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Can tumors and aneurysms cause numbness on one side of the body?

Can tumors and aneurysms cause numbness on one side of the body?

Yes, they both can: Both tumors and aneurysms can cause focal neurologic symptoms and deficits, such as one sided numbness, weakness; imbalance; speech and/or language difficulties; visual impairment (including double vision). However, unilateral numbness (depending on time course and exact distribution) could be related to blood flow issues (stroke) or demyelination in the brain (ms), or, spinal cord. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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What is the best exam to look for aneurysms in the abdominal area of your body?

Ultrasound: An abdominal ultrasound is a good compromise for screening for aneurysm and cost. Compared to a cat an u/s is noninvasive and does not require contrast medicine. ...Read more

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What specialized cells does cerebral aneurysm affect in the human body?

What specialized cells does cerebral aneurysm affect in the human body?

Cerebral aneurysm: Cerebral aneurysm can cause pressure phenomena if it is large enough on adjacent neurons. Which ones depends on where the aneurysm is. If the aneurysm ruptures it will cause ischemia and other forms of damage to the cells in the area. Again which cells are harmed depends on where the aneurysm is and whether it ruptures or causes other problems. ...Read more

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I am concerned about aneurysms in any part of my body as well as cancer, will a full body MRI rule out these conditions?

I am concerned about aneurysms in any part of my body as well as cancer, will a full body MRI rule out these conditions?

MRI : These full body scans are usually more problems than good. They typically find incidental finding which create more tests and neurosis. When thrusts norm they lull the patient into a false sense of security . Get a careful exam based on risk factors to see what you need. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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Does your body go thru withdrawal(neurological)after stopping plavix (clopidogrel)? How do I know if I have to go back on it(coiled aneurysm)

Does your body go thru withdrawal(neurological)after stopping plavix (clopidogrel)? How do I know if I have to go back on it(coiled aneurysm)

Different problem.: One does not feel abnormal upon stopping plavix (clopidogrel). However, were one to discontinue Plavix (clopidogrel) prematurely, the risk is of thrombosis and its consequences (for example, stent occlusion when Plavix (clopidogrel) is used for its antiplatelet effects following deployment of a drug-eluting stent). ...Read more

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I was straining my upper body very hard and now I have an intermittent pain in my forehead. Could it be ruptured aneurysm? It was about 1 hr ago.

I was straining my upper body very hard and now I have an intermittent pain in my forehead. Could it be ruptured aneurysm? It was about 1 hr ago.

Head pain: More than likely the discomfort is due to strain of the forehead muscles rather than an aneurysm. If you continue to have frequent, persistent or severe headaches,especially throbbing types,along with nausea or vomiting, get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause brain aneurysms to form? How bad is chronic anger for the brain and body?

Can high blood pressure cause brain aneurysms to form? How bad is chronic anger for the brain and body?

See below: High blood pressure, chronically untreated may cause Charcot-Bouchard aneurysms, which can rupture and cause brain hemorrhage. Another reason to treat hypertension. I think chronic anger can increase stress which may well have an ill effect on body function in general. ...Read more