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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

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 more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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


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Do I have a brain tumor. I often will get a weird sensation or numbness in my head not specifically one side. After it I will feel weird. I don't know?

Do I have a brain tumor. I often will get a weird sensation or numbness in my head not specifically one side. After it I will feel weird. I don't know?

Well sure, but...: ...what you describe sounds pretty nonspecific. Further, you have not shared if any neurologic signs are present, the duration or intensity of your symptoms, and whether a head imaging has been accomplished. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? How do I know? I get headaches every week.

Do I have a brain tumor? How do I know? I get headaches every week.

Probably not: The only way to assess for brain tumor is with mr or ct. Now migraines are fare more frequent. I would recommend seeing a neurologist who will ask you to describe your symptomes, examine you and maybe order testings or imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Do I have a brain tumor im cryinf having a panic attack im so scared?

Please can I get some advice? Do I have a brain tumor im cryinf having a panic attack im so scared?

Check it out: So sorry you are scared. Your doc can help you get tested to rule out brain tumor. You may be depressed or anxious and these things can be treated by professionals. You might find "feeling good" by david burns a helpful book. Peace be with you. ...Read more

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My right side of my head aches. do i have a brain tumor?

My right side of my head aches. do i have a brain tumor?

Don't panic: That's quite a jump: From headache to brain tumor in one step. It's possible but not likely. You may have heard of a kind of headache called "migraine." The word is a French corruption of the Greek word "hemicranium," meaning "1/2 of the head" because migraines typically affect only one side at a time. Only way to know for sure is to get a hands-on assessment in a doctor's office. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get ocular migraines with aura a lot probably 6 in a month. Do I have a brain tumor? I'm 24.

Doubtful: It is very unlikely that you have a "brain tumor", but your episodes sound unusually frequent. You likely possess classical migraines, and a preventative medication might be in order. See a neurologist who focuses in headaches, and devise a treatment plan. Unless your exam shows abnormalities, you likely do not need imaging at this point. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? I often have sever head aches on the left side of my head. With chest pains.

Not likely: Headache is certainly one of the common symptoms of a brain tumor, but chest pain is not usually in any way related. You may just have migraines, or you may have another type of disease. You should see your doctor for evaluation and appropriate testing and referral, probably to a neurologist who specializes in headache. An MRI of the head would help. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor. I forget things, have headaches, slurred speech (sometimes) and random dizzy spells?

Probably not: But there are plenty of possibilities including an infection. If you have not had a recent traumatic injury and eat well, sleep well, and are otherwise healthy, you must see a doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? I have headaches most days & i feel spaced out. I get numbness in legs & arms. I keep forgetting words. I fell down stairs

Do I have a brain tumor? I have headaches most days & i feel spaced out. I get numbness in legs & arms. I keep forgetting words. I fell down stairs

maybe: Brain tumors are not common in people your age, but they can occur. You describe neurological problems which need to be addressed: diagnosed and then treated, depending on what they are. See your physician for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more