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Aspergers Brain Scan
Maybe, maybe not: I assume the scan was a mri. I also assume you have had no symptoms of a stroke. This is not uncommon. You should have the MRI abnormality investigated, but the causes may include migraine, hypertension, and demyelination from any number of causes. The abnormality is likely a warning sign of an underlying process that needs to be addressed. Have your physician refer you for evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Probably the most common indication is worse headache of your life. Otherwise, has there been a new neurological symptom such as weakness, numbness, temporary loss of vision, loss of sensation, etc? There must have been some neurological symptom your doctor is trying to track down as to its cause. Many times the scans are normal and this helps your doc exclude an intracranial cause for symptoms. ...Read more
Sometimes: It's possible to see changes on mri, but the research on what that means in terms of patient care is not fully determined. Usually most mental illnesses are diagnosed through a full psychiatric intake interview, and sometimes emerge over time rather than right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Some physicians call when reports are normal. ...Read more
Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?
Anthing possible: but 1) while I do not know much about you, I assume that you had an indication for the (NEG) scan. 2) http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/brain/incidence/uk-brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancer-incidence-statistics#By2 about the lowest risk age group. The more common (slow growing, NON-mailgnant) type is most likely to show up (meningioma,or pituitary) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should a 28 healthy active male have a brain scan to check for defects,IF NO symps and no fam history?When should I be checked out for these things?
No: From what you wrote, I see no indication for a brain scan. You may need a routine physical examination, (not a routine brain scan for no reason). Speak with your primary care doctor regarding indications for a brain scan. ...Read more
Can i get a brain scan to see if I have real mental illness? As in real i mean it shows up on the brain scan not just from self reporting on symptoms?
It doesn't exactly: Work that way. Most of the work of psychiatric assessment comes from interviews, history taking ; observation. Most of the time - brain scans are not required. ...Read more
I have recently had a TIA and had a brain scan,i have been sent the results but dont know what they mean,it says i have multiple bilateral periventric?
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