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Doctor insights on: Could A Brain Tumor Be Causing Me To Have Seizures

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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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If not due to a brain tumor, what are causes of seizure disorders?

If not due to a brain tumor, what are causes of seizure disorders?

Causes of epilepsy: Epilepsy has many causes. Illness, brain damage (stroke) & abnormal brain development lead to seizure disorders. Simplistically, brain wiring is abnormal with an imbalance of neurotransmitters exits. Genetic factors may have an impact. Alcoholism, alzheimer's, heart attacks, infectious diseases, & develpomental/metabolic disordrs. Head injuries/poisoning too. ...Read more

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If not due to a brain tumor, what are the usual causes of seizures?

If not due to a brain tumor, what are the usual causes of seizures?

Several: Other than from a brain tumor, new onset seizures can occur due to a previous brain hemorrhage, infection, trauma or stroke. ...Read more

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Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?

Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?

Seizure with tumor: Seizures caused by a brain tumor are not likely to do more damage than epileptic seizures. Damage to the brain in patients with seizures is more related to the cause of the seizures than the seizure itself. ...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 have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

Forever is long but-: With that type of history of 3 surgeries and the formation of scar tissue I believe the only way to keep you completely safe from seizures due to the scar tissue irritating your brain is to keep you on medication. I know that's a long time. Maybe technology will change in your lifetime for this....not likely in mine though...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) ...Read more

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Why do I still have seizures even thought I had surgery and had my brain tumor removed?

Why do I still have seizures even thought I had surgery and had my brain tumor removed?

Not uncommon: Unfortunately, even with full tumor resection, only 80% of patients will have complete seizure disorder relief. 10% or so will note improved seizure frequency/intensity and the rest of the patients will have no improvement of their seizures despite surgery. ...Read more

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If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

Maybe: In general, xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-seizure medication. As such it would make you less likely to have a seizure, tumor or no, seizure disorder or no. This is true because there is such a thing as a 'seizure threshhold' and everyone has one. I cannot say anything about your actual state of affairs and you must rely on your docs. If you dont trust them talk to them until you do or get new ones. Be well. ...Read more

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Can peanut butter increase seizures frequency for someone with a risk of having seizures already? (brain tumor)

Can peanut butter increase seizures frequency for someone with a risk of having seizures already? (brain tumor)

No, not at all: No, peanut butter does not affect the chances of having a seizure. These things do increase the chances of a seizure: 1. sleep deprivation 2. infection 3. alcohol withdrawal 4. sudden cessation of anticonvulsant medication ...Read more

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Can the spot on the back right side of my head be a brain tumor hard as a rock about the size of a marble? Need asap having seizures since sept

Can the spot on the back right side of my head be a brain tumor hard as a rock about the size of a marble? Need asap having seizures since sept

Skull: The described problem is likely a lesion over the skull, and does not represent a brain tumor. A cat scan will likely visualize and give info as to significance, but likely quite benign. The cause of your seizures due to brain pathology and should be identified if possible, and, of course controlled with meds. ...Read more

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Is seizure at the age of 17 can be due to brain tumor(non-cancerous) or brain cancer(cancerous)?

Is seizure at the age of 17 can be due to brain tumor(non-cancerous) or brain cancer(cancerous)?

No necessarily: There are plenty of conditions otherwise that can cause seizure. Of course, brain masses should be looked for with an evaluation (and other things as well). ...Read more

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Sudden spasm in a small little part of face from over 3 month lasting few seconds can that be cancer or brain tumor seizures?

Sudden spasm in a small little part of face from over 3 month lasting few seconds can that be cancer or brain tumor seizures?

Probably neither: Could be several things none of them very threatening. Depending on what part of the face, it can be blepharospasm or more likely hemifacial spasm. If it get's worse a neurologist would be helpful. If the spasms become disabling, Botox might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Would I know If was having seizures?I am consumed with the idea that I have a brain tumor due to a 3 week headache and various other symptoms.anxious.

Would I know If was having seizures?I am consumed with the idea that I have a brain tumor due to a 3 week headache and various other symptoms.anxious.

One doesn't always: recognize that one is having a seizure. While most of us are familiar with (grand mal) tonic-clonic seizures/generalized shaking, temporal lobe seizures are often more sensory. Even something as simple as an altered sense of smell may be sign of a seizure. BUT, having a 3 week headache is something concerning...you need to see your Doctor for evaluation ASAP. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Does a intermittent body twitching for several months a symptoms of brain tumor or seizure or by now other serious symptoms like numbness must occur

?Seizures?: I'm not sure what you are describing as intermittent body twitching, but perhaps these are seizures. If they are, then they might indeed be an indication of a brain tumor. However they don't sound like typical seizures and might be something else, related to another type of brain disease. See your doctors and have a thorough neurological workup. ...Read more

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Can anyone have a seizure for no reason? Or do u have to have epilepsy, brain tumor/trama. Etc? And do most people survive seizures?

Always a reason: We can't always uncover etiology but always some logical answer. Epilepsy means more than one seizure, and many people have but one seizure in their entire lives. There is a 60% chance of a second seizure in one year. Yes, virtually all people survive even multiple seizures, but if frequent spells, absolutely must treat to prevent harmful events. ...Read more

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Do all people with a brain tumor experience seizures with sever headaches, or can symptoms be much more subtle? My moms always dizzy lately...

Do all people with a brain tumor experience seizures with sever headaches, or can symptoms be much more subtle? My moms always dizzy lately...

O K before you: conclude the cause , take your mom to a doctor , for a check up , for hypertension ( B P ) , diabetes , circulatory diseases etc the most common cause for dizziness before you think about brain tumor . ...Read more

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33 weeks preg. Been having auras without headache. Lasts 15 or 20 mins. No other symptoms, should I worry these are seizures? Scared of brain tumor.

Unlikely: Primary brain tumor in 26yo is rare and other causes should be considered especially in a young pregnant woman. Please discuss with your OB for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more