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Doctor insights on: Medulla Oblongata Tumor Symptoms

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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


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What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata?

What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata?

Trauma or tumor: Hi Its the area of bran where memory function is, tumor of or around the area and trauma can cause problems with mood and memory Read more

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My dad has injured on head last four days ago. Doctors said blood clotting in medulla oblongata. What's your opinion sir? What we sir?

My dad has injured on head last four days ago. Doctors said blood clotting in medulla oblongata. What's your opinion sir? What we sir?

Not sure of?: Involvement of the medulla oblongata is a posterior fossa structure, which controls a whole host of autonomic and voluntary things, which could be very severe. It isn't clear what the question is with respect to opinion, but regardless, speaking with your doctors regarding expectations and approach will be very important for your father's care. Read more

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My medulla oblongata extends too far into my neck. I am told it is a birth anomaly. I have head and neck pains. Is there any treatment - non invasive?

My medulla oblongata extends too far into my neck. I am told it is a birth anomaly. I have head and neck pains. Is there any treatment - non invasive?

Neurosurgeon: I believe that a neurosurgeon is best qualified to answer your question as he/she is certainly acquainted with the anatomy of the area in question and may be able to offer some nonsurgical options for your problem. Read more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

Many: The symptoms are related to where in the brain the tumor lies and can include motor and sensory changes, cognition changes and seizures. But all of these can be related to other causes and should be diagnosed and treated by physicians familiar with these problems. Read more

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What can be initial symptoms for brain tumors?

What can be initial symptoms for brain tumors?

Depends on location: The brain is a complex organ with different areas of the brain responsible for different functions. Symptoms of brain tumors depend upon the location of a tumor in the brain. A tumor in a language center might present differently from a tumor in a region responsible for balance / coordination. Some general signs of brain tumors might include headache, visual disturbances and new onset seizures. Read more

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How fast do brain tumors develope serious symptoms?

How fast do brain tumors develope serious symptoms?

Depends: Brain tumors can cause serious symptoms at any point in their course, and different brain tumors progress at different rates. Read more

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How fast do can brain tumors develop serious symptoms?

How fast do can brain tumors develop serious symptoms?

Highly variable: Some are very slow like meningiomas in the elderly, some very rapid, such as secondary metastatic spread from a primary source. Tumors in children tend to be localized in the mid-line posterior, and can rapidly create havoc due to location. Primary brain gliomas can start off seemingly localized and benign but can transform into horrendous glioblastoma multiforme. Read more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors in children?

What are the common symptoms of brain tumors in children?

Several: Vidual disturbance, headache, gait abnormslity, clumsiness, failure to meet milestones or regressio, alot depending on type and location. Read more

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Can you please describe general symptoms of brain tumors?

Many possible sympto: Depending on their size and location, brain tumors can present with several symptoms or no symptoms at all. Possible symptoms are headache (most common), changes in personality/behavior, difficulty with speech, reading or writing, weakness or sensory changes in face, arms or legs, trouble walking, loss of balance/falls, visual changes, etc. They can also present with seizures. Read more

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What are some of the earliest symptoms of people that have brain tumors?

What are some of the earliest symptoms of people that have brain tumors?

Brain tumors: Early morning headaches, nausea/vomiting, changes in speech/vision/hearing, memory problems, balance problem when walking, muscle twitching, changes in moods/concentration, numbness/tingling in arms or legs. Although these symptoms are suggestive, they do not confirm tumor unless radiologic exam is done. Read more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. Read more

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Do brain tumor symptoms come and go?

Do brain tumor symptoms come and go?

Yes: It can cause transient worsening depending on the pressure of the brain, which is usually higher early morning. It can also present with seizure, which might not be a typical convustion attack, but mimicking mini-stroke. Please seek medical attention, if you have any concerns. Read more

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What are common brain tumor symptoms?

What are common brain tumor symptoms?

Complex issue: Tumors of the brain can be benign, malignant, malignant by position, or chronic and stable. Brain tumors can be silent or present as seizures or can abruptly produce coma and death. Primary brain tumors depend on cells of origin and location as to how they show symptoms. Secondary brain tumors may come from a primary tumor elsewhere in the body and spread broadly all through the brain. Read more

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Do symptoms always accompany a brain tumor?

Yes. But what: Symptoms depend on location. An auto accident may result from a visual field defect. May not be able to balance checkbook. A seizure. Pesonality change. Complex. Usually the symptom brings the patient to attention, work up, diagnosis. Read more

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Brain tumor growth and what are the symptoms?

Brain tumor growth and what are the symptoms?

Depends: Some of this depends on how large the tumor is and where it is located. Increased or severe headaches with nausea and vomiting can be a symptom, dizziness, loss of balance, visual disturbances, and even problems with hearing, blood pressure, speech, can develop. Any new, severe, or persisting neurological symptom should be neurologically evaluated. Read more

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Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Will the symptoms of a brain tumor come and go?

Possibly: While symptoms can wax and wane, eventually, they will persist. Here is some additional reading. Http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/symptoms-and-signs. Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are some of the 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 lesser-known symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the lesser-known symptoms of a brain tumor?

Here's the KEY: Many brain tumors are clinically silent, and often only discovered when imaging study done for another reason. Occasionally, suspicion ushers in after sudden seizure in adult with no neurological history. Insidious cognitive or emotional changes may gradually occur without explanation. Read more