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Sudden fall from bed causing a red scratch on head. Scheduled for radiation post recent diagnosis of benign brain tumor. Fall due to tumor?

Last night my husband, 75, fell out of bed for the first time since a child. He just rolled out. No dreams involved, he said. Just found himself on the floor. He made no sound, just rolled off. He has a very slight red scratch on the right side of his head but no pain. He was recently diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and Monday, Jan. 28, he will begin prep for radiation . Could the tumor cause this falling out of bed?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Most likely, your husband had a seizure (fits) during the night and fell off the bed. Since, he has no memory of falling on the ground, it was most likley a geenralized seizure (with loss of consciousness).

This seizure can be due to the benign brain tumor.

He ideally needs treatment with anti-epileptic medications.

Please discuss this with his doctor.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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