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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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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