Signs and symptoms of a meningioma typically begin gradually and may be very subtle at first. Depending on where in the brain or, rarely, spine the tumor is situated, signs and symptoms may include:
- Changes in vision, such as seeing double or blurriness
- Headaches that worsen with time
- Hearing loss
- Memory loss
- Weakness in your arms or legs
When to see a doctor
Most signs and symptoms of a meningioma evolve slowly, but sometimes a meningioma requires emergency care.
Seek emergency care if you have:
- Sudden onset of seizures
- Sudden changes in your vision or memory
Make an appointment to see your doctor if you have:
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- Persistent signs and symptoms that concern you, such as headaches that worsen over time
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