Brain Tumours

A mass or growth that originates from abnormal brain cells is called a brain tumor. Various types of brain tumors have been identified, amongst which some are benign (noncancerous), and some are malignant (cancerous). Some of the common symptoms of brain tumors are frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion, seizures, changes in behavior, and hearing problems.

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How to know if my seizure occurred due to a tumor or trauma?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an epilepsy patient. I got seizure before three weeks. There was a brain trauma nine months back. The CT and MRI showed only tumor and no other problem. Last week, the EEG report showed normal. How to find whether the seizure is caused by the tumor or by the trauma or both?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The establishment of the cause depends on the clinical history and location of the tumor as well as trauma. The nature of seizure varies from different areas of the brain. After identification of the affected area, ...  Read Full »

Does my mum require surgery for her benign brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom was admitted to the hospital due to an extreme headache, clicking sound in the head and high blood pressure. CAT scan revealed that she had a benign brain tumor and no surgery will probably be needed. After making an MRI, another neurosurgeon said she would have to remove it as it...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lesion in the MRI brain of your mom is a small one on the left side. It is very adjacent to dura mater and showing contrast enhancement. This size of the lesion is very less likely to produce a headache by pressure effect. But, it is very important to find the exac...  Read Full »

My mom's health got worse after anaplastic astrocytoma treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, my mom was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma in the right parieto-occipital region. She underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy with Temozolomide, which shrunk the lesion. Over the years her mobility has declined significantly. She can only walk a few steps with sup...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your mom's case. The most likely reason for her loss of consciousness would be a microscopic spread of the tumor to the areas of the brain which control consciousness. The spread cannot be detected on an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). The only way to diagn...  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 brain scan of his head. He is on Oxetol 300 mg from yesterday.   Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the papers shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your father's CT 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 treatment in detail. Loo...  Read Full »

What could cause throbbing pain on the right side of the head?

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a throbbing pain on the right side of my head. It was there for a couple of days and decreased on its own. After a few days, it was back at the same place along with pain around the right eye and temple. Please help me. I am a 24 year old male.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Pain on the right side of the head, which lasted for a few days and now has recurred, could be due to a tension headache, migraine or decrease vision in the eye. You should relax and try to take less stress as this also result in a headac...  Read Full »

Can I have brain tumor or cancer by using hair dryer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using hair dryer five days a week. Can I have brain tumor or cancer by using hair dryer? I have been using it for six months. My hairs are pretty well. I have a nice growth and I will oil my hair every day. Sometimes I have pimples in my scalp and there is a mild pain in my one side...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no connection between hair dryer use and brain tumor. So just relax and do not get worried about it. I just recommend using a good material hair dryer, without bad chemicals. Asbestos-containing hair dryers can increase the risk for lung cancer. For more in...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with surgery...  Read Full »

Please give me your opinion regarding my CT scan.

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, the patient had seizure and fits. I have attached the preliminary observation report, which was done by a neurologist. Then, we started the medication as per the prescription. During the course, the patient reported intermittent light headache. A week before, the patient had...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The latest CT scan done shows a mass lesion in the right parietal lobe. To find out the nature of this mass and to decide the course of treatment, we need to do an MRI. If...  Read Full »

Is the tumor detected in my dad's MRI cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 56 years old and healthy. Since last few months, he is suffering from sudden chewing like action and unconsciousness or seizure like situation. This situation remains the same for some time. During the MRI test, our doctor informed about the tumor. We are very much worried. I...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and I would like you to know that I am here to help you. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) denote that there are two problems. Reduced blood supply to brain and a small tumor (brain cancer). As per...  Read Full »

Does a brain tumor result in a one-sided headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting one-sided headache. I do not get them often. They are behind my right eye and temple area. Now this time I am also fighting with heavy cold and cough. It came on late morning today and it hurts more when I cough or shake my head or bend over. Prior to this, I had the same hea...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on what you have told, this is more likely to be due to sinusitis. Sinuses are small air filled cavities in your skull bone. They can get infected and when they are infected, you will get headaches behind eyes. Such headaches will be more common during cold and...  Read Full »

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