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Dizziness And Brain Tumors
Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking
Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness
Correct: What you have read is correct: dizziness is rarely a symptom of a brain tumor, and is far more likely to be due to a disorder of the inner or middle ear. The actual percentage of patients with dizziness who turn out to have a brain tumor is small, but I have not seen a published study with an exact number. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible, unlikely: Brain tumors at age 22 are uncommon, and dizziness is not usually a symptom of a brain tumor. It is possible that you have a tumor affecting your brainstem or cerebellum causing dizziness, but more often dizziness is due to inflammation or other disease of the inner ear. See your doctor for referral to an ENT specialist and a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have brain tumor. Doctor doesn't think i do. Would meclizine stop dizziness caused by brain tumor?
Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime i feel a slight dizziness. Brain tumor??
Frequent headaches for 10 years, 2 weeks tingling in lower legs and arms. Last night dizzy while sitting down. Brain tumor? Or due to stress?
Headaches: The headaches for the past 10 years make a brain tumor unlikely. Albeit a small slow growing mass could manifest this way. The dizziness and the tingling in the arms and legs are nonspecific and require a careful history and physical examination. An MRI of the brain and cervical spine may be indicated. A neurologist can help with headaches and better define the cause of the dizziness and tingling. ...Read more
31 y/o Fem.Bloodwork great.sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy , cold sens legs.Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety
Head/ear pain: I think it may be trigeminal neuralgia. or variant thereof of neuralgia.. Could be due to zoster, herpes or lyme. less likley MS or tumor. see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia.htm May consider a trial of gabapentin or steroids + acyclovir + gabapentin. Get lyme titer f/u wiht doctor/neuralogist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm afraid I have a brain tumor. Could dizziness and nausea from a brain tumor get better or ease up over time (one week) or would they get worse?
Brain Tumor?: Dizziness & nausea are very non-specific symptoms. While they may be a sign of a brain tumor, they may also follow a concussion, many viral illnesses, middle ear/sinus infections, and a whole panoply of other things. Did you suffer a head injury? Do you have any other symptoms, like a fever, pain in the sinuses, headache, or blurred vision? Consult your doctor if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm afraid I have a brain tumor. Could dizziness and nausea from a brain tumor get better over time. I now have headaches with little nausea?
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