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I Have A Brain Tumor
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more
Needless Worry: You are an adult. This will not be the first time that you have to calm your own obsessions and worries down. There is no reason to sit at home and just worry. Go do something about it. Go to the doctor. Get examined and even possible get an MRI or CT Scan. Go get the facts and data necessary to find out if your worries have any validity. Prolonging the actual visit will be wasted nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would you think: that you would have a brain tumor? Headaches? Well, that's the 2nd most common human ailment in the world behind cavities so not a great symptom to worry about relatively speaking. How about progressive focal neurological symptoms? Now, that's something to worry about. Do you have any of 'em? In the U.S. 5-6 people in 100,000 will be diagnosed with brain tumor every year So that's 0.005%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get more Info: You need more info. The type of tumor (presumably you had surgery/biopsy) is important. This sounds like some type of glioma. Usually in a young person, there are variants that may change the prognosis. There are also a whole host of new genetic markers (ie. Idh1, mgmt) that may give information about the relative sensitivity to the different treatments. You need to look for clinial trials. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
"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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