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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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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 it possible to have a brain tumor and not have symptoms till late?

Is it possible to have a brain tumor and not have symptoms till late?

Absolutely: Many tumors start in quiet areas of the brain and cause no symptoms until they reach a large size. It also depends on the type of tumor as to how fast symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a brain tumor? What are the symptoms of a brain tumor? What should I look for?

How can you tell if you have a brain tumor? What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?  What should I look for?

Brain : Brain tumors can cause new seizures, new headaches (something different or worse than ever before), new neurological problems (like weakness or numbness in one part of your body), new visual problems (double vision or very blurred vision), severe constant dizziness, or any new neurological problem. As neurologists, we are worried whenever somebody comes in with a "new" neurological symptom. The reassuring thing about brain tumors is that we can just get an image of the head (ct scan and/or mri) and answer the question immediately. ...Read more

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Could you have a brain tumor with symptoms other than a headache?

Could you have a brain tumor with symptoms other than a headache?

Other symptoms:: Confusion, dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. ...Read more

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23yo female so scared i have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesnt get any worse no other symptoms?

23yo female so scared i have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesnt get any worse no other symptoms?

Relax, see dr.: Brain tumors in your age group are not common. If the headache goes away with paracetamol and there are no neural symptoms like confusion, weakness, numbness, double vision, the headache is worse in the afternoon, and no nausea and vomiting, you can relax. Make an appointment with your doctor for a neurological exam and ask if you may need other tests done.Sometimes sertralene can cause headaches. ...Read more

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Can I have a brain tumor without headaches and only mild neurological symptoms?

Can I have a brain tumor without headaches and only mild neurological symptoms?

Possibly.: It is possible to have mild changes, like personality disorder, and gait changes, but as the tumor grows in size, the symptoms get worse, until clear symptoms like stroke, seizures, or headaches occur. If you think you have a brain tumor, see your doctor for a basic neurological exam, and other tests if there are significant findings. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain tumor? Lately i've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

Could I have a brain tumor? Lately i've been having the symptoms for it like headaches, vision and hearing problems, light headed, and more.

Could be migraine: There are different types of headache- migraine and tension headaches are the most common ones. Migraine headaches usually are one sided headaches- can be preceeded with aura, hallucination etc- also can be associated with photosensitivity etc. Although brain tumor also can give headache- but it is not very common.Having said that-if those symptoms bother you- go to see your md and get checked. ...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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My hands and feet are constantly sweating. I have other symptoms that have me very worried I have a brain tumor. Is sweaty hands and feet a sign?

No: Brain tumors can cause seizures, headaches, and neurological deficits, but excessive sweating of the hands and feet is not a symptom typically associated with a brain tumor. Your problem likely has little to do with your brain, see your doctor to discuss causes and possible treatments. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more