Hi. I am a 25 year old male. I'm not really sure where to start. I am having several problems. They may or may not be all or partially related to one another. My current big worries are that for the past 2-3 years i've been feeling very confused/can't focus and my short term memory is really bad. Now i've been told by a couple doctors that it could just be anxiety. (my worry, of course, is brain tumor). I just feel..."not right". Now, I also have had very bad varicose veins in my left forearm for years. Also the past 2-3 years, they have become more swollen, VERY bulging...and at times in one certain part of it, VERY hard like a sharp rock under my skin in part of it (about the size of a grape or so.) I have been to a vascular surgeon over a year ago who said that it was superficial vein thrombosis and should go away and to just apply a warm compress, etc. He wasn't too much help. A year later, its still there 100%...not worse, and definitely not better. I feel more and more confused e
The symptoms (confused/can't focus and my short term memory is really bad) can hardly be due to brain tumor, your primary concern. Short term memory loss, confused, canât focus etc. can be triggered by sleep disorders. There is a possibility that you have a sleep problem and nothing more serious. Please consult a sleep specialist to start with.
Certain types of epilepsies and seizures too cause short term memory loss along with tiredness or fatigue. Chronic infections too are known to precipitate memory loss. Disorders of the hypothalamus, chronic fatigue syndrome and
psychiatric disorders like depression too cause similar symptoms.
The enumerated the possibilities should be ruled out one by one. A confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net.
Regarding varicose veins you would need to consult another vascular specialist if this one is not helpful. Doppler studies and angiograms are often required along with clot removal or sclerosing therapy.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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