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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

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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Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Does a constant twitch in left eye +headache mean possible reoccurrence of brain tumor? I have a history of tumor in right occipital lobe.

Blepharospasm?: The condition that you have with your eyelids is called blepharospasm. Speak to your ophthalmologist about it. I don't think that it's related to your previous condition. You may need to get a follow- up MRI. Try to get copies of your past medical records now before they have been transferred to long term storage. Then scan them and keep them on a thb drive which you can download to any md. ...Read more

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Are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumor? Why? Is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? Or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure.

Are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumor? Why? Is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? Or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure.

No.: None of the structures you mentioned would cause sparkles in the vision. Scotomas are benign as long as they aren't persistent, they can be due to onset migraines, associated with headaches or happen for no reason. If they come on and stay and get worse for several days then we worry about retinal/vitreous detachment. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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 
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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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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