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Symptoms Of A Brain Tumor In Teenagers
"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
Can one single incident of very slurred speech indicate the possibility of a brain tumor in a teenager? Also everyday mild headaches on one spot.
Possible? Yes?: Probable? Not on the basis of your information. However, I think it would be a very reasonable step to have this teenager fully evaluated by their doctor and then, possibly a neurologist with appropriate tests and imaging studies if warranted. If you'd like to chat about this: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Headache,nausea,visi: Symptoms of brain tumor depend on location and size of the tumor.Hradache more frequent and severe, nausea&vomiting, visual problems, seizures, weakness or loss of function in arm or leg, speech difficulty, hearing problem, confusion, personality and behaviour changes. ...Read more
Varied...: Some of the more common symptoms include headache, nausea, new seizures, balance issues (ataxia) and changes in vision. Personality changes, anger, confusion, and changes in speech can also occur. When a patient is examined by a doctor, a thorough neurological exam can find cranial nerve palsies, weakness, and defects in sensation. ...Read more
What symptoms?: What symptoms do you have? How long have you had these? Are these constant or come and go? Have you lost weight? Did you have any seizures? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's the KEY: Many brain tumors are clinically silent, and often only discovered when imaging study done for another reason. Occasionally, suspicion ushers in after sudden seizure in adult with no neurological history. Insidious cognitive or emotional changes may gradually occur without explanation. ...Read more
Depends on size: The symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the location, size, and type of tumor. Some of the general symptoms include: weakness, seizures, blurred or double vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling, trouble with gait, trouble with coordination, hearing problems, trouble with thinking or memory, trouble with speech. ...Read more
Uncommon: Brain Tumors affect over 10,000 people in the US each year, so they are not all that rare. The symptoms typically consisit of persistent Headaches which are new in onset and get progressively more severe over one or two months. Visual changes, sizures and loss of control of an arm or leg can also be the presenting symptoms. If there is strong suspicion it is easy to confirm with a CT or MRI scan ...Read more
New headache: New or changed headache, worsening headaches, vision changes/blurriness, nausea/vomiting, and sometimes balance problems are the most common symptoms. See a primary care provider as soon as possible. Imaging of the head with ct and/or MRI may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if you have a brain tumor? What are the symptoms of a brain tumor? What should I look for?
Brain : Brain tumors can cause new seizures, new headaches (something different or worse than ever before), new neurological problems (like weakness or numbness in one part of your body), new visual problems (double vision or very blurred vision), severe constant dizziness, or any new neurological problem. As neurologists, we are worried whenever somebody comes in with a "new" neurological symptom. The reassuring thing about brain tumors is that we can just get an image of the head (ct scan and/or mri) and answer the question immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Headaches are usually late symptoms of brain tumors. That means that these symptoms occur when the tumor and associated swelling are large enough that they lead to pressure that is then reflected as headaches. However, symptoms can occur by local irritation of the surrounding brain-ie. Motor regions, speech regions, sensory regions. Brain tumors can also lead to seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely migraine: There are different types of headache- migraine and tension headaches are the most common ones. Migraine headaches usually are one sided headaches- can be preceeded with aura, hallucination etc- also can be associated with photosensitivity etc. Although brain tumor also can give headache- but it is unlikely in your case. Having said that- go to see your md and have yourself checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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