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I have a cyst in cerebellum causing vertigo, what can I do?

I have a cyst in cerebellum causing vertigo, what can I do?

Not necessarily rela (carisoprodol): A cyst in cerebellum does not necessarily corelate with vertigo. Cysts in cerebellum are generally asymptomatic and do not need any treatment. Try medications for vertigo in adequate dosage. Surgical options should be considered after extremely careful confidence that cause of vertigo is definitely cyst. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What are the treatment options for a cyst on the cerebellum?

Depends: If the cyst is causing pressure effects such as headaches, water on the brain, loss of balance or brainstem dysfunction, then the cyst should be drained or removed. If your cyst is not causing symptoms, simple observation may be all that's needed. Of course if the "cyst" is not truly a cyst but a cystic tumor, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I have an epidermoid cyst close to my cerebellum. Is it true that birth control pills can stimulate the growth?

I have an epidermoid cyst close to my cerebellum. Is it true that birth control pills can stimulate the growth?

No: After searching the literature I have been unable to find any information to suggest that birth control pills stimulate the growth of
cutaneous lesions. Are you sure you have the correct diagnosis? Oral contraceptive pills do lower testosterone levels and skin oils are stimulated by testosterone so if anything they would benefit an epidermoid cyst. ...Read more

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A 12mm cyst was found near my daughter's cerebellum. Is this a problem?

Depends: Every situation like this is unique. It depends upon the exact type and position of the cyst. Many cysts found on scans are not a cause for concern---in fact, many people have them and never are aware if it because they have no need for the scan in the first place! The important thing is to talk to the doctor who ordered the scan about what is causing it and if there needs to be any concern. ...Read more

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Left cerebellum found small arachnoid cyst, show where it is?

Left cerebellum found small arachnoid cyst, show where it is?

Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found on MR studies. If the cyst is small and not causing clinical symptoms there they are rarely treated surgically. ...Read more

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I read online " small left parasagittal retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst with minimal local mass effect on the left cerebellar hemisphere" what is that and does it have an effect on behavior or brain or health?

I read online " small left parasagittal retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst with minimal local mass effect on the left cerebellar hemisphere" what is that and does it have an effect on behavior or brain or health?

Benign mass: It is a cyst made up of spinal fluid. Since it is pressing on the cerebellum it can cause problems with balance and fine coordinated movements. It should not cause behavior changes ...Read more

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Mri report says, MRI signs arachnoids cyst middle cranial fossa on the right. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils in a big hole for tylochneo. Remedy?

Mri report says, MRI signs arachnoids cyst middle cranial fossa on the right. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils in a big hole for tylochneo. Remedy?

Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts in the middle fossa are rather common and rarely need treatment. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils are also not uncommon and again rarely need treatment. ...Read more

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Could a retro cerebellar cyst 4.7 1.3 CM cause neck pain headaches other things of that nature? Ct brain showed it in the e.R.?

Could a retro cerebellar cyst 4.7 1.3 CM cause neck pain headaches other things of that nature? Ct brain showed it in the e.R.?

Go to your Doctor: Please go see your family doctor. This is the very reason you have a family doctor: to navigate the simple and complex problems of your health care. They can get the er notes and reports from the scan and know where to go next. You will not find the answer to this on the internet. Please follow up with your family physician as was recommended in the er. ...Read more

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What causes brain cysts in adults?

What causes brain cysts in adults?

Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts don't change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more

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What are common causes of brain cysts?

What are common causes of brain cysts?

Can be infectious: Benign cysts can be congenital. They can come from some infections (parasites) or a cyst can sometimes be from head trauma. ...Read more

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Could unhealthy eating cause brain cysts?

Could unhealthy eating cause brain cysts?

Yes indeed: Eating food -- especially fresh vegetables -- contaminaed by the feces of someone with the pig tapeworm is the cause of cysticercosis, a grisly infection of the brain by encysted worms. This isn't "unhealthy eating" as in "junk food instead of fruits and vegetables"; this is a problem that's genuine, authentic, very serious and unfortunately very common in many places. ...Read more

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Is a cyst on the brain deadly?

Is a cyst on the brain deadly?

Depends on cause: Many cysts in the brain are congenital, and quite benign, such as an incidental arachnoid cyst. Infections such as parasites may present as a brain cyst and cause seizures. Some bad tumors may grow so fast that the insides may die and become cystic. If there is concern, contact a local neurosurgeon, and get evaluation. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a brain cyst?

Brain cyst: Depends on the location in the brain, & the resultant neurologic effects. ...Read more

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Is a cyst in your brain dangerous?

Usually not: The most common cyst in the brain is an arachnoid cyst which is usually benign unless it becomes large enough to cause pressure on the brain. There are other cysts which are related to infections or tumors which are dangerous and can require surgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can a 4 mm brain cyst cause?

Please tell me what can a 4 mm brain cyst cause?

Brain cyst: A 4mm brain cyst is extremely small and likely not to cause any symptoms, likely you have had it for years and it was an incidental finding looking for something else. ...Read more

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Could you die from a brain cyst, what are some of the symptoms of a brain cyst?

Could you die from a brain cyst, what are some of the symptoms of a brain cyst?

Possibly: A brain cyst is normally benign fluid collection that grows and may put pressure on surrounding brain and affecting function. Could cause herniation which is bad. Treatment could consist of a shunt which would drain fluid into another portion of body that would allow for absorption of of the brain fluid and allow nl protected brain function and growth. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my mum and told her that I have either a cyst or a lesion on my brain, what is that?

Should I be concerned if my mum and told her that I have either a cyst or a lesion on my brain, what is that?

Get the facts: Even if you're a teen, if you're old enough to be online, you're old enough to be told the truth about any lesion see on one of your imaging studies -- brain or anywhere else. Get on the phone and call the radiologist. ...Read more

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How harmful are pineal brain cysts?

How harmful are pineal brain cysts?

Pineal brain cysts: Pineal brain cysts are common but usually very small and causing no problem. Occasionally the cyst might be larger but you would have some symptoms that would lead to a brain scan to confirm or deny a larger brain cyst. ...Read more

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What can be done for an arachnoid cyst on the brain?

Need for treatment: Depends on size & location of arachnoid cysts & whether or not they cause neurological symptoms from pressure on underlying brain tissue. Neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive micro neurosurgical endoscopic procedures to remove membranes of a cyst or open a cyst so its fluid drains into the normally flowing cerebrospinal fluid. See www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts. ...Read more

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What happens to a child who has brain tapeworm cyst?

What happens to a child who has brain tapeworm cyst?

Brain Tumor: It behaves like a brain tumor, with convulsions that may be difficult to control, and neurological deficits by compression of the brain tissue. Needs neurology and neurosurgery consults. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is my brain cyst causing me to become dumber?

Please help docs! Is my brain cyst causing me to become dumber?

There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a cyst and tumor means the same in the brain?

Can you tell me if a cyst and tumor means the same in the brain?

No: Cyst usually refers to a fluid filled space. It may be a residual affect of stroke or in rare cases due to parasite infestation. Tumors can have cystic spaces in them therefore presence of a cyst does not rule out tumor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an arachnoid cyst in my brain I need to know more about it help?

What to do if I have an arachnoid cyst in my brain I need to know more about it help?

Consult neurologist: You need to be followed by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to determine if there is a change in the size of the cyst or if it impinges on vital structures, needing intervention ...Read more

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Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. For a human if they catch it somehow?

Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. For a human if they catch it somehow?

Yes: There are two species of
Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph,
right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats

These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans.

Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more

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Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?

Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?

Unlikely: Headaches are common while brain cyst or tumor are not! See a neurologist if you have family history of brain lesions and your headache persists! ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more