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My doctor told me the sudden spasm in my right lip and left cheek last 2 sec from a month now several times a day is not symptom of brain tumor im 27?

My doctor told me the sudden spasm in my right lip and left cheek last 2 sec from a month now several times a day is not symptom of brain tumor im 27?

Diagnosis/Neurology: Have your doctor refer you to a neurologist for a diagnostic workup of your facial spasms. I agree with your doctor that it would be unusual for a brain tumor to cause lip and cheek spasms on opposite sides of the face, but it appears you still need to find out what is causing these spasms. Hope this helps. ...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


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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't get any worse no other symptoms?

23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't 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

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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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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?

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?

Hypochondrasis: 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

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I have been experiencing head pain and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

Nonspecific: Your description does not confirm a brain tumor or aneurysm and could be due to eye problems, migraine issues, blood sugar changes. Start with eye specialist and find an explanation. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Yes: Although symptoms from a brain tumor can be subtle, a persistent headache needs to be addressed by your doctor. Please go to the emergency room as soon as possible for your headache. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

MRI: These symptoms can be related to a serious problem, and I would suggest seeing the ED and calling your physician. A Brain MRI can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

Parental permission: Unfortunately, we can only give specific medical advice to minors through consent of their parents or guardians. If you ask to have your parents sign up for a FREE HEALTHTAP account then, they can not only ask questions on your behalf but even sign you up for a private consultation to try & figure things out. In the mean time tell your parents about your symptoms so they can take you to doctor. ...Read more

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39 yr old. Feels like gentle poke / ping on top right side of head for months. Not headache; no brain tumor symptoms, but worried. My dr says stress?

39 yr old. Feels like gentle poke / ping on top right side of head for months. Not headache; no brain tumor symptoms, but worried. My dr says stress?

Doubt tumor: Head dyscomfort symptoms are like snow flakes. Rarely do 2 people describe the same type of symptoms based on their perception. You wont' find anything in the literature about a ping pong sensation in your head. After 23 hears I have learned that unusual sensations like this that haven't been described in the literature mean nothing. Ping pong sensation can point to middle ear issue. ...Read more

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Can a small tumor in cerebellum cause dizzy head laying down for a few minutes? Or are there usually more neurological symptoms?

Can a small tumor in cerebellum cause dizzy head laying down for a few minutes? Or are there usually more neurological symptoms?

Brain tumor: Yes. Even small tumors in strategic locations can cause neurological symptoms. Acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas), meningiomas, and hemagioblastomas are some of the tumors that arise in and around the cerebellum that can cause dizziness. A history and physical examination with a neurosurgeon can determine whether the tumor and symptoms are linked. ...Read more

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I had a normal MRI of the head. Would that have shown any tumors that could cause symptoms in ear? (i.e. pressures, whooshing sound when swallow)

I had a normal MRI of the head. Would that have shown any tumors that could cause symptoms in ear? (i.e. pressures, whooshing sound when swallow)

Maybe: MRI of the brain looks at the brain and would show most brain masses. Small lesions in the ear and internal auditory canal may be missed unless an MRI that focuses in on the ear is performed using a smaller field of view. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Left side head pain and forehead pain. These is the symptoms of brain tumor?

Left side head pain and forehead pain. These is the symptoms of brain tumor?

Unlikely: Since you also have forehead pain this is far more likely to be a sinus headache. Obviously I can't tell over the internet. Brain tumors are rare, estimated 20/100, 000 people. Of those, 7/100, 000 are cancer. ...Read more

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Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?

Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?

Probably not: Although it's possible, what you describe doesn't cause alarm about brain tumors in my mind. Dull head pain and pressure where you describe is more likely something boring, like sinus congestion. When you say your eye is "foggy", do you mean you have trouble seeing? If yes, that is more concerning and you should see a doctor right away. Some eye problems can cause head pain and pressure. ...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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What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

Very low: You can be describing anything from impacted earwax to a jaw / TMJ problem to a host of other possibilities. If these become more than a minor nuisance, visit with your physician at your next regular appointment or earlier if need be. Brain tumors don't announce themselves as twinges, and the causes of dizziness are many and seldom are tumors. How's the hearing in each ear? ...Read more

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In 12/2010 a head CT with and without contrast ruled out a brain tumor now I have new symptoms what is my chance to be a brain tumor? I'm 27

In 12/2010 a head CT with and without contrast ruled out a brain tumor now I have new symptoms what is my chance to be a brain tumor? I'm 27

Brain tumor: Chances are low. However, new symptoms should be investigated with adequate history and physical examination by your physician. He or she will determine if another diagnostic test or treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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I recently had a Head and Neck CT scan. One without and one with contrast. What are the chances a brain tumor causing symptoms was missed?

I recently had a Head and Neck CT scan. One without and one with contrast. What are the chances a brain tumor causing symptoms was missed?

Very remote: CT scan will pick up a brain tumor easily although it is not the best test for small (tiny) tumors. But then you would not have any symptoms from a small lesion. Please share information about your symptoms with us....we like to have detailed history of what is bothering you to start with. ...Read more

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Do you thing the radiation I got from head CT scan 3 years ago gave me a brain tumor-im asking because im having a brain tumor symptoms now so worry?

Do you thing the radiation I got from head CT scan 3 years ago gave me a brain tumor-im asking because im having a brain tumor symptoms now so worry?

And why the Head CT: 3 years ago? The chance of a head ct causing a brain tumor is extraordinarily low for an individual probably less than 1/10, 000 studies. See a neurologist or get an excellent history and exam before any further studies. ...Read more

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I have a small sore area on top of my head I don't notice any tenderness until I brush my hair no headaches or other symptoms do it mean brain tumor?

I have a small sore area on top of my head I don't notice any tenderness until I brush my hair no headaches or other symptoms do it mean brain tumor?

No: Brain tumors do not present as sore spots on the top of the head. Classically there will be headache and vomiting or neurologic symptoms. If it gets more sore or spreads then it would be best to make an appointment. ...Read more

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The side of my face is flatter than the other due to a cancerous tumor. Is there anyway to make my cheek look the same as the other?

The side of my face is flatter than the other due to a cancerous tumor. Is there anyway to make my cheek look the same as the other?

Reconstructive: Surgery can address the cosmetic issue. As the defect is due to cancer, it is likely to be covered by insurance. Please discuss the matter with your cancer doctor to ensure there is no contraindication and for him/her to make the referral. ...Read more

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I'm 18, don't smoke or drink, but have a small lump in my gums in my lower left cheek. I am getting it looked at tomorrow..... Could it be a tumor?

I'm 18, don't smoke or drink, but have a small lump in my gums in my lower left cheek. I am getting it looked at tomorrow..... Could it be a tumor?

Bump in gums.: Based on your age and lack of smoking history, it would be unusual for this to be a malignant tumor - not impossible, mind you, but unusual. Regardless, it's great that you're getting a local examination of this. ...Read more

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Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?

Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?

Rarely: Pleiomorphic adenomas are benign tumors of saliva glands. It is unusual for them to be in the neck itself, but they can arise "rests" of salivary tissue in the neck. They tend not to spread to other parts of the body but can grow back in the areas where they arose in about 20% of patients who had surgery. Rarely they can turn cancerous and spread to other organs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?

My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?

Pleomorphic adenomas: These salivary gland tumors are usually benign. If the tumor is of the mixed type it could become cancerous ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Can this turn into cancer?

What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Can this turn into cancer?

Early ENTinvolvement: Close follow-up with the ENT, surgical resection is required. Yes, these have a high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more

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When I was at 18 yrs, a cyst appeared at my butt-cheek. It was left untreated. Nw I'm 23, the cyst became ping pong ball sized lump. Is a tumor (cncer)?

When I was at 18 yrs, a cyst appeared at my butt-cheek. It was left untreated. Nw I'm 23, the cyst became ping pong ball sized lump. Is a tumor (cncer)?

I do not know: At your age, cancer would be unlikely, but the definitive diagnosis is made with a biopsy. Sounds more like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, but as stated, see the Dr. And get a therapeutic excisional biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more