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I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.

I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.

Contact doctor: You should contact the doctor who prescribed the medication. It has many side effects and your doctor needs to discuss the risk/benefit ratio with you. Are taking both prozac (fluoxetine) and amytriptiline? Do tell your doctor. You may consult this site for more information on this drug.

http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-6997/prozac (fluoxetine)-oral/details#side-effects ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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I have had pressure headache for a month, auras, & neck/ear stiffness. Worried about brain tumor. MRI w/o contrast normal. Should I get 1 w/ contrast?

I have had pressure headache for a month, auras, & neck/ear stiffness. Worried about brain tumor. MRI w/o contrast normal. Should I get 1 w/ contrast?

No: I would urge you to get your headaches evaluated by another physician if you are having auras. This suggests migraine. If the diagnosis of "pressure headache" has been made, then you are owed a fuller account -- if you do have increased intracranial pressure, consideration of pseudotumor cerebri, hypertension & a mass lesion must be made & a clear diagnosis rendered. ...Read more

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I have pain in a specific spot on the right side of my head& it's been there for a month. Brain tumor? Had MRI 8 months ago. Have mem loss, scared. 18

I have pain in a specific spot on the right side of my head& it's been there for a month. Brain tumor? Had MRI 8 months ago. Have mem loss, scared. 18

Head pain: If a brain mri was normal eight months ago, that is somewhat reassuring. If you note a tender spot on the right side of your scalp, you may be dealing with neuralgia which is an irritability/mild inflammation of a superficial scalp nerve. I recommend that you consult a neurologist if symptoms don't resolve. ...Read more

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Brain tumor found during mri, should I treat or not?

Brain tumor found during mri, should I treat or not?

Tumor type: This depends on tumor type, size and location. If the type of tumor is not clearly obvious on mri, biopsy or removal may be needed. If it is small and clearly benign, it may be feasible to follow it over time wit homer imaging. You'll need to talk to your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What is cortical dysplasia? I was diagnoised with it and it was origionally thought to be a brain tumor after several mri tests they said it was this

What is cortical dysplasia? I was diagnoised with it and it was origionally thought to be a brain tumor after several mri tests they said it was this

Born with it: Cortical dysplasia is when a small island of gray matter is out of place in the white matter layer of the brain, seen on MRI. It can be mistaken for a benign brain tumor. It happens during development of the brain, and usually causes no trouble. Rarely it can cause seizures, which can be treated with medicine. VERY rarely surgery is done to remove it if seizures are hard to control. ...Read more

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Will a cat scan of my head rule out MS or a brain tumor better than mri? Had one before but am having another one due to vertigo. I'm 18.Am I in danger?

Will a cat scan of my head rule out MS or a brain tumor better than mri? Had one before but am having another one due to vertigo. I'm 18.Am I in danger?

No: Mri is by far the test of choice for ms. Either way will detect brain tumors, but actual better picture of the tumor itself with a mri. There is no danger to mri. Cat scans have radiation, but your doctor will guide you in consultation with a radiologist as to which test is most appropriate for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the chances of an MRI w/ contrast picking up something (such as a brain tumor?) that a regular MRI could not?

What are the chances of an MRI w/ contrast picking up something (such as a brain tumor?) that a regular MRI could not?

Better: Contrast improves the ability to see most brain tumors. However, this is not the case with all of them. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a doctor diagnose a malignant brain tumor just from an MRI or does a biopsy need to be done to diagnose it?

It'd be possible that a doctor diagnose a malignant brain tumor just from an MRI or does a biopsy need to be done to diagnose it?

Biopsy: There are some tumors which are pretty certain to be be malignant based on imaging alone. However, the only way to be 100% is to do a biopsy. ...Read more

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27/F. Mild nausea everyday, all day, worse in mornings. Not pregnant. Worried about brain tumor. Normal brain MRI 6 months ago.?

27/F. Mild nausea everyday, all day, worse in mornings. Not pregnant. Worried about brain tumor. Normal brain MRI 6 months ago.?

Reflux?: Gastric Reflux is a possibility. This when muscle between your esophagus and your stomach is not working right. Contents of your stomach (acid) can come up your esophagus (food pipe). If is common and can be a cause for morning nausea.

Consult your doctor to verify this and find out what you can do about it.

http://www. Med-health. Net/Natural-Cures-For-Acid-Reflux. Html ...Read more

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Tingling/burning sensations randomly on body, head, and neck. Occasional shooting pains in head & pressure? Anxiety or brain tumor? I'm getting a mRI?

Tingling/burning sensations randomly on body, head, and neck. Occasional shooting pains in head & pressure? Anxiety or brain tumor? I'm getting a mRI?

Neurological exam: An MRI is not necessary unless neurological examination or history of your condition reveals either a specific defect or suggests that there is an architectural anomaly in the brain or spinal cord. See a neurologist for further help. If you'd like to discuss things: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What to do if I just got diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can I get a printout copy of my mri?

What to do if I just got diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can I get a printout copy of my mri?

Yes.: Your medical records belong to you. Contact the radiology department where your MRI was performed / interpreted and request a copy of the report. They can also provide you with either digital or paper pictures of key images from the study. ...Read more

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What to do if I just got diagnosed with a brain tumor. Is it possible to obtain a printout copy of my mri?

What to do if I just got diagnosed with a brain tumor. Is it possible to obtain a printout copy of my mri?

CDs: Are how many facilities supply copies of the patient's images (mri/ct etc). Some facilities still will supply 'hard' copies of your images upon request. ...Read more

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How long does it take on average for a brain tumor to grow? Years? Months? Days? Mri over about 13 months ago was normal.

How long does it take on average for a brain tumor to grow? Years? Months? Days? Mri over about 13 months ago was normal.

Variable: Different type of tumors have different growth rates. If MRI was normal about a year ago, unless there has been a drastic change in symptoms, it is unlikely that you have a brain tumor.
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Do I pass Redmond test? I sway, but not enough to take a step. I feel myself swaying. Normal MRI 6 months ago. Scared of brain tumor. 27/F.

Do I pass Redmond test? I sway, but not enough to take a step. I feel myself swaying. Normal MRI 6 months ago. Scared of brain tumor. 27/F.

Romberg Test?: I'm not familiar with a Redmond test, but from your description I believe you mean Romberg. Yes, a little swaying is ok. Why are you scared of a brain tumor even after having a normal MRI so recently? ...Read more

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A MRI without dye show a brain tumor?

A MRI without dye show a brain tumor?

Yes: Yes a non-contrast MRI is pretty good for detecting a tumor in the brain, but using contrast "dye" improves the ability of an MRI to detect a small tumor. ...Read more

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Can MRI with contrast miss brain tumor?

Can MRI with contrast miss brain tumor?

Best test: An MRI with contrast is the best test to detect a brain tumor. If the MRI did not detect a brain tumor then it is likely either too small to see or there is no brain tumor. ...Read more

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Is an MRI or catscan better for a brain tumor?

Is an MRI or catscan better for a brain tumor?

MRI: Without and with gadolinium. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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Can an MRI tell if a brain tumor is benign or malignant?

Can an MRI tell if a brain tumor is benign or malignant?

Maybe, or not: Sometimes appearance is characteristic, sometimes not. Other imaging, including pet/ct can help differentiate. ...Read more

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Could a brain tumor be missed on an MRI with contrast I hade 8 months ago?

Could a brain tumor be missed on an MRI with contrast I hade 8 months ago?

Any symptoms?: Do you have any symptoms? Any test can have false negative results. Unneeded tests can produce false positive results.
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Why do neurosurgeon say no to fix two small angionomas with lesion and they won't do MRI to see if it is a brain tumor starting live in Utah.

Why do neurosurgeon say no to fix two small angionomas with lesion and they won't do MRI to see if it is a brain tumor starting live in Utah.

Angiomas: Not every angioma needs an MRI or MRA to be evaluated. If there is a clear angioma on CT scan, and it is small, an MRI would probably not help. And in such a case, surgery could do more harm than good.

If the diagnosis is not certain, than an MRI or MRA can help determine what it is. Do you mean a cavernous hemangioma?

It should be removed only if it is deemed to be a risk. ...Read more

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MRI showed brain lesion... What will they do next? And can it be something seriouse. If it was a brain tumor would they have known from this MRI

MRI showed brain lesion... What will they do next? And can it be something seriouse. If it was a brain tumor would they have known from this MRI

It depends: The MRI is very good, but not perfect in identifying what the lesion is. The treatment will depend on what the MRI shows. If it is not clear, either it will be followed with serial MRIs or it will be biopsied. If it is known, it will be either followed or treated depending on what it is. Occasionally, it will be surgically removed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Mydr said99.9%sure I don't have a brain tumor (i have vertigo&headpressure) bc I had clear MRI 1 year ago, do I believe her? She say I have labayrintitus

Mydr said99.9%sure I don't have a brain tumor (i have vertigo&headpressure) bc I had clear MRI 1 year ago, do I believe her? She say I have labayrintitus

Believe her: Sounds like you have had a pretty good work up. We have a saying in medicine - when you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras. Your doc has already looked for zebras (a brain tumor) and they weren't there. A horse, such as labyrinthitis is much more likely. Trust your doctor. If you don't, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could an MRI miss things such as a brain tumor, or brain cancer?

Could an MRI miss things such as a brain tumor, or brain cancer?

Possible, but unlike: Sure.....If it were very small - ie smaller than the slice thickness of the scans....But most brain tumors would show up on an mri...So not very likely. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more