In the medical community, some diseases and conditions are easier to identify than others. Brain tumors fall under the category of being harder to spot. It’s not uncommon for doctors to misdiagnose brain tumors. However, by carefully listening to a patient’s symptoms and taking the time to piece together the evidence, it’s possible to make a diagnosis. The sooner a diagnosis is made, the better your chances are of fighting the tumor.
A doctor who fails to listen to a patient and consider that their symptoms may be a sign of a brain tumor may be guilty of medical malpractice. As a result, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Here are some of the most common signs that may indicate the presence of a brain tumor.
Increasingly Strong Headaches
Headaches can happen to anyone from time to time. However, if you start to notice that the pain begins to increase in intensity and frequency, then this is a call for alarm. Keep an eye on your headaches and whether they seem to be improving over time.
If not, and if they are accompanied by symptoms such as vomiting or dizziness, you should go to the hospital immediately. Before you panic, it’s important to note that the majority of people who experience headaches without accompanied symptoms do not have a brain tumor.
Seizures are incredibly scary for the people who experience them as well as onlookers. They can happen out of the blue for no apparent reason. If you experience a seizure, it’s vital that you are with someone who remains with you until the seizure passes. It’s important that you’re with someone so they can ensure that you’re still breathing.
Tingling Or Numbness
Almost 100% percent of the time, tingling in the brain indicates a tumor. If the tingling becomes worse or you start to feel numbness along with it, then you should see a doctor without delay.
In many cases, people with a brain tumor may start to experience blurry vision or even double vision. In extreme cases, people may lose vision entirely.
A brain tumor doesn’t only affect the body physically. It can also start to change their personality. Since your brain is the control center of your body, changes in your brain will result in changes in your demeanor.
In some cases, patients may start exhibiting aggression, while others begin to experience confusion about their whereabouts. They may not recognize their surroundings or easily forget what they were doing.
If you experience any of these symptoms and your doctor ignores the possibility of the presence of a brain tumor, then it’s important to talk to a lawyer.