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Is syncope (fainting) a common symptom of brain tumors?
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Is syncope (fainting) a common symptom of brain tumors?

Are fainting spells (with long preceding prodromes of nausea, sweating, and lightheadedness) typical of brain tumors? My mother fainted three weeks ago and now feels pressure in her neck and along the left side of her face. Should she push the doctors (who really couldn't care less) for a CT scan.
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Fainting - I would take her to a cardiologist first. Nausea, sweating etc - has he run electrolytes (sodium, potassium etc.) to give him a clue? How is her blood pressure? It could be cardiac or autonomic. They should look to rule things out.

Her docs should care - the symptoms of tumors can vary but a seizure would be more worrisome.
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