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I recently developed a lump on the parietal area of my skull

I recently developed a lump on the parietal area of my skull that when palpated would cause me to exhibit dizziness, light-headedness, pressure, light-sensitivity and blurred vision. These symptoms would persist all day but would be exacerbated when that lump was pressed. I went to an urgent care clinic who immediately sent me to the ER for neuro eval. EKG and blood work were normal. BP was 167/110 and CT showed just some mild fluid build up in the that area of the lump but was told it was not emergent and should be eventually absorbed? I was sent home and told to take excedrin for relief from the pressure. I am still exhibiting the sx currently, excedrin is not providing relief. Should I make an appointment with a nearo for further evaluation or could this all just possibly be stress related? Some additional info: I just started PA school (increased amount of stress) about 3 weeks ago and have had to stare at a computer screen to study/read books about 2/3 of my day every day.

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Dr. David

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Top Expert ONLY Please.. (NOT people like Rick/Phil/etc) My

Top Expert ONLY Please.. (NOT people like Rick/Phil/etc)My Father is 74 years old.The past month I've been noticing a substantial increase in confusion/slow thinking.What might be causing this besides age?What can we do to turn it around?THANK YOU!!!!

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Dr. SH

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23 year old Female lumbar puncture today. I guess 15cm is

23 year old Female lumbar puncture today. I guess 15cm is normal, the tube overflowed beyond 60cm. She went to the neurologist due to ongoing bad headaches (maybe including some migraines) which she's never had before. He referred to surgeon for puncture.See neurologist again tomorrow. What questions should we ask?What causes this? They say it's not related, but in January she had 2 surgeries to remove each lobe of her thyroid. Hard to believe this has no relationship; otherwise healthy. 5'10" 195 lbs

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Can an ear infection cause a major headache?

can an ear infection cause a major headache?

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khagihara

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This is not a new question, since my first question was not

This is not a new question, since my first question was not yet answered, through no fault of yours. I didn't realize there was more than one kind of hydrocephalus. I have the so-called NPH variety, for which I had surgery, with some improvement to my reasoning but none to my memory. How can I tell when the surgeon left town only months later, and my improvement has been so slight?

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Dr. Frank

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About a year ago, an MRI/CT scan revealed an "incidental

About a year ago, an MRI/CT scan revealed an "incidental finding" of a large (11mm) "benign pineal growth" - they say it's probably a cyst but to have follow up scans to monitor.Since the cyst was found, I have continued to struggle with some cognitive issues (memory problems I never had before, difficulty comprehending certain convos/writing, major major issues with sleeping/fatigue, vertigo, vision disturbances). While none of these symptoms (aside from the overwhelming fatigue and sleep problems) are significantly impacting my quality of life - they just concern me because I think the cyst may be growing.I know in cases where there is growth and hydrocephalus surgery is almost always indicated.What if there is growth but no hydrocephalus (bearing in mind, it's already large, as most are 5mm or less)? Continue to monitor?

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Dr. Frank

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Does Mayo have physical therapy specifically patients?

Does Mayo have physical therapy specifically for NPH patients? My wife was diagnosed with NPH in'10; she was treated at UCSF and a shunt was implanted in '11 after all types of tests. She has never recovered her balance or gait; PT helps, but we think she needs it daily and in a specialized PT clinic. Could Mayo provide this?

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Dr. David

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I just had an MRI no contrast done, and it seems that

Hello! I just had an MRI no contrast done, and it seems that my neurologist randomly quit his practice and so I'm stuck waiting for a while for the interpretation of the results. I have the report with me and just wanted to check and see what it means. I got the MRI done for dizziness and weird headaches with weird visual distortions.REPORT:EXAM: MR Brain Without ContrastTechnique: Multiplanner multisequence 3T MRI examnination of the brainIndication: headache visual distrubance, Neck paincomaparison: Head CT examFindings:No restricted diffusion to indicate acuate infarctNo evidence of Mass, mass effect, midline shift, or extra axial collection. No hydrocephalus.Normal flow voids in vascular structures at skull baseIsolated Opacified right ethmoid air cell. Remaining paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells rae celar.The pituitatry gland is normal in size. the supraseller cistern is maintained. Optic chiasm is unremarkable. Orbital structures appear unremarkablePosterior midline oblong occipital scalp lesion measuring 7.5 mm with well defined margins. Low signal intensistity periphery. Internally, intermediate signal intensity on T2 with central diminished signal intensity.Small circumscribed oblong scalp lesion, right superior-posterior frontal parietal region measuring 7.6 mm. Slightly diminished signal intensityIMPRESSION:No acute intracranial abnormalitySmall nonspecific skull scalp lesionsIsolated opacified right ethmoid airi cellsThank you!

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Dr. Frank

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Are headaches part of parkinsons?what can you prescribe for

are headaches part of parkinsons?what can you prescribe for swaying?

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Dr. Frank

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