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Signs And Symptoms Of A Brain Tumor
What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?
Tell us why this ???: Brain tumors are uncommon yet they can occur at any age. You need to give us some background as to why you are concerned about this issue??? Most patients with brain tumors experience persistent headaches which progressively get worse. Other symptoms may include, nausea, vomiting, reduced vision, seizures or loss of function of an arm or leg(uncommon) ...Read more
A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more
My daughter said she was looking at something and she saw two of them. No other symptoms. Is this a sign of a brain tumor?
Diplopia: The condition you have described is called Diplopia. There are several different causes for this and urgent evaluation is suggested to determine the cause. ...Read more
My hands and feet are constantly sweating. I have other symptoms that have me very worried I have a brain tumor. Is sweaty hands and feet a sign?
No: Brain tumors can cause seizures, headaches, and neurological deficits, but excessive sweating of the hands and feet is not a symptom typically associated with a brain tumor. Your problem likely has little to do with your brain, see your doctor to discuss causes and possible treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but..: Headaches are common, and brain tumors aren't. So the most likely cause of a headache is not a brain tumor! warning signs for headaches caused by brain tumors are early morning headaches (upon awakening) or headaches that worsen with coughing or straining. Other causes of headaches: sinus congestion, caffeine withdrawal, muscle tension, eye strain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a headache be the only sign of a brain tumor. No history in family no other symtomps. Apart from tight feeling allover head that lasts allday?
Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...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
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