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Brain Tumor Lump On Head
No: A lump on the scalp is not an indication of brain tumor. ...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 had a lump on my head, left side. Is like a hard bone feeling, headaches & Isee blurry with the periphery of the right eye. Could it be a brain tumor?
New onset headaches?: The likelihood is that you are having migraine headaches BUT if you are having these symptoms and they are brand new or significantly different from previously then, an appointment with your physician should occur right away. However, not because of the lump you feel. The most common reason for lumps on the head people find are lumps on the head that are supposed to be there. Let us know wassup. ...Read more
It can be: I assume that a doctor has done testing that has discovered this mass. Those tests need to be evaluated by a good specialist. Eye findings can be very tricky. Some masses are benign and cause no real problem. Others are an early sign of severe disease. Your father should get a thorough evaluation that will answer the question, but also offer a plan of treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I got a lump under skin not a brain tumor got a mia its under my skin on forehead any ideas?
Dermatologist?: Difficult to assess from description. Sounds like dermatologist is in order. Most likely not a brain tumor. ...Read more
What to do if I had a lump under skin not a brain tumor got a mia its under my skin on forehead any ideas?
Excise: If the lump is more than 1-2 cm it is probably best to remove though probably benign. Here lipomas and fibromas are found. Sometimes a cyst is present. In rare instances on could find a malignant growth. That's why excisional biopsy may be indicated ...Read more
No: Trauma does not increase your chances of getting brain tumors. ...Read more
No: A head injury does not increase your risk of developing a brain tumor. ...Read more
Worried about a brain tumor only symptom I have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesn't get worse 23yo female?
Would it help.....: If I told you that with that as the only symptom, your other listed conditions as well as the fact you're on birth control pills that brain tumor is so far down the list of entities that it'd take you 1 week on a jet elevator going DOWN at 1000 mph to get to that diagnosis as opposed to anything else. A good neurological exam will prove it to you if you've also doubted your doctor's opinion. ...Read more
I have a hard, lump on my forhead. Its been there for about 2 years, and hasn't changed in size. Could it be caused by a brain tumor?
No: If you can feel it is extracranial meaning that it has nothing to do with your brain which is inside your skull. Let your doctor examine it at your next office visit. ...Read more
I have persistent on/off moments of dizziness+ buzzing feeling in head that lasts few seconds (happened twice). Concern for brain tumor?
Low concern: There are many other causes of dizziness that are not caused by a brain tumor, for example dehydration probably being #1 cause. That being said, if you start to develop new headaches, blurry/double vision, vomiting, confusion, or more persistent dizziness, these symptoms would warrant an exam by a health care provider. I hope you feel better. ...Read more
When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?
I understand your Anxiety.
You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing
Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind.
Do not assume, think about Reality.
Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety
Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation;
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more
Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor
Brain tumor: Typically does not cause occasional pain. If it becomes frequent, or constant, then is the time to see someone. ...Read more
How likely is it to have a brain tumor if I had a clear head scan in december 2012, if I have started having daily "all day" headaches again? Stress?
Extremely unlikely: However, persistent, unrelenting headaches can be caused by a number of different things. I would suggest you speak with your doctor who may want to refer you to a neurologist for further work up, and you should do so asap, as these are clearly effecting your daily function. ...Read more
Loud indistinguishable screaming voices in my head accompanied with strange feelings in my head and body. What are the possibilities of a brain tumor?
Low but not zero: Sounds as if you are having auditory hallucinations and while I couldn't definitively rule out a brain tumor simply based on what you've said, my opinion is that it's not as likely as other diagnostic possibilities. Nevertheless, I think a solid neurological examination and an imaging study of the brain are well worth the trouble. All the best. ...Read more
No: Brain tumors grow within your brain, inside your head. Knots on the outside (on your head) are not brain tumors, they have to do with the skull bone, scalp muscles or skin. Have your doctor take a look to make sure what this is. ...Read more
Not on your head: Brain tumors are not on your head, but inside your head. They can be hard or soft. Anything palpable on your head is not a brain tumor. Swelling in your scalp may be an infection, lymph node, fatty tumor etc, have your doctor evaluate this. ...Read more
Nonspecific: A feeling of heaviness of the head is too nonspecific to be considered a reliable indicator of a brain tumor. ...Read more
Nothing specialis ex: No particulatr expectations. Shaking does not affect your brain, a sit is pretty well protected inside the skull. ...Read more
Outside skull?: Brain tumors, no matter how huge they get, typically do not cause a knot on your head. Brain tumors can be deadly, yes. Masses (knots) on the outside of your head could be from infection, or bone or soft tissue cancers. Many of these types of cancers are treatable. I strongly encourage you to see a health care provider if you haven't already. ...Read more
Possibility of a brain tumor? My head is constantly in pain and the headaches are getting increasingly frequent...
Unlikely: A tumor is an unlikely cause of headaches but constant headaches need evaluation and proper treatment. See a neurologist if possible. ...Read more
I get sudden localized headache sometimes in right upper part of head and sometimes left for 4 to 8 sec do I have brain tumor?
Very uncommon: A headache coupled with confusion, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more
I have a meningomia brain tumor had it for 10 yrs. Recently I've been having sharp pains in my head. They come and go should this be a concern?
Have it checked: It is reasonable to have it checked. A meningioma may change over time. See your doctor & a brain MRI would be useful. Be sure to bring your old MRI or ct for the dr to do comparison. Symptoms from a meningioma depends on its location, whether it's over the top of the brain, in the back of the head, near the pituitary gland, over the olfactory nerves, or near some other nerves or tight location. ...Read more
I've been having tension type headaches for the past few days or so. It happens ONLY at night and top/sides of the head. Is this a brain tumor?
Highly unlikely: Your symptoms aren't at all the classical or common ones we hear from people who end up complaining of headaches which turn out to be associated with the growth of brain tumors. Headaches ONLY at night time for example & ONLY on the top & sides of the head (i.e. practically the whole head) & without focal neurological complaints do not suggest tumor. See doc for more information). ...Read more
My head has been hurting on the front left side in the same spot for about two weeks. I am concerned I may have a brain tumor. What do you think?
See a neurologist: Headache that is lasting so long needs immediate attention. You must see either a primary care physician tomorrow or go see a neurologist. You either have Migraine or something more serious. It is easy to make a diagnosis is of serious conditions like a brain tumor very quickly with help from a CT scan or MRI of brain. ...Read more
23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't get any worse no other symptoms?
Relax, see dr.: Brain tumors in your age group are not common. If the headache goes away with paracetamol and there are no neural symptoms like confusion, weakness, numbness, double vision, the headache is worse in the afternoon, and no nausea and vomiting, you can relax. Make an appointment with your doctor for a neurological exam and ask if you may need other tests done. Sometimes sertralene can cause headaches. ...Read more
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