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Signs of brain tumor: Doctor names main symptoms

Signs of brain tumor: Doctor names main symptoms Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Brain tumors can be malignant or benign, primary or secondary, but in all cases, the sooner treatment begins, the better. Family doctor Kateryna Pinchuk explained how to timely identify this problem.

Sources used in writing the material: Kateryna Pinchuk's Instagram page, Wikipedia.

When to do CT and MRI

According to the doctor, it is necessary to consult medical specialists if you constantly experience headaches.

"Do not immediately think you have a tumor. Do not panic, as many other diseases come with headaches. But if you have a persistent and unrelenting headache that nothing helps, or it becomes intrusive, bursting, then it's better to do CT and MRI," explained the doctor.

Signs of a brain tumor

According to Pinchuk, one should not ignore the following symptoms:

  • constant headache
  • dizziness
  • loss of consciousness (repeated)
  • nausea, vomiting
  • change in behavior (disorientation in time and space, aggression)
  • change in speech
  • paralysis or weakness in the arm or leg, or both
  • double vision
  • weight loss.

If a person notices any of these signs, it should not be ignored. It is essential to consult a doctor and seek advice. Self-medication can be very dangerous.