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I have eds and I sweat from my head/face/chest like crazy! I was diagnosed with psuedophytocytoma. Pseudo bc they couldn't find a tumor. Cause?

I have eds and I sweat from my head/face/chest like crazy! I was diagnosed with psuedophytocytoma. Pseudo bc they couldn't find a tumor. Cause?

AutonomicDysfunction: Many people with hypermobility type eds have problems with bothersome sweating (hyperhidrosis). They also can have changes in how the heart responds to changes in position that can causing racing pulse similar to pheochromocytoma. The cause is not clearly known, but may be due to the blood vessels being too flexible tricking the body into sensing a low blood pressure. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Would sharp head pain caused by anuerysm or tumor hurt more when pushed on the painful area?

Would sharp head pain caused by anuerysm or tumor hurt more when pushed on the painful area?

Not usually: Scalp tenderness is not usually associated with intracranial pathology. Other causes of headache such as sinusitis, tension or neuralgia may have local tenderness. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hello what can cause constant throbbing in the back of the right head? Had a clear MRI done 3 Months ago. Could a tumor have grown since then? Thanks

Hello what can cause constant throbbing in the back of the right head? Had a clear MRI done 3 Months ago. Could a tumor have grown since then? Thanks

Not likely: It would seem unlikely a tumor would grow in such a short period of time. One might consider other causes such as infectious disease such as sinus diseases among others. Best talk to your doctor to help point you in the correct direction. ...Read more

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Would a brain tumor cause tingling in my head?

Would a brain tumor cause tingling in my head?

Most likely not: Brain tumor can present in a number of ways. You are at an unlikely age for brain tumor. Consider seeing your primary care provider or neurologist to evaluate tingling. ...Read more

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Are tumors and blod clots a common cause of headaches? What can cause sharp brief pains in the head?

Are tumors and blod clots a common cause of headaches? What can cause sharp brief pains in the head?

No!: Headaches are commonly caused by benign conditions such as Migraine and tension headaches which are commonly due to stress. Sharp pains which last less than a minute or two are of no significance and therefore can be safely ignored. If you get anxious about them, they may keep coming back. So try to relax, think positively and reduce your stress level by having adequate sleep and do daily exercis ...Read more

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Is it true falling on your head can cause a tumor? I hit my forehead 2 months ago but haven't had any problems, people have been saying that

Is it true falling on your head can cause a tumor? I hit my forehead 2 months ago but haven't had any problems, people have been saying that

No tumor: Trauma is not a carcinogenic factor so that injuring ones head can not induce cancer formation. On the other hand trauma can induce a site of TGF-B and platelet derived growth factor and I've seen sites of trauma such a head, develop a hematoma followed by migration of tumor cells from a previous malignancy to the site of hematoma in the head or other site. ...Read more

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Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Any place: A large enough tumour can cause increased pressure in skull cavity no matter where it is located. However even relatively small tumors in posterior fossa cavity of skull can lead to high intra cranial pressure. ...Read more

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How does hair dye hurt your head? Does dying your hair cause brain tumors?

How does hair dye hurt your head? Does dying your hair cause brain tumors?

Barely possible: Some hair dyes contain chemicals that are suspected carcinogens, and these might (not will, just 'might') cause cancers, including brain tumors. This is not an issue of the dye going straight to the brain because it is applied to the head; the dye would have to be absorbed and then get into the bloodstream to get to cells. ...Read more

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Does pituitary tumors cause throbbing on the right side naer the top of the head?

Does pituitary tumors cause throbbing on the right side naer the top of the head?

Possibly but unlikel: One can have headaches related to a large pituitary tumor, typically felt between the eyes. Small pituitary tumors (microadenomas) do not usually cause headaches. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I was wondering could even small tumors at the head of the pancrease (pancrelipase) cause jaundace?

Hi doctors I was wondering could even small tumors at the head of the pancrease (pancrelipase) cause jaundace?

Yes: They can if they are located right next to the bile duct, the small drainage tube that allows bile to flow out of the liver. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures.

You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read more

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I was having itch on my head at a specific point for five days and now it has slightly swollen and is a bit paining what would be it isit brain tumor?

(likely) Not a tumor: It is probably a cyst in the skin or perhaps an insect bite, either way possibly now infected. Should be easily dealt with in a doctor's office, either by incision and drainage and/or antibiotics. Could be something else, but likely not anything intracranial if you can feel it on your scalp. ...Read more

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Can head CT w&wo contrast cause brain tumors?

Can head CT w&wo contrast cause brain tumors?

Very little chance: Because our understanding of radiation induced cancer is incomplete, it is assumed that any exposure to radiation increases the risk of developing cancer. This is called the non-threshold model. According to a recent nejm article the risk is approximately 0.005% at age 35 that a single ct brain would cause death due to cancer. N engl j med 2007; 357:2277-2284. The risk is even smaller at > age. ...Read more

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What can cause childlike speech, head pain, eyes bouncing, tounge flickering in an adult? Stroke and tumor already ruled out

What can cause childlike speech, head pain, eyes bouncing, tounge flickering in an adult? Stroke and tumor already ruled out

Unclear: Depends on age, which help frame potential causes. Given this limited information, may consider a medication side effect. The tongue effect may be tardive dyskinesia.
May also be schizophrenia or related conditions.
Definitely needs further evaluation- consider a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes blindness and neurological problem after a pseudo tumor and a shunt is placed in the head will the person ever recover from this?

What causes blindness and neurological problem after a pseudo tumor and a shunt is placed in the head will the person ever recover from this?

Yes: Pseudo tumor cerebri is a swelling of the brain usually for unknown reasons. In severe cases pressure causes lose of vision that requires decompression of the optic nerves or shunt. Symptoms usually resolve with time with excellent recovery. ...Read more

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Out of the blue, I get tingling in top / back of my head/brain, is it serious? Went to the doc he said anxiety can cause this. Could it be tumor?

Out of the blue, I get tingling in top / back of my head/brain, is it serious? Went to the doc he said anxiety can cause this. Could it be tumor?

Maybe, not likely: Many people "hold" or express tension with their body, particularly with anxiety. Treating anxiety with lifestyle changes, cognitive-behavioral therapy and perhaps medication will be great first steps. Your doctor can help you monitor changes in this symptom while you target the anxiety. Symptom checklists can help you measure the response to treatments. Revisit your doc to develop a plan soon. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor

Every once in a while I have a dull ache at the right back side of my head. This has been for a few days. Possible causes? Worried bout brain tumor

Brain tumor: Typically does not cause occasional pain. If it becomes frequent, or constant, then is the time to see someone. ...Read more

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Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Sebaceous cyst: In that area it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. It is just a collection of retained sebum - a skin oil produced by sebaceous glands. This gland is in the shaft of the hair and keeps the hair nice and shiny. It can be electively excised. ...Read more

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I had a normal MRI of the head. Would that have shown any tumors that could cause symptoms in ear? (i.e. pressures, whooshing sound when swallow)

I had a normal MRI of the head. Would that have shown any tumors that could cause symptoms in ear? (i.e. pressures, whooshing sound when swallow)

Maybe: MRI of the brain looks at the brain and would show most brain masses. Small lesions in the ear and internal auditory canal may be missed unless an MRI that focuses in on the ear is performed using a smaller field of view. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a cat scan on head will this now cause a brain tumor one day?

Had a cat scan on head will this now cause a brain tumor one day?

No: You are no more risk for brain tumor now than you were before you had the CAT scan.
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My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

No: We do have a lot of experience with toddlers falling. The most significant association I find is the cut under the chin from hitting some stationary object. There is no association of these common events with brain tumors. ...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