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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Migraines are vascular headaches that do not cause structural changes to your brain. The MRI of a person with the diagnosis of migraine headaches sho ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Migraine with aura: If migraine with aura is suspected, it is appropriate to identify or exclude any secondary cause (e.g. tumor, MS) for the headache using blood chemist ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
YOU BET!!!: Stimulants can result in arteritis directly and hypoxia indirectly from cardiac toxicity. Seizures, psychosis, high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea ... Read More
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
In some cases: However, the problem with addiction is not lesions per se but the abnormal function of the limbic or emotional parts of the brain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
No but..: There is no direct relationship but studies have shown that people with ms who smoke do worse!
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes,: Nonspecific white matter lesions can be due to cigarette smoking, and pattern would vary from MS, but smoking is risk for acquiring MS, and makes the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Non-specific term: Brain lesions is a non-specific term referring to abnormalites seen either on ct scan or MRI scan. These are varied and some can have severe clinical ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure either but: Sometimes even after exhaustive testing, we still couldn't find the cause of the illness. It's called medical mystery. Consider seeking a second opini ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
White matter: White matter brain damage can also be caused by brain injury, toxins,high blood pressure,inflammation of blood vessels,smoking,and strokes to name so ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Confusing: Please rephrase the question for an appropriate response.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
There have been neur: There have been neurologic side effects described that have been described including seizures, demyelination, personality changes, optic neuritis. T ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is call ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
MS mortality: Research suggests that lack of ms treatment may shorten lifespan, 8-14 yrs, but the bigger issue is resultant disability which can affect walking, bal ... Read More

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