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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i have been obssesivly concerened about having a brain tumor. I've seen my doctor 4 seperate times in the last 2 weeks telling them im concerend that I have a brain tumor. They checked into my eyes checked my strength and balance. Then said that i DONT have a brain tumor and that my headache and neasea are due to anxiety. They said they would give me a cat scan but there is no reason to take one and it do worse then good. Im still worried about it should i be or should i just relax because they wouldve caught it?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   18 male
Doctor :   tell me your symptoms ?
User :   headache that is low grade doesnt bother me much besides that its there and neasea when i lay down
User :   they said the neasea is due to a build up of acid due to stress
Doctor :   since how long have you had this symptoms ?
User :   well at first it was due to a concussion
User :   but its been like this for almsot a month
User :   the doctor said if i had a brain tumor thy would be able to see it in my eyes?
Doctor :   any visual symptoms ?
Doctor :   yes as a tumor will compress the brain causing problems in your vision speech and gait
User :   ummmm i have floaters but i think that is pretty normal and they seem to be going away
Doctor :   do you any of these symptoms >
Doctor :   floaters are normal
Doctor :   let me guide you here
User :   speech is fine i asked my mom if i was slurring at all and she said i wasnt doctor checked gait 4 times and said my balance was normal and i can read this so im guessing vision is fine
Doctor :   you dont have any tumor BUT i know you have doubts and are scared then for your OWN satisfaction you can get a CT scan done and then just bury this thought
User :   my doctor asked me if i really wanted to take a ct scan i wanted to say yes but instead i said its up to you and if you really think i should have one. she said no there is absloutely no reason i was only going to do it so you could not worry about it
Doctor :   yes thats right
Doctor :   but as i can see you are not satisfied
Doctor :   and its bothering you
User :   she has set me up to see a hypnotherapist though to help me with my anxiety
Doctor :   so if so you can go ahead
Doctor :   that will help you
User :   why did she look into my eyes? would she see if there was icp in my eyes?
Doctor :   like i said a brain tumor most common presentation is visual disturbances
User :   she said that she could see if there was icp by looking into my eyes but i never really understood that so thats why i have doubts
Doctor :   i can assure you there is nothing wrong with you but again i am saying if for your OWN satisfaction you want you can go ahead and get the CT
User :   i kinda dont want to because i heard its a lot of radiation
Doctor :   its safe
User :   and i need to start trusting my doctor because i dont think she would risk my life like that after i told her my concerns of a brain tumor. The only reason im scared is because i heard that brain tumors can be misdiagnosed.
Doctor :   thats correct
Doctor :   you need to have faith
Doctor :   we are here to help you
User :   is it misdiagnosed because of the person thinknig its nothing serious?
User :   person being paitent not doctor
Doctor :   we take these things seriously
User :   What i was thinknig was how could it be misdiagnosed if i told the doctor exactly what i was worried about and thats what she looked for
Doctor :   you will have severe symptoms if you had tumor
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   I jsut have my small doubts which are probably causing my headaches and neasea
User :   and agian headaches i have are completely managable they just seem to be there
Doctor :   i can assure you, you are fine
User :   thank you so much for reassuring me =) it really did help
User :   i hope you have a good day
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