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Brain tumour fears

Zoeb23

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Lately I've been getting sinus/tension headaches and my memory is really bad, so now I'm scared i have a brain tumour. In 2016 I had a CT scan on my brain because I have epilepsy, and it came back clear, but I'm terrified maybe the scan didn't pick up a brain tumour and its been growing since then...freaking out :/
 

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Lately I've been getting sinus/tension headaches and my memory is really bad, so now I'm scared i have a brain tumour. In 2016 I had a CT scan on my brain because I have epilepsy, and it came back clear, but I'm terrified maybe the scan didn't pick up a brain tumour and its been growing since then...freaking out :/
Good morning! As a fellow hypochondriac these are one of the many maladies that I thought I had. In fact I've had two brain scans in the last 20 years. So let's so let's talk about brain tumors, first of all as things go they are very rare. They also have a tendency to show up later in life. Also brain tumors don't really have headaches as an initial symptom most of the time it's a deficiency weakness in one side of the body. If a brain tumor is worrying you maybe a scan would it be appropriate but I would talk to your doctor first and let him decide if it's the right thing.
Good luck and God bless you
Good morning! As a fellow hypochondriac these are one of the many maladies that I thought I had. In fact I've had two brain scans in the last 20 years. So let's so let's talk about brain tumors, first of all as things go they are very rare. They also have a tendency to show up later in life. Also brain tumors don't really have headaches as an initial symptom most of the time it's a deficiency weakness in one side of the body. If a brain tumor is worrying you maybe a scan would it be appropriate but I would talk to your doctor first and let him decide if it's the right thing.
Good luck and God bless you
I also wanted to mention that memory problems are a very common sign of depression and anxiety.

Good morning! As a fellow hypochondriac these are one of the many maladies that I thought I had. In fact I've had two brain scans in the last 20 years. So let's so let's talk about brain tumors, first of all as things go they are very rare. They also have a tendency to show up later in life. Also brain tumors don't really have headaches as an initial symptom most of the time it's a deficiency weakness in one side of the body. If a brain tumor is worrying you maybe a scan would it be appropriate but I would talk to your doctor first and let him decide if it's the right thing.
Good luck and God bless you

I also wanted to mention that memory problems are a very common sign of depression and anxiety.
And one more thing pain from a brain tumor is usually experienced at night
 
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Zoeb23

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Good morning! As a fellow hypochondriac these are one of the many maladies that I thought I had. In fact I've had two brain scans in the last 20 years. So let's so let's talk about brain tumors, first of all as things go they are very rare. They also have a tendency to show up later in life. Also brain tumors don't really have headaches as an initial symptom most of the time it's a deficiency weakness in one side of the body. If a brain tumor is worrying you maybe a scan would it be appropriate but I would talk to your doctor first and let him decide if it's the right thing.
Good luck and God bless you

I also wanted to mention that memory problems are a very common sign of depression and anxiety.


And one more thing pain from a brain tumor is usually experienced at night
Thank you. also, its not possible for a scan to not pick up an abnormality right? Scans are normally 100% accurate
 

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Thank you. also, its not possible for a scan to not pick up an abnormality right? Scans are normally 100% accurate
assuming it was a clean scan, the chances of something of any significance being missed are miniscule...

...and to ease your mind on that front, if it wasn't a clean scan, it would be very apparent to the radiologist that read it.
 

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Lately I've been getting sinus/tension headaches and my memory is really bad, so now I'm scared i have a brain tumour. In 2016 I had a CT scan on my brain because I have epilepsy, and it came back clear, but I'm terrified maybe the scan didn't pick up a brain tumour and its been growing since then...freaking out :/
I may be able to help with this one. I'm a cancer survivor. One of the places my cancer could have spread was to my brain. I had a complete body scan and it picked up a spicule in my lung. A spicule is a tiny, tiny, tiny cancer cell. If your scan didn't find anything, then there isn't anything there. Those scans see the tiniest cancers. Also, headaches aren't usually first. Dizziness is a big one. Also, tumor headaches don't go away when you take ibuprofen or aspirin. As far as memory problems, there is nothing worse than when my HA gets bad. I can't remember how to get to work because I'm 200% focused on various symptoms. I hope this helps.
 
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