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Parietal Lobe Tumor
Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?
A wee clarification: 1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
A palpable, non-moving protrusion from top-back of my skull (parietal lobe) of size 3 cc. No headaches or other symptoms. Could it be a tumor?
Could be anything : I'd be interested to know if this is new or something you had all your life. Could be as simple as a bony protrusion of your skull that has been there from the beginning but any new lump that persists or grows should be evaluated by a physician. Have it checked and best to you. ...Read more
Part of brain: It is part of brain positioned above the occipital lobe and behind the frontal lobe. Its function is to integrate sensory information from the visual cortex. It includes infomation processing related to the sense of touch. So it is involved in visuospatial processing. It is also involved with language processing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Integration center: Parietal lobe provides localization, timing, and integration of incoming brain data, and gives us perspective on the outside world. Regarding sense of touch, it allows simultaneous perspectives, and perception of location of the touch, including intensity of sensation. ...Read more
Critical: Dominant speech pathways connect via the arcuate fasciculus, and connect expressive centers in frontal broca's area to receptive regions in the temporal lobe. ...Read more
Yes: Contralateral weakness can be present. Sensation is altered on the same side, and pts have trouble localizing motion in time and space. Extinction phenomena occur, position sensation can be lost, the affected limb may not be recognized or even thought to be part of another person. ...Read more
Impossible: You cannot have a pain in your temporal or parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. Whatever pain you're feeling, it's not in your brain tissue. ...Read more
On an EEG- What does it mean if you had "longer than normal recovery from HV" and spikes & slowing in parietal lobe??
EEG Abnormal: Hi Nicole, It would help knowing why you had the EEG. I am not so worried about the "HV" recovery but the spikes and slowing in the left temporal lobe is not normal and suggests that you might have epilepsy or s structural brain lesion and should have an MRI of the brain. This should be discussed with your doctor. Hope that helps, -Dr Safdieh ...Read more
Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?
Yikes : I guess if you have not had trouble with it in several years, it is unlikely to cause trouble now. What you are describing would be concerning for a displaced skull fracture, but again, it has been several years now since the accident. A ct skull would undoubtedly give more information and I would recommend you being seen if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer