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Scalp Tumor Symptoms
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Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
No: Cysts of the scalp are very common. Most are sebaceous cysts which will eventually drain spontaneously. If continues to enlarge, the whole cyst with capsule should be excised. In rare instances a solid tumor can be seen. If present and if seen to enlarge excision necessary for DX and treatment. ...Read more
Can crawling feeling in scalp for several months now be a result of something serious such as brain tumor or something?
Brain tumor is not likely to produce these symptoms. Try shampooing your scalp daily to see if that helps.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I had a brain tumor removed 3 weeks ago and my scalp still has a lot of fluid under it and does not seem to be going down in a hurry is this normal?
Likely: Fluid collections under surgical incisions (often called a 'seroma') can persist for some weeks. Your surgeon would be the person best equipped to evaluate whether your wound is healing appropriately or if the fluid might suggest an infection. ...Read more
No.: These are two very different diseases without any connection between the two. Sebaceous cysts arise from the oil glands next to hair follicles; brain tumors form deep to the skull. ...Read more
Is it possible to feel a brain tumor with your fingers? I just found out that I have a small lump in my scalp and worry...
That's very unlikely. However, nothing in medicine is impossible. Most likely you are feeling a scalp lesion that is localized in the skin. If it is immobile then it may be attached to the bone and in that case you may need further workup. Please consult a physician who can examine you.
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Scalp is tender to touch and pain Beijing right ear and back of head when I cough but then it goes away? Could it be a tumor?
A part of my scalp at the top right feels sore and swollen and its also red and hurts. This has been on and off. Could I have a brain tumor?
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely, but I would have your doctor check it out. ...Read more
Brain mass? If a pet scan slide of the head and neck that shows the scalp i.E. The brain, what do three circles mean with ctac 3.75 thick next to it mean as an annotation. Is this a brain slide of 3 d dimensions or three separate tumors? I suppose you kn
I: I suggest you make an appointment with the doctor who ordered the pet scan to review the images and adults with him or her. Ctac stands for "attenuation correction ct". This is ct, or computed tomography part of the combined pet/ct scan. It is what show the anatomy meaning all the organs and structures in the body. The 3.75 just means how thick the cat scan slices are. Unless a special kind of pet/ct dcan was done specifically to evaluate for a brain tumor, it is actually quite rare for brain tumors to show up on regular pet scans and they are usually not easily seen on the ct component of the scan alone, especially if no IV contrast dye aw given in addition to the pet scan sugar tracer. ...Read more
Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.
See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more
Do I have a brain tumor? I randomly have throbbing pain on my left and right temple sometimes in the back of both sides nd one side of my scalp is red
My scalp is raised in 1 spot like a bump but it's my scalp and I've been having bad headaches daily and get worse when I get up quickly brain tumer?
Scalp Bump: Trichilemmal or pilar cysts are common intradermal or subcutaneous cysts, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where trichilemmal cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. They do not cause headaches. See your internist about your headaches. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Varied: Lesions of the bone can represent primary as well as metastatic tumors. Many of the primary tumors which are cartilaginous present and a palpable nodular mass with no associated pain. Osteogenic sarcoma which can erode the bone is very symptomatic as is metastatic tumors that when enlarging expand the periosteum causing pain. Radiation and chemo are best used to control symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, altered sensation, bowel/bladder incontinence etc. So basically depends on location along spinal column and whether or not it causes nerve or cord compression. ...Read more
Not always!: The most common place to have a carcinoid is the appendix. When the tumor is there, and most of the other common locations which are in the intestinal tract, you don't feel anything because the liver removes the hormones the tumors produce. Only when the tumors are large, outside the intestinal tract, or metastatic do the symptoms occur. They can get very bad then. ...Read more
Hearing changes: Auditory just means "hearing, " so there is no "auditory" tumor. However, anything affecting the ear, balance, or temporal bone, will give changes in hearing, tinnitus (ringing), or changes in balance, vertigo, dizziness, etc. Hearing can be conductive or sensorineural loss depending on whether the bones of the middle ear are affected or if the nerves are affected. There are tests to separate this. ...Read more
Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on location. If the tumor is destructive possible underproduction of hormones. Some tumors are metastatic from other cancers and some are just incidentally found. Therefore it's possible to also have no symptoms. ...Read more
Sometimes: The most common adrenal hormone is cortisol. This hormone has a "diurnal" or morning-evening variation. This variation is lost when there is a tumor producing this hormone, since a tumor is unchecked growth and therefore does not come under the usual control of other feedback methods. ...Read more
Adrenal tumors are of two major types, cortex and medullary tumors. Cortical cancers produce steroid hormones and medullary ones produce catecholemines. Medullar tumors produce high blood pressure where as symptoms of cortical tumors depend on the hormone produced. See this site for more info.
http://www. Endocrineweb. Com/endocrinology/your-adrenal-glands. ...Read more
It vary based on his:
An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, often called at/rt, is a very rare and fast-growing tumor of the central nervous system.
Headache (especially upon waking in the morning)
nausea and vomiting
fatigue and lethargy
trouble with balance and coordinationincreased head size in infants (hydrocephalus)
your child’s symptoms may vary based on his age and the location of the tumor. ...Read more
See your primary doc: It would be difficult to verify a " spinal tumor", purely on symptoms. If you have neurological symptoms of loss of strength or sensation, it is important that you urgently see an md for further evaluation. Imaging including MRI may be required. If there is suspicion of a mass, biopsy may be required. Primary spinal tumors are rare. If there is a tumor, the origin of the tumor would be questioned. ...Read more
Yes, quite uncommon: But, what prompts your concerns? A variety of tumors may present over the thoracic vertebrae, some causing nocturnal pain responsive to aspirin, others compressing the spinal cord, resulting in urinary incontinence, leg weakness and numbness. Since often insidious, and slowly progressive, if there is high suspicion, would urge MRI study to pin down. ...Read more
Carcinoid tumor: Carcinoid tumors can be found in several places in the intestines. They do not cause symptoms unless the liver is affected. Carcinoid syndrome can be associated with flushing, increase in blood pressure, irregular heart beat, etc. If a carcinoid is located with a bowel lumen it can cause blockage. Carcinoids can spread directly to other areas. Usually not by blood stream. ...Read more
"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