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Doctor insights on: Tumor Behind Eye Symptoms

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Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye causing any headaches or classic symptoms?

Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye causing any headaches or classic 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

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


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Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Unlikely: While you can get pituitary hormone abnormalities with tumors of the gland, your symptoms most likely have a source outside of the head. ...Read more

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Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?

Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?

Yes!: Tumors may not present with headache if meninges or blood vessels are not involved and there is no rise in the intracranial pressure seizures usually occur when cortex of brain is affected. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

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

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Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Daily headache localized behind/center of eyes between both temples possible brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Check your vision. Any persistent headache should be checked out. A brain ct will rule in/out tumor. ...Read more

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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

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Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or etc.?

Can y ou have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or etc.?

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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Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more

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An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?

An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?

Features of the mass: Patients typically have distinct signs on exam of a mass in the eye. These are typically lymphomas. Most cancer doctors would need to do an exam of some kind to confirm this diagnosis. I would ask your physician how he/she made this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?

Brain tumor symptoms.? I have dull pressure. On left side top head and my left eye is foggy and. I feel pressure around that area?

Probably not: Although it's possible, what you describe doesn't cause alarm about brain tumors in my mind. Dull head pain and pressure where you describe is more likely something boring, like sinus congestion. When you say your eye is "foggy", do you mean you have trouble seeing? If yes, that is more concerning and you should see a doctor right away. Some eye problems can cause head pain and pressure. ...Read more

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Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Extremely unlikely: More likely is that you have some sinus congestion, possibly from infection (sinusitis) or inflammation due to allergy. You should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I feel that my left eye is starting to bulge. What could cause this? I had a CT scan, would a tumor behind the eye have shown up?

I feel that my left eye is starting to bulge. What could cause this? I had a CT scan, would a tumor behind the eye have shown up?

OPtho Consult: I recommend you see an experienced ophthalmologist. Eye bulging can come from a number of cause including autoimmune diseases such as graves disease. An MRI could be considered if the cat scan was negative and no clinical cause can be determined on physical exam. ...Read more

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Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?

Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?

Palliative: Retrobulbar optic nerve involvement with metastatic tumor rare. Squamous malignancies are very few in that area. Chemo and RT given have mostly been palliative. Gamma knife therapy might be better than trying proton beam. With RT and chemo results in general have not been that encouraging. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing vertigo for four months now had MRI CT scan they found a tumor behind my eyes now going for an EEG can vertigo have anything?

I have been experiencing vertigo for four months now had MRI CT scan they found a tumor behind my eyes now going for an EEG can vertigo have anything?

Hard to Say: The vertigo is likely secondary to the tumor, not the other way around. It is hard to understand your question, but hopefully if the tumor (which my best guess is pituitary) can be addressed, this may relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

A friend has a droopy eyelid and the Opthamologist has said he has a mass behind his eye and needs to have an MRI. Does this mean it is a tumor that likely needs to operated on or radiated? Could their be some other mass less serious?

Your friend's: Doctor will likely be able to give him more information after the MRI results are available and the rest of the work up is complete. It would be difficult to try to answer this without the information that his evaluation will provide. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an eye tumor? I have pain in left temple and left eye. Brain MRI is clear. Could it miss my orbits?

What are the symptoms of an eye tumor? I have pain in left temple and left eye. Brain MRI is clear. Could it miss my orbits?

MRI does see orbit: A brain MRI will see the contents of your orbit, although the detail depends on the slice thickness. Some orbital tumors can be small and thick slices can pass above and below the tumor. Generally a tumor in the orbit will push the eye forward (proptosis) and this can be a clue. There are many causes for the pain you report that are not tumor. Best to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.

Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.

Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more

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My eye doctor told me that papilledema (i don't have) often accompanies visual symptoms (vision loss, photopsia) caused by brain tumors. Why is this?

My eye doctor told me that papilledema (i don't have) often accompanies visual symptoms (vision loss, photopsia) caused by brain tumors. Why is this?

Papilloedema: Papilloedema describes swelling of the optic disc which may be reflective of elevated intracranial pressures. Elevated intracranial pressures can be caused by various different problems one of which is a brain tumor, but there are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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Are eye floaters a brain tumor symptom? I have been seeing eye floaters for a couple of months foggy vision. Eye exam said I am farsighted brain tumor?

Are eye floaters a brain tumor symptom? I have been seeing eye floaters for a couple of months foggy vision. Eye exam said I am farsighted brain tumor?

Unlikely: Brain tumors do not cause floaters. We all have some floaters. If new floaters appear, see your doctor for examination of the retina.
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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't get any worse no other symptoms?

23yo female so scared I have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesn't get any worse no other symptoms?

Relax, see dr.: Brain tumors in your age group are not common. If the headache goes away with paracetamol and there are no neural symptoms like confusion, weakness, numbness, double vision, the headache is worse in the afternoon, and no nausea and vomiting, you can relax. Make an appointment with your doctor for a neurological exam and ask if you may need other tests done. Sometimes sertralene can cause headaches. ...Read more

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Worried about a brain tumor only symptom I have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesn't get worse 23yo female?

Worried about a brain tumor only symptom I have is very mild tight band feeling around head doesn't get worse 23yo female?

Would it help.....: If I told you that with that as the only symptom, your other listed conditions as well as the fact you're on birth control pills that brain tumor is so far down the list of entities that it'd take you 1 week on a jet elevator going DOWN at 1000 mph to get to that diagnosis as opposed to anything else. A good neurological exam will prove it to you if you've also doubted your doctor's opinion. ...Read more

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When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?

Hypochondrasis: I understand your Anxiety.
You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing
Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind.
Do not assume, think about Reality.
Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety
Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation;
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

Very low: You can be describing anything from impacted earwax to a jaw / TMJ problem to a host of other possibilities. If these become more than a minor nuisance, visit with your physician at your next regular appointment or earlier if need be. Brain tumors don't announce themselves as twinges, and the causes of dizziness are many and seldom are tumors. How's the hearing in each ear? ...Read more