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Could you develop lupus after a brain tumor?

Could you develop lupus after a brain tumor?

See details: You can develop lupus any time but it has nothing to do with having a brain 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


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Need expert help. Can someone develop lupus after a brain tumor?

Need expert help. Can someone develop lupus after a brain tumor?

No: Lupus can involve the brain but there is no correlation between brain tumors and lupus. ...Read more

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What can cause brain tumors in children?

What can cause brain tumors in children?

Brain tumors: In most cases of pediatric brain tumors the cause is not known. There are genetic studies being done that are starting to locate markers and mutations that can cause tumors of this type. There are also some rare inherited syndromes that have a higher incidence of brain tumors but these are rare. ...Read more

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What could cause a brain tumor?

What could cause a brain tumor?

Tumor origins: Brain tumors, like any neoplasms in the body, can be induced by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. In other words, there are inherited predispositions in some cases. One environmental factors known to induce some brain tumors is radiation exposure. Unfortunately, there is much that we still do not know about how these tumors start. ...Read more

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What is the cause of brain tumor?

What is the cause of brain tumor?

Most are random: All tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations that give a growth advantage to clones of cells. Most strike at random without clear environmental risks. A few familial syndrome (turcot's, neurofibromatosis, von hippel-lindau, lifraumeni, some rarities) feature increased risk for one or more types of brain tumors. If you have a brain tumor, nothing that you did caused it. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Brain tumor?

What is the cause of Brain tumor?

Dumb luck: A few genetic syndromes put people at increased risk for brain tumors. Beyond this, we almost never find a cause. Tumors result from random mutations that become propagated. No one's to blame. Scientists who build careers by demonstrating new truths have failed to identify anything credible. The cell-phones claim has no rational or empirical basis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a brain tumor cause anisocoria?

Could a brain tumor cause anisocoria?

Yes: Different sized pupils can be a sign of elevated intracranial pressure, or interference with autonomic nerves of one or the other pupil. ...Read more

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How can cell phone causes brain tumor?

How can cell phone causes brain tumor?

Probably doesn't: Several studies have been done to study this with the thought that the magnetic field and radiation of cell phones cold cause brain tumor. So far no definite cause and effect has been proven. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause you lightheadedness?

Can a brain tumor cause you lightheadedness?

Yes: Brain rumors can cause lots of symptoms including lightheadedness and imbalance. Brain rumors are not common though, and more frequently lightheadedness is caused by other things like low blood pressure, dehydration, etc. You should get checked out by your doc! ...Read more

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Could brain tumors cause weird sexual behavior?

Could brain tumors cause weird sexual behavior?

Yes: Brain tumors can cause many disturbances of behavior including a form of hypersexuality called the "kluver-bucy syndrome". Patients with this syndrome may seek sexual contact with both men and women, and tend to use their mouths to evaluate any new thing in their environment. Usually these patients have disease, whether infection or tumor, in both temporal lobes. ...Read more

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Which type of brain tumor causes hallucinations?

Which type of brain tumor causes hallucinations?

Any: Brain tumors that effect what we call the limbic system or the auditory or visual association cortex could cause auditory or visual hallucinations. This could be because the tumor is in these areas or because of mass effect even if the tumor is in a different area ...Read more

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What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

Actually lots can: One that comes to mind right away is something called a meningioma and one of these could settle into what is called the olfactory groove. This will cause a loss of smell which then, distinctly can affect taste. But why would you be worried about something as rare as Hen's teeth? Loss of smell and taste due to brain tumors are almost so rare that some people actually get used to them. ...Read more

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Does all brain Tumors cause brain swelling if they are big?

Does all brain Tumors cause brain swelling if they are big?

Brain tumors: No. Some brain tumors are benign (not cancers) and do not cause swelling. Meningiomas and adenomas of the pituitary gland are benign and rarely cause a defici ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Yes: Brain tumors can block the normal circulation of cerebral spinal fluid resulting in fluid backing up in the brain and causing dilatation of the ventricular system. ...Read more

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Can using wireless laptops cause headaches, brain tumors or other problems?

No data: There are controversial studies suggesting that use of cell phones can cause brain tumors. This is not conclusive. There are other studies suggesting that living close to power lines can increase the risk of brain tumors. This too is controversial. There are no data to suggest that wifi laptops cause headaches and tumors. Pain can occur from the strain to the neck and eyes with prolonged use. ...Read more

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Can having a brain tumor during childhood cause a mental disorder later on in life?

Can having a brain tumor during childhood cause a mental disorder later on in life?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What causes brain tumor symptoms? Is it the swelling of the brain or the tumor itself?

What causes brain tumor symptoms? Is it the swelling of the brain or the tumor itself?

Both: Most patients with brain tumors have edema "swelling" around the tumor. Drugs, such as dexamethasone, which reduce the edema reduce the symptoms, but usually do not eliminate symptoms. This is evidence that both the tumor itself and edema contribute to the symptoms of brain tumors. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a person to have hallucinations when they have a brain tumor?

Is there anything that can cause a person to have hallucinations when they have a brain tumor?

Seizures: Depending on the location of the tumor, seizures can occur and can lead to altered perception of things--ie. Hallucinations. This may be described as auras, hearing things, smelling things. This occurs with tumors in the temporal lobe. Irritation of the brain may also lead to aberrant sensations that may be interpreted as hallucinations. For example, an occipital tumor may lead to visual symptoms. ...Read more

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How do brain tumor headaches feel like? Are they different from normal headaches from benign causes? Do brain tumor headaches come & go?

How do brain tumor headaches feel like? Are they different from normal headaches from benign causes? Do brain tumor headaches come & go?

Progressive headache: Headache is a common ailment;it is mostly caused by stress/muscle tension or migraine.
Internal brain problems such as brain tumors can also be the cause of persistent headache but such headaches will steadily get worse every week. Often the headache is worse in the morning and wakes you up from sleep. Nausea/vomiting will follow soon.
You should see your PCP and seek medical checkup and treatmen ...Read more

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Is having anxiety able to cause a brain tumor? Does the pills cause it? Recently had anxiety problem, I got worried when I heard someone had it?

No: There is no evidence that anxiety, stress or oral contraceptives cause brain tumors. It is more likely that having a brain tumor causes anxiety, which is normal.

Check in with your doctor, who can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors cause depression?

Some do, some don't: A lot depends on the location of the tumor, it's size, the swelling around it, which fiber tracks are blocked and chemicals emitted from the tumor, as well as the person's psychological reaction to having a brain tumor, family support, accurate and timely treatment, etc. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause brain tumors? If so how can it be prevented?

Can antidepressants cause brain tumors? If so how can it be prevented?

Come again?: Your question is really WAY out there. I can't recall ever being asked that. I think some years ago there were studies that SUGGESTED that SSRIs MAY inhibit a metabolic pathway that THEORETICALLY could increase the risk, but they were on cell cultures, not on humans or even animals. Bupropion IS contraindicated to treat people WITH brain cancer. Maybe you heard that and got it backwards? ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes brain tumors to form?

Please tell me what causes brain tumors to form?

No one knows: The cause of most cancers is unknown. So ity is more an accident of nature. Or simply bad luck. ...Read more

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What medical condition causes you to have brain tumors?

What medical condition causes you to have brain tumors?

It is bad luck: There is no medical condition that causes cancer. cancer is an accident of nature....it is like a case of bad luck...can happen to anyone but it is uncommon and not to be thought about under normal conditions of a healthy body (stay fit and do not overeat!) ...Read more

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What is the causes of brain tumor?

Most are not known.: There are many causes of brain tumors. The most common are from spread of another cancer to the brain. Other causes are generic or environmental. ...Read more

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Are brain tumors causes of headaches?

Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches in an otherwise normal person is low. ...Read more