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Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Please go ahead
User:am XXXXXXX i would like to know abt braint umour symtoms
Doctor:I will list all the symptoms, but every person may not present with all the symptoms
Doctor:1. Headaches
Doctor:2. Repeated episodes of fits(Seizures)
Doctor:3. Alterations in blood pressure
Doctor:4. Motor disturbances (like loss of power in the limbs)
Doctor:5. Visual disturbances
Doctor:6. Vertigo(Giddiness)
Doctor:7. Auditary disturbances(Hearing disturbances)
Doctor:8. Hallucinations
Doctor:9. Delusions
Doctor:10. Memory disturbances
Doctor:11. Cognitive impairment(Inability to think correctly)
Doctor:12. Sensory disturbances(Like tingling, numbness etc)
Doctor:!3. Difficulty in walking or balance problems
Doctor:The exact type of symptom will depend on the location, type and the size of the tumor
Doctor:so a person with a brain tumor can have any number of symptoms
User:what kind of check is needed for this
Doctor:these are the initial symptoms, later on as the size of the tumor increases, they slowly lose consciousness
User:as i am feeling dizziness and no headache but some heaviness on head..
Doctor:First and foremost is a complete neurological examination by a neurologist/neurosurgeon
User:some timesi feel difficulty in walking
Doctor:I would like to make another point here, all the symptoms that can be seen in brain tumor can be present in some or the other problem not related to brain
User:like balancing the body but it rectifies in 5 minutes
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
User:am 26 F
Doctor:Okay, since how long have you been having these issues?
User:past 2 weeks
Doctor:Do you have running nose(Cold)?
Doctor:Does your nose get blocked?
User:but i get sneezing
Doctor:Or do you have any blocked sensation in the ear?
Doctor:Any vision disturbances?
Doctor:like seeing double?
Doctor:Where exactly do you feel this heaviness?
User:vision i have problems suddenly everything is moving infront me if i just close my eyes and then have some water with in 5 minutes it is ok...and while walking i am feeling like i wll be fallen down
User:on center of head
User:sometimes i get pain inleft side
Doctor:By your description I feel you could be having something called as postural hypotension
Doctor:that is, when you change your position suddenly, for example from sitting to standing, your blood pressure will fall suddenly
Doctor:and this transient fall in blood pressure makes you feel dizzy.
User:i have my blood pressure of 86
Doctor:Blood pressure is described by the systolic as well as diastolic pressures
Doctor:that means it is written something like this-- 120/80 mmHg
Doctor:120 is sytolic pressure and 80 is diastolic pressure
User:i think i have normal blood pressure
User:in reports its mentioned as normal
Doctor:Yes, you will have normal blood pressure, but at times your blood pressure may fall due to a sudden change in the posture
Doctor:Okay, you can consult a neurologist if you have doubt that you might be having a problem with your brain
Doctor:He/she will examine you completely and will tell you the exact problem
User:the information which you have provided is vey useful..
User:thanq u
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