please help!! afraid i have tumor!!

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please help!! afraid i have tumor!!

by kriszaidi2 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 06:35 AM

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on new years eve i was diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis i since  have experienced pain in back of eye, double vision, severe headaches, ringingin ears. my eye doc did ultrasound whichshowed disc edema in both eye but worse in left. vision field test shows significant loss in right eye. no seizures ( but take1200 mg of neurotin a day for abdominal neuropathy) husband say seems i am moody and either studd oring or cant find words. also havingmuscle spasms in right leg and arm. also feeling of hand feet going to sleep. MRI IN 2 days....... does this sound like tumor? 30 year old female

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by SarahGrey on Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:51 PM

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Sorry to hear this...  Also, I don't know if anyone can really answer your question.  It seems everyone kind of presents differently - there are so many variables with brain tumors (location, type, size, aggression...)

We can tell you it is or is not a tumor but...  it would truly only be a guess.  Good luck with your MRI and let us know how it goes!

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by StrangeTimes on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:05 PM

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Some of what you describe are reminiscent of a brain tumor - slurred speech or trouble finding words, headaches, personality change, visual problems.

All of those symptoms can also be explained by a host of other conditions, much of it (sans the vision changes and edema) by anxiety. "Fearing" you have a brain tumor will undoubtably result in the manifestation of various symptoms. It's not very common for a person to "know" they have a brain tumor before diagnosis, though its possible.

Get a CT scan done.

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by siblingof on Fri Feb 08, 2013 05:32 PM

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She's getting an MRI. That will tell her more than a CT scan would.

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by amydibello on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:45 AM

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these are symptoms that my fiance experienced before he was diagnosed with GBM grade iv...

Weeks before he went into coma, he kept saying if I pass out tell the doctors my brain is bleeding....

he always laughed it off and when I asked if he was seriously he always said he was kidding. But, he wasn't...he did have serious and correct body intelligence/intuition.

I hope your MRI gives you resolution...I wish you healing.

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