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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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What is the cause of occipital lobe pain?

What is the cause of occipital lobe pain?

occipital neuritis: There is a nerve actually a pair of nerves which supply posterior aspect of the scalp or the occipital region. It is called the greater occipital nerve. When he gets irritated it causes pain in the region of its distribution. This irritation maybe caused by trauma, muscle spasm, cervical disc disease, or even something as as simple as having to wear a hard hat day in and day out. ...Read more

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Do constant headaches in my occipital lobe mean I need glasses?

Do constant headaches in my occipital lobe mean I need glasses?

Possible: A need for glasses can cause headaches when trying to use your eyes. An ophthalmologic exam is recommended if this is the case. If the headaches do not seem related to vision, see your primary care physician instead. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis of arteritis made? Occipital lobe of the brain.

How is the diagnosis of arteritis made? Occipital lobe of the brain.

Biopsy: I assume you mean temporal arteritis. The diagnosis is made by biopsy of the
temporal artery in front of the ear. This is a straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Why is it that I always feel pain on my occipital lobe? And sometimes accompanied by neck pain

Why is it that I always feel pain on my occipital lobe? And sometimes accompanied by neck pain

See details: It is most likely to be an issue with the cervical spine. Have it evaluated and x rays done. If indicated. ...Read more

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I've had a constant, focal, sharp pain on my left occipital lobe for 2 days. No other associated symptoms. Pain started 2/10, now 4/10 on pain scale.

I've had a constant, focal, sharp pain on my left occipital lobe for 2 days. No other associated symptoms. Pain started 2/10, now 4/10 on pain scale.

The occipital lobe: Is inside the brain. Perhaps you meant the occipital area (nape of neck), as that can happen and be bothersome. You rate it as 2-4/10, which isn't bad, and you might have a muscular contraction, or vascular issues that's causing this to occur. So, it's best to see your doctor, and have it evaluated, if it hasn't changed or improved by now. ...Read more

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I would like more information on cyst in right occipital lobe of the brain?

I would like more information on cyst in right occipital lobe of the brain?

Depends: A lot depends on the size of the cyst and if there is any associated enhancement on the MRI scan. There are many people who have benign cysts which are fluid filled regions in the brain. These may have a thin membrane around them. If they do not change over time, these do not need surgery. If there is enhancement, they have to be watched closely or biopsied to make certain it is not a tumor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

What is the life expectancy after massive occipital lobe stroke followed by aggressive dementia?

Ask doctor: Predicting life expectancy is very complicated and requires dozens or more pieces of information. Seek information from the persons health care team. ...Read more

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Can a single visual hallucination caused by a tumor on the occipital lobe last for 18 years straight with no interruptions?

Can a single visual hallucination caused by a tumor on the occipital lobe last for 18 years straight with no interruptions?

Can gravity cease?: The answer to MY question is YES! No way-Yes, way! There's a calculable probability that a ball dropped to the floor ENOUGH TIMES will go UP on at least 1 trial. Unlikely you will live long enough to see it but it's not an IMPOSSIBILITY. Translate to hallucination- 24/7- same image (s), sequence, everything, for that long? Highly unlikely but then, there's gravity Has the patient had an EEG? ...Read more

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2wks ago fist fighGot hit on occipital lobe, right side. I feel pain inside that area, even I turn to right side. No pain exercising and not bruised?

2wks ago fist fighGot hit on occipital lobe, right side. I feel pain inside that area, even I turn to right side. No pain exercising and not bruised?

Muscle bruising: This is probably related to muscular bruising and swelling in the area from the trauma. Warm moist heat and time should take care of it if you do not have any other symptoms. Fighting never has good outcomes for either party. ...Read more

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How dangerous cyst in right occipital lobe of brain?

How dangerous cyst in right occipital lobe of brain?

Cyst in the brain: If it is just a cyst then there is no real danger other than a slight increase in bleeding. The key question is that this cyst is not associated with another lesion. Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found as part of mr studies. ...Read more

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What are the conditions which cause vasospasm in occipital lobe of brain?

What are the conditions which cause vasospasm in occipital lobe of brain?

SAH, Vasculitis: The conditions that cause vasospasm is subarachnoid hemorrhage, sometimes inflammation of the blood vessels such as vasculitis can cause vasospasm, there are obviously other causes too. ...Read more

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What to do about a tingling sensation in occipital lobe and blurred vision?

What to do about a tingling sensation in occipital lobe and blurred vision?

See eye doc: Can't tell you about the tingling sensation--may be just a nerve irritation, but for the blurred vision, see an ophthalmologist and see if you need glasses or if there is another issue. ...Read more

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I have been having throbbing headaches around my left occipital lobe area, what could this be?

TMD: There are over 300 different kinds of headaches, and treatment depends on symptoms it can range from a bite guard to different medicines.
A headache specialist, or dentist who treats headaches may be able to help, or write back with more symptoms. ...Read more

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Sir I fell headache for a while as my head is gonna bust at my temporal lobe and some times at occipital lobe please recommend some medicine or tips?

Sir I fell headache for a while as my head is gonna bust at my temporal lobe and some times at occipital lobe please recommend some medicine or tips?

Ans: First you must have a thorough history exam and evaluation to determine the diagnosis of headache and hopefully the etiology of the headache. Then you can discuss medication options ...Read more

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How dangerous cyst in tight occipital lobe of brain?

How dangerous cyst in tight occipital lobe of brain?

Would need to know: Type of cyst, exact location and size and if you have any symptoms. Contact physician requesting the study to explain. ...Read more

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Re: brain MRI - what would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

Re: brain MRI - what would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

UBOs: Mri is a sensitive study that can show interesting findings of uncertain significance. Some show bright spots that have no definite meaning. We call these ubos or unidentifiable bright objects. Go over the results with a knowledgable expert. ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

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