A 50-year-old female asked:
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mri brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased t2 prolongation. i do not have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Nonspecific: Certainly, these findings are not diagnostic for any entity, and may represent old head injury, prior cigarette smoking, or even changes in arteries as you become older. Unlikely to suggest MS at age 50, but could be explanation in younger age groups. Ask your doctor to correlate with reason the MRI was done.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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