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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cerebral Atrophy: Cerebral atrophy (decreased size) affecting both frontal lobes.

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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar: Not sure what your question is, but hope u r doing well in treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: Testicular atrophy, or shrinking of the testicles, can be due to a variety of causes, including: congenital abnormality, injury, prior infection (mump ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Shrinkage of brain: Atrophy of brain occurs to a small extent as all of us age, but accelerates with dementia, especially alzheimer's disease. Brain atrophy can be a bad ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Loss of brain cells: This is a finding on either a CT scan or MRI of the brain. It is commonly seen in the elderly and can be a normal finding as we age. We tend to lose n ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Pulliam
54 years experience in Neurosurgery
Unrelated: Assuming the patient's concerns are fully listed in "CONDITIONS", the MRI is unrelated to those issues.
A female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she ha ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or smal ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Radiology terms: This is specialized radiology terminology and isn't helpful by itself. The radiologist should provide a conclusion at end of report as to what it all ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stroke: These small micro vascular changes seen on MRI are called "lacunar infarcts", which is a result of uncontrolled blood pressure for a long time.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: Cerebellar atrophy can be associated with long term Phenytoin use and alcohol consumption. It by itself is not a fatal condition
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience in Neurology
Optic nerve damage: Optic atrophy refers to changes in the appearance of the optic nerve. The optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eye) appears pale or whitish vs ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Shrinkage: The cerebellum is a posterior area of the brain important in balance and coordination. Atrophy implies this area is shrinking in size. Some causes c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Nonspecific WM: Nonspecific periventricular white matter changes- These are normally small spots without clinical relevance. They are more common for people with hig ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cerebral nfarct: Unfortunately, nothing much can be dome. Three omega fatty acids may help. Sometimes a combination of vitamins b6, B12 and Folic Acid is also recomm ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Ischemic changes: Mri scans are sensitive for picking up signs of ischemia or old stroke. Sometimes, the patients may not have any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Cerebellar atrophy: Cerebellar atrophy from any cause is not reversible. Treating the underlying cause may prevent it from getting worse such as alcohol and vitamin E def ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
As above: I hope s/he is being seen by a neurologist , if this the case discuss u question with him.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not at all: There is no relationship of trauma causing ms in any case, ever. Whether certain injuries could worsen ms may be still controversial. The american ac ... Read More

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