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periventricular white matter ischemic changes

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Described often: Presume on mri, white matter lesions as noted, which are usually nonspecific, but can be associated with hypertension, diabetes, or high blood fats ca ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience 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 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
Dr. Jared Adams
11 years experience General Practice
White matter changes: Your MRI describes small vessel ischemic disease or white matter changes, a very common finding on MRI and frequently found in people with a history o ... Read More
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Arteriosclerosis : You are taking hydrocodone, tramadol & Lyrica (pregabalin) for nagging pain plus Ambien for sleep and Buspirone for anxiety. Combination is heavy stuf ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mijail Serruya
16 years experience Neurology
Patchy insulation: Chronic means this process has been going on for years in the brain. White matter is the part of the brain where the "communication cables" are, and t ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience 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 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Wade
Dr. Gary Wade answered
42 years experience Radiology
Probably not: While not strictly "normal", small "bright spots" on certain types of MRI images of the aging brain are very common. These represent small scars, and ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Becoming a senior: These changes in signal in the white matter are believed to be due to small vessels losing their flow. This is a finding in older or senior citizens. ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: All testing results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Ta ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
Brain atrophy: At your age it’s not surprising that you should have brain atrophy. It’s an aging process that tends to be progressive. A chat with your physician or ... Read More

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