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mild nonspecific white matter disease

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Maybe of no signif.: White matter lesions may be caused from a host of circumstances, such as migraine, prior head or neck trauma, hardening of the arteries, inflammation ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonda Anderson
20 years experience Family Medicine
Small vessel disease: "microangiopathic" means "small vessel disease, " implying that you have some small blood vessel damage due to high blood pressure, diabetes, or high ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Radiology talk: The reader of the imaging is suggesting that atherosclerosis is the cause of the white matter changes. These items can be nonspecific, and might bett ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Not due to accident: this is not due to your accident. YOu need to see a Neurologist. Potential causes of this include long standing hypertension.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Unrelated: The preiventricular white matter disease is unrelated to the accident. As we age to a degree we all have a degree of brain loss. This happens at a cap ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Likely pre-existing: not typical pattern of head injury Rather associated with smoking, hypertension, hardening of arteries, diabetes, MS
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These findings need to be put into perspective with respect to the symptoms which led to the decision to order the ct scan in the first place. In som ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Perhaps benign: The MRI truly needs clinical correlation, as the ischemic white matter disease is not uncommonly seen with atherosclerotic changes of aging, and the a ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Most likely these are aging changes that have occurred with time.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: if we all took MRI's 3/4 of us would find nonspecific begnin changes. Do not worry about it. Instead get treated for your anxiety.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What symptoms do you have? Visit this site for info: https://www.webmd.com/brain/white-matter-disease#1 Wish you good health!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
Lack of blood deep : In the brain. This condition is most commonly seen in individuals with one or all of the following: 1. Hypertension 2. Diabetes 3. Hyperlipidemia ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Down, girl: 1. Radiologists tend to overread, not underread. If the "minimal white-matter disease" looked even remotely like MS, the radiologist would s ... Read More

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