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Nose Bleeds And Brain Tumors
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
I have really bad nose bleeds that would last for 10-25 minutes and then I would have a headache that last a day or two. And I don't know what's wrong. Could it be a brain tumor?
Check: Also have a complete blood count (CBC), to make sure that you have not become anemic from the bleeding and to check your platelets, which are the cells that help with clotting. If the bleeding is only a small amount it maybe from dryness, you can use over the counter normal saline spray. This also happens with nasal steroids. Have it checked with your primary care doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 19, my nose has been bleeding all day, and I have a lot of nasuea for past few days, morning and day, and im thinking I have a brain tumor, im scared?
Cancer not likely: Cancers, including brain tumors, are uncommon in 19 year olds. Except for specific nasal tumors or for leukemias, nose bleeds are not associated with cancer and certainly not with brain tumos. Nausea has many causes, of which brain tumors are one although this is rare as a first sign. I doubt you have a brain tumor, but see a doctor to allay your anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epistaxis: Unless you know something I don't, nose bleed is not related to brain tumor. Nose bleeds are common in winter or with irritation due to colds. Sometimes blood runs down back of throat and is coughed up. Should stop when bleeding stops. Use cool compress and rest. If you have afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray put a few squirts up the nostril. This works very well. ...Read more
I nose bleed sometimes, I get head aches too and sometimes I pass out for a few seconds when I stand up. Could it be a brain tumor?
Extremely unlikely: I see thousands of patients a year and the two most feared conditions are a brain tumor or cancer. Of these thousands of patients that i see with symptoms like yours and much worse it is extraordinarily rare that anyone has cancer or brain tumor. There are so many simple explanations for what you're complaining about. I would strongly suggest that you see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Concerning!: When people have slurred speach it is always very important to have that evaluated right away. It becomes more worrisome when there is a headache involved. It sounds like a person with those symptoms should see their primary care md without delay! if the symptoms are sudden in onset, then that demands an er visit urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No correlation.: No correlation. Only possible (rare) connection is a torrentous nosebleed years after trans-sphenoidal pituitary tumor surgery - as a consequence of carotid artery pseudo-aneurysm formation from intra-op vessel injury, which can cause bleeding years later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Brain tumors whether benign such as meningioma or even the more aggressive tumors such as glioblastoma remain confined to the brain. Even the most aggressive tumor will not breakthrough the cribriform plate to enter the nasal cavity. Here lesions arise in nasal mucosa or are from sinuses ...Read more
Had CT scan for brain tumor or bleed friday afternoon. Will I have to agonize all weekend? Is no news good news or was it just too late on a friday?
Don't assume: One would hope for a call, but lack of one doesn't mean anything--so don't read too much into it. Medical staff can drop the ball and leave patients in the dark, especially late on a friday afternoon. Definitely call the office monday morning to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some women experience nose and gum bleeding during pregnancy. Keeping well hydrated, especially with orange juice or foods high in Vitamin C, may help to strengthen your capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and reduce this bleeding. You may also consider using a humidifier to help reduce nasal congestion. Gently brushing with a soft toothbrush ...Read more
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