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A 38-year-old female asked:

Brain mri for tingling numbness urinary retention: small hyperintense nonspecific gliosis spots in parietal subcortical and periventricular white matter t2. slight hyperintense t2- flair bilat parietal periventricular + subcortical white matter. ms?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Possible, but...: MS is a clinical diagnosis which can be supported by MRI findings meeting certain criteria. Your films, on their own are nonspecific, and not definitive, and can be correlative of a number of diagnoses including smoking, prior head injury, hypertension, diabetes. Discuss all of this in detail with your neurologist. You may need a spinal tap to get this all answered.
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