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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...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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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. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more