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Can You Get A Brain Tumor From Hitting Your Head
No: Extensive epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated a statistically significant association between traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. At one time, meningiomas were thought to be associated with brain injury, but that has not been substantiated. Also, there have not been any experimental models that link the tbi and brain tumors. ...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
Brain tumor: That would be extremely unusual, trauma is not a common cause of train tumors. ...Read more
Docs just bcuz i got hit n da head with keys & it caused lasceration &1 staple to da right side head& i got 3 CT n 1 year am i goin 2 get brain tumor?
Unlikely: There is no significant risk for a brain tumor documented for medically necessary, appropriately performed ct scans. These tests use xrays and in theory could cause a tumor, but the required dose is usually higher. ...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
No: There's no increase in brain tumors in professional boxers. There has been some talk of increased meningiomas in boxers but even this isn't consistent. ...Read more
No: Brain tumors have different etiologies... None of them is related to hits to the head... ...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
23yo female so scared i have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesnt 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
Do I have a brain tumor. I often will get a weird sensation or numbness in my head not specifically one side. After it I will feel weird. I don't know?
Worried about a brain tumor only symptom i have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesnt 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
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
No: All of the data do not show a correlation between brain injury and the subsequent development of a brain tumor. ...Read more
Recently I'm Starting to get sharp headache I'm back of head, happens occasionally and goes away in seconds. . I'm 24.. Brain tumor?
The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes i get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?
Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, your symptoms merit having a consultation with a neurologist and likely getting a brain MRI to look for other possibilities, as well. Treatments are available after a diagnosis is made. ...Read more
Ive been getting these head pains around my head for the past 3 wk. I also get nausea and feel pretty dizzy. I'm very scared this may be a brain tumor?
Migraine : If you have family hx of migraine in your mom or dad side then this is most likely migraine. It has typical features of pulsating pain associated with nausea and vomiting. It also make you sensitive to light and noise. However, no new onset headache shoukd be taken lightly and consulting a neurologist is highly recommended to rule out a possibility of tumor or something else. ...Read more
Brain tumor? For 6 years I sleep next to phone coz I need rain sounds to sleep. Recently, I get top of head headaches every 10am. Not severe. No vomit
It is highly unlikely that you have brain tumor.
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Can a brain tumor grow within 6mths i'm worried cuz i get pains n my head & headaches it's like a everyday thang i've had MRI & CT 4mths ago i'm scare?
I nose bleed sometimes, I get head aches too and sometimes I pass out for a few seconds when I stand up. Could it be a brain tumor?
Extremely unlikely: I see thousands of patients a year and the two most feared conditions are a brain tumor or cancer. Of these thousands of patients that i see with symptoms like yours and much worse it is extraordinarily rare that anyone has cancer or brain tumor. There are so many simple explanations for what you're complaining about. I would strongly suggest that you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
On the top part of my head(halfdollar size) i get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably.Could it be a brain tumor?
Unlikely!: The typical pain associated wih brain tumors is generalized, worse in the morning and with all maneuvers that increasing pressure in the brain such as bearing down, coughing or sneezing. However, most tumors do not follow this typical description. Your pain is non-specific and should be checked out to make sure it is not something serious.. ...Read more
Brain cancer hello,
i am a 16 year old girl and someone brought to my attention that i may have a brain tumor.
I have been getting very bad head aces in the back of my head from my ear down mostly on the left side, but sometimes my right, i get these hea
No: Brain tumors whether benign such as meningioma or even the more aggressive tumors such as glioblastoma remain confined to the brain. Even the most aggressive tumor will not breakthrough the cribriform plate to enter the nasal cavity. Here lesions arise in nasal mucosa or are from sinuses ...Read more
How can I get over being a hypochondriac? I know not every headache is a brain tumor but it's always a nagging thought in the back of my mind.
Please remember: At age 17 you have your whole great life ahead of you. Choose healthy habits today and unless you have a family history of very poor health, you will do fine. In fact even if your family is unhealthy, you can do much better, so start today. Talk to your physician for guidance. Good success! ...Read more
Brain tumor? I notice one pupil is just slightly larger than the other pupil. This happens to be the eye i get migraines in.
Unlikely: Brain tumors are rare.If that is the i you get your migraines in most likely why the highest dilated.Check your eyes when you do not have a headache 10% of the population as a dilated pupili do not know how long you've had your headaches but optic neuritis would also need to be considered.If you not not had your headaches evaluated i recommend that you get your headaches evaluated. ...Read more
My 7 year old son has to get an MRI after an eye exam that showed his optic nerve is larger than normal. Could this mean he could have a brain tumor?
More complicated : This is more complicated than yes or no. Let's not jump to the worst thing first. Many reasons can lead to optic nerves that are different. Let's see what is causing this finding. ...Read more
Friend thinks they have a brain tumor they are 20 years old. They think this because they get temple headaches and eye twitching occasionally ?
Possible, unlikely: Your friend should consult a doctor (personal physician or a neurologist) to get a compete exam. While a brain tumor is possible, there are many other less serious possibilities including migraine headaches (more common in women), cluster headaches (more common in men), vision problems, and others. After exam if nothing serious turns up, consider alternative options such as CBT psychotherapy. ...Read more
When I sit up on my bed, I feel queezy on my stomach, dizzy headed no spinning. Eyes get tight and feel spaced out. I lay down goes away. Brain tumor?
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