Brain abscess symptoms

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Avatar m tn I wanted to know if these symptoms were brain abscess symptoms. I am a bit of a hypacondriact and I always think the worst is happening when it's usually very normal issues. IE if i have slight chest pain, I will think I have heart issues. That sort of thing. I think maybe my anxiety is getting the better of me. Any help would be appreciated.
702286 tn?1239015260 If you have an active marble sized abscess at your ankle from missing a vein with an unsterile solution you will want to see a real doctor...............this is not the time to self medicate...........
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for the update. Symptoms of brain abscess may develop slowly, over a period of several weeks, or they may develop suddenly. The symptoms you mentioned such as changes in mental status - confusion, irritability, slow thought processes, decreased movement and speech, headache and language difficulties, and vision changes are consistent with brain abscess symptoms. Talk to his lawyer about his case and discuss the legal aspects of this.
Avatar f tn So I have severe hypochondria (health anxiety) and I am so so scared of getting a brain infection/brain abscess. I have heard one of the ways of this happening is by an infection in the ear. Now about a month ago I had Otitis Externa (outer ear infection) which was really painful and took about 2 weeks to completely clear up. I have really itchy ears at the moment because I have eczema inside so I am hoping thats all it is.
Avatar f tn So I have severe hypochondria (health anxiety) and I am so so scared of getting a brain infection/brain abscess. I have heard one of the ways of this happening is by an infection in the ear. Now about a month ago I had Otitis Externa (outer ear infection) which was really painful and took about 2 weeks to completely clear up. I have really itchy ears at the moment because I have eczema inside so I am hoping thats all it is.
Avatar m tn The anxiety didnt stop there as i still had it weighing on my mind taht this infection was something terrible because i had let it go for so long, this prompted a lot of searching online and for a few days i did nothing but sit at my computer thinking i had a growing brain abscess and that i was terminal.
Avatar n tn Dental Abscess SYMPTOMS: Swelling on whole right side of face/gums Extreme pain/tenderness along with pressure On JUNE 1st I went to the ER because I woke up that morning with slight swelling that I watched grow throughout the day. The Dr. prescribed me 500mg penicillin vk. I take one ever six hours. I've been doing that since 9:15pm JUNE 1st and I noticed only a slight change in my swelling and none in my pain. If anything It looked like the swelling just shifted.
1657910 tn?1302375661 I just had an abscess open and it is draining red blood primarily. Is this normal? Should I put a call into my breast surgeon to be on the safe side? My regular abscesses are the regular pus with blood mixed in at times, but never just blood. Can anyone help?
Avatar f tn Over the past couple days I developed an extremely painful abscess. In an attempt to clean my mouth using coconut oil the abscess burst. I believe I didn't swallow any of the liquid leaking out and throughly rinsed my mouth with salt water and then some hydrogen peroxide. I will be receiving insurance in about 2 weeks from my new job so I am hoping I can hold off going to the dentist till then.
Avatar n tn I wish my parents had shown me their dental problems and given me very intelligent warnings about keeping my teethBroken or knocked out tooth Dental care - adult Dental x-rays Development of baby teeth Development of permanent teeth Plaque and tartar on teeth Teething Teething symptoms Toothaches. But they didn't.
Avatar n tn last week i developed an abcsess in my tooth. my cheek became very swollen. the doctor said the infection from the abscess had passed from my tooth into my cheek. they put me on keeflex. within 24 hours about 60% of the swelling in my cheek had subsided. i am now on day 6 of a 10 days worth of the keeflex.
Avatar n tn For lesions this large, other possibilities that I can think of would be a brain infection such as an abscess formation, or a primary brain mass/tumor. I suggest that you show this to your doctors as soon as feasible. For now have adequate rest and avoid too much stress. Wishing you the best. Regards and God bless.
Avatar n tn The appearance of these tumors on MRI are distinct and can be differentiated from MS. Infections can also cause lesions in the brain such as cryptococcus, brain abscess, and tuberculosis. I suggest you discuss with your neurologist regarding the MRI findings to know if the characteristics of the lesions would point out to MS or any other conditions that I mentioned above. Wishing you all the best and hope that you and your doctor can get to the bottom of this. Regards and God bless...
Avatar f tn I'm pretty sure its infected I'm worried that this pain on the same side of my head is maybe a sign the infection could be spreading to the brain ill be seeing the dentist in a few days but its been this way a while say a month no insurance makes this hard and I've been using peroxide and a mouth astringent to try and keep the infection down till then...
Avatar n tn what treatment if diagnosed with hole in brain? any other symptoms other than dizziness and headache?
Avatar n tn However, I am concerned if the abscess/ and tooth infection went to my brain or spread throughout my system. I have had painful migraines, sinus pain, ear pressure. Sometimes I just feel brain fogged and not as fast, smart as I used to be. I am worried that the infection spread throughout my system or brain. Should I visit another doctor, and if so what type of specialist should I visit for the other questions. Or, should I be OK and not worry ?
Avatar m tn Hello Everyone, could someone please expand upon these results. SYMPTOMS: tension headache 9 months+, tinnitus. cognitive dysfunction: impairment of memory, slow thinking, dysthymia, tired. I am 24/male/caucasian generally in good spirits and never depressed but just feel like crap 24/7. Current suspicions are Toxoplasmosis or CSF fungal infection. I have not been tested for either, yet.
Avatar f tn Have just been diagonsed with GM with abscess after almost 6 mths. It actually started as Fibrodenomas in April 10'.. That settled down with Evening Primrose and Vit E.         In Sept 10' one day I got to see this horrifying looking lump above the areola which was tender, sore and dark in colour. I visited a General Surgeon after 8 days (thinking it would disappear on its on in between).
6530778 tn?1456887401 You acknowledge dealing with health anxiety (medical anxiety) and your more recent fears in mid June of having a brain tumour/brain abscess after googling, has more likely been leading you astray..... This is the first time you've mentioned MS and you did say your doctor wouldn't give you an MRI because there was nothing physically wrong.......
Avatar m tn they seem to cannot tell me what is wrong with me and now im back to square one doing another ecg and echocardiogram and im suppose to visit a nuerologist specialist soon. does anyone have these symptoms or know what may cause this?
Avatar n tn i recently had brain surgery for my epilepsy, and they stuck a cathode or w/e in my penis to make me automatically urinate. a few weeks after surgery, there is a slight pain in my right testicle. is there a reason why?
559374 tn?1215858325 Hi, Inflammatory disorders of the brain include brain abscess, meningitis, encephalitis and vasculitis. Since you do not have high fever and neck rigidity meningitis can be ruled out. It is quite possible that you are suffering from mild viral encephalitis. A CSF examination by lumbar puncture will help in diagnosis. The results of your LP should shed some light on the cause of your symptoms. When are you expecting them? Do keep me posted.
Avatar f tn I had to start the Vicodin again to ease the pain but have to tolerate the nausea. How do you know if your brain is swelling? So many questions and no answers....
Avatar f tn When they came back with the results the ER dr said they found some dark spots in the front right part of my brain and that I needed to do a brain MRI with contrast and sent me home. My friend told me that if they sent me home that meant I wasn't at risk of dying that night so that put my mind at ease a little bit. But today I'm getting my MRI results back but I'm just kind of curious if there isn't anything wrong with the spot on my brain what could be causing this numbness? Please help!
186166 tn?1385262982 Brain fog Burning, itchy, tight scalp Dizziness Dizzy Dizziness or light-headedness Frequent headaches, migraine headaches Feeling like there is a tight band around your head, pressure, tightness Head, neck or shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness Head zaps, head tremors Giddiness Numbness Numbness tingling, numbness and tingling Shooting pains, stabbing pains, and odd pressures in the neck, head, or face Shooting pains in the face Shooting pains in the scalp or head When you clos
Avatar f tn like in my stomach and in my back. I am not sure if this could be related to having a brain abscess, or if it's just related to my Fibromyalgia. It does seem that I noticed the poor function of my right hand happening around the time I felt very strange in my head and felt that pop on the left side of my head where the abscess was. I mean when I over use my hand or try to grab things I feel like I have ALS... but who knows maybe that's just related to my Fibromyalgia.
Avatar m tn It's a pretty long list so it helps to explain why it may take so long to reach a diagnosis.
Avatar f tn im a 17 year old male who's been on & off different medications for 3 years before i tried "vyanse" last last year at around this time. I went from 20mg to 30mg then to 50mg & took it till the end of may then stopped because of summer. I again started taking it in August & took it 5 months straight, & actully had increased its dosage to 60mg early December. I ran out on the 21st & stopes taking anymore until January 3rd, the day we came back from Christmas break.
Avatar f tn im a 17 year old male who's been on & off different medications for 3 years before i tried "vyanse" last last year at around this time. I went from 20mg to 30mg then to 50mg & took it till the end of may then stopped because of summer. I again started taking it in August & took it 5 months straight, & actully had increased its dosage to 60mg early December. I ran out on the 21st & stopes taking anymore until January 3rd, the day we came back from Christmas break.