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How Can A Benign Tumor Of The Middle Ear Lead To Infection In The Brain
Obstruction: One possibility is due to "mass effect" where the tumor blocks normal drainage patterns and leads to accumulation of fluids which get infected. The middle ear is right next to the brain so things can spread directly, or sometimes erode through the bone. ...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
My ear is hurting n im getting dizzy when i move fast or a lot? Is it a brain infection or tumor ? Im scares one these i just got over sinusitis
Tumor unlikely: Otalgia or ear ache is almost never a brain symptom. The fact that you are recovering from a sinusitis which is usually viral and you are dizzy, sounds like the viral infection has found the middle ear and inner ear. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didnt have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?
I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?
Ear infection: Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 weeks. If symptoms persist longer than this timeframe, reevaluation is indicated by your treating physician. Brain tumors of the inner ear can cause dizziness as a presenting symptom, but most of these tumors present with hearing loss. ...Read more
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I had a benign tumor removed from my bladder. I'm 38 with recurrent bladder infections. What are the chances of getting another tumor?
High: Benign tumors of the bladder are rather uncommon but very-low-grade-malignant tumors are extremely common and need close follow-up. If you lesion was indeed a "primary urothelial neoplasm of limited malignant potential" (say "punlmp") you'll do well to have a lasting relationship with a urologist who will want to keep your bladder under surveillance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If this did happen, the original diagnosis was probably wrong. ...Read more
Grows: How do you know it's benign? At your age, it's likely to grow, so when it does begin to cause symptoms it will likely be larger and therefore possibly more complicated to deal with. ...Read more
I want to ask,i had a brain surgery i had a benign tumor it was meningioma,is that possible to show up this tumor after couple of years?
Know grade : The recurrence rate of a meningoma depends upon its WHO GRADE. if the original meningoma was Grade I recurrence is lower 25% and if it was Grade III recurrence rate can be as high as 90%. Check out what your specific Grade was and your neurosurgeon can educate you about the risk for recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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