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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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


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What does brain tumor headache feel like ?, I've been having pressure in eyes and cheeks for couple days. Is it likely brain tumor ?

What does brain tumor headache feel like ?, I've been having pressure in eyes and cheeks for couple days. Is it likely brain tumor ?

Pressure in cheeks: More likely you have sinusitis/ allergies. Consider zyrtec (cetirizine) ( if not allergic).Possibly is toothache, rarer includes conditions like glaucoma ( can get it checked at a lenscrafters. hour eyes any optometist). Tumor is rare. Presents with headache on waking and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, visual disturbance. See doctor/urgent care this week,see one today if visual/ dental issue ...Read more

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Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures. You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read more

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What does a brain tumor look like?

What does a brain tumor look like?

The MRI image: Shows a mass, commonly surrounded by edema. Pathology shows abnormal blood vessel proliferation (and they leak), necrosis (dead cell areas), and abnormal mitoses. ...Read more

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What effect does a brain tumor have on a someone?

Severe: First, those close to the person notice personality change. Untreated, nausea, vomiting, headache, and/or seizures supervene, and if the tumor cannot be effectively treated, death results. Thankfully, many brain tumors are very manageable nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor show on a xray?

Does a brain tumor show on a xray?

Depends: It depends on the type of X-ray. A plain X-ray, probably not. A CT scan or MRI, probably yes. ...Read more

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Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Any place: A large enough tumour can cause increased pressure in skull cavity no matter where it is located. However even relatively small tumors in posterior fossa cavity of skull can lead to high intra cranial pressure. ...Read more

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How does a brain tumor look on the out side the skull?

Hmmm....: Tumor means growth. Brain tumors are usually within the brain structures and not outside the skull. Some of us have cysts, calcium deposits on our scalp and a good clinician can help you and your family to decipher what is going on. Do have a doc take a look at what it is you are concerned about. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor cause symptoms (tingling/numb) on one side only or can it affect both sides equally? Was told only one because of brain hemispheres

Does a brain tumor cause symptoms (tingling/numb) on one side only or can it affect both sides equally? Was told only one because of brain hemispheres

Whether brain lesion: ..affect both sides of the body or just one side depends on its size and location. In the cerebral hemispheres a small lesion may cause sensation changes on the opposite side of the body. In contrast, lesions in the brain stem or spinal cord may be very profound and affect both sides of the body leading to complete sensory loss or paralysis. Tingling is more likely due to peripheral nerve problem. ...Read more

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How big does a brain tumor have to be for a doctor to decide that it is inoperable?

Depends: It really depends on multiple factors, especially type of tumor and location. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more