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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How may I help you?
User :   Ive been having non stop headaches after my minor concussion and i was worried about a brain tumor. I told my doctor that diagnosed me with a concussion my worries of a brain tumor and they looked into my eyes and checked my motor skills and then said confidently that i didnt have one. Can a doctor really rule out a brain tumor that way?
User :   is there something in the eyes that gives away the possibility of a brain tumor?
Doctor :   plz wait
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Eyes gives lot of info abt brain tumor
Doctor :   There will be edem of opric nerve
Doctor :   *optic
User :   Oh ok so she is correct that i dont have one and this is probably due more to stress?
Doctor :   Physical examination is a screening
Doctor :   physical examination, symptoms direct disgnosis
Doctor :   if doctor suspect he will order further tests
Doctor :   now tell me
Doctor :   what symptoms do u have?
Doctor :   minor headches
User :   right now its just the headache it seems to be ok in the morning but get kinda worse as the day goes on
Doctor :   That is opp to brain tumor
Doctor :   In brain tumot patient have headaches all the time
Doctor :   They have nausea , vomiting
Doctor :   they eyes bulde in late conditions
Doctor :   Their pupils in the eyes are diated
User :   it feels like there is pressure in or around my head and icepick sensation here and there
Doctor :   u have no nueaase
Doctor :   no vomiting
Doctor :   eyes normal
Doctor :   y/n
User :   i had neasea at first when i got the concussion but since then its been ok. and i vomitted once but that was right before i went to bed and it was probably something i ate because i havnt vommited since
User :   and i can read this chat so im guessing my eyes are fine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   concussion cause headaches for 4-6 weeks
User :   i wanted my doctor to do a ct scan but she said shed only do that if she suspected a tumor which she didnt at all.
Doctor :   concussions are different from brain tumor
Doctor :   as long as you are doing fine, no weakness in legs and aram , usually CT not indicated
Doctor :   brain tumors cause heacaches, edem in retina, dilated pupils, weakness in arms or legs
Doctor :   So these are the basic criteria to suspect brain tumor
Doctor :   This is my opinion
User :   i expressed my concerns so she was actually looking for signs of a brain tumor i just didnt know you could do that with looking through the eye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did you get my point whatto look in eyes
User :   yea
Doctor :   Dilated Pupils, edema in optic nerve
User :   so i dont have a brain tumor hehehe
Doctor :   That is great
Doctor :   God Bless you
Doctor :   You dont want that
User :   no i dont
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   when i went to the doctors i was expecting a ct scan so thats why i was all confused about her response
Doctor :   ok
User :   no that is all i needed to know
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Bye
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