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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

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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. Michael Kleerekoper 313-402-6803 ...Read more

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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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Brain Tumor (Definition)

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