[toc]A brain tumor can occur in any part of the brain. It could be benign that may not increase in size or malignant that may increase in size as well as spread to other areas of the body. A brain tumor can alter normal brain functions as well as damage healthy nerves and brain tissue. The symptoms that are accompanied by a brain tumor may give an idea regarding the location of the tumor.
But actual diagnosis of the location and nature of the tumor can only be done by an MRI or PET scan. Some symptoms of brain tumors are quite common but some may be unusual depending on the area targeted. Here are some common as well as uncommon symptoms of brain tumor:
Various Symptoms Of Brain Tumor
This is one of the more common symptoms of brain tumor. Pain in any region of the skull is quite ordinary but it is not necessary that every person who suffers from headaches might have brain tumor. Headache accompanied with dizziness, vomiting and nausea might indicate a tumor.
Also, notice the time of the day when the pain gets worse or arises. Look for other possible signs like vision problems as well.
A primary indication of brain tumor is the change in the behavior of the affected individual. However, be sure to look out for specific other signs. For instance, if your adolescent son tends to depict unusual behavior that doesn’t necessarily mean he has developed a tumor.
Specific signs to notice include confusion, loss in memory and issues with concentration. If all these signs are present, a good idea would be to consult a neurologist just to be sure.
Signs that are indicative of other diseases or disorders could actually be caused by a tumor present in the brain. For instance, the discovery of an intracranial bleeding due to a fall. Seizures can also be caused due to the fall or bleeding.
It could be indicative of a tumor. If the person is having new seizures that weren’t present earlier or some underlying pathology causing seizures, it could possibly mean the tumor is letting out its damage on other parts of the body as well.
Pituitary tumors could cause imbalances in the hormonal regulation. Most men tend to have behavioral changes due to testosterone mechanism being altered.
Females may have problems in their menstrual cycle. Even amenorrhoea, a condition where no menses occur, could be noticed. Pituitary tumors can cause infertility and impotence in some people.
Speech Or Auditory Disturbances
Tumors that may arise in the Broca’s area of the brain may cause speech irregularities and hearing issues. These are the main indications for the presence of tumors. However, it is best not to interpret things too soon because there could be a variety of things causing such abnormalities. Schedule a consultation with a neurologist as soon as possible to eliminate all your doubts.
A tumor in the motor regions of the brain affects the motor control of the individual. Loss of coordination, voluntary and fine movements may indicate a tumor of the motor regions of the brain.