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Could A Brain Tumor Be Causing Me To Have Seizures
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can peanut butter increase seizures frequency for someone with a risk of having seizures already? (brain tumor)
Sudden spasm in a small little part of face from over 3 month lasting few seconds can that be cancer or brain tumor seizures?
"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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