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Signs and symptoms of brain tumor in a 13 year old girl?

Signs and symptoms of brain tumor in a 13 year old girl?

See below: Brain tumors present with different signs and symptoms depending on the type and location of tumor. General features are headache, vomiting, balance problems, seizures, visual problems etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-tumor/ds00281. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor? And how likely is it for a 20 year old to get one?

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

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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?

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

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Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

Can a headache be the only symptom/sign of a brain tumor?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes: Although symptoms from a brain tumor can be subtle , a persistent headache needs to be addressed by your doctor. Please go to the emergency room as soon as possible for your headache. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Early symptoms of brain tumor?

Early symptoms of brain tumor?

It is very rare: Headaches and seizures it is very unlikely to have brain tumor at your age. See neurologist if you want more assurance. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of brain tumor that people have?

What are the main symptoms of brain tumor that people have?

Variable: Depending on the size, location and rate of growth there can be many different symptoms. These include headaches, nausea, vomiting, changes in personality or mood, seizures, or stroke-like symptoms including weakness or tingling in different parts of the body. ...Read more

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Please, someone tell me the symptoms of brain tumor and what is the possibility of someone 46 years old having it?

Please, someone tell me the symptoms of brain tumor and what is the possibility of someone 46 years old having it?

Rare: Although a feared diagnosis, more commonly headache, although a symptom of brain tumor, is due to other causes. If you have loss of use of limb, sudden change in personality , fainting, first time seizure, see your doctor to decide if you need a ct or MRI of the brain to assess cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more