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A 36-year-old female asked:

Mri shows "there r tiny three foci of 3 mm subtle increased signal in right frontal lobe white matter?i feel block left side body from head down 2 leg

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Stroke?: At your age, stroke is probably less common than ms. Even so, if located in critical areas even tiny lesions can cause major damage. Have you seen a neurologist?
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Normal?: Tiny foci of signal abnormalities in the white matter are common on mri. Typically 1 for each decade of life is considered normal, so for your age 3-4 would be okay. It is especially common in patients with migraine.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2013

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