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Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurology & Int Medicine (US Trained): 20 yrs experience
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I've been worrying about a brain tumor lately. I am 25

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I've been worrying about a brain tumor lately. I am 25 weeks pregnant. I've had a whoosing in my ears as well as one instance of an ocular migrane. I have occasional headaches, but no nausea. I have often have a lot of green drainage when I wake up in my sinuses. When I close one eye, my face twitches near my cheek and I have occasional tingling or crawling sensation all over my body, sometimes in my face. I am anemic and also pretty low in vitamin D and b12, which my routine blood work showed. My nose is stuffy occasionally. My last eye exam was good. I have no optic nerve swelling, but do have optic nerve drusen. I am over weight. My mother has IIH (idiopathic intecranial hypertension) Sometimes I have clear fluid leak from my right nose. I am worried this is CSF. I have had quite a few injuries to the side of my face since high school so I am concerned that this may be the cause of the leak, but I am really scared it's a tumor possibly of my brain stem. I am on no medications. Tingling has been worse lately, but I've also been chroncially low on B-12 throughout my life.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The tingling sensation is a lot like an itching and burning sensation, sometimes in my face, hands, feet, or between my shoulder blades.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

Hi there. Your post suggests you have multiple possible reasons for these symptoms...hormonal changes, B12 deficiency, vit D deficiency, anemia, sinus issues and probably stress and fatigue as well. None of them suggest a brain tumor. The chances of this in someone your age is extremely low. If your symptoms come and go, this reduces the risk even further. If you have had a normal neurological exam by your family doctor, this makes it even less likely.

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 10 months ago.

Do you have any follow up questions? Let me know if you do and I would be happy to help further.