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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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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


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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it causes symptoms?

Depends: It would depend on location of the tumor, type of tumor and grade of tumor. A high grade tumor next to the motor cortex will cause symptoms quickly, a low grade tumor in the frontal cortex may take years. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms?

How long is it supposed to it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms?

Depends on type: The type and grade of the tumor will determine the growth rate. If the brain tumor is benign, it may grow slowly for months to years before causing symptoms (ie. Meningioma). If the tumor is malignant or aggressive, it will grow rapidly over about 6-12 weeks. Manifestation of symptoms depends on location. If it is adjacent to areas that control movement or speech, the symptoms are seen sooner. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms? 1 year? 2 years?

How long does it take for a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms?  1 year?  2 years?

Depends: It depends on the type of tumor. Some such as glioblatoma multiforme can grow very rapidly causing onset of symptoms and death within a few months. Others such as a meningioma can grow very slowly and might take decades to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Would a brain tumor cause one little symptom only?

Would a brain tumor cause one little symptom only?

Brain tumor: The symptoms are based on the size of the tumor and how much compression or invasion of normal tissue has occurred so one one little symptom can occur early on but most brain tumors at time of presentation have more than just one finding. ...Read more

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Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

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

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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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For how long can headache remain the sole symptom of a brain tumor?

For how long can headache remain the sole symptom of a brain tumor?

Location. Location..: Really depends on the location of the mass. Certain tumors can grow to large size before they affect critical brain functions. Usually the rule of thumb is if headaches get progressively worse is a clinical sign that you need to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does is right that stress can cause gbm brain tumor im in high stress and anxiety from 3 years constant now I have symptoms im worry ?

Not related: Gbm is not caused by stress. If it were, gbm would be a lot more common than it is. Chronic stress, or reactions to it, can cause or be associated with a bunch of other health issues. Learn to destress, preferably without meds, or drugs like alcohol, pot, etc. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor cause symptoms (tingling/numb) on one side only or can it affect both sides equally? Was told only one because of brain hemispheres

Does a brain tumor cause symptoms (tingling/numb) on one side only or can it affect both sides equally? Was told only one because of brain hemispheres

Whether brain lesion: ..affect both sides of the body or just one side depends on its size and location. In the cerebral hemispheres a small lesion may cause sensation changes on the opposite side of the body. In contrast, lesions in the brain stem or spinal cord may be very profound and affect both sides of the body leading to complete sensory loss or paralysis. Tingling is more likely due to peripheral nerve problem. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe i'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Anxiety: Anxiety is the great mimicker, it can cause all kinds of symptoms. Anxiety treatment is multimodal, meaning closely monitored medical treatment as well as counseling and behavioral therapy. Relaxation techniques can be of utmost value, try dawnbuse.Com for some relaxation techniques. Yoga may be valuable to you as breathing can stop anxiety problems. ...Read more

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If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

Depends on size: Could result in weakness in right leg, could even affect left leg, might promote seizures, perhaps nausea and vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring of vision, if it did increase intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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2 years and 8 months ago CT scan w&wo contrast ruled out a brain tumor now im worry again can a brain tumor grow that fast and cause symptoms im 27?

2 years and 8 months ago  CT scan w&wo contrast ruled out a brain tumor now im worry again can a  brain tumor grow that fast and cause symptoms im 27?

Brain tumor: It is possible but is very unlikely. Specially if the symptoms you have now are the same you had 2 1/2 years ago. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. He may be able to determine what is the problem causing your symptoms and relief you level if anxiety. ...Read more

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Daily headaches that usually last two weeks before subsiding. Stressing over a brain tumor makes them worse and longer. Clear CT scan in dec. Cause?

Daily headaches that usually last two weeks before subsiding. Stressing over a brain tumor makes them worse and longer. Clear CT scan in dec. Cause?

Stress? worrying?: Head ct usually picks up a brain tumor. Check on line for cluster headache. Reassurance from your dr. Is perhaps all you need. Worrying and stress can trigger headache. So is lack of sleep, too much of caffeinated drink, anxiety, depression, uncontrolled hypertension and a multitide of reasons. Perhaps some relaxation or regular exercise regimen or watching comedy may help. Don't worry, be happy. ...Read more

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Can virus cause persistant come-and-go ha, slightly stiff neck, general lethargy? Otherwise healthy woman..Sound like brain tumor? No neuro symptoms

Can virus cause persistant come-and-go ha, slightly stiff neck, general lethargy? Otherwise healthy woman..Sound like brain tumor? No neuro symptoms

Virus and HAs: Many viruses can cause the symptoms you describe. In most cases, the symptoms are self limited and will resolve. If not, consult your doctor. There is no evidence to worry about a brain tumor; while a stiff neck can be associated with a viral meningitis, most of these are self limited and will resolve. Unless your symptoms persist or worsen, there is no need for alarm. ...Read more

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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

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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How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered?  How fast do those things grow?

Depends: It depends on the type of tumor. Some such as glioblatoma multiforme can grow very rapidly causing onset of symptoms and death within a few months. Others such as a meningioma can grow very slowly and might take decades to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a brain tumor untreated?

How long can a person live with a brain tumor untreated?

Highly variable: "brain tumor" covers many kinds of tumor, some fully benign and very slow-growing, and some highly malignant and rapidly growing. If one has a highly malignant brain tumor and is not treated at all, it may kill within a few weeks of discovery, or even sooner. For benign tumors, failure to treat may lead to serious disability or even death years after the diagnosis is initially made. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more