Doctor insights on:
Brain Tumor Ear Pain
I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?
"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
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
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.
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
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
Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime I feel a slight dizziness. 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?
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
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
Had headaches for 4 weeks, thought I had brain tumor. Now headaches are gone but have stuffy ears and ringing in ears? What could it be? 19 y/o female
Headaches: Likely sinus or middle ear issuesGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
I keep getting an ice pick headache...about 3 inches from the top of my ear. Should I be worried about brain tumor? Has happened 3 consecutive nights
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
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?
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
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
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
Can a normal vng test and normal physical test at neurologist rule out brain tumor. Head ache specialy behnd ear if touch with tingling. Dr say mgrne?
Brain cancer hello, I am a 16 year old girl and someone brought to my attention that I may have a brain tumor. I have been getting very bad head aces in the back of my head from my ear down mostly on the left side, but sometimes my right, I get these hea
Can a brain tumor cause loss of hearing in on ear and heat sensation through one eye followed with nausea?
Yes/other causes, too: Those symptoms can have many causes. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
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
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).
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
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
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