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Am having neck pain and earaches and headacheseveryday i think i might have an brain tumor or cancer plus shoulder pain by my upper back pains i want to go have an cat scan but i already been for other things

Am having neck pain and earaches and headacheseveryday i think i might have an brain tumor or cancer plus shoulder pain by my upper back  pains i want to go have an cat scan but i already been for other things

Cluster of symptoms: Hard to say with a general cluster of symptoms what may be happening, but if they are significant they should be evaluated. Conditions such as brain tumor are quite rare and ct/mri scans may be ordered by a physician after a thorough history and exam. Don't ignore your symptoms, but be cautious about jumping to the most severe conclusion without more of a work-up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

Not brain or sinus: It sounds like a jaw problem. Spasm and inflammation of your jaw joint can cause all these symptoms. Do you chew gum? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication, ice to your jaw joint and consult with a dentist. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Earache and headache. Feeling of pressure in my brain., ears are clogged pain behind eyes, and sometime i feel a slight dizziness. 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??

Below: At your age, it is more likely to be caused by an ear or sinus problem.
Just make an apt with your DR if it continues, and with an exam you will get a accurate DX ...Read more

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Pressure top left side of head, ear pressure and earache. I have chronic sinuses and a deviated septum. Could it be from this or a brain tumor?

Pressure top left side of head, ear pressure and earache. I have chronic sinuses and a deviated septum. Could it be from this or a  brain tumor?

Sinus related: Although everything is possible, the symptoms you experienced are more likely related to your sinus problem and deviated septum -rather than brain tumor. Go to see your md/ ENT to get treated. Get some decongestant, nasal spray, humidifier etc- as they may help. ...Read more

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Headache, blurry vision, jaw pain, ear ache, stiff neck, numb face, nausea. RecurringFor about 5 months now? Brain tumor or any other possible cause?

Headache, blurry vision, jaw pain, ear ache, stiff neck, numb face, nausea.  RecurringFor about 5 months now? Brain tumor or any other possible cause?

TMJ: May be a TMJ disorder. See oral surgeon for evaluation. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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I'm 21 been having ear pain n dizziness for about 4 months. there no water or infections in my ear. is this a brain tumor ?

I'm 21 been having ear pain n dizziness  for about 4 months. there no water or infections in my ear. is this a brain tumor ?

Unlikely: It not feasible to say what may be causing your symptoms, without examining you, however, it is very unlikely that you have a brain tumor. You should see your doctor at your convenience. ...Read more

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What could cause a brain tumor?

What could cause a brain tumor?

Tumor origins: Brain tumors, like any neoplasms in the body, can be induced by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In other words, there are inherited predispositions in some cases. One environmental factors known to induce some brain tumors is radiation exposure. Unfortunately, there is much that we still do not know about how these tumors start. ...Read more

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What is the cause of brain tumor?

What is the cause of brain tumor?

Most are random: All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmental risks. A few familial syndrome (turcot's, neurofibromatosis, von hippel-lindau, lifraumeni, some rarities) feature increased risk for one or more types of brain tumors. If you have a brain tumor, nothing that you did caused it. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Brain tumor?

What is the cause of Brain tumor?

Dumb luck: A few genetic syndromes put people at increased risk for brain tumors. Beyond this, we almost never find a cause. Tumors result from random mutations that become propagated. No one's to blame. Scientists who build careers by demonstrating new truths have failed to identify anything credible. The cell-phones claim has no rational or empirical basis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have brain tumor?

PROGRESSIVE SYMPTOMS: If you have progressive symptoms tell your doctor. You might need a scan of the head. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

Headache,nausea,visi: Symptoms of brain tumor depend on location and size of the tumor.Hradache more frequent and severe, nausea&vomiting, visual problems, seizures, weakness or loss of function in arm or leg, speech difficulty, hearing problem, confusion, personality and behaviour changes. ...Read more

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What are the stages of a brain tumor?

What are the stages of a brain tumor?

There are none: Brain tumors rarely develop extra neural metastases. They are graded based on pathology. Gx cannot be graded, g1 well differentiated, g2 moderately differentiated, g3 poorly differentiated, g4 undifferentiated. The reason why there is rarely metastasis is because the brain does not have a well-developed lymphatic drainage system. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am afraid i may have a brain tumor?

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I am afraid i may have a brain tumor?

Brain Tumor?: Not sure what makes you think you do, but to be assured, you need workup by your pcp. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a brain tumor?

How to tell if you have a brain tumor?

MRI: MRI is more sensitive than CT scanning for detecting subtle abnormalities such as small tumors. Preferrably an MRI with contrast. You should discuss your concern with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Someone I know said I had brain tumor?

Someone I know said I had brain tumor?

Why?: why would they say that? Based on what evidence? If this is just someone you know who is not a physician or has no medical training, then I would not put much faith in what they are telling you. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a brain tumor?

How to know if you have a brain tumor?

Hmm: Brain tumor will give lots of symptoms like headache, dizziness, memory problems and most oftenly seizures. These symptoms will be based on the size, location and type of tumor. Brain imaging will most of the time give a clear picture but sometimes brain biopsy may be required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens once you have brain tumor?

What happens once you have brain tumor?

Brain tumor: This depends upon the size and location of the tumor, as well as whether the tumor is benign or malignant (cancer). A small benign tumor may exist for years and you may never know it is there. Even a large benign tumor, that may grow very slowly over a period of years, may produce no symptoms even though it is the size of a golf ball or larger. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Anatomic: Location: cerebellar, balance or clumsiness; cerebral, change in personality, neglect of one side (leaving hot or cold water on); seizures. When tumors obstruct ventricles, headache. Age also is factor in signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (similar to a stroke) such as blurred vision, weakness or difficulty speaking. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Usual symptoms: These are headache, seizures, and/or personality change at the onset. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, and the rate of growth. Recurring headaches which stay in one location are common but there are many other causes. New onset seizure, change in personality, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out a brain tumor reliably. ...Read more

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Could it seem like I have a brain tumor?

Could it seem like I have a brain tumor?

Brain Tumors: The most common symptoms of brain tumors that people first go to the doctor with are headaches and fits (seizures). But do remember that brain tumors are rare and there are much more common reasons for both these symptoms. If pressure is increased inside the skull then nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. ...Read more

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How to know if someone has a brain tumor?

How to know if someone has a brain tumor?

Symptoms ; Imaging: People with brain tumors often suffer from:
headaches
seizures
sensory (touch) and motor (movement control) loss
deep venous thrombosis (dvt, or blood clot)
hearing loss
vision loss
fatigue
depression
behavioral and cognitive (thinking) changes
endocrine dysfunction (hormone/gland changes). ...Read more

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What to do if i might have a brain tumor?

What to do if i might have a brain tumor?

See your doctor: If you have symptoms like headache, nausea, visual changes , loss of balance that do not get better, you should see a doctor. If indicated, test can be done to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a brain tumor?

What to do if I think I have a brain tumor?

Why?: Why do you think you have a brain tumor? If your doctor agrees, brain tumors can be seen with MRI. ...Read more

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What symptoms would arise from a brain tumor?

What symptoms would arise from a brain tumor?

None to many: Depending on the type, size, location symptoms vary from none to paralysis, intelligence, sensory problem, coordination, seizure. Etc.Etc. ...Read more

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How likely is it to have a brain tumor at 22?

How likely is it to have a brain tumor at 22?

Low: It will announce itself as a personality change, headaches, nausea, or seizures. Less often, a focal deficit. Your physician knows how to screen you. You are at a very difficult age and life's hardships always produce some symptoms that mimic bran disease. ...Read more

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I think im showing symptoms of a brain tumor?

I think im showing symptoms of a brain tumor?

What symptoms?: What symptoms do you have? How long have you had these? Are these constant or come and go? Have you lost weight? Did you have any seizures?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more