10 symptoms of early intracranial tumors

  Intracranial tumors generally refer to brain tumors, including primary brain tumors that occur from the brain parenchyma and secondary brain tumors that have metastasized to the brain from other parts of the body. It can occur at any age, and is more common in 20 to 50 years old. The cause of the disease is not yet fully understood. A large number of studies have shown that the presence of oncogenes on cell chromosomes and various acquired incentives can make it happen.
  Like other tumors, early detection and early treatment are critical to the prognosis of brain tumors. Patients should pay attention to the early signs of brain tumors. Generally, if the following symptoms occur, be alert to brain tumors!
  Headache Many people have experienced headaches in their lives, but many people think that this is a small problem and will not attract attention. The brain itself is a closed cavity that can only contain brain tissue, blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Once a tumor grows in it, it will squeeze these three structures, causing increased intracranial pressure and causing headaches. In particular, headaches that occur at the same time as nausea, vomiting, weakness of limbs, blurred vision, tinnitus and deafness must be taken seriously. The patient should perform CT or MRI of the brain in time to prevent the best time to treat brain tumors.
  Nausea and vomiting As the brain tumor gradually grows, the pressure in the skull will gradually increase, and the excitability of the cerebral cortex will decrease, and the vomiting center of the medulla oblongata will be stimulated, which will lead to the appearance of nausea and vomiting. This kind of nausea and vomiting usually occurs after headache symptoms, and often presents jet-like vomiting. The situation may be different for different brain tumor patients.
  In general, patients with vision loss and diplopia at an early stage will have paroxysmal or transient amaurosis, and then there will be symptoms such as reduced vision and blurred vision. This is mainly due to the increase in intracranial pressure, leading to edema of the optic papilla; some are also due to tumors oppressing the intracranial visual pathways, or the intracranial visual pathways growing tumors. If such symptoms of visual acuity occur, if they still cannot be relieved by ophthalmological treatment or correction, be aware of brain tumors and take CT or MRI of the brain in time.
  Abnormal sense of smell If a patient develops tumors in the base of the anterior skull and temporal lobe, there will be abnormal sense of smell in the early stage. There are generally two cases of abnormal smell, one is the decrease and loss of the sense of smell; the other is the hallucination, which is the smell when there is no smell. When these two kinds of olfactory abnormalities occur, beware of brain tumors!
  The trigeminal nerve is a group of nerves that communicate with the brain. When a brain tumor grows in the brain close to the trigeminal nerve, the tumor’s stimulation of the trigeminal nerve can cause trigeminal neuralgia. The bottom one can cause pain in the lower alveolar, and the upper one can cause pain in the upper alveolar. This kind of pain is radiating pain. Washing your face, brushing your teeth, or touching it lightly can cause pain.
  Tinnitus and deafness If a patient develops a tumor at the base of the posterior skull, it will compress the facial auditory nerve, which will lead to tinnitus, deafness, and mild facial paralysis. Early-stage patients often hear loud sounds from one ear, but the other ears hear very little or not at all. Especially middle-aged people often have frequent unilateral tinnitus.
  Mental disorders Some patients with frontal lobe tumors often have mental symptoms, such as changes in thinking, intelligence, emotion, consciousness, memory and personality. And they often experience euphoria, loneliness, indifference, poor memory and carelessness in hygiene, lack of attention to appearance, and lack of movement and laziness.
  The symptom of gigantism is generally caused by growth hormone pituitary adenoma, which is often manifested by the patient’s rapid growth, and then the appearance of acromegaly and ugly face.
  Hemiplegia or staggering gait. When a patient develops cerebral hemisphere tumors, hemispheric limb disorders, hemilateral limb weakness or paralysis will appear in the early stage; if cerebellar tumors occur, there are often limb ataxia and hypotonia in the early stages And so on, which in turn leads to unsteady walking and staggering gait.
  Lactation, amenorrhea, and loss of libido. If a tumor develops in the sellar area of ​​a patient, it will affect the pituitary, leading to excessive or insufficient secretion of some hormones. If women of childbearing age will have abnormal lactation or amenorrhea, some male patients will experience nipple enlargement and lactation, and some patients will experience pubic and body hair loss, and loss of libido.