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Brain swelling

Brain swelling: Introduction

Brain swelling: Swelling or enlargement of the brain. See detailed information below for a list of 387 causes of Brain swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Brain swelling

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Causes of Types of Brain swelling:

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Brain swelling: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Brain swelling

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Message Boards for Brain swelling

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Diagnostic tests for Brain swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Brain swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note increase in head circumference measurements out of proportion to other body dimensions or a single head circumference measurement which greatly exceeds the 97th percentile
    • Note large and bulging fontanelle; thinning of the bones of the skull; widening of the sutures; thin, shiny pale scalp; sparse hair; distended superficial scalp veins
    • Neurological examination including looking for papilledema
    • Evaluate the mental status
    • Examine for signs of complications of longstanding brain swelling e.g. diabetes insipidus , early puberty and abnormal temperature control
  • more tests...»

Brain swelling: Animations

Brain swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Brain swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Brain swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Brain swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Brain swelling

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer's more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Brain swelling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Brain swelling: Related Rare Diseases

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Brain swelling: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Brain swelling:

Organs affected by Brain swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Brain swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Brain swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Brain swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Brain swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brain swelling. Of the 387 causes of Brain swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 5 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 377 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brain swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Brain swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Brain swelling:

The following list of medical conditions have Brain swelling or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.





  • Head injury ... brain swelling, raised intracranial pressure








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Causes of Brain swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Brain swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Brain swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Brain swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Brain swelling:

    Subtypes of Brain swelling:

    Hydrocephalus (227 causes), Increased intracranial pressure (71 causes), Hydrocephaly (137 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Brain swelling:

    Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Swollen head (607 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

    Symptoms related to Brain swelling:

    Brain injury, Head injury (3 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Bleeding in the brain (47 causes), Brain swelling (387 causes), Aase Smith syndrome, Acutane embryopathy, Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis, Acute liver failure, Acute vitamin A toxicity, Hydrocephalus (227 causes), Increased intracranial pressure (71 causes)

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