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What symptoms usually go along with elevated brain pressure?

What symptoms usually go along with elevated brain pressure?

Headache: The first symptom is typically headache, but alteration in consciousness can follow quickly depending on the cause and severity. ...Read more

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Raised Intracranial Pressure (Definition)

All persons have pressure in their brain fluid that can vary with position, respiration, bearing down, cough, etc. However, if the fluid pressure is very high, it can cause pressure on structures in and around the brain. The most sensitive test is the spinal tap with pressure monitor that can measure in mm of mercury or cm of water. For high pressures the ...Read more


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How will having elevated brain pressure affect my long-term health?

How will having elevated brain pressure affect my long-term health?

Bad, bad, bad: Elevated intracranial pressure causes many difficulties in addition to permanent changes to the optic nerves, loss of vision, enlargement of the ventricles of the brain, and potentially brain damage if not corrected. The brain is a very delicate structure and should be treated very delicately. Make sure you are getting proper treatment and vigilant followup. ...Read more

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Does prednisone respond to brain tumor symptoms even if there's no raised intracranial pressure?

Does prednisone respond to brain tumor symptoms even if there's no raised intracranial pressure?

Yes.: Prednisone descreases the swelling in the tissues surrounding the tumor and increases appetite, often suppressed in cancer patients. http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-treatment/treatments/steroids.html ...Read more

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Is swelling of brain tissues due to a brain tumor the same as raised intracranial pressure?

Is swelling of brain tissues due to a brain tumor the same as raised intracranial pressure?

Similar: Brain tumors can cause an increase in intracranial pressure but there are other things that can cause this. Increased intracranial pressure is just the pressure inside of the skull. This pressure can be increased by tumors but also by injury, bleeding, swelling and fluid blockages. ...Read more

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Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?

Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?

Has an effect: The tumor would be unlikely to create much inflammation beyond the borders of the lesion, and if small, it would not be likely to cause obstructive problems. However, might be potential issue if enlarges, so have close followup with an expert neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raised intracranial pressure?

What is the definition or description of: raised intracranial pressure?

Above normal: All persons have pressure in their brain fluid that can vary with position, respiration, bearing down, cough, etc. However, if the fluid pressure is very high, it can cause pressure on structures in and around the brain. The most sensitive test is the spinal tap with pressure monitor that can measure in mm of mercury or cm of water. For high pressures the cause determines the treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for raised intracranial pressure?

Is there a cure for raised intracranial pressure?

Yes but...: There are several and very different causes of raised icp. The treatment and resulting durability depends on the cause first. Causes include high blood pressure, anatomical malformations, infections, and cancer. This is not a complete list though. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for raised intracranial pressure?

What is the best treatment for raised intracranial pressure?

Reduce it!: True rise in intra cranial pressure is serious it is evidenced by headache, nausea and vomiting , swelling of the optic discs and sometimes altered mental status. There is a relatively benign condition called benign intracranial hypertension ( otherwise known as psuedotumor cerebri) with different causes that is relieved by taking cerebrospinal fluid through a lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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Could people with raised intracranial pressure actually feel head pressure?

Could people with raised intracranial pressure actually feel head pressure?

Intracranial pressur: A person with raised intracranial pressure will very definitely feel head pressure. Typically it is a bad headache and can proceed to nausea and vomiting - if the pressure is severe enough there can be loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Possible reason for a person with raised intracranial pressure complains of neck pain getting relieved by tilting head?

Possible reason for a person with raised intracranial pressure complains of neck pain getting relieved by tilting head?

Difficult to say: A possible explanation is that the nerve roots of the neck are compressed or narrowed. By tilting the head one way, this opens up the foramen (the exit ports for the nerve roots) on one side, thus taking pressure off them and decreasing the pain. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms of gynorrea in brain?I have burning pressure and pain in head and 99% sure I have gynorrea

Are there symptoms of gynorrea in brain?I have burning pressure and pain in head and 99% sure I have gynorrea

No, none: I'm sorry you have those sensations and hope you can find the cause and/or relief - but it is not related to gonorrhea. Here's info: http://www.std-gov.org/stds/gonorrhea.htm read it and seek an exam and test at a clinic or Dr. If you have it, it can be treated and all partners should be too! ...Read more

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When someone has a brain tumor, is it the intracranial pressure that causes the symptoms?

When someone has a brain tumor, is it the intracranial pressure that causes the symptoms?

Headaches: The headaches from brain tumors are caused by the increased intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure and brain tumours have the same symptoms?

Can high blood pressure and brain tumours have the same symptoms?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic, but so are brain tumors often. When a brain tumor presents with symptoms, it would usually be headache or neurologic change. High blood pressure would usually present with a stroke or tia, these can be similar symptoms to a brain tumor but generally are distinct. ...Read more

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23yo female so scared i have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesnt get any worse no other symptoms?

23yo female so scared i have a brain tumor just have a feeling of pressure at the top and side of my head. Doesnt 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

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What are symptoms of intercranial brain pressure? How can I relieve the slight pressure in my head from holding a sneeze? Pressure has lasted 1 wk.

What are symptoms of intercranial brain pressure? How can I relieve the slight pressure in my head from holding a sneeze? Pressure has lasted 1 wk.

Doubt you possess: If you do indeed have increased intracranial pressure, you will experience headache, nausea, vomiting, blurring and/or doubling of vision, associated with increased blood pressure, and slowing of pulse. All of this could be progressive, but if chronic, such as pseudo tumor cerebri, may periodically lose vision, obscurational spells. ...Read more

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Wet leakage feeling in the center of the brain with eye and forehead pressure could symptoms of?

Wet leakage feeling in the center of the brain with eye and forehead pressure could symptoms of?

Non-specific: A pressure sensation around the eyes and brow is very common and can be caused by anything from a sinus infection to eyestrain from reading. The wet leakage symptom is more unusual. It would be reasonable to see your regular primary care doctor first to look for and treat more common problems initially. ...Read more

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For 10 days I've had headaches and pressure on the right side of my head. I don't have any neurological symptoms to my knowledge. Is it a brain tum?

For 10 days I've had headaches and pressure on the right side of my head. I don't have any neurological symptoms to my knowledge. Is it a brain tum?

Odds are no.: Headaches are very very common. Brain tumors are very very uncommon. So, if you have a headache the odds are that a brain tumor is not causing the headache. However, headaches are one of the most common presenting symptoms of brain tumor. Therefore, if you have a brain tumor, the odds are that you will have a headache. ...Read more

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Slight pressure in head, especially when active, periodic has, malaise.Dr ran blood tests/waiting.Sound like brain tumor/clot? No other symptoms.

Slight pressure in head, especially when active, periodic has, malaise.Dr ran blood tests/waiting.Sound like brain tumor/clot? No other symptoms.

No: Brain tumors can present in nonspecific ways but there is nothing in your history that is "typical" of brain tumor or clot. I think either would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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