A 18-year-old female asked:
if you had seizures in the past, will it show up in a brain mri years after?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurology 39 years experience
Typically no: If you had seizures that were eventually controlled and never had prolonged episodes of status epilepticus, your MRI would show no evidence of the previous seizures. In general, the MRI findings in patients with epilepsy are non specific. There are exceptions and these usually assist in diagnosis, not in determining if a patient had seizures.
A 30-year-old female asked:
If you have had a brain MRI would it show an anuyrsm? And if its negative at 29yrs old do you have to worry about developing one? Saw 1 in50 have one.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Neurology 52 years experience
LIKELY OK: An MRI with contrast should demonstrate any sizable aneurysm, and really only the larger ones are risky. Suspect you should be reassured by negative outcome, and quite unlikely of your developing an aneurysm at this point, assuming you never encounter issues with systemic infections, endocarditis, or uncontrolled hypertension in future.
Mt Sinai, NY
A 28-year-old male asked:
What causes chronic headaches? I've had a negative brain MRI.
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Many causes: Headaches can be due to many causes
1excessive use of analgesics
2post head injury(concussion)
3cranial neuralgias due to inflammation of 12 nerves which supply motor;sensation to head;neck
5high blood pressure
8 other rare conditions
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