Hi Im a 17 year old female, I am overweight. and im very scared that I might have a brain tumor, the left side of my head sometimes hurts, like it's not a headache type of pain but it's more like a dull pressure type of headache, now it's usually not worse in the morning, but usually worse during the day/night, and I had this head ache for around a week 3 weeks ago, and now I have it again, it's only on my left side, usually when I have a headache I can my massage my eyebrows or temples and it will go away, but this dull pain just stays, also my left arm feels weaker? I've tried picking things up and it picks up just like the right arm, but it feels funny? my left eyes eye lid kept twitching around two days ago and wouldnt stop, also my left eye seems to be getting worse and worse vision, but my contacts are old, and if I take them out and wear glasses vision is the same and my headache goes away a little. also sometimes I forget what I need to say, sometimes food doesn't have taste? it's weird. now My mom is an RN and she says that im just freaking out. but I feel like I can actually feel the tumor? my left eye is also very dry. I do have a high level of anxiety, i Google about this at least 10 times a day. thank you.
If you were to have a brain tumor on the left side of your brain it would be the right side of your body affected. As with eyesight, a GP will test this with a pen or pencil to test optic tracking and peripheral vision. In theory most of the central image information goes to the opposite side of the brain while peripheral vision goes to the hemisphere it is located in.
Kindergarten cop style "It's not a tumor... "
You will still have to see the Doctor, about your tumor fear, about the dry eye and get your blood sugar checked out too, you sound a candidate for type II diabetes. Reading about something ten times; just about anyone can convince themselves they have this rare and horrible disease. The truth is: the simplest answer is the one most likely to be correct. Now you can look up Occam's Razor. :-)
PS. I do have a pituitary gland tumor and it causes me very little stress.
that is strange and kinda scary, seek medical attention riight away. I get what dr google defines as ice pick headaches. they are very random and either sharp or strong dull pain but it only lasts no more than 10 seconds. I keep a log of them. several doctors have told me that they are near impossible to diagnose as they are so sporatic and are long gone before I could make it to an ER for a CT scan or MRI. sometimes I go days or even weeks without getting one. they also seem to be stress related. yours is much worse than mine. Good luck, hope it's nothing serious
Hello please don't get worried. I am double your age and I found out things the hard way. I had something similar to you when I was 13 years old and I was sure. I thought it was a tumor. But it turned out to be nothing. It's hard to believe that pain so bad in the head can be nothing but that's the likelihood. It also can be other things that can be fixed heck even a tumor can be fixed. If it was as serious of a tumor as you are feeling you would be having seizures and other issues. The brain is amazing and you should believe in yourself and go get yourself looked at the emergency room right away.
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