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I've been on zithromax since 1/21 for inner ear and sinus infection, but still have the dizziness, when will it go away or could it be a brain tumor?

Ear infection. Inner ear infections can affect balance. This is a complex system and usually will recover slower than the actual infection, sometimes as long as 3-4 weeks. If symptoms persist longer than this timeframe, reevaluation is indicated by your treating physician. Brain tumors of the inner ear can cause dizziness as a presenting symptom, but most of these tumors present with hearing loss. Read more...

Is it possible I have a brain tumor? I've had this horrendous pain originating from a spot on my head had a CT scan done no contrast-clean

Tumor Unlikely. While a very small tumor could be missed on ct scan, a very small tumor would not likely cause a severe headache. Consider migraine. Read more...
Consider MRI. A non-contrast ct scan is limited in what can be detected (large lump, recent bleeding, etc), but an MRI of the brain (order it "with and without contrast") is much more detailed and gives a cleaner picture. If you have rapidly escalating pain, you should seek immediate medical attention as these can be signs of serious bleeding. Read more...

Do I have brain tumor? Having mind fog, headaches & dizzy spurts. Had head CT scan 3 months ago- clear. Could 1 have formed sense then!

Possibly, but more. Possibly, but more likely other causes. The biomarker integrin alpha5beta1 resonates with the presence of cancer cells.Check to see if this biomarker is present. The most common reason for mind fog is elevated ABeta which occurs wiith the presence of intracranial infection. Biomarker beta amyloid 1-42 will identify and quatify the presence of mind fog. Get your ears checked for the dizzyness. Read more...

Several times a day I feel like my lower lip shrink for 3 seconds then come back normal can that be brain tumor 3 yrs ago my head CT scan come normal?

Likely not tumor. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). Read more...

I told my doctor about my headaches and ear ringing I ask did I jave an brain tumor she look in my eyes what that mean and ask me a few question do I have vision problem I said no do light hurt my eyes again no so she aint order a cat scan but I feel pain

How long? Most headaches do not have a serious cause if persistent and progressive a ct scan of the brain is justified as a first step to a diagnosis. Read more...
Anything. Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. Read more...
Not a brain tumor. Primary headaches can be very debilitating but doesn't mean there is a brain tumor. The headaches and ear ringing might need concurrent management and you may need a consult a pain center. You can try some self care things including warm compresses, hot showers, meditation, massages and green tea. Read more...

If a head CT scan with and without contrast ruled out brain tumor can I be sure that I don't have a brain tumor?

Why do you worry? Cat scan is adequate to demonstrate even a modest size lesion, and seems reassuring. Yet, you remain focused and perhaps doubtful. Urge you contact a counselor and explore the underlying causes of your persistent concerns. Actually brain tumors are quite uncommon. Read more...
MRI brain tumor . An MRI with and without contrast is the best test for brain tumors. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor. Read more...

I recently had a Head and Neck CT scan. One without and one with contrast. What are the chances a brain tumor causing symptoms was missed?

Very remote. CT scan will pick up a brain tumor easily although it is not the best test for small(tiny) tumors. But then you would not have any symptoms from a small lesion. Please share information about your symptoms with us....we like to have detailed history of what is bothering you to start with. Read more...

Do you thing the radiation I got from head CT scan 3 years ago gave me a brain tumor-im asking because im having a brain tumor symptoms now im worry?

See below. It is unlikely to develop brain cancer fron one ct scan 3 yrs ago. If you are concerned with your symptoms, pls see yoir dr to get answers. Good luck. Read more...
Probably not. The dose from a single ct scan probably would not cause you to develop a brain tumors. Most brain tumor are sporadic. It pretty much impossible to predict who will develop one and why. Please see your doctor if you are worried. Read more...
very unlikely. Radiation can indeed cause brain tumors, but the risk is related to the dose of radiation and is most common with radiation therapy, that is lots of dose to treat an existing brain tumor. It is highly improbable that a diagnostic ct scan you had 3 years ago has caused a brain tumor. See your doctor for an explanation of your symptoms, which you have not described here. Read more...
No. The latency period for cancer induction is at least 5-10 years and the radiation dose from a routine head ct is neglible. Read more...

Do you thing the radiation I got from head CT scan 3 years ago gave me a brain tumor-im asking because im having a brain tumor symptoms now so worry?

And why the Head CT. 3 years ago? The chance of a head ct causing a brain tumor is extraordinarily low for an individual probably less than 1/10, 000 studies. See a neurologist or get an excellent history and exam before any further studies. Read more...
Not likely. The amount of radiation from a ct scan is highly unlikely to induce a brain tumor. Also, "brain tumor symptoms" can be from many things other than a brain tumor...Unless you have a ct scan or MRI scan, or a brain biopsy which shows that indeed you have a tumor, then you may have many other possible conditions other than brain tumor. Consult your physicians and find out what's going on. Read more...