask did I jave an brain tumor she look in my eyes what that mean and ask me a few question do I have vision problem I said no do light hurt my eyes again no so she ain't order a cat scan but I feel pain

Not a brain tumor: Primary headaches can be very debilitating but doesn't mean there is a brain tumor. The headaches and ear ringing might need concurrent management and you may need a consult a pain center. You can try some self care things including warm compresses, hot showers, meditation, massages and green tea. ...Read more

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