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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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How do I know if I have a brain tumor?

How do I know if I have a brain tumor?

Neurologist: If you have symptoms which suggest a possibility of a brain tumor you should see a neurologist. If he/she thinks this a real possibility the best test is an MRI scan. Without any evidence for a tumor on an MRI you virtually certainly don't have one. Seek a referral from your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a brain tumor or something else?

How do I know if I have a brain tumor or something else?

Symptoms and imaging: Usually there will be something more than just headaches (ie some accompanying neurological symptoms). From an imaging standpoint, MRI will rule it out. ...Read more

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How do I know I do not have a brain tumor? I recently have been experiencing pains on the left side of my head and getting dizzy from time to time. I had gone to my regular doctor and i was told to wait on the matter a week or so before jumping to any con

How do I know I do not have a brain tumor? I recently have been experiencing pains on the left side of my head and getting dizzy from time to time. I had gone to my regular doctor and i was told to wait on the matter a week or so before jumping to any con

Hello. : Hello. First a question. Are you a perpetual worrier about symptoms when you get them? I will give you an example, when i was in medical school, i worried that i had half the aliments that i learned about. Because, if that is the case, you may be apt to fret much more than the average person. There are so many different possible causes for head pain with intermittent dizziness. Yet, only a tiny (very tiny) percentage of the time, is it caused by a tumor. I would try to keep this in perspective and not let yourself get away with fear. I think your doctor's advice is very good. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a brain or spinal tumor?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a brain or spinal tumor?

1st, you see a doc: He or she will take a good medical history, do a good physical exam, and determine if you need labs or a scan. You can't tell otherwise and please don't try to self diagnose. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a brain tumor at 17?

How to know if I have a brain tumor at 17?

Need sympmtoms: As brain tumors enlarge they cause symptoms. Many are neurological with speech defects, motor defects and head pain as lesion expands in closed space. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a brain tumor?

How can I tell if I have a brain tumor?

Symptoms?: Are you having any symptoms that might suggest a brain tumor? Headaches, vision disturbance, other symptoms? If there are symptoms you are concerned about, you should discuss them with your health care provider who can listen to your complaints, examine you, and request appropriate tests. ...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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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 to do if I have a brain tumor or worse?

What to do if I have a brain tumor or worse?

See a doctor: If you think you have a tumor, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more