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what do spots on the brain mean

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
27 years experience Neurosurgery
We don't know: You are probably referring to non-specific white matter lesions seen on MRI of your brain. We actually do not have a clear understanding of what these ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many things: It depends on where the "white spots" were seen and how they were sure that she was alzeimer's free (did they do a brain biopsy?). While fibromyalgia ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Sonnen
18 years experience Pathology
Brain Imaging: Abnormal spots on brain imaging could represent several different things. The most common would be age-related blood vessel disease. A radiologist o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Variety: "Spots" usually describes white matter lesions, which may be due to aging, prior head injury, smoking, high blood pressure, hardening of arteries, mig ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
White matter lesions: Most older folks due to aging and atherosclerosis, show signs of "microvascular angiopathy", which may or may not correlate with stroke risk or memory ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
MRI report: There are too many possibilities and unknowns here. Why did you have an mri? In these instances one must ask the physician who ordered the test what ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
It depends....: How white, grey or black signal on an MRI scan is interpreted depends on the type of sequence that spot appears in. So without knowing the sequence, i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Metastases brain: It appears your father may have metastases to the brain, please get checked with your doctor asap.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
White: White spots....Very variable in their cause. Usually seen in people with migraines or 'small vessel disease' related to bp, diabetes, high cholesterol ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
TBI brain holes.: Without seeing the MRI cannot say. But suspect part of your brain is dead there from TBi. But can be due to many other things such as high blood press ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely : Absolutely not. Obviously i can not make a diagnosis without the benefit of visualizing these lesions. Concerning features of skin lesions that raise ... Read More
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