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What Are The Signs Of A Brain Tumor
Size and location: There are tumors that are specifically attached to the nearing apparatus-leads to loss of hearing. There are tumors that are general and diffuse. Their symptoms are related to compression of surrounding structures. This can lead to headache, changes in vision, seizures, trouble with thinking or memory, weakness or numbness. ...Read more
Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more
What are some signs of a brain tumor? Are there anythings that can be a big warning sign to get checked out?
Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more
Talking to Doctors: There are no 'warning signs'. It is always better to be specific about your own symptoms when asking doctors for help. Ambiguous and generalities are never a way to get good valid medical advice about your specific concerns. ...Read more
Depends: The signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the location, size, and type of tumor. Some of the general signs and symptoms include: weakness, seizures, blurred or double vision, headaches, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling, trouble with gait, trouble with coordination, hearing problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. Im only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?
19: Where did you get that idea? Sounds more like youre depressed and wondering why. A psychiatrist whould know significantly more about brain tumors and depressive problems than you do. Guessing leavesyou upset. A depression is more likely that a brain tumor, but find out and get whatever helpyou need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Some brain tumors are located in the frontal area and are almost clinically silent until size increases. Some early on may cause focal weakness, which looks like a stroke. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, and double vision can occur as size increases. Many tumors, though, may be picked up on routine MRI films. Some tumors start in lung or kidney and metastasize to brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are: potentially many symptoms that a brain tumor could cause, depending on its size and location in the brain. What are your specific symptoms? If you are having headaches, there are more common causes than brain tumor. If you are worried, you should see your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more
Headaches: migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Varied Sx: Common symptoms are persistent headaches which are progressively getting worse. Nausea and vomiting is also fairly common and accompanies the headaches. Seizures are not uncommon. Any of these symptoms alone or together would raise this possibility in my mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow progessive loss: Slow progessive loss of function with a focal headache is the most common story, but many tumors can be quite silent-producing little overt symptoms. A history of cancer in the lung or colon can be suggestive-not definite though.Seizures can also be the first symptom of certain tumors, especially in a middle aged adult. ...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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