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My job makes me sit all day glued to the computer screen, what if I get brain tumor or blindness? Any advice or meds I should take? Thanks!

Not likely. There is no evidence that working with computers all day will cause blindness or brain tumor. Take frequent breaks to minimize fatigue. Read more...
Computer use. Does not cause development of a brain tumor or blindness. It can cause eye strain or fatigue, but this can be helped by taking periodic breaks from your work. Read more...

Headache R side parietal area Q2wks; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. B tumor? IICP? Hydrocephalous

Migraine. This is migraine; some tips: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! Read more...

What are the chances of me having an orbital tumor/brain tumor w/ 1mm left eye bulge? No vision loss & no double vision. Thyroid results normal.

Left eye bulge. It is hard to believe that you can accurately tell 1mm difference between your two eyes. Since you are concerned I suggest you make an appointment to see an eye doctor. Read more...

My eye doctor told me that papilledema (i don't have) often accompanies visual symptoms (vision loss, photopsia) caused by brain tumors. Why is this?

Papilledema. Papilledema is a clinical finding doctors use to help decide if more testing is needed. It can be a sign of increased pressure inside the head. Sometimes brain masses/tumors can take up space in the head that cause an increase in pressure. This pressure may be evidenced on examination as papilledema, thus signalling the provider to perform imaging studies. Read more...
Papilloedema. Papilloedema describes swelling of the optic disc which may be reflective of elevated intracranial pressures. Elevated intracranial pressures can be caused by various different problems one of which is a brain tumor, but there are many other causes as well. Read more...
Caused by high press. Increased intra-cranial(inside the skull bones) pressure, expected from a brain tumor often results in papilledema. Your eye doctor can address all these questions for you. Read more...
Eye = external CNS. The eye is the only externalized part of the central nervous system. Papilledema, swelling of the optic disc, is due to elevated intracranial pressure (icp) at the level of the lamina cribrosa, where the intraocular pressure (iop), if lower than the icp, permits swelling of the nerve fiber layer. Brain tumors or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (iih) can cause papilledema and visual loss. Read more...
Disk edema. Because of the anatomy and direct communication of the cerebrospinal fluid around the optic nerve. Read more...
Papilledema. The brain is encased within the skull and cerebral spinal fluid(csf). There is little to no give from the bones of the skull. If a tumor takes up space the pressure inside the skull increases. The optic nerves are extensions of the brain and they are also enclosed in a sheath and surrounded by csf. When the pressure in the head increases it also increases in the optic nerve which cause it to swell. Read more...

Blind spot in vision; also like a sparkly prism?

Migraine. You have described a typical pattern for occipital migraine, a condition affecting the circulation to the occipital lobe - the visual information processing part of the brain. These are benign, annoying but come from nothing and lead to nothing. Most are over in 5 minutes to 1 hour. If you get another, cover one eye, then the other and you will notice the sparkles in the same 1/2 of each eye. Read more...

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...

Do CT scans spot all kinds of brain tumors and brain cancer?

Good question. Ct scan with contrast are quite sensitive to lesions about ).5-1cm in diameter. Mri brain +/- contrast is even more sensitive. Read more...

Blind spot in center of vision and then patches of prisms? Aura?

?? Need a little more info about your question. I assume you're saying you have a blind spot centrally and your seeing scintillating light peripherally--typically lasting about 15 minutes, not usually associated with any other symptoms. Sounds like an acephalic migraine or ocular migrains, without headache, sometimes described as auras. Central blindspot is concerning though. See your eyemd. Read more...