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Eye Pain And Brain Tumors
Asking for a friend She wants to know if temple hurting and dizziness and eye pain are signs of brain tumor. I told her it was prolly a migraine?
Migraine: A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, changes in vision, numbness/ tingling or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. ...Read more
"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
See your physician.: Mild eye pain can be from many different reasons some more significant than others. The wisest thing to do is to go to your primary physician or alternatively go to an ophthalmologist or optometrist to have your eyes examined. They will decide if further work-up is needed. ...Read more
I'm having constant frontal headaches associated with eye pain/eye strain. I've taken Tylenol, but doesn't help. I was recently diagnosed with glaucoma and I'm 29. Could there possibly be a misdiagnose and I could possibly have a brain tumor?
I doubt that you have a tumor. You can get it checked but the more likely cause is stress and the eye strain you mentioned. The glaucoma can give you eye pain. Has this been treated and is it severe?
Do you have a lot of stress. If you have eye strain have you been checked for glasses?
These are things I would check out first. ...Read more
Many options: Visual circuits are widely placed in the brain. Tumors can disrupt many of these functions including basic vision, parts of the field, motility and coordination. The list of what kind includes all known spontaneous tumors originating in the brain and also metastatic tumors lodging in the brain. Neuro-ophthalmologists are skilled at relating a series of symptoms to the location of the tumor. ...Read more
Possibly: The doctor cannot tell for sure there's a brain tumor just by looking in the patient's eyes. There may be a suspicion of a brain tumor based on the findings but not the final diagnosis. ...Read more
I've been on the computer a lot and my eyes are kind of jumping around when I read, could this be a brain tumor? Neuro disorder? Been going on 3 days.
It's possible: Any disease in close proximity to the frontal skull base (i.e. "eye sockets") can irritate the linings of the adjacent membranes through inflammation, distortion, compression or infiltration of the structures. Tumors are not the only cause. If you're worried, get it checked out. Start with a neurologist, ent, or ophthalmologist depending upon any associated symptoms. ...Read more
Fears of tumours:
You need to know all the different causes of headaches---then if you feel there is pressure in the head still could be a variety of causes other than tumours--research bulging eyes, there plenty causes--
we are programmed to think about our previous memory, mostly false beliefs, other people have told us this is their diagnosis---
need hx ands exam and imaging to shake you false beliefs. ...Read more
I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the ocatmotor nerve. Today I've shap pains in my right eye. Could this be serious?
Yes: A meningioma pressing on one of your oculomotor nerves is very serious. You may have difficulty with double vision or with the ability of your pupil to react to light, if this has not happened already. The tumor's location also puts it near some major blood vessels and at the base of the brain. Likely this is a serious issue and needs to be treated. The sharp pains may or may not be related. ...Read more
Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?
Probably not: Although it's possible, what you describe doesn't cause alarm about brain tumors in my mind. Dull head pain and pressure where you describe is more likely something boring, like sinus congestion. When you say your eye is "foggy", do you mean you have trouble seeing? If yes, that is more concerning and you should see a doctor right away. Some eye problems can cause head pain and pressure. ...Read more
I have a brain tumor mengimioa I just had a MRI the 14th showed no growth. It's on the ocutor motor and v.Ive been having sharp pains in my r eye.?
? question?: You describe a skull base meningioma close to ('on') the oculomotor (iiird) and trigeminal (vth) cranial nerves. If the tumor is on the right side, pain in your right eye may well be related. What do you want to know? Definitive treatment would be neurosurgical removal by an expert skull base neurosurgery specialist. If the tumor is deemed inoperable without unacceptable damage can use radiation. ...Read more
Only one eye is red in flash photo, the other white-ish. Is that a sign of brain tumor in an adult?
Doubtful.: While loss of the light reflex can rarely indicate there is a mass in your eyeball, brain tumors will typically not cause this. Brain tumors can cause swelling behind the eyes which should not affect how your eyes appear in a photograph. Loss of the light reflex and swelling behind your eyes can both be easily evaluated by visiting your optometrist. ...Read more
Brain tumor? I notice one pupil is just slightly larger than the other pupil. This happens to be the eye I get migraines in.
Unlikely: Brain tumors are rare. If that is the I you get your migraines in most likely why the highest dilated. Check your eyes when you do not have a headache 10% of the population as a dilated pupili do not know how long you've had your headaches but optic neuritis would also need to be considered. If you not not had your headaches evaluated I recommend that you get your headaches evaluated. ...Read more
Daily bearable pain near left eye rotates between brow, below the eye, and in the eye. Possible causes? Terrified of brain tumor.
Pain in the eye: Check with Ophthalmologist. Need occular pressure.Get a more detailed answer ›
My left eye feels higher than right. Don't think it was like this b4. 19 y/o. No vision problems. Is this likely a brain tumor? Other possibilities?
Optometry: Or ophthalmology consultation will determine the nature of your issues. ...Read more
Sudden blurred vision both eyes that clears in some seconds especially in a sunny day and when closing and opening my eyes can that be a brain tumor?
Vascular: Usually vision changes that are that brief are related to blood flow issues. Either way, you need a medical work up. ...Read more
Are office Neuro exams sufficient to indicate brain tumor? (Light in eyes, raising shoulders, etc) Dr said my neuro exam was fine. Have ringing in ears
It can be: I assume that a doctor has done testing that has discovered this mass. Those tests need to be evaluated by a good specialist. Eye findings can be very tricky. Some masses are benign and cause no real problem. Others are an early sign of severe disease. Your father should get a thorough evaluation that will answer the question, but also offer a plan of treatment. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about major headaches and itchy, irritated, occasionally blurry, sometimes swollen eyes? Could this be a brain tumor?
Yes.: If the tumor is of sufficient size to cause an increase in the intracranial pressure (icp), there is swelling of the optic nerves as they are "pushed" on by the high pressure. The result is a finding called "papilledema" which is a tell tale sign of increased icp. So, yes, for larger tumors the answer would be yes. Small tumors may have no impact, especially intiially. ...Read more
Possibly: What can be noted is what is known as papilledema. This is swelling of the optic disc due to something causing increased intracranial pressure. It can suggest something is causing pressure but it does not tell what. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?
Can brain tumor cause your forehead to feel numb when only lifting eye brows. It isn't completely numb just feels weird.
Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!
Sometimes my left eye gets blurry and sometimes my right eye can that be a brain tumor? When im on the computer also when looking at the sun
Two things: First, don't look at the sun-- it's a bad idea. Second, it is common for people to blink less when they are staring at a screen. The resultant dry eye can cause temporary blurred vision. You might try to give yourself a drop of an artificial tear when this happens. If it clears up, you've got your answer. ...Read more
I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the oculmotor. My neuro ophthalmology said my muscle has weaken very minimal does that effect both eyes?
Nucleus or Nerve?: Meningiomas are benign tumors that can occur in the brain. They are locally invasive. Involvement of the oculomotor nucleus within the brainstem would likely affect both eyes. A lesion outside the brainstem along the route of the third nerve would affect only one eye. A neuro-ophthalmic examination would be helpful as would an MRI scan. ...Read more