- Signs and Symptoms of Adult Brain Tumors
- General Symptoms
- Symptoms of Tumors in Different Parts of the Central Nervous System
Signs and Symptoms of Adult Brain Tumors
Symptomatology of these diseases can declare itself little by little and get worse for a long time. However, it can appear unexpectedly, for example, with an epileptic attack. Various cerebral tumors are able to provoke the intra-cranial pressure increase.
There are two main reasons of this:
- The tumor can grow and bloat in the brain;
- There can be an obturation of the cerebrospinal fluid flow.
Thus, a person can feel the following symptoms:
- Foggy vision;
- Balance disorder;
- Behavior modifications;
- Epileptic attacks;
- Somnolency and coma.
Needless to say, not all cases of cephalgia or headache can be a consequence of brain cancer. However, in case of brain tumors, headaches strengthen and become frequent.
About 50% of patients with brain tumors have epileptic attacks. The location of tumor leaves its imprint on the type of such attacks. Moreover, an attack can be the first presentation of a brain tumor, as one in every ten attacks is brought by brain tumors.
Symptoms of Tumors in Different Parts of the Central Nervous System
By the way, not only cancer, but other diseases can bring disorders in the area, which they damage. Thus, any disease, inter alia a tumor, can cause problems with special functions of an affected site.
- Tumors of the great brain, which is responsible for movements` and appreciation control, can cause attenuation or even a numb feeling of a body part. It often happens from one side.
- Tumors in or by the side of the great brain can lead to some speech problems or words` sense understanding;
- Tumors in the forepart of the great brain can impact intellection, individuality and language.
- Tumors of basal nuclei of brain can lead to irregular movements and postures.
- Tumors of the little brain (or tentorium), which is responsible for motion coordination, can lead to some problems with walking and even eating and other types of usual motions.
- Tumors of the back part of the great brain, around pituitary body as well as around the visual nerve or any other cerebral nerves can impact one`s sense of vision.
- Tumors in or by side of cerebral nerves can provoke deafness, can impact one`s balance, lead to muscles of expression weakening or hinder deglutition.
- Tumors of spinal marrow can lead to insusceptibility, weakness or incoordination in arms and/ or legs. It often happens with both body sides. Moreover, some bladder or bowel problems can appear.
As the brain regulates acts of other organs and systems, involving releasing of hormones, thus, its tumors can show a number of other symptoms, which are not mentioned in this article.
Of course, the presence of one or a number of symptoms described above does not denote, that a person has a brain or spinal tumors. Each symptom mentioned in the article can have other sources. However, only your doctor can give a definite answer. It means, the presence of these symptoms should put you on your guard and make you visit a doctor, especially if some symptoms do not pass off or even get worse.