A headache can give you the fleeting idea that you have a brain tumor. Sure, your pain likely went away after a while. But you should know that symptoms can include nearly anything imaginable depending on the brain tumor’s location, explains Prevention. Here are the strange signs that could mean you have a brain tumor, including one bizarre symptom that’s easily overlooked (on page 10).
1. Short-term memory loss
Feeling forgetful? It could just be that you’re getting older — but it may also be a sign that you’ve developed a brain tumor. Dr. Theodore Schwartz tells Prevention that most people with brain tumors are more likely to have trouble with their memory than they are to have more dramatic symptoms.
It’s also important to note that some may also experience more severe, long-term memory loss, the American Brain Tumor Association. If you have a tumor, you may also notice you’re having trouble retrieving older memories.
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