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Symptoms Of Brain Tumour
I have some symptoms of brain tumour: head/nose ache, clumsiness, forgetfulness, spasms in stomach, and eye floaters. Could you give me some advice ?
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
It varies: Many have no symptoms. When symptoms are present, they vary considerably depending on the size, location, speed of growth, etc. Symptoms may include headaches as well as disruption of specific neurological functions (cognition, movement, sensation, etc.). That said, in my 11 years of neurology i've yet to have a patient who thought they had a brain tumor (a common concern) turn out to have one. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Symptoms depend on where the tumor is in the brain. Some tumors cause no symptoms, while others can cause weakness in an arm or leg, balance problem, or numbness on one side of the body. Brain tumors can come from spread of a tumor that started somewhere else in the body, or they can start in the brain. They develop when cells start growing and don't stop. This is how all cancers develop. ...Read more
Depends on type and: Location. Brain tumor symptoms vary widely depending on the location and rate of growth. Common symptoms are headache, vomiting, behavioral changes, seizures, change in vision, and paralysis. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/brain-tumor/basics/symptoms/con-20028592. ...Read more
Depends on location.: The brain is a complicated organ with different functions controlled in different regions. A tumor in an area that controls balance might be associated with loss of stability. A tumor in an area associated with speech might impact the ability to talk. Some general signs of "brain tumor" might include headaches, visual disturbances and new onset seizure activity. See a doc if you are concerned. ...Read more
All my symptoms point to a brain tumour but doctors have put me on a waiting list for a scan as they sidestepped these symptoms what should I do?
"Tumour": By the way you wrote "tumour", i'm assuming you do not live in the us (maybe uk?) and thus i'm not sure how things work there from the insurance perspective. Docs do not have "waiting lists". That sounds like an administrative term i would hear from the insurance people. Your doc may have used his clinical judgement and felt your odds of a brain tumor are not enough to justify a scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: The brain is a complicated organ with different areas responsible for different functions. A tumor in the brain would present with variable symptoms depending upon the exact location in the brain. Some symptoms might include: headache, seizures, visual disturbances, loss of coordination and balance. If you are having symptoms that worry you about a possible brain tumor, please see a doctor. ...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
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