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Ruling Out a Brain Tumor

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 9, 2007
  • 08:25 PM

Hi,

I am going to see a doctor about my problem again soon, but until then, id like to clear a few things up.

Symptoms

- Neck Stiffness (Later 90% cured by physiotherapy)
- Hand Stiffness (Cured by Physiotherapy)
- Pain in arms (Now Completely Gone after Excersising on a tredmill a week ago)


So my question basically is - Based on the fact that physio has improved all of those symptoms, is it unlikely that a Brain Tumor could be the cause ?

Ie. Could the damage not have been repaired if it was a brain tumor ?

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  • Anyone ??If you could help at all that would be great.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 09:00 PM
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  • Eeeehhh the people with brain tumor I had met feeling like that. It was more like:-individual would space out for a few seconds and say something like "explosive" out loud and then he would not know for what reason he said the word "explosive". It was a brain tumor.- an individual would have recurrent "sinus infections", "tooth infections" and colds that did not go away. it was a tumor.- a headache that does not go away or get reduced by pain killers of any form. it was cancer.- individual keeps repeating herself every 5 minutes.-lost of appetite for weeks. kept eating pretzels and diet coke. it was a tumor.People with brain tumors can play instruments, work out and even study for medical school tests w/o feeling major discomforts...at least the ones I have known.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 09:30 PM
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  • thanks for the reply, but i meant could a patient recover from most if not all symptoms from physiotherapy ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 10:15 PM
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  • Is there some reason you think you had a brain tumor? Did you have one previously? You don't seem to have had any symptoms related to one, ie. headache, seizure, facial droop? It seems more likely related to your neck. See what your doctor says.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 01:52 AM
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  • ive had some headaches too.My question is can the symptoms (ie. stiff neck, stiff hands) be cured by physiotherapy ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 08:57 AM
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  • a brain tumour would not normally remit.see the doctor anyway,in case it is something that needs attention.going will not alter the facts.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 10:32 AM
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  • Thanks for your help.Anyone else of the same or different opinion ?- Can the symptoms (ie. stiff neck, arm/hand pain) be caused by a tumor if they have been completely cured through physiotherapy ??
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 02:35 PM
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  • Well, from my experiences physiotherapy can be successful at treating symptoms, however I am unsure - are you asking about treating symptoms or treating the cause of the symptoms (the tumor)? Without more information, it is impossible to know if your physiotherapy treated the tumor, but you feel better - that is a good thing!
    equestrian 14 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 03:05 PM
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  • I had physiotherapy when i was diagnoised with posture problems about a month ago. That treatment completely cured my stiff neck, stiff hands and the pains i was getting in my arms.Since then ive been getting headaches, so im wondering if a tumor could still be the cause.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 03:40 PM
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  • The human brain in very complex. The symptoms you are experiencing may or may not be related to a brain tumor given that the brain is responsible for all of your body's functions (including pain perception and regulation). Tumors have been experienced in just about every location in the brain, which in result cause many difference presentations (symptoms). If you are concerned about a tumor, I would schedule an appointment with a physician - blood tests can provide information as to whether or not a tumor is present as well as other indices of your health. Sorry I can't provide any more information, I think in general you can't make assumptions without more information.
    equestrian 14 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 03:49 PM
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  • lol don't freak out lots of people think they have this or that - that's why we go to doctors for diagnoses... no one can tell u if you have a possible brain tumor but them and you aren't going to feel any better until one tells you either way.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 06:12 PM
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