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Is new schizophrenia behavior a possible sign of a brain tumor?

Is new schizophrenia behavior a possible sign of a brain tumor?

Yes: But, a lot of things are possible. Whether that means they are probable is a different story. I think that any changes which are drastic or come on suddenly for a person, that is something which needs medical evaluation. A condition may be reversible, but waiting may make it worse. As it's difficult to know just what you mean by schizophrenia behavior, it sounds like something requiring attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


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What sort of behavior changes are expected from brain tumor?

What sort of behavior changes are expected from brain tumor?

Location: Frontal lobe: Movement, intelligence, reasoning, behavior, memory, personality, planning, decision making, judgment, initiative, inhibition, mood Temporal lobe: Speech, behavior, memory, hearing, vision, emotions .Parietal lobe: Intelligence, reasoning, telling right from left, language, sensation, reading.Depends on location of tumor. Rapidly growing tumors cause more symptoms than slow growing ...Read more

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Is it sign of a brain tumor if your the only one that can smell burning rubber in your family of 4 need answers asap?

Is it sign of a brain tumor if your the only one that can smell burning rubber in your family of 4 need answers asap?

More information: Gershwin's brain tumor announed itself as his smelling burning rubber, but there actually is rubber burning, or some other bad smell, and your nose is more sensitive than the next person's, and you have nothing else to suggest that you are ill, i would not suspect a brain tumor. Can you clarify? Thanks. ...Read more

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I have been Getting Headaches lately from not sleeping , could this be a sign of a Brain Tumor?

I have been Getting Headaches lately from not sleeping , could this be a sign of a Brain Tumor?

Unlikely: While tumor can cause headaches, it is unlikely. Instead try getting some sleep. Common causes include caffeine withdrawal, dehydration, migraines, sinus infection, high blood pressure, and stress. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is imagining peter pan talking to you a sign of a brain tumor?

Can you let me know is imagining peter pan talking to you a sign of a brain tumor?

Hallucinations: There are many causes for hallucinations or "seeing things". Brain tumors usually present with headache or other symptoms that I have discusses on other threads, not hallucinations. However, i would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is imagining seeing nurses in the dark and hearing them talking to you a sign of a brain tumor?

Is imagining seeing nurses in the dark and hearing them talking to you a sign of a brain tumor?

Not necessarily: The kind of problems you are describing can be attributed to many kinds of medical problems. I would suggest that you see your family medicine or internal medicine physician to discuss what is happening, give a complete medical history, undergoe a complete medical exam which will probaby include some blood work---and then this can be more accurately assessed. Many causes can explain this. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Yes, but..: Headaches are common, and brain tumors aren't. So the most likely cause of a headache is not a brain tumor! warning signs for headaches caused by brain tumors are early morning headaches (upon awakening) or headaches that worsen with coughing or straining. Other causes of headaches: sinus congestion, caffeine withdrawal, muscle tension, eye strain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hyperventilation sign of a brain tumor?

Can you tell me is hyperventilation sign of a brain tumor?

Hyperventilation: 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. The growing tumor increases the pressure inside the skull. This is called raised intracranial pressure. The increase in pressure causes nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. ...Read more

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If I get really bad migraines, could this be a sign of a brain tumor?

If I get really bad migraines, could this be a sign of a brain tumor?

No: Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See your doctor for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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My daughter said she was looking at something and she saw two of them. No other symptoms. Is this a sign of a brain tumor?

My daughter said she was looking at something and she saw two of them. No other symptoms. Is this a sign of a brain tumor?

Diplopia: The condition you have described is called Diplopia. There are several different causes for this and urgent evaluation is suggested to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is imagining robin hood talking to you, even when you try not to, a sign of a brain tumor?

Is imagining robin hood talking to you, even when you try not to, a sign of a brain tumor?

Very unlikely a: Serious physical issue, such as a tumor. An obsessional delusion is a neurotic psychiatric issue, that might involve talk or medication depending on how much this interferes with your day, your sleep, or your happiness. ...Read more

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I have read that if you have trouble walking in a straight line that it could be sign of a brain tumor?

I have read that if you have trouble walking in a straight line that it could be sign of a brain tumor?

Maybe.: Brain tumors can cause all kinds of symptoms depending on where they are located and how aggressive they are. If you are concerned, visit your physician. ...Read more

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Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?

Yes: Although symptoms from a brain tumor can be subtle , a persistent headache needs to be addressed by your doctor. Please go to the emergency room as soon as possible for your headache. ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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My son is 11 since he was like 3 he has been having random nose bleed and migrains, he also grinds his teeth is this a sign of a brain tumor? Am concerned as I have had thyroid cancer.

My son is 11 since he was like 3 he has been having random nose bleed and migrains, he also grinds his teeth is this a sign of a brain tumor? Am concerned as I have had thyroid cancer.

Not likely: Nose bleeds and migraines are vascular issues most likely. Tooth grinding can be a sign of anxiety and/or a bad bite. But let's get your son examined by a physicians and a dentist to get an accurate diagnosis so his problems can be treated. ...Read more

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Think I might have brain tumor so I want to make sure my neuro-opthalmologist will rule it out. What are the obvious signs?

Think I might have brain tumor so I want to make sure my neuro-opthalmologist will rule it out. What are the obvious signs?

Tests by this doctor: Your neuro-opthalmologist can look at your eyes and learn a lot---by what the vison is doing, eye movement, s and the appearance of the back of your eye there are so many signs that can indicate a brain tumor i suggest rather than giving you a list you see your family physician to go over your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

Tell us why this ???: Brain tumors are uncommon yet they can occur at any age. You need to give us some background as to why you are concerned about this issue??? Most patients with brain tumors experience persistent headaches which progressively get worse. Other symptoms may include, nausea, vomiting, reduced vision, seizures or loss of function of an arm or leg(uncommon) ...Read more

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M 19, can new onset headaches that persist for a week and a half go away for a week and come back a little bit symptoms of a brain tumor?

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. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a cluster headache. What are the odds of a brain tumor in a 23 yo female?

What are the signs of a cluster headache. What are the odds of a brain tumor in a 23 yo female?

Need more info: Cluster headaches more common in middle aged men. Episodes can be very painful & can last for several weeks. You need a neurological exam to review the symptoms. Brain tumors usually do not present with typical cluster type migraine. ...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


Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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