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Brain Tumor Lightheadedness
Yes: Brain rumors can cause lots of symptoms including lightheadedness and imbalance. Brain rumors are not common though, and more frequently lightheadedness is caused by other things like low blood pressure, dehydration, etc. You should get checked out by your doc ! ...Read more
A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more
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
Low probability: If u have had a CAT scan the brain &normal, then no tumor. Most physicians will not get CAT scan brain for lightheadedness as more common reasons include dehydration, stress reaction-which is very common and causes rises in adrenaline and cortisol which cause heart to beat faster and blood pressure to go up. Low blood pressure also possible as is low blood sugars. Brain tumor very low on causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with anxiety attacks but other than that i feel lightheaded 24/7 is that a sign i may have a brain tumor? So scared please help!
Slow down; breathe: Feeling lightheaded is not a typical sign of brain tumor, but it can well be a sign of anxiety and some other conditions. Your family physician can do a good evaluation (including neurological), check bp, heart, etc plus any other indicated labs or diagnostic studies. This should help rule out conditions of major physical concern so you can participate wholeheartedly in treatment for anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When to worry about lightheadedness and brain tumors? Are there any other symptoms along with lightheadedness that represent warning signs?
Yes: Increase in pressure in the skull can present with morning nausea and vomiting. Any change in balance or loss of coordination can also be signs of tumors in the brain. Rarely increase in urination as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, which looks like a stroke. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, and double vision can occur as size increases. Many tumors, though, may be picked up on routine MRI films. Some tumors start in lung or kidney and metastasize to brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It would depend on location of the tumor, type of tumor and grade of tumor. A high grade tumor next to the motor cortex will cause symptoms quickly, a low grade tumor in the frontal cortex may take years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Survival after a diagnosis of 'brain tumor' depends heavily on the type of tumor as well as on treatment. Some benign tumors are associated with long life after surgical removal; some malignant tumors kill within about a year or so of initial diagnosis, and there is a whole range from rapid death to long survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more
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