Meningioma Surgery?

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Good night. 6 months ago I had meningioma surgery. Based on information from the doctor, the tumor that I experienced was still in grade 1 and the operation succeeded in removing the tumor as big as an egg and it was said that it was all clean. And it is advisable to return to control if you have another seizure. NAfter the 6 months have passed, the seizures are no longer just that my symptoms are getting longer, I feel tired too quickly and naturally want to sleep. The body feels weaker. NIs this really a side effect of the operation or are there any other symptoms? nWhat should I do, do I have to see a doctor again? nPlease input. nThank you. nGreetings

1 Answer:

Hello, yiedoank, thanks for asking

Feeling tired quickly, wanting to sleep on, can be caused by many possible causes, including:

1. Anemia (hemoglobin or red blood cell levels below normal)

2. Lack of nutrition

3. Dehydration / lack of body fluids

4. Being exposed to certain infections, for example due to viruses or bacteria

5. Heart problems

6. Psychological stress

Of course, to ensure a diagnosis must be equipped with information about the course of the disease, symptoms experienced, other symptoms, history of disease, to physical examination and support. Investigations that can be done at the beginning, for example, complete blood tests.

Meningioma is a tumor that grows on the lining of the brain and spinal cord (spinal cord). Most of these tumors (70-80%) are benign, but if they get bigger they can press on certain parts of the brain / nerves causing several symptoms such as headaches, seizures, nausea, visual disturbances, hearing loss, and other symptoms depending on the location. Meningiomas have 3 levels of severity based on the speed at which the tumor grows. Meningioma grade / grade 1 is characterized by slow growth, is benign, and if it has been treated usually a low recurrence rate. Surgical removal of a meningioma has several side effects that can occur, such as: injury to the surrounding brain tissue, bleeding, and infection. Injury to brain tissue can cause certain symptoms, for example muscle weakness, balance disorders, depending on the part of the brain injured. However, to find out whether this symptom is related to the operation that was experienced 6 months ago, direct examination must be done.

Immediately consult a doctor if the symptoms of fatigue get worse over time, interfere with daily activities, or are accompanied by other symptoms such as: frequent headaches, visual disturbances, seizures, fainting / decreased consciousness, nausea / vomiting, shortness of breath, weakness of certain body parts , and unexplained weight loss (not due to diet or exercise).

What can be done to improve symptoms is:

1. Get enough rest and sleep.

2. Set aside time to exercise according to your ability, recommended exercise that is rhythmic / aerobic (eg brisk walking, jogging, cycling), 3-5 times a week, with a duration of 20-30 minutes each session.

3. Adequate daily nutritional and fluid needs, and eat in a timely manner.

4. Manage psychological health, by avoiding stress, meditating / worshiping, recreation, doing hobbies, etc.

5. Avoid smoking and alcohol.

6. Running a healthy lifestyle.

That's all, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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