A 47-year-old female asked:
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had normal brain mri in 2014 (headaches and optical migraines). doc mentioned white spots apparently from the headaches. it scared me tho. common?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
Mixed bag: This web article is on point: http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/central/pvm.htm About half of normal folks over 65 have T2 abnormalities (white spots). Folks in their 40s with migraines can also present this way. It is nonspecific though so a repeat MRI in a patient with continued symptoms could be considered, mostly since there is little risk due to MRI in patients who can have them
Answered on May 18, 2018
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