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Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
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Can a brain tumor cause you lightheadedness?

Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Can a brain tumor cause you 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

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Dr. Douglas Miller
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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


Dr. John Hanna
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When to worry about lightheadedness and brain tumors? Are there any other symptoms along with lightheadedness that represent warning signs?

Dr. John Hanna
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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 more

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Dr. Ali Saberi
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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

Dr. Ali Saberi
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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 more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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!

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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 more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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I've OCD but never anxiety attacks. Some days I feel very lightheaded for a short time. Could it be a brain tumor? No other symptoms. Blood work is ok

Dr. Andrew Berry
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I've OCD but never anxiety attacks. Some days I feel very lightheaded for a short time. Could it be a brain tumor? No other symptoms. Blood work is ok

Anxiety : Ruling out any physical problems, I would recommend a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what is bothering you based on your symptomology. Consider medication, as well as a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help you with whatever bothers you. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
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Scared that I may have a brain tumor as I have been lightheaded for about 4-5 months....but everyone saids I would have worse symptoms by now?

Dr. Steven Hebert
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Scared that I may have a brain tumor as I have been lightheaded for about 4-5 months....but everyone saids I would  have worse symptoms by now?

Lightheaded: There are many causes of feeling lightheaded. A brain tumor is possible but very unlikely. See your doctor. Much more likely you have an issue with your glucose level or blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Do visual auras mean brain tumor been eye dr he said all looks goods I've been lightheaded 6 years daily eyes funny sometimes etc Drs say all anxiety

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Do visual auras mean brain tumor been eye dr he said all looks goods I've been lightheaded 6 years daily eyes funny sometimes etc Drs say all anxiety

Visual aura: Visual auras are normally associated with migraine headaches, and are not a common symptom of brain tumors. A seizure is a common first symptom of a brain tumor though, although it is still a rare condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Could I have a brain tumor if I have trouble sleeping, always tired, have depression, back pain, numbness/pain in my thigh, lightheaded and headaches.

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Could I have a brain tumor if I have trouble sleeping, always tired, have depression, back pain, numbness/pain in my thigh, lightheaded and headaches.

Very unlikely: However, symptoms such as these need evaluation by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What are the signs of brain tumor?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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What are the signs of brain tumor?

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 more

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Dr. David Masiello
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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

Dr. David Masiello
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

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 more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

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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