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Brain Tumor

A collection of cells in the brain which leads to increased intracranial pressure is called brain tumor. It can be either benign or malignant. Primary brain tumors, gliomas, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, schwannomas, primary germ cell tumors, meningiomas, ependymomas, primary central nervous system lymphomas, secondary brain tumor, etc., are types of brain tumor. Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, along with physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy to improve the quality of life help in treating brain tumors.

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I have vertigo, headaches and a pressure-feeling in my head. Is it a brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, For three years, I have been having vertigo and unsteadiness symptoms. I went to see different doctors and ENT specialists who ran many tests and did not find anything, they put this on account of stress and anxiety. I kept having periodical moments where my vertigo and unsteadiness is h...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about headache and other symptoms: 1) Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years? Did it start only six years ago or used to occur before also? 2) In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can a...  Read Full »

When should I be concerned about my child vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, My two-year-old daughter keeps vomiting once a week literally, the last three Thursdays and counting today. She has no other symptoms and is completely acting normal outside of the vomiting. Each time she throws up once and goes on about her day. I am a little concerned because my husban...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you force-feed her? Force-feeding is one of the common causes of vomiting. Also, how is her weight gain? Is she good at all other activities? Is there any history of diarrhea? If she has this pathology, she should vomit daily and not weekly. Also, is she on bottle...  Read Full »

My 81-year-old aunt has meningioma in the back of her head. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few questions regarding my aunt's health. She is 81 years old, and the doctors found a meningioma in the back of her head, which they suggest is a brain tumor. They have prescribed some medications for seizures and told us to keep an eye on her, but they have not mentioned any...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As most meningiomas are non-cancerous. But whether cancerous or non-cancerous, the treatment in most cases is surgical removal of the tumor. The reason why they have not gone for aggressive management is because of her age. I think old...  Read Full »

My wife has recurrent dizziness and headaches. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 34 years old, and she is having recurrent dizziness and headaches. So, she got an MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan of the brain. I have attached the reports for your better understanding. Your advice is much appreciated.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) says that there is a mass in the brain, most likely a cancerous growth. IT is most probably a high-grade glioma or lymphoma. You will need to see a neurosurgeon, who will be able to examine her ...  Read Full »

Please explain my father's health issue with the help of the attached reports.

Query: Hi doctor, There is a health issue for my father. We did an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) brain scan of his head. He is on Oxetol 300 mg from yesterday.   Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the papers shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your father's CT (Computed Tomography) is showing some mass or tumor in the brain and because of which he is having one-sided seizures. I would like to look at MRI images to suggest possible tr...  Read Full »

Please help me understand the outcome of my brain tumor surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I had CyberKnife surgery for a brain tumor. Today, I had my MRI again. I want to know the report. Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI brain indicates that the mass is exerting pressure on the fifth cranial nerve, responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. Encouragingly, the vital cavernous sinus remains uncompressed, indicating that the mass can be surgically removed. Ki...  Read Full »

What is the cellular basis of medulloblastoma?

Query: Hello doctor,I have just learned that a friend has been diagnosed with medulloblastoma, and I am trying to comprehend what it is, especially at the cellular level. Could you provide straightforward information to help me grasp what they are dealing with? I am seeking insights in simpler terms. Kindl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A brain tumor is similar to tumors in other parts of the body, but the complexity arises from the brain's confined space. If something is growing in the brain, it lacks room to expand, necessitating urgent medical attention and immedia...  Read Full »

Is it possible that my headache is a result of a brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a heavy head, with occasional shooting, acute headaches, and ringing in my ear for the past two weeks. I had my bloodwork done, and everything came back normal. I suffer from severe anxiety. I am quite concerned that it is a brain tumor. The only medication I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your symptoms, it is possible that you may be experiencing signs and symptoms of a condition called benign intracranial hypertension (BIH), also known as pseudotumor cerebri. This is a neurological disorder that affects the fluid-filled spaces within the skull...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options available for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old woman who has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor, specifically a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). I am seeking more information about this condition, its characteristics, and potential treatment options. Can you provide insights into the nature of di...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is an aggressive type of childhood cancer that forms in the brainstem. They are very rare and almost always occur in the pediatric population. Its manifestations include dip...  Read Full »

I have recurring headaches and heaviness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past month, I have been suffering from head heaviness, aches, and dizziness. I went to a general physician, and he told me I had sinusitis. My heaviness is in the back of the head and, at times, in the right or left of the forehead and the eyebrows. I was given Mondeslor and...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your symptoms completely. If you are very sure that this pattern of symptoms is consistently present, please get an MRI brain done. This pattern of symptoms has been described in patients with brain tumors. It is not 100 % sure that you would have one. ...  Read Full »

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