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The following are the most common symptoms of a brain tumor. However, each person may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms vary depending on the size and location of tumor. Many symptoms are related to an increase in pressure in or around the brain.
- Headaches – These are often worse in the morning and become less painful as the day goes on. About half of people with brain tumors complain of headaches.
- Seizures, which are uncontrollable convulsions of the body
- Nausea with or without vomiting – Vomiting is more typical in children.
- Weakness or loss of feeling on one side of the body
- Stumbling or inability to walk
- Changes in vision or abnormal eye movements
- Changes in personality, memory and speech
- Changes in alertness, from increased sleepiness to coma