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Pubic Area Tumor Symptoms
I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma, . I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?
"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
Could a symptom of a brain tumor be intermittent tingly sensations all over the body (not in one specific area)?
Unlikely...: Intermittent "tingly" sensations all over the body do not fit the typical pattern of a brain tumor. Brain tumors, when they cause neurologic dysfunction, usually cause dysfunction related to the part of the brain they are in or near. For example, if a brain tumor is located near the area responsible for movements, the patient may have weakness on the opposite side of the body.
Can a spinal cord tumor cause spine pain (pain in 1 or 2 vertebrae when pressing on area & laying down)? Would pain be the only symptom?
Not a spine tumor: You probably have more of a msucle, tendon or a bursitis problem. With a spien tumor I woud expect other findings. You need to discuss with your physician
Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?
Probably not: Although it's possible, what you describe doesn't cause alarm about brain tumors in my mind. Dull head pain and pressure where you describe is more likely something boring, like sinus congestion. When you say your eye is "foggy", do you mean you have trouble seeing? If yes, that is more concerning and you should see a doctor right away. Some eye problems can cause head pain and pressure.See 1 more doctor answer
Lg area of uptake in rt cerebellopontine angle on cerv spine MRI but not noted in MRI of posterior fossa? Could it be missed? Cpa tumor fits symptoms.
Find a good neurosur: A second opinion from another neurosurgeon may be the next best thing to do. Unless we have access to all mris, we can not give you an opinion. So see another neurosurgeon for his/her opinion. It should not be difficult to sort this out.
I have a small sore area on top of my head I don't notice any tenderness until I brush my hair no headaches or other symptoms do it mean brain tumor?
Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain.
It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons.See 1 more doctor answer
Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically.See 1 more doctor answer
Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid.See 1 more doctor answer
Painful mass/cancer: Ewing's sarcoma can occur in bone and soft tissues. They tend to be painful when in the bone and the less common soft tissue tumors are usually painless. Common locations are the in the pelvis and lower extremities. Many factors figure into chances of survival, but as any cancer, ewing's may be deadly. Excellent treatments exist currently and overall chances of beating the disease are about 70%.
Well, that really: Depends on the type of tumor it is (specifically). Benign means it isn't cancer. Malignant means it is cancer. Take care.
Very uncommon: Typically abnormal bleeding is the presenting symptom. They are very uncommon.
Smoking: Cigarette smoking is major risk factor (50-80% of cancers, risk associated with duration and intensity)? arylamines (2-naphthylamine) and aniline dyes? In developing countries, schistosoma haematobium ova are deposited in bladder wall and cause chronic inflammation, squamous metaplasia, dysplasia; 70% of tumors are squamous cell carcinoma. Symptoms are painless hematuria, urinary obstruction.
Yes but unlikely: But if you're not convinced, go see your family doctor for evaluation.