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3 2 5 days ago
What are the symptoms for a brain tumor or spinal meningitis? My head is numb, feels like it will explode at times, and sometimes I have problems with focusing my eyes. Any correlation? I recently had a hospital visit because my esophagus was causing chest pains. This was going on for about 2...
3 2 Thu, 21 Jun 2018
My husband was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer 20 months ago. He is now sleeping a lot and is confused. This week he has had 2 major bowel movements and has hardly eaten anything. He passed out today and was out about 15 min. And the confused for about 10 more minutes. His blood pressure was...
2 1 Wed, 13 Jun 2018
I recently had a brain tumor removed that was cancerous. The removal was successful. It has been about 2 months now and i have already gone through radiation.Currently my neck is hurting terribly and i can barely move my head. Is there a chance the tumor or cancer is back?
3 2 Thu, 7 Jun 2018
My son is having focused radiation on an area of his brain where he had a brain tumor 10 years ago. This is the second radiation he has had. He is 37. My question is what side effects he could have longterm. I did not want him to have this but the doctors thought some tissue had moved and felt it...
2 1 Thu, 31 May 2018
my son has 3 level glioma and has been on dexamethasone 2 mg 2x daily and valpuric acid 750 mg. 2x...they want to increase it to 2000 mg daily, we follow a strict organic diet, no meat, no dairy, why such an increase? have been through 6 weeks of chemo and radiation......
2 1 Sat, 26 May 2018
My 12 yo son was dx with an oligodendroglioma in his left occipital lobe almost 5 years ago when he presented with uncontrolled seizures despite being medicated. He has been through 2 resections and is currently on wait and watch. His neuro is also watching an area in his thalamus. There is a...
3 2 Wed, 23 May 2018
I have a Co-worker and very dear friend he is 62 yrs old in somewhat good shape he did say he was about 40 lbs overweight last week he was stating that he was having a hard time typing , we work on laptops a lot of the day , he than told me he was crying uncontrollably we haven t noticed any...
4 3 Fri, 29 Dec 2017
I have a friend that has a brain tumor. She recently developed ringing in the ears and has a balance problem. Could the tumor be pushing on nerves causing these problems? She has seen several doctors that are not addressing this as much of a problem, but it REALLY is bothering her.
2 1 Thu, 16 Nov 2017
recently I had a large frontal lobe meningioma removed. Apparently it had been there for approx 10yrs. I was depressed and angry for years and still am. My question to you is, After surgery I had what the Neurosurgeon called stunned mullet where for 15minutes I had my eyes open but was...
2 1 Wed, 5 Jul 2017
Is occasional, but complete loss of memory an indicator of Alzheimers or possibly something like a brain tumor? An example would be at the end of the day not having any recollection of being at the dentist and having one s teeth cleaned that morning.
31 1 Mon, 25 Jan 2016
Hi Dr. Pravar. My daugther s Acoustic neurinoma was discovered at the age of 22 in year 2001 at a size of 2.5x3.5 cm, was partially removed with microsurgery. The operation was successful, her facial nerve did not get paralyzed (her hearing was already very little in the right ear at the time of...
52 1 Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Dear doctor, Three years ago (2006) , My daughter had been diagnosed with brain tumor called (DNET) in the right temporal lobe size (33x22x19 mm) . The MRI scan was done after having a car accident as a normal check up. Doctors recommended not to expose her to an operation to remove the tumor...
57 1 Mon, 2 Nov 2015
I am having swelling in my temporal bone. diagnosis showed fibrous dysplasia. But sometimes I have extreme swelling and pain in that area. but at other times swelling decreases. does it happen in fibrous dysplasia or it could be something else also as sometimes I have the feeling that something...
83 1 Wed, 30 Sep 2015
Hello Dr. My best friends wife was diagnose with brain tumor the sized of an egg which was located at the front left lobe. The doctors (Oncologist-Neurosurgeons) performed a craniotomy and they successfully removed 100% of the tumor. Everything leading up until and after the surgery was positive....
51 1 Wed, 30 Sep 2015
I am a 57yr old man living here in Dhaka, Bangladesh.I am suffering from brain tumor (it is a confirmed pituitary adenoma).the operation has been once done at cmri, Kolkata, but the operation was not a 100% success. The operation was done by nose.recently I am not feeling well and so want to...
36 1 Wed, 30 Sep 2015
Hello doctor, My mother is 49 years old. She is suffering from FSGS and brain tumor. Now a days she is showing following symptoms: vomiting, loose motion, loss of apetite, abdomen pain and bodily swelling from last 4 days. Please suggest medicine and diet for her. Presently she is taking ramace...
40 1 Wed, 30 Sep 2015
I had gamma knife surgery on April 21, 2011. Some of the pins were located on my temple, The skin has lightened quite a bit and ithe area is becoming larger. Is there anything that I can do to prevent it from spreading? I was told to massage it and it would darken. It only darkens for a few...
38 1 Wed, 30 Sep 2015
Hi, my dad was diagnoised with brain tumours 5yrs ago. They were secondary from the kidneys. He had two removed within 12mths & radiotherapy. we were told with them removed he had 5yrs. Now its back the hosp have told us to be prepard.as there is nothing they can do. I have asked them to leave...
48 1 Mon, 29 Jun 2015
Good morning doctor. I m mrs.Kalpana here from chennai. I underwent a surgery for benign tumour on the left side of the head near 6th nerve (left eye). i hv already suffered severe itching on the scalp of the surgery region,not exactly on the sutchers side but on the front left side of my head....
45 2 Wed, 17 Jun 2015
My husband has recently had a meningioma(brain tumor) removed. Everything is going good with that but the past week he has experiencing dizzinesss, stomach burning, and feeling VERY weak...NO energy whatsoever. He has been to his doctor, they took blood, urine sample. They sent home a stool...
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