A 58-year-old female asked:
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had mri of brain came back abnormal, dr said i have sodium spot on brain. but did not go in to it any further. could this cause numbness in left leg?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
White matter diseas?: I'm not sure what a "sodium spot" is, but if you've ever had trouble with your electrolytes before (hyponatremia), then it could be sign of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) - perhaps a limited type. CPM can cause paralysis & numbness. Usually it's more dramatic. If the MRI report suggests "white matter disease", it can be from a stroke & cause numbness. W/o seeing report & MRI pics, hard to know
Answered on Mar 31, 2017
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