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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can a brain tumor cause anxiet or nervous feelings as well as depression, Even before you are diagnosed?

Can a brain tumor cause anxiet or nervous feelings as well as depression, Even before you are diagnosed?

NOT to worry!: Worrying about a brain tumor is NOT a symptom of a brain tumor! You should make an appointment with a Primary Care provider. Sit down and discuss your symptoms. Answer some directed questions and the doctor may perform a Neurologic exam...but stop worrying...its self defeating!
Hope this helps

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I've had anxiety and depression for 2 months now. In those 2 months my memory got worse. To te point of fearing a brain tumor. Have severe brain fog?

I've had anxiety and depression for 2 months now. In those 2 months my memory got worse. To te point of fearing a brain tumor. Have severe brain fog?

Cognitive changes: Most likely your emotional issues are affecting your focus and concentration, and there may well be a secondary sleep disorder problem. Nutritional and vitamin deficiencies need to be also considered. Have a psychiatrist start to sort out all of this, as treatment may reverse most if not all. Doubt this would be caused by a brain tumor.? Concierge visit? ...Read more

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What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. I'm only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?

What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. I'm only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?

19: Where did you get that idea? Sounds more like you're depressed and wondering why.
A psychiatrist whould know significantly more about brain tumors and depressive problems than you do. Guessing leavesyou upset.
A depression is more likely that a brain tumor, but find out and get whatever helpyou need. ...Read more

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Headache that is sometimes worse sometimes better coupled with some memory trouble. Have anxiety and depression. Can's shake the fear of brain tumor.

Headache that is sometimes worse sometimes better coupled with some memory trouble. Have anxiety and depression. Can's shake the fear of brain tumor.

There is a solution: Headaches are common and most often related to stress (Tension headache). Brain tumor is an uncommon cause of headache. If you are that worried about brain tumor, it is easy to check for this, with an X-ray. But you need to see a doctor who can then guide you and order either CT scan or MRI of the brain to check for brain tumor which is easy to detect with one of these tests. ...Read more

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I was depressed before. Found out I had brain tumour. Given dexamethasone and never been happier. I'm off them now. Back to being depressed. Why? 24/m

I was depressed before. Found out I had brain tumour. Given dexamethasone and never been happier. I'm off them now. Back to being depressed. Why? 24/m

Steroids: Dexamethasone is a steroid, and can produce feelings of euphoria. Now that you are off of them, your baseline depression may be re-establishing itself. Please see your doctor for help with this. Hoping the brain tumor is successfully gone now? ...Read more

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Horrible fear of brain tumor and esophageal cancer for 2 months. Psychiatrist said I have GAD and severe depression. Have dysphagia, memory trouble etc?

Horrible fear of brain tumor and esophageal cancer for 2 months. Psychiatrist said I have GAD and severe depression. Have dysphagia, memory trouble etc?

All of these: Symptoms can ball into one. Your extreme fear of having medical disorders, generalized anxiety & depression could all be addressed with cognitive behavioral therapy. If you are not in therapy now - strongly recommend it. ...Read more

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What are headaches a symptom of besides brain tumor?

What are headaches a symptom of besides brain tumor?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only symptom of a brain tumor?

Can a headache be the only symptom of a brain tumor?

No sure way: Headaches that are associated with nausea and awaken you from sleep are more worrisome than others. Also headaches that do not resolve with time, otc medications can also be worrisome. Most headaches are not from brain tumors. If the headache is associated with other neurologic findings a scan is in order. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Yes, but..: Headaches are common, and brain tumors aren't. So the most likely cause of a headache is not a brain tumor! Warning signs for headaches caused by brain tumors are early morning headaches (upon awakening) or headaches that worsen with coughing or straining. Other causes of headaches: sinus congestion, caffeine withdrawal, muscle tension, eye strain. ...Read more

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If someone has a sense of imbalance, and that was only symptom, how likely would it be for it to be a brain tumor somewhere in the brain?

If someone has a sense of imbalance, and that was only symptom, how likely would it be for it to be a brain tumor somewhere in the brain?

Unlikely: Dizziness is more commonly associated with an inner ear problem… not necessarily a brain tumor. This would be low on the list of differential diagnoses. In addition, you are fairly young which would lower the likelihood of having a brain tumor even more. ...Read more

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Would a brain tumor cause one little symptom only?

Would a brain tumor cause one little symptom only?

Brain tumor: The symptoms are based on the size of the tumor and how much compression or invasion of normal tissue has occurred so one one little symptom can occur early on but most brain tumors at time of presentation have more than just one finding. ...Read more

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I would like to ask you, if it could be a symptom of brain tumor?

I would like to ask you, if it could be a symptom of brain tumor?

Please clarify: Please clarify what symptom are you referring to. Here is a general overview on symptoms from brain tumors you can read for more information:

http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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Main thing I should worry about when it comes to a brain tumor at the age of 23? Main symptom! Please help

Main thing I should worry about when it comes to a brain tumor at the age of 23? Main symptom! Please help

Do you have a: Brain tumor, and if so, what kind of lesion is it? If you do not, then why are you worried? Brain tumors receive a lot of news, but are relatively rare. Headaches are not the usual presenting sign these days, and many are diagnosed when imaging of brain is done for an unrelated reason. Some are discovered after a seizure, others when slow arm and/or leg weakness develops. ...Read more

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If a brain tumor is small, what are the normal symptoms? If it's big, would there be more than one symptom?

Location: Symptoms depend on location and speed of growth of tumor. Symptoms can be from none to progressive paralysis, speech difficulty, unsteadiness, numbness, seizures and more. ...Read more

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Could a symptom of a brain tumor be intermittent tingly sensations all over the body (not in one specific area)?

Could a symptom of a brain tumor be intermittent tingly sensations all over the body (not in one specific area)?

Unlikely...: Intermittent "tingly" sensations all over the body do not fit the typical pattern of a brain tumor. Brain tumors, when they cause neurologic dysfunction, usually cause dysfunction related to the part of the brain they are in or near. For example, if a brain tumor is located near the area responsible for movements, the patient may have weakness on the opposite side of the body. ...Read more

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For how long can headache remain the sole symptom of a brain tumor?

For how long can headache remain the sole symptom of a brain tumor?

Location. Location..: Really depends on the location of the mass. Certain tumors can grow to large size before they affect critical brain functions. Usually the rule of thumb is if headaches get progressively worse is a clinical sign that you need to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between migranes and tumors? Are migrain headaches a symptom of a brain tumor?

Is there a connection between migranes and tumors? Are migrain headaches a symptom of a brain tumor?

None established: Migraines and brain tumors don't have an established connection but headaches can be a symptom of a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Actually my mom suffering from disease. Somebody tell me that this is a symptom of brain tumor m totally tense. So plz can u help me out.

Actually my mom suffering from disease. Somebody tell me that this is a symptom of brain tumor m totally tense. So plz can u help me out.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not possible to make a diagnosis of, or rule out, brain tumor, in this forum.
Wish you and your mother good health! ...Read more

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Worried about a brain tumor only symptom I have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesn't get worse 23yo female?

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

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At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

Wrong person to see: An optician is not a medical doctor and is probably the last person you'd want to see if you were concerned about a brain tumor. Go see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a nape pain and jaw pain be a symptom of brain tumor?

Can a nape pain and jaw pain be a symptom of brain tumor?

Unlikely: Brain tumor is not likely to produce the symptoms you described.
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Does brain tumor symptom one side localized body twitching and cramps or full body twitching and cramps? When to worry and get a scan to rule it out.

Sometimes.: Any new seizure-like symptoms (muscle twitching, body shaking, muscle cramping) should be evaluated by your physician. The symptoms are not necessarily a brain tumor. There are many other causes of these symptoms. But, see your doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor might order a scan. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety make you feel like one symptom of being sick is cancer? My gf is nausea and scared of brain tumor. She googled.

Why does anxiety make you feel like one symptom of being sick is cancer? My gf is nausea and scared of brain tumor. She googled.

Automatic thoughts: Our thoughts are very automatic and our mind is looking for answers. If she interprets her nausea as something to be afraid of, her mind will suggest possibilities and could include cancer. The key is to not always believe the first interpretation of a situation. She may benefit from going to a doctor and also a therapist. ...Read more

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Can stomach cramps be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Can stomach cramps be a symptom of a brain tumor?

Possibly: One would want to know more specifically the nature of the abdominal symptoms. Certainly, patients with brain tumors can have abdominal symptoms primarily nausea and vomiting. This is from increased intracranial pressure from the tumor. The patient can also have increased gastric acid secretion from the increased intracranial pressure from the brain tumor. ...Read more

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I have random body twitching from over 7 months can that be a symptom of a brain tumor I don't have any weakness or numbness or memory loss im 27?

Brain tumor unlikely: However more information is needed to evaluate you, including a detailed history, physical examination and may be lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as not much more can be done in this forum. ...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