Symptoms of brain tumor:

@jasjon (252)
Philippines
December 20, 2006 2:11am CST
Brain tumors, whether benign or malignant, can cause a variety of problems simply because of their location — inside the confined space of the head. The signs and symptoms of a brain tumor may depend on its type and location. Signs and symptoms can include: * Seizures * Weakness or change in sensation * Headaches * Change in behavior The main symptom in children is headache or unsteadiness on walking or seizures. Adults mostly will have seizures, weakness and change in behavior with or without headache. When a headache can spell trouble They can also signal temporal arthritis, an inflammation that affects arteries in the scalp, brain and eyes. Temporal arthritis can lead to blindness or stroke if left untreated: note that it has nothing to do with brain tumors. So how do you know when to seek medical care for a headache? Talk to your doctor about new headache pain or any headache that concerns you. Even if you have a history of headaches, see your doctor if the pattern changes or they feel different. Most importantly, be aware that headache alone is unlikely to be associated with a brain tumor: the main reason to see a doctor for your headache is to receive effective treatment for your headaches so that they are less troublesome. In addition, see your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately if you have any of these warning signs: * Sudden, severe headache pain, often like a "thunderclap." * Headache with fever, stiff neck, rash, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness, vomiting, or difficulty speaking. * Chronic, progressive headache that worsens after coughing, exertion, straining or a sudden movement.
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4 responses
• Pakistan
26 Apr 07
Thanks your information are awfully useful. You done good job to spread awareness about its symptoms.
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
thanks for the information.
• Colombia
7 Apr 07
Symptoms can presentate in too many sindroms not only in brain tumors. But can guide about conduct to follow. Also is Important is physical examination and of course imagenology.
@Giggles88 (542)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Thank you that was very educational. Where did you find all of this information?