Symptoms of brain tumors vary from person to person. It depends on tumor size, shape and location. Symptoms often are caused by damage to vital tissue and pressure on the brain as the tumor grows within the limited space in the skull. They may be caused by swelling and a buildup of fluid around the tumor, a condition called edema. Symptoms also may be due to hydrocephalus, which occurs when the tumor blocks the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and causes a build-up in the ventricles. If a brain tumor grows very slowly, its symptoms may not appear for some time.
Symptoms of Brain Tumor
Headache is basic symptom of brain tumor. Typical brain tumor headaches reach to worst condition in the morning. It improves slowly and gradually during the day. If the patient vomits he may feel better. These headaches may worsen with coughing, exercise, or with a change in position such as bending or kneeling. Patients also do not typically respond to the usual headache remedies.
25% of brain tumor patients complain of vision problem. If you have blur vision added with ear problem it may be the cause of brain tumor. If this symptom is associated with you, you may suddenly visit the doctor.
About one-third of people diagnosed with a brain tumor do not aware they have a tumor until they have a seizure. This is a very common symptom of brain tumor. It is caused by a disruption in normal flow of electricity to the brain. This may cause unusual disruptions and loss of consciousness. Focal seizures such as muscle twitching or jerking of an arm or leg, abnormal smells or tastes, problems with speech or numbness and tingling may also occur.
Change in mental condition and personality
A person having brain tumor may face some problem like changes in behavior, temperature and also with personality. These changes can be caused by the tumor itself, by increased pressure within the skull caused by the presence of the tumor, or by involvement of the parts of the brain that control personality.
and most of these symptoms can also be found in people who do not have brain tumors. Therefore, the only sure way to tell if you have a brain tumor or not is to see your doctor and get a brain scan.