A tumor that arises from the meninges, which are the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningioma. In some rare cases, a meningioma can be cancerous (malignant), but the majority of meningioma cases are noncancerous (benign).
A meningioma can occur at any age including childhood, though adults are most likely to develop a meningioma. Women are most likely to experience this ... more
A variety of mostly visual sensations that accompany or come before the pain of migraine attack – a condition called migraine with aura, are experienced by some people who get migraines.
A migraine with aura is most often characterized by visual disturbances such as zigzagging patterns, flashes of light or even blind spots. However, other sensations like tingling or numbness in parts of the body and speech problems may also ... more
These headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. Tennis, swimming, rowing, weightlifting and running are the activities most commonly associated with exercise headaches.
Exercise headaches are divided into two categories. Primary exercise headaches are usually harmless, because they are not connected to any underlying problems. However, secondary exercise headaches are usually caused by an underlying and serious ... more
The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.
Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... more
In some cases, a roll, twist or turn of the ankle in an awkward way may cause it to become sprained. This happens when the abnormal movement stretches or tears the ligaments that help in holding the ankle together.
When the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion, a sprained ankle occurs. Ligaments are the tough and elastic bands of fibrous tissue that connect one bone to the other and prevent excessive movement by ... more
This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:
Golfer’s ... more