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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


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Sudden tinnitus in left ear yesterday afternoon. What are the chances that this might be a brain tumor?(worried)

Sudden tinnitus in left ear yesterday afternoon. What are the chances that this might be a brain tumor?(worried)

Pretty low,: unless you have severe headache, nausea/vomiting, or severe headache. This is most likely nerve injury from a viral infection. If it persists for more than a week or so, consult with a doctor. Avoid aspirin containing meds, because they can worsen tinnitus. ...Read more

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Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didnt have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?

Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didnt have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?

No: It would be useful to see an ENT specialist for your peace of mind and to have your ears cleaned out. Brain tumors as cause of hearing problems are uncommon. ...Read more

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I have ringing in my ears l>r for years. Brain tumor?

I have ringing in my ears l>r for years. Brain tumor?

Tinitus: Is the medical term. There is a very long list of causes. You really should see an otolaryngologist for formal evaluation. It is not very likely to be related to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Had ringing in my ears for 14 years. Had mri...No brain tumor. Sometimes louder for weeks...Then quieter, constant. Relief?

Had ringing in my ears for 14 years.  Had mri...No brain tumor.  Sometimes louder for weeks...Then quieter, constant. Relief?

Tinnitis: You have something called tinitus. There are some treatable causes. If looking for them on mri, you need the scan performed in a way specifically looking for reversible causes. A standard MRI just looking for a tumor may not cut it. Also a high resolution ct scan of the temporal bones with contrast may be better. If those are negative, an ENT doctor can help you with symptomatic treatments. ...Read more

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I suddenly have bad balance, headache when I cough & work out, & constant ringing in both ears/bad hearing. Could this be a brain tumor? I hope not, i

I suddenly have bad balance, headache when I cough & work out, & constant ringing in both ears/bad hearing. Could this be a brain tumor? I hope not, i

Neurological exam: 24 year old woman with no past medical history presents with headache with cough, imbalance, and constant bilateral tinnitus. With these symptoms, I believe you need to be seen emergently and evaluated by a physician. Headache in the posterior area of the head/neck, cough and neurological symptoms are suggestive of a Chiari malformation, however a full history and exam are necessary . Good luck ...Read more

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Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.

How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I told my doctor about my headaches and ear ringing i ask did i jave an brain tumor she look in my eyes what that mean and ask me a few question do I have vision problem i said no do light hurt my eyes again no so she aint order a cat scan but i feel pain

I told my doctor about my headaches and ear ringing i ask did i jave an brain tumor she look in my eyes what that mean and ask me a few question do I have vision problem i said no do light hurt my eyes again no so she aint order a cat scan but i feel pain

Not a brain tumor: Primary headaches can be very debilitating but doesn't mean there is a brain tumor. The headaches and ear ringing might need concurrent management and you may need a consult a pain center. You can try some self care things including warm compresses, hot showers, meditation, massages and green tea. ...Read more

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Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?

Would a person know if they had a brain tumor or another neuro issue or inner ear issues after 5 + years?

Unclear question: Five years after what? Do you have any symptoms? There is no use worrying about having an illness if you have no symptoms. Brain tumors are not subject of preventive surveillance, ...Read more

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Tinitus that won't go away got my ears checked. Could I have brain tumor ? No headaches

Tinnitis: Tinnitis can be a tough disease to treat. Could be several causes. Such as trauma to the ears like if you play loud music. You need to see you me doctor forces full evaluation for there are many causes and they must be ruled out ...Read more

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I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

TMJ?: A diagnosis cannot be made without an exam. However, this sounds like this may be related to you temporal mandibular joint (tmj). An ear issue cannot be excluded. This would require an exam by your doctor for a diagnosis. ...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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Afraid I have a brain tumor I mix up letters, I have short, frequent tinnituses in one ear and involuntarily move my hands + strange feeling in head?

Afraid I have a brain tumor I mix up letters, I have short, frequent tinnituses in one ear and involuntarily move my hands + strange feeling in head?

Seek care ASAP: Even though Brain tumor is your concern, there is a significant number of diseases that could present themselves in this manner. I would suggest you see you physician as soon as possible. Take care. ...Read more

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What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

What would cause seizures in your sleep and could it be a brain tumor because I do have a knot behind my right ear hard as a rock the size of a marble?

Scan needed: Sleep is a frequent time for seizures. Unlikely that the mass outside ur skull is also inside against ur brain---u need a neuro eval and a scan. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

Not brain or sinus: It sounds like a jaw problem. Spasm and inflammation of your jaw joint can cause all these symptoms. Do you chew gum? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication, ice to your jaw joint and consult with a dentist. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

No tumor: URI can produce some inflammation of inner ear. This results with fluid behind ear drum which if symptomatic should be drained. The fluid could induce pressure on semicucular canals and result in dizziness and well if pressure reaches brances of vagus n. then nausea can result. MRI of brain must have had a reason but if proved neg. the indications for scan were ruled out. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

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