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Can a brain tumor cause you lightheadedness?

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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"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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I have occasional lightheadedness, and on other occasions I feel a head-rush similar to an adrenaline rush. I also sometimes have a tingling sensation in my feet and hands. Should I be worried about brain tumors or ALS? Or is this anxiety 101?

I have occasional lightheadedness, and on other occasions I feel a head-rush similar to an adrenaline rush.  I also sometimes have a tingling sensation in my feet and hands.  Should I be worried about brain tumors or ALS?  Or is this anxiety 101?

Need more info: Your complaints are common to many conditions both physical and psychological. It would take an exam and a detailed personal history to try to understand what is going on. First start out with a visit to your family physician who after an exam and interview should be able to set you on the right road to feeling better. ...Read more

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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

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

Not otologic problem: I would strongly recommend a neurological consult. Anxiety is not a fair diagnosis. You need a thorough neurological evaluation and if that is negative, then anxiety may play a role. Light-headedness is not an inner ear symptom. ...Read more

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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!

Try to relax ;-): Anxiety is a lot more common than a brain tumor, and anxiety is a better explanation for lightheadedness anyway. Treat your anxiety and see if the lightheadedness goes away — it probably will. You might also be hyperventilating, ie, breathing too much due to anxiety. See the treatment section at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hyperventilation_syndrome. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain tumor? Lately i've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

Could I have a brain tumor? Lately i've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

Could be migraine: There are different types of headache- migraine and tension headaches are the most common ones. Migraine headaches usually are one sided headaches- can be preceeded with aura, hallucination etc- also can be associated with photosensitivity etc. Although brain tumor also can give headache- but it is not very common.Having said that-if those symptoms bother you- go to see your md and get checked. ...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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