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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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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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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?

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

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