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Do I Have A Tumor In My Head
Yes, can be helped.: The tumor could cause many neurological symptoms and needs to be managed as effectively as possible, depending on characteristics and pathology. Possible to have both a tumor and ms, but latter should be considered only if you have signs of clearcut demyelinating disease involving spinal cord, with a diagnostic spinal fluid profile, as brain lesions in presence of tumor could be misleading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
Could I have a tumor on the right side of my? Would that be why it hurts its not like a head ache though its so much different.
Pain in the : Right side of where? Your question is very confusing but regardless, i would advise you talk to your family doc about it so he/she can start by taking a good history, do a good physical exam, and decide what tests to do. Hope you get better. ...Read more
I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now theres a hard lump there. Do i have a tumor?
NO: you have a HEMATOMA essentially a collection of clotted blood under your scalp! It will resolve slowly as the body repairs itself! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Yesterday i had this weird headachce but tylenol (acetaminophen) helped alleviate it. Today my head doesn't hurt but it feels weird. Could I have a tumor?
No tumor: when a brain lesion causes headache the symptoms progress unless narcotics employed to relieve symptoms. For tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve the headache suggests it was a migraine or related to some other minor issue. New symptoms but not of headache suggests possible neuromuscular problem ...Read more
They said I had a enchondroma tumor in my head and a cyst in my spinal cord. Nothing was done about it, is that okay?
Depends: Enchondroma is a type of benign bone tumor that originates from cartilage. Treatment vs. surveillance depends on many factors including extent of disease. Over time, a syringomyelia (spinal cord cyst) may enlarge, damaging your spinal cord and causing pain, weakness, or stiffness. Likely you will undergo serial imaging. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syringomyelia/detail_syringomyelia.htm ...Read more
I've been experiencing some discomfort in the back lower part of my head.It feels really weird.What is that? Do I have a tumor or a forming blood clot?
Hard to tell: Although it is probably not emergent, there can be a pathology contributing to the sensation you describe. I would make an appointment with your doctor so they can rule some possibilities like tumor, muscle pain, infection, etc. A blood clot that moves to the brain is a medical emergency. If you suddenly feel one-sided body weakness, cannot smile or speak, that is your cue to get to the er! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain tumor: Brain tumor can originate from the brain itself or can be a spread from cancer from outside the brain. Yes, any tumor/growth in the brain is a major problem as the brain is located inside a closed space system i.e. Skull- so any tumor/growth in the brain will increase pressure inside the system causing damage to the brain and could be lethal. ...Read more
Varies: Tumors on the outside of the head tend to be either in the soft tissues of the skin or in the bone. The boney tumors tend to be hard and usually start out small and grow out from the skull. The tumors in the skin/scalp tend to be softer. These can grow to large sizes if there is no intervention. These may be benign (ie. Lipoma) or malignant (ie. Skin cancers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer