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Signs Of Brain Anarysum
What does your left side of the brain control? If there was some sort of problem there, what if any signs would you notice first?
Usual dominant: Hemisphere in right handers and many left handers. If so, problem could cause problems with speech expression and reception, but might cause right sided weakness, numbness, and even incoordination in the hand. Focal lesions may result in headaches and seizures. ...Read more
Aneurysm signs: Yes, they depend on the location of the aneurysm. It may put pressure on different structures and affect vision or pupil size, or it may have a momentary leak (sentinel bleed) and cause an abrupt and very bad headache. It can also cause a variety of other symptoms, depending on location. New or unusual neurologic symptoms or an abrupt severe headache deserve a visit to the emergency room. ...Read more
Headaches: Migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Depress CNS function: In general swelling of the brain leads to depression of central nervous system function. This leads to drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, and headaches. With more severe swelling there can become focal neurologic symptoms depending on the type of herniation that occurs. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more
Using sign language uses visual stimulus and part of brain that deals with comprehension.
Speaking is controlled by Broca part of brain. It's completely two different entity. ...Read more
Hedaches: Headaches due to increased intracranial pressure tend to worsen when patients lay down, reported as morning headache on awakening. Improves with standing. Brain tumors among many other conditions, can increase intracranial pressure and present as morning headaches. Other conditions can cause morning headaches (cervical disc disease, sinusitis, sleep apnea). Check with your md for proper DX & tx. ...Read more
Where in the brain?:
General symptoms include headache, nausea and vomiting.
Vomiting without preceding nausea is particularly worrisome.
Headache that wakes you from sleep is concerning.
Headache that starts first thing in the morning.
Depending on where in the brain the tumor is, though, even very small tumors can cause almost any kids of brain symptoms (weakness, numbness, confusion, speech, balance, vision. ...Read more
Is anxiety always psychological or can it be a sign of some other illness in the body besides the brain?
You are right:
It can be a sign of illness elsewhere in the body. Heart disease
withdrawal from anti-anxiety medications
rare tumors that produce certain "fight-or-flight" hormones
muscle cramps or spasms
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anxiety/ds0. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Why do people yawn? I heard yawning is a sign that your brain isn't getting enough oxygen. Is this true?
True: Yawning is a sign of tiredness. Additionally, when your carbon dioxide (the gas given off with exhaling) level starts to rise in your body, it does stimulate the brain to cause you to yawn. The theory is that the yawning will cause you to take a deep breath and inhale more oxygen and exhale the excess carbon dioxide. ...Read more
Mri results showed "no significant abnormalities" in brain. Does this mean no abnormalities? Is it a good sign?
In general: "no significant abnormalities" is generally interpreted as meaning that you have a test result that was not found to have any clinically significant problems. That is always a good sign. ...Read more
What are obvious clear signs that nerve cells and brain cells are dying and can MRI determine if theses cells are dying? Or what scans tests would?
What are the signs on either A physical or cognitive examination To be able to tell there is a dramatic significant loss of neurons and brain cells?
Drs & psychologists: Train for many years to learn how to detect changes in cognitive abilities. Often they draw their conclusions from psychological evaluations or by comparing a person over time. It is impossible in 400 characters to explain the training and guidelines which lead to their noting a dramatic change in brain functioning. Sadly, if some1has given that diagnosis 2someone U love, talk 2 them 2 find out why ...Read more
Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, which looks like a stroke. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, and double vision can occur as size increases. Many tumors, though, may be picked up on routine MRI films. Some tumors start in lung or kidney and metastasize to brain. ...Read more
An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil
leakin aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache. And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness. ...Read more
There are: Potentially many symptoms that a brain tumor could cause, depending on its size and location in the brain. What are your specific symptoms? If you are having headaches, there are more common causes than brain tumor. If you are worried, you should see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
Brain cancer: Signs and symptoms of malignancies related to the brain, depends on the location of the tumor, size, and surrounding edema (swelling). Some may develop seizures as an initial manifestation, others demonstrate stroke like weakness if the motor strip is involved, balance or gait changes may occur in those where the tumor involves the cerebellum ...Read more
Variable: The most common signs are neurological deficits like loss of motor function including loss of strength or loos of balance and coordination or loss of sensation. Other symptoms can be loss of various cognitive functions like memory or speech. Injury to the brain can also cause changes in personality. ...Read more
Likely subtle: Until the tumor enlarges, may be very asymptomatic. Presenting signs of mass effect may involve seizures, spells like transient vascular events, gradual focal weakness, or numbness, gait imbalance or incoordination, blurring of vision, dizziness, even headaches out of the blue. ...Read more
Talking to Doctors: There are no 'warning signs'. It is always better to be specific about your own symptoms when asking doctors for help. Ambiguous and generalities are never a way to get good valid medical advice about your specific concerns. ...Read more
Slow progessive loss: Slow progessive loss of function with a focal headache is the most common story, but many tumors can be quite silent-producing little overt symptoms. A history of cancer in the lung or colon can be suggestive-not definite though. Seizures can also be the first symptom of certain tumors, especially in a middle aged adult. ...Read more
Depends: The signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the location, size, and type of tumor. Some of the general signs and symptoms include: weakness, seizures, blurred or double vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling, trouble with gait, trouble with coordination, hearing problems. ...Read more
Size and location: There are tumors that are specifically attached to the nearing apparatus-leads to loss of hearing. There are tumors that are general and diffuse. Their symptoms are related to compression of surrounding structures. This can lead to headache, changes in vision, seizures, trouble with thinking or memory, weakness or numbness. ...Read more
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 more
Worsening of symptom: If you have increasing headaches, seizures, or neurological dysfunction, then that may be a sign of a tumor growing/regrowing. Otherwise, if the growth is small, you would not have any symptoms. ...Read more