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What happens if a brain tumor is left untreaetd?

What happens if a brain tumor is left untreaetd?

Growth: If a brain tumor is not treated then it is possible for the tumor to grow and ultimately cause significant symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, increased intracranial pressure, and seizures. ...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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Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more

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If I had a brain tumor on my upper left side would they need to shave all of my hair?

If I had a brain tumor on my upper left side would they need to shave all of my hair?

Not usually: They will usually need to shave the area where the entry into your brain will be. The entire scalp is not usually shaved from what I've seen of pts coming to me for radiation after their tumor has been removed. ...Read more

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I get sudden localized headache sometimes in right upper part of head and sometimes left for 4 to 8 sec do I have brain tumor?

I get sudden localized headache sometimes in right upper part of head and sometimes left for 4 to 8 sec do I have brain tumor?

Very uncommon: A headache coupled with 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

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My head has been hurting on the front left side in the same spot for about two weeks. I am concerned I may have a brain tumor. What do you think?

My head has been hurting on the front left side in the same spot for about two weeks. I am concerned I may have a brain tumor. What do you think?

See a neurologist: Headache that is lasting so long needs immediate attention. You must see either a primary care physician tomorrow or go see a neurologist. You either have Migraine or something more serious. It is easy to make a diagnosis is of serious conditions like a brain tumor very quickly with help from a CT scan or MRI of brain. ...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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I had a brain tumor removed Dec of last year, it was the size of a fist. It has left me with some numbness on the left side of my body, and heaviness.

I had a brain tumor removed Dec of last year, it was the size of a fist. It has left me with some numbness on the left side of my body, and heaviness.

Recovery: You are fortunate that removing the tumor did not lead to paralysis (if the tumor was on the other side, it could have taken away your speech too). Recovery can take many months for the first noticeable improvements, but with work and ongoing physical therapy, you may see gradual improvement that can continue for years. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have pain/pressure that feels like it is on the surface on the uppermost left/back of my head? It doesn't occur every time though. Brain tumor?

Why do I have pain/pressure that feels like it is on the surface on the uppermost left/back of my head? It doesn't occur every time though. Brain tumor?

Time for exam: Any new headache like this deserves a physician's office visit and full physical exam and perhaps a scan. The location of a headache correlates poorly with the actual cause. A surface-type headache makes me want to be sure there's not a spinal fluid leak. Good luck. ...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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Recurring headache top/left. Comes and goes. Varies in intensity, length & pain type (burn, throb, pinch). Very anxious about a brain tumor. Causes?

Recurring headache top/left. Comes and goes. Varies in intensity, length & pain type (burn, throb, pinch). Very anxious about a brain tumor. Causes?

Migraine: Likely but if getting worse get an mri, take excedrin for headaches, get good sleep be sure no sleep aopnea usually form being overweight, never smoke, eta well and rest, less stress be sinuses clear if not use nasal saline then nasal steroid any on sale but example would be flonase. see neurologist if all else fails ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe I'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Can anxiety cause one sided symptoms? Maybe I'm just super aware of everything in my body now, but it seems like my left side just feels different from my right. Brain tumor or MS or something?

Anxiety: Anxiety is the great mimicker, it can cause all kinds of symptoms. Anxiety treatment is multimodal, meaning closely monitored medical treatment as well as counseling and behavioral therapy. Relaxation techniques can be of utmost value, try dawnbuse. Com for some relaxation techniques. Yoga may be valuable to you as breathing can stop anxiety problems. ...Read more

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Tingling sensations in left leg for a few days could it be a brain tumor should I have it checked?

Tingling sensations in left leg for a few days could it be a brain tumor should I have it checked?

Left leg: Unlikely to be a brain tumor but sensations are tingling and strongly causing a problem in your left leg.
Hope it goes well.

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I had radiation 2 years ago I had a brain tumor remove had some tumor left so I had 28 treatments of radiation. 2 yrs out could it make me off bala?

I had radiation 2 years ago I had a brain tumor remove had some tumor left so I had 28 treatments of radiation. 2 yrs out could it make me off bala?

Maybe: I am not sure exactly what you had, but if you're walking now it went very well. You need to return to the doctors that treated you or other similar experts to reassess any new symptoms related to your brain which would include problems with balance or dizziness. Because of your special circumstances these can not be ignored. Go get seen as soon as possible and get as healthy as you can be! ...Read more

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I've been having a tingling sensation on the left side of my head follwed by a burning sensation on my fore head. Been worryimg about it could be a brain tumor?

I've been having a tingling sensation on the left side of my head follwed by a burning sensation on my fore head. Been worryimg about it could be a brain tumor?

Not a tumor: Your symptoms are consistent with a panic attack more than a neurological event.
For your own peace of mind, go and see a neurologist, he might order a MRI to clear that diagnosis, but the main issue is you get proper evaluation And treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having major left brest pain. Since my miscarriage 4mos ago my body can't seem to get better. But to the left brest, it's enlarged& so painful I had to go the the ed. I undersand I may have a brain tumor, is this all connected. My estrogen was 2.5, f

I'm having major left brest pain. Since my miscarriage 4mos ago my body can't seem to get better. But to the left brest, it's enlarged& so painful I had to go the the ed. I undersand I may have a brain tumor, is this all connected. My estrogen was 2.5, f

Breast cancer?: You should see a breast surgeon asap; what you describe sounds ominously like inflammatory or anaplastic breast cancer that metastasized to the brain! Please seek expert medical care to further investigate this possibility and assure that your health is in good shape. Best of luck! ...Read more

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If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

Depends on size: Could result in weakness in right leg, could even affect left leg, might promote seizures, perhaps nausea and vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring of vision, if it did increase intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes I get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

The left side of my body sometimes feels weaker or stiffer than my right, and sometimes I get headaches on the right side of my head. I have health anxiety. Wondering if this sounds like a brain tumor?

Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, your symptoms merit having a consultation with a neurologist and likely getting a brain MRI to look for other possibilities, as well. Treatments are available after a diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Left side head pain and forehead pain. These is the symptoms of brain tumor?

Left side head pain and forehead pain. These is the symptoms of brain tumor?

Unlikely: Since you also have forehead pain this is far more likely to be a sinus headache. Obviously I can't tell over the internet. Brain tumors are rare, estimated 20/100, 000 people. Of those, 7/100, 000 are cancer. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain tumor? I often have sever head aches on the left side of my head. With chest pains.

Not likely: Headache is certainly one of the common symptoms of a brain tumor, but chest pain is not usually in any way related. You may just have migraines, or you may have another type of disease. You should see your doctor for evaluation and appropriate testing and referral, probably to a neurologist who specializes in headache. An MRI of the head would help. ...Read more

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When I test my patellar reflexes, left leg is not quite as brisk as the right. Not huge difference though. I am right dominant. Scared of brain tumor?

Reflexes: Wow. That is a big leap of a diagnosis. Reflex changes usually come from either pinched nerves or just a variation of normal. If concerned, check with your pcp for exam. ...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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I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

I feel pressure on left side of my head near my ear and right above sideburn. I am not having any symptoms of brain tumor. What is it?

TMJ?: A diagnosis cannot be made without an exam. However, this sounds like this may be related to you temporal mandibular joint (tmj). An ear issue cannot be excluded. This would require an exam by your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

A wee clarification: 1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs. ...Read more

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Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared of stroke/brain tumor??

Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared of stroke/brain tumor??

Wrong foot: Unless you've some clear & present risk factors as a 26 yo person such as a medical condition causing hypercoagulability, cardiac defect such as patent foramen ovale, Factor V Leyden deficiency, sickle cell anemia, or some other rare problem then, the risk of your symptoms reflecting stroke is minuscule. Still, if this is new for you then, an exam by your physician is advisable. ...Read more

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Sudden tinnitus in left ear yesterday afternoon. What are the chances that this might be a brain tumor? (worried)

Sudden tinnitus in left ear yesterday afternoon. What are the chances that this might be a brain tumor? (worried)

Pretty low,: Unless you have severe headache, nausea/vomiting, or severe headache. This is most likely nerve injury from a viral infection. If it persists for more than a week or so, consult with a doctor. Avoid aspirin containing meds, because they can worsen tinnitus. ...Read more

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For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?

For years, Iv been feeling a Weird tense, tight, weak and tingly feeling from left side neck to left side of arm. No headaches. Is it brain tumor?

Very unlikely: It may be an issue with cervical vertebrae that is affecting the nerves coming out of the cervical spinal cord. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist.
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Can cause headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. Also ...Read more