Dizziness, Headache, And Also Nausea After Brain Tumor Surgery?

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Good evening, I want to ask.. My mother has had surgery for a brain tumor in the lining of the brain for more than 3 years. In the past, my mother often complained that she was still sick and dizzy and the treatment at the doctor said it was normal. Post-surgery. But I think it’s been three years since he had surgery, why is he still complaining of dizziness and sometimes he’s nauseous? Even now, my mother is still taking the prescription headache medicine from the doctor last time. Even lately my mother feels that the pain is the same as before post-surgery? So what action should I take next? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi izzaimda,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

There are many types of brain tumors, it is necessary to clarify first, what brain tumor did your mother have before? Apart from surgery, are there other therapeutic modalities recommended by the doctor, such as radiotherapy, and so on. Has the doctor declared your mother cured after the operation?

Tumors that appear in the part of the lining of the brain you are referring to may be meningiomas. These tumors are actually generally benign and often do not cause significant complaints. This tumor is more at risk in women, those who are obese, have had radiotherapy to the head, or also suffer from type 2 neurofibromatosis. nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, amnesia, changes in behavior, seizures, weakness in limbs, or also impaired smell, vision, hearing, speech, and so on.

Dizziness, headache, and nausea that your mother still feels after surgery can be a sign of many things, including:

There are still residual tumor cells in the head Complications of surgery, such as infection or intracranial bleeding Other causes, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), anemia (low blood hemoglobin), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), stress, head injury, migraine, headache clusters, sinusitis, and so on. After surgical removal of the meningioma, the doctor will generally evaluate whether there is still tissue remaining in the head. When the tumor cells are clean, generally no further treatment is needed. However, if there are still residual tumor cells left, the doctor may suggest radiotherapy to clean the remaining tumor cells.

Therefore, the one who best knows the cause of your mother's complaints at this time is the neurosurgeon who operated on your mother before. So, it's best if your mother returns to the doctor so that further evaluation can be carried out, whether her current complaint has something to do with a history of tumors or previous surgeries, or also due to other causes as mentioned above.

In the meantime, your mother should first take pain medication prescribed by the doctor while getting more rest, don't eat late, live a healthy lifestyle, and avoid too much stress.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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