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Tumor Behind The Eye Symptoms
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?
"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
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
Can you have a malignant tumor behind your eye without having any headaches, seizures or classic symptoms?
I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?
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
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?
Probably not: There are more likely diagnoses that would cause your symptoms than a tumor. ...Read more
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
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
An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?
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
Yes most likely: Yes most likely it will show on a cat scan. ...Read more
Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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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Unlikely: A sensatio of heaviness of the head is not a symptom of brain tumors as a general rule. ...Read more
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
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