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Brain Tumor In The Parietal Lobe
Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?
A wee clarification: 1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs. ...Read more
"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
I was wondering what are some symptoms that death is near whenever you have a frontal lobe brain tumor?
Coma: Failure to respond to any stimuli such as verbal commands or pain. ...Read more
Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more
How long does a benign brain tumor in the temporal lobe take to start having an effect on brain activity?
Case of brain tumor (frontal lobe mainagiouma) repate MRI after 6month, it shows same but tumor size 1.5cm bigger I got some convelation ned adv?
Your doctor's advice: Did you ask your doctor as to what it all means? You should be seeing a nurologist or a neurosurgeon to guide you for the future as meningiomas can be slow growing tumors which can cause problems if they grow beyond a certain size. Then surgical removal (excision) may be required. So remain connected with a specialist for a few years till the problem has been resolved. ...Read more
3 weeks ago, my mom had a brain tumor removed from her left lobe. Recently she has been experiencing a pulse rate of mid 90-105. Should I worry?
What if a recent MRI on brain read venous differnetial in the opptiucal lobe, could it be a brain tumor starting have been having trouble speaking?
Question unclear: I'm sorry, your question is just not clear and can't be sensibly answered. A tumor in one of the occipital lobes is not likely to cause difficulty speaking unless it was large enough to be clearly visible on an mri. I think "venous differential" is a mis-quotation. Perhaps the report read "deep venous anomaly" or "venous hemangioma"? These are benign conditions. Ask your doctor to clarify. ...Read more
I have a resected (90%) benign brain tumor in left temporal lobe. I'm on Trileptal (600 +900) & I get epilepsy every 3 wks, dose issue? Accumulation?
"Ride the horse": I often say when choosing a seizure med, we need to "ride this horse until we find out if it'll get us where we want to go. We don't change horses unless we have to." meaning...We need to push the dose up gently until either seizures stop (yeaaaa!) or we get unacceptable side effects (oh nuts!) and have to find a different med. Talk with your neurologist. If tolerable, you might need more. ...Read more
Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.
Blepharospasm?: The condition that you have with your eyelids is called blepharospasm. Speak to your ophthalmologist about it. I don't think that it's related to your previous condition. You may need to get a follow- up MRI. Try to get copies of your past medical records now before they have been transferred to long term storage. Then scan them and keep them on a thb drive which you can download to any md. ...Read more
Sudden dent at the back of the parietal lobe that I noticed 1 month ago. Getting mild headaches near that spot. Fearing tumors. What could it be?
You may have just:
NOTICED it but it's been there since BIRTH!!
NOT TO WORRY!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
A palpable, non-moving protrusion from top-back of my skull (parietal lobe) of size 3 cc. No headaches or other symptoms. Could it be a tumor?
Could be anything: I'd be interested to know if this is new or something you had all your life. Could be as simple as a bony protrusion of your skull that has been there from the beginning but any new lump that persists or grows should be evaluated by a physician. Have it checked and best to you. ...Read more
Are sparkles in vision a sign of brain tumor? Why? Because of optic nerve or chiasm pressure? Or occipital/parietal lobe pressure? Please elaborate
Are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumor? Why? Is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? Or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure.
None of the structures you mentioned would cause sparkles in the vision. Scotomas are benign as long as they aren't persistent, they can be due to onset migraines, associated with headaches or happen for no reason.
If they come on and stay and get worse for several days then we worry about retinal/vitreous detachment. ...Read more
PROCESS: First is doctors suspicion or if symptoms (headaches, seizures, nausea, vomiting), then focused physical exam followed by appropriate imaging studies (ct or MRI of brain), if a lesion is seen then it will require tissue diagnosis. Can be obtained by biopsy or surgical removal of suspicious lesion. The final word is the pathology results. ...Read more
No: Brain tumors are relatively uncommon, and the peak age for the most common type of brain tumors is between the fifth and seventh decades of life (40-70). Such tumors are uncommon in people in their 20s, but it can happen. If your question is from more than just curiosity, see your doctor for more information and perhaps for a brain MRI scan. ...Read more
Varied...: Some of the more common symptoms include headache, nausea, new seizures, balance issues (ataxia) and changes in vision. Personality changes, anger, confusion, and changes in speech can also occur. When a patient is examined by a doctor, a thorough neurological exam can find cranial nerve palsies, weakness, and defects in sensation. ...Read more
Brain Tumors: The most common symptoms of brain tumors that people first go to the doctor with are headaches and fits (seizures). But do remember that brain tumors are rare and there are much more common reasons for both these symptoms. Ct scan is usually the first test we get if is suspected. ...Read more
Yes, depends on type: This depends on the type, location, and size of the tumor. For example, a benign tumor, the meningioma if it is located in an area that is readily accessible may be surgically removed in toto. The patient may have a complete recovery with an extremely low chance of recurrence-thus a cure. There are however, meningiomas that are in difficult to reach locations, that may not be cured as easily. ...Read more
Get information: There are many types of brain tumor, some malignant, some benign. The first thing is to get information and get opinions from specialists. There are many tumors that are very treatable and even curable. There are others where there is very long term remission. The key to to be informed and ask questions. Know your options. Don't forget about clinical trials. ...Read more
Very very very low:
There are many kinds of brain tumors, and many are benign. The odds of an otherwise young, healthy adult having any brain tumor in their life time are less than 1/10000.
Hope that helps! ...Read more
Brain tumor: I am not sure what you mean with "hydroencephlitis" - are you referring to hydrocephalus and a brain tumor. There is a tumor called a papilloma that can cause hydrocephalus. There are also brain tumors that can block the natural spinal fluid through the brain and cause a secondary hydrocephalus. ...Read more
Depends on size: The symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the location, size, and type of tumor. Some of the general symptoms include: weakness, seizures, blurred or double vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling, trouble with gait, trouble with coordination, hearing problems, trouble with thinking or memory, trouble with speech. ...Read more
Worsening of symptom: If you have increasing headaches, seizures, or neurological dysfunction, then that may be a sign of a tumor growing/regrowing. Otherwise, if the growth is small, you would not have any symptoms. ...Read more
Absolutely: Many tumors start in quiet areas of the brain and cause no symptoms until they reach a large size. It also depends on the type of tumor as to how fast symptoms may occur. ...Read more
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