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Doctor insights on: Fluid On The Brain Symptoms

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Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. So, to answer your question - fluid is normal --- excess CSF fluid would be hydrocephalus. Now from trauma, stroke, aneurysm you can get blood (a fluid) pooling in parts of the brain and that would NOT be hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What can cause conditions of fluid on the brain?

What can cause conditions of fluid on the brain?

Hydrocephalus: There are several reasons for hydrocephalus which can be broken down into congenital and acquired conditions. Some examples include aqueductal stenosis, chiari malformation, after a subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis, and even as a result of poor CSF reabsorption such as in normal pressure hydrocephalus. I hope this helps and merry christmas! ...Read more

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What causes brain tumor symptoms? Is it the swelling of the brain or the tumor itself?

What causes brain tumor symptoms? Is it the swelling of the brain or the tumor itself?

Both: Most patients with brain tumors have edema "swelling" around the tumor. Drugs, such as dexamethasone, which reduce the edema reduce the symptoms, but usually do not eliminate symptoms. This is evidence that both the tumor itself and edema contribute to the symptoms of brain tumors. ...Read more

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Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Totally confused: i'm not sure what you mean. All arteries, not just brain arteries, have fluid in them. The fluid is called blood. When an artery does NOT have fluid in it is when you worry. ...Read more

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Can fluid on the brain cause brain tumors or kill you?

Can fluid on the brain cause brain tumors or kill you?

No and yes: 'fluid on the brain', or hydrocephalus, is sometimes caused by brain tumors, but is not a cause of such tumors. Hydrocephalus, if untreated, can sometimes be fatal, and otherwise it can cause severe neurological problems. ...Read more

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What does fluid on the brain mean?

What does fluid on the brain mean?

Hydrocephalus: If there seems to be too much cerebrospinal fluid, this might be indicative of an obstruction preventing normal fluid circulation. These situations often respond to a shunting procedure, and worthwhile to seek out a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What causes fluid in the brain stem?

What causes fluid in the brain stem?

Many reasons: Fluid in the brain can be normal or abnormal. There is spinal fluid all the time around the brainstem, but accumulation of fluid such as hydrocephalus and pseudotumor cerebri can cause problems. There are of course infection, tumors and other conditions that lead to fluid in the brain. You need to be under the care of a neurologist and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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Could fluid in the mastoid cells affect your ability to taste things? No pain but both mastoids are fluid filled on MRI

Could fluid in the mastoid cells affect your ability to taste things?  No pain but both mastoids are fluid filled on MRI

Taste: Hello Mary, the short answer is yes, our taste derives from many different stimuli and when one is impaired, that is smell, than taste is altered. Your sinuses and mastoid impair your sense of smell which has a definite effect on how u taste. Regards Dr. A ...Read more

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What are the effects of a tumor in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord?

What are the effects of a tumor in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord?

Menigeal: Carcinomatosis (if a cancer) or lymphomtous or leukemic menigitis. The former carries a poor prognosis. It is addressed in children with cranio-spinal irradiation and intr-thecal chemotherapy. In adults with solid tumors, it is a mark of quite advanced disease, causes cranial neuropathy, and weakness. Rarely only site of disease. ...Read more

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Lack of blood flow to the brain. What are the symptoms?

Lack of blood flow to the brain. What are the symptoms?

TIA and Stroke: The brain needs oxygen to function properly and that oxygen is delivered by your blood. If you are not getting enough, the brain may suffer leading to dysfunction such as weakness, speech problems or worse. This can even lead to a stroke if the lack of flow is severe enough. ...Read more

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One of the symptoms of brain eating amoeba is headache. Are these headaches more painful then normal and do the strictly occur on the frontal lobe?

One of the symptoms of brain eating amoeba is headache. Are these headaches more painful then normal and do the strictly occur on the frontal lobe?

Suspect it would be: an AWFUL headache. N. fowleri infection causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures & death. ...Read more

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Wet leakage feeling in the center of the brain with eye and forehead pressure could symptoms of?

Wet leakage feeling in the center of the brain with eye and forehead pressure could symptoms of?

Non-specific: A pressure sensation around the eyes and brow is very common and can be caused by anything from a sinus infection to eyestrain from reading. The wet leakage symptom is more unusual. It would be reasonable to see your regular primary care doctor first to look for and treat more common problems initially. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of t2 hyperinensities on an MRI of the brain (aside from ms)?

What are the possible causes of t2 hyperinensities on an MRI of the brain (aside from ms)?

Non specific: Migraine, hypertension, antiphosphipid syndrome, sjogren, vitamin B12 deficiency, all infectious, vasculitic conditions--or just old age--depending if periventricular and affecting corpus callosum, their number, distribution, age of the patient, enhencement, you can guess---this is very frequent clinical question. ...Read more

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Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Possibly: While symptoms can wax and wane, eventually, they will persist. Here is some additional reading. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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