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Tumor Behind Eye Symptoms
Perhaps: Benign or malignant tumors could cause headaches/pain, vision loss, proptosis (protrusion of the eye), double vision. There are many, many more common causes for headaches and eye pain, however, and a careful history and exam by your primary provider and eye care provider can determine if studies to look for a tumor are needed or if the pattern fits better for another cause of the symptoms. ...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
Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?
Eyes goes back involuntary headaches etc due to pseudo tumor. After LP symptoms returned but more prominent and worse could there be more to it?
IIH: Pseudotumor Cerebri can indeed affect both visual acuity and if not well controlled, could cause problems with eye movements, even double vision. If you feel that your treatment is lacking or your physicians are going in the wrong direction, get a second opinion either face to face or here via Concierge virtual visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Visual circuits are widely placed in the brain. Tumors can disrupt many of these functions including basic vision, parts of the field, motility and coordination. The list of what kind includes all known spontaneous tumors originating in the brain and also metastatic tumors lodging in the brain. Neuro-ophthalmologists are skilled at relating a series of symptoms to the location of the tumor. ...Read more
Been having swelling/pressure behind eye and causes discomfort. I have had a small head cold and have had head cold b4 but nvr this. Is it a tumor?
When I get bad headaches (maybe migraines), the pain is always focused behind my left eyebrow/eye. Could I have a tumor? Over-the-counter meds help.
Migraines: are often unilateral and behind or over an eye. It is a common description of migraine attacks. However, if this is a new onset headaches or the severity and frequency are worsening I would recommended further evaluation. You can make a virtual appointment or see you physician. ...Read more
Yes: It depends upon the exact location. Visual loss may be the most common presentation if the location involves the optic nerve or chiasm. ...Read more
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