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6. Memory Loss
A separate cognitive symptom characteristic of meningioma is memory loss. This is the case with tumors that grow near the memory centers of our brains: the temporal lobe and the hippocampus. Temporary or permanent memory loss can also occur after treatment of meningioma or surgery.
7. Nausea and Vomiting
Severe meningiomas that are often accompanied by headaches can worsen and make you lose your sense of balance, make you feel nauseous or make you feel sick on your stomach. This is because a large meningioma increases the pressure in the skull.
8. Language Problems
One of the most unusual symptoms of meningioma are speech and language perception difficulties. These symptoms worsen with time and vary depending on the severity of the condition. A patient suffering from a tumor near their frontal or temporal lobe will often find it difficult to understand and remember words or, on the other hand, they will understand everything, but will not be able to make out words or combine words into sentences.This loss of communicative skills is called dysphasia, and it is important to note that it is not related to IQ. A patient with dysphasia may, in fact, be very intellectual, but not be able to communicate with others, much like dyslexic individuals with a high IQ that cannot understand written text.In summary, a brain tumor can manifest itself in a variety of highly-unusual symptoms, and it can interfere with a person’s life if it grows to be very large. In most cases, however, meningiomas are harmless and are rarely diagnosed because they normally don’t exhibit any symptoms.