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Asking for a friend She wants to know if temple hurting and dizziness and eye pain are signs of brain tumor. I told her it was prolly a migraine?

Asking for a friend  She wants to know if  temple hurting and dizziness and eye pain are signs of brain tumor. I told her it was prolly a migraine?

Migraine: A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, changes in vision, numbness/ tingling or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. ...Read more

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"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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Is constant 24/7 dizzy headache that doesnt stop even during and after sleep a sign of brain tumor?I've had it for a week, doctor only gave painkiller

Is constant 24/7 dizzy headache that doesnt stop even during and after sleep a sign of brain tumor?I've had it for a week, doctor only gave painkiller

Yes it can be: a sign of a brain tumor. If your doctor looked into your eyes and saw sharp edges around the optic disc then that is a good sign that there is not increased pressure on your brain and therefore no tumor. If you remained concerned, perhaps you should seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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How probable is it that vertigo and dizziness is being caused by a brain tumor?

How probable is it that vertigo and dizziness is being caused by a brain tumor?

Not very: Vertigo is sometimes caused by a brain tumor affecting the vestibular nerve, a so-called 'acoustic neuroma' (vestibular schwannoma). However there are many other more common causes of this symptom. See your doctor for a full evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness

What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness

Correct: What you have read is correct: dizziness is rarely a symptom of a brain tumor, and is far more likely to be due to a disorder of the inner or middle ear. The actual percentage of patients with dizziness who turn out to have a brain tumor is small, but I have not seen a published study with an exact number. ...Read more

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When someone has brain tumor, does the dizziness usually come with severe symptoms? Or is it usually without other symptoms.

When someone has brain tumor, does the dizziness usually come with severe symptoms? Or is it usually without other symptoms.

Hmm...: Depending on the site in the brain where a potential tumor is... The symptoms can be varied... Often, most tumor are discovered because symptoms are persistent. Dizziness is very non-specific... Vertigo would be more specific. When someone is taking Claritin (loratadine) and sudafed, they can get dizzy ...Read more

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Im 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?

Im 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Brain tumors at age 22 are uncommon, and dizziness is not usually a symptom of a brain tumor. It is possible that you have a tumor affecting your brainstem or cerebellum causing dizziness, but more often dizziness is due to inflammation or other disease of the inner ear. See your doctor for referral to an ENT specialist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have persistent on/off moments of dizziness+ buzzing feeling in head that lasts few seconds (happened twice). Concern for brain tumor?

I have persistent on/off moments of dizziness+ buzzing feeling in head that lasts few seconds (happened twice). Concern for brain tumor?

Low concern: There are many other causes of dizziness that are not caused by a brain tumor, for example dehydration probably being #1 cause. That being said, if you start to develop new headaches, blurry/double vision, vomiting, confusion, or more persistent dizziness, these symptoms would warrant an exam by a health care provider. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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When a hypochondriac worries about having a brain tumor due to dizziness/vertigo being only symptoms, what the chances they do have one?

When a hypochondriac worries about having a brain tumor due to dizziness/vertigo being only symptoms, what the chances they do have one?

Same as everybody: Dizziness/vertigo can sometimes be a symptom of brain cancer, but it isn't the most common cause by a long shot. The chance of it is no better and no worse than in a non-hypochondriac. Worrying causes illness! Smile! Relax. Remember the best news of all--guaranteed to make your day: Everyday when you wake up is a good day automatically: because it means you didn't die in your sleep! ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have a brain tumor. Could dizziness and nausea from a brain tumor get better or ease up over time (one week) or would they get worse?

I'm afraid I have a brain tumor. Could dizziness and nausea from a brain tumor get better or ease up over time (one week) or would they get worse?

Brain Tumor?: Dizziness & nausea are very non-specific symptoms. While they may be a sign of a brain tumor, they may also follow a concussion, many viral illnesses, middle ear/sinus infections, and a whole panoply of other things. Did you suffer a head injury? Do you have any other symptoms, like a fever, pain in the sinuses, headache, or blurred vision? Consult your doctor if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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I've had these symtoms for years some within the past Year, could I have a brain tumor ? Symtoms numbered in years 6 * constant / daily migraines 6 *dizziness 6 *vision blurry when dizziness (world spinning) accures 1, leading to not being able f

I've had these symtoms for years some within the past Year,  could I have a brain tumor ?  

Symtoms numbered in years 
 6 * constant / daily migraines 
6 *dizziness  
6 *vision blurry when dizziness (world spinning) accures 1, leading to not being able f

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

Very low: You can be describing anything from impacted earwax to a jaw / TMJ problem to a host of other possibilities. If these become more than a minor nuisance, visit with your physician at your next regular appointment or earlier if need be. Brain tumors don't announce themselves as twinges, and the causes of dizziness are many and seldom are tumors. How's the hearing in each ear? ...Read more

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Would a meningomia brain tumor cause you to get dizzy and break out in a sweat all of a sudden ?

Would a meningomia brain tumor cause you to get dizzy and break out in a sweat all of a sudden ?

Need more data: In general, a meningioma is a very slow growing tumor and this is unlikely to all of a sudden happen. Other issues can cause these symptoms (they are relatively non-specific). In theory, i can imaging a scenerio where a mengioma causes an endocrinopathy, and this happens, but that is a major stretch. I would have a very experienced internist evlaluate you and perhaps do some tests. ...Read more

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I have sudden mild dizzy spells last 2 days. Is this a brain tumor ? Should I call my neuro and request MR I? I'm very scared pls

I have sudden mild dizzy spells last 2 days. Is this a brain tumor ? Should I call my neuro and request MR I?  I'm very scared pls

Sudden dizzy spells: Dizzy spells can be caused by many things. A brain tumor is very unlikely. If your neuro wants you to do an MRI as part of your assessment, ok. It is better to tell them what your problem is than to ask for certain tests, which may or may not help! ...Read more

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I have a headache for two weeks and I become dizzy with the pain and sometimes nausus, lately its been affecting my sleep, could it be a brain tumor?

I have a headache for two weeks and I become dizzy with the pain and sometimes nausus, lately its been affecting my sleep, could it be a brain tumor?

Exam: See your doctor for a thorough exam and discuss a work up plan. A CT may be part of the plan but it can involve a fair amount of radiation. All the best in sorting this out. ...Read more

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My doctor said dizziness/imbalance from a brain tumor would have been way worse and progressive after 2/3 months if it was a brain tumor. Is he right?

My doctor said dizziness/imbalance from a brain tumor would have been way worse and progressive after 2/3 months if it was a brain tumor. Is he right?

Neurologist: Sometimes symptoms of a brain tumor remain constant for months so that a brain tumor cannot be ruled out despite no change in symptoms over a few months. If you still are concerned about your symptoms,consult a neurologist who is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Could a brain tumor present with double vision and dizzy spells?

Could a brain tumor present with double vision and dizzy spells?

Yes: A lesion within the brain that involves the nerves that innervate the eye muscles can cause double vision (i.e. Diplopia). Even lesions with mass effect (swelling) can cause double vision and dizziness. Please seek medical attention as further treatment is necessary. Good luck to a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Could a brain tumor present with double vision spells and dizzy spells lasting 30 seconds to two minutes?

Could a brain tumor present with double vision spells and dizzy spells lasting 30 seconds to two minutes?

Yes: First i wish you the best. It is true brain lesions can cause double vision by either pressing on one if the cranial nerves (3, 4, 6) or by creating high pressure in brain. Brain tumors can cause many symptoms from memory to headaches and dizziness. Hope you get help soon. Many things can cause double vision: high blood pressure or diabetes injury to a nerve, a brain stroke, see an md asap. ...Read more

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