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Brain mri findings. tiny nonspecific periventricular and subcortical white matter. possiblities mini strokes, vasculaties, ms. i shuffle my feet & drop?

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Dr. Donald Alves answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

If you are 41 as it says, you should be evaluated by a neurologist for your symptoms and MRI findings--they are more common in older adults.

Answered Apr 9, 2015

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

You do need a thorough evaluation, as several problems may be present. Certainly, wonder about multiple sclerosis, (check for spinal cord lesions), cadasil, arteritis(lupus), lyme disease, sjogren's, even vitamin deficiencies. Might get information from spinal tap.

Answered Aug 26, 2014

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Dr. Olav Jaren answered

Specializes in Neurology

White matter changes that are nonspecific are sometimes over reported or under-reported on MRI studies. They may be misread and really suggest MS, they may be a finding with no clinical relevance. Usually it is the latter. It sounds like the brain MRI did not help that much. So you shuffle your feet and drop? What do you mean by drop? Do you have numbness? Why was the brain MRI done?

Answered Nov 22, 2016

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