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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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