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Doctor insights on: Block Of Sinuses And Space Which Might Indicate A Stroke Or Small Blood Clotresults Of Mri Head Scan

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How long do acth blood test take? Had one had to wait 3 weeks, it was no resulted, had MRI head scan, it said unable to read due patient movement.

How long do acth blood test take? Had one had to wait 3 weeks, it was no resulted, had MRI head scan, it said unable to read due patient movement.

Same day results: This is a reference level test in the us. That means most hospital labs do not perform the test. Your blood is drawn, shipped to a large university center, and then the test is resulted. The actual time of the lab running the test and getting the results is about 8 hours, but you have to factor in transit time of the specimen to the lab. Three weeks does seem a little bit long even for that. ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids (between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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Hello Dr. I just had a cervical MRI & it noted a small area of encephalomalacia in my left cerebellum. I have not suffered a stroke nor head injury?

Hello Dr. I just had a cervical MRI & it noted a small area of encephalomalacia in my left cerebellum. I have not suffered a stroke nor head injury?

That you know of: But I would follow up with the doctor to see what this might be related to. Or if the reading is accurate. There is a difference on radiology readings between the words "possible" "probable" etc, you get the idea. ...Read more

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Daily head pressure, headaches, tiredness, and disoriented/unreality like feelings. Mri, ct scans, blood work, all normal. What could this be? Please!

Daily head pressure, headaches, tiredness, and disoriented/unreality like feelings. Mri, ct scans, blood work, all normal. What could this be? Please!

Headaches &: Disorientation. Have your sinuses be check? Have you been checked for Lyme disease? How is your diet and exercise level? Get enough sleep? Something bothering you? Please continue to search for an answer. I know it can be frustrating but it can pay off very well. Get second opinions. Peace and good health to you. ...Read more

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The doctors did CAT Scan, MRI, blood test, heart test. But they cannot find the cause of my head pain (pain movin), sometimes I feel like a mucus in it?

The doctors did CAT Scan, MRI, blood test, heart test. But they cannot find the cause of my head pain (pain movin), sometimes I feel like a mucus in it?

A heady subject...: Have they tried some medications? Usually, if something can't be found on those tests, then they may try a few medications and gauge the response. Usually tried for something called 'migraine' or 'migraine variant' or 'common migraine' or plain old'cephalgia.'In other words, a headache of uncertain cause. Ask about this. But avoid narcotics like Vicodin and Percocet if you can. They can make it worse. ...Read more

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I am numb from neck down although I can walk and eat. On saturday I was flown to pikeville KY to the hospital thinking I had a had a stroke. After a mri, cat scan, I did not. I can not feel anything. I can keep my head up for a while, move my hands, le

I am numb from neck down although I can walk and eat. On saturday I was flown to pikeville KY to the hospital thinking I had a had a stroke. After a mri, cat scan, I did not. I can not feel anything. I can keep my head up for a while, move my hands, le

Symptoms: Symptoms of numbness of the entire body from the neck down can have many causes. Of these many causes, a process involving part of the spinal cord in the neck would be the most concerning. Spinal cord problems could include syringomyelia or transverse myelitis, which can sometimes cause sensory problems without weakness.

Numbness from the neck down can also be caused by psychogenic (also known as somatoform, or "stress induced") problems, which can often be most challenging for the physician and patient to resolve. Psychogenic numbness can increase the chance of diagnosing something that is not actually there (leading to unnecessary and potentially dangerous tests and treatments) or lead to missing a diagnosis of an organic problem (potentially delaying appropriate treatment).

A stroke in the brain would probably not cause symptoms of isolated numbness of the entire body from the neck down.

Problems involving the spinal cord in the neck can be seen using an MRI of the cervical spine, usually done with and without gadolinium contrast. ...Read more

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Neck pain, cracking sounds when I turn my head, headaches, MRI and CT on head/brain normal. Blood work normal. Have small hiatal hernia. Help! Thnx!

Neck pain, cracking sounds when I turn my head, headaches, MRI and CT on head/brain normal. Blood work normal. Have small hiatal hernia. Help! Thnx!

Facets: There are multiple potential causes, among them, Symptomatic facet joints are often the cause of posterior based neck pain and headaches and are often under appreciated on imaging studies even such as an MRI or ct scan. Consider asking to be referred to an interventional pain specialist where you may be a candidate for radio frequency ablation, a no surgical treatment for facet mediated pain. ...Read more

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Small hiatal hernia, neck pain, neck cracking sounds when I turn my head. CT/MRI on head/brain all normal, blood normal, nodes tender, please help!

Small hiatal hernia, neck pain, neck cracking sounds when I turn my head. CT/MRI on head/brain all normal, blood normal, nodes tender, please help!

Likely arthritis: Hiatal hernias can cause neck pain, but usually a burning pain or heaviness in the neck, not associated with cracking sensations or made worse with movement. Arthritis in the neck is most likely, did the MRI include the neck? Usually treated with non steroidal drugs, such as aleve or motrin, physical therapy may be helpful. MRI of the neck should show the cause. ...Read more

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Having head pressure, throbbing, pain, lightheaded, fatigue for 4months? Had head/neck mri, mra and CT scan, blood work. What next? No meds help.

Having head pressure, throbbing, pain, lightheaded, fatigue for 4months? Had head/neck mri, mra and CT scan, blood work. What next? No meds help.

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. Https://www. Aan. Com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic? TopicId=16 ...Read more

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31m Any docs tell me I should do next. Bronchoscope / endo / colon / Ct. Scan chest / abdom MRI head. Blood test CBC / Lyme / Antibidy / hiv / serum / 5hiaa / echo / holter! Psyc says I'm fine. Heart beat pace/rest feels weak chest fullness cancer?

31m Any docs tell me I should do next. Bronchoscope / endo / colon / Ct. Scan chest / abdom MRI head. Blood test CBC / Lyme / Antibidy / hiv / serum / 5hiaa / echo / holter! Psyc says I'm fine. Heart beat pace/rest feels weak chest fullness cancer?

Somatizing?: This is classic. I strongly suspect you are in a difficult life situation and this itself is causing your symptoms. This is the commonest single thing that we see in clinical medicine. The normal sensations of a living body are registering as sickness. If I'm wrong, forgive me -- but these testes would pick up anything serious. I'd urge you to hit the gym hard & build quality friendships. ...Read more

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Gotten catscan chest stomach / holter / blood tests cbc panel / cta angio / echo/ colon / endo doors / capsule end / MRI head vq scan pft all normal airway disease but headaches daily weak pulse ch tightness cancer? Am I crazy? Zoloft safe to tak?

Gotten catscan chest stomach / holter / blood tests cbc panel / cta angio / echo/ colon / endo doors / capsule end / MRI head vq scan pft all normal airway disease but headaches daily weak pulse ch tightness cancer? Am I crazy? Zoloft safe to tak?

Zoloft is safe.: If your tests are all normal, then you may be suffering from physical symptoms of anxiety. Some people are sensitive to sensations in their body, and others think they may have dread diseases. Zoloft is a safe med for your symptoms. In the elderly and persons on blood thinners or who have osteoporosis, Zoloft should be used with care and monitored more closely. ...Read more

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Gp says idiopathic neuropathy. All bloods/emg normal. Why Won't thy do MRI scan? Been put on gabapentin but would like further tests to put mind ease

Gp says idiopathic neuropathy. All bloods/emg normal. Why Won't thy do MRI scan? Been put on gabapentin but would like further tests to put mind ease

Venous disease: In a female of your age (especially if you have had children) with leg pain you should always consider superficial venous disease. It can have very atypical presentations. I have a large amount of referrals from doctors that have ruled everything else out. An MRI will not likely show anything. ...Read more

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Optometry appt not until 12/23 what can I do to set my fears at bay. Do I ask for blood work, mri, CT scans. Help can't sleep. Brown spots on white of eye?

Optometry appt not until 12/23 what can I do to set my fears at bay. Do I ask for blood work, mri, CT scans. Help can't sleep. Brown spots on white of eye?

Suddenly- appearing: Brown spots in sclerae should be evaluated, but are not necessarily a reason to panic, as the cause is often benign. If you feel you may need a medical evaluation, you need to see an ophthalmologist, an M.D. who specializes in diseases of the eyes. ...Read more

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Is there any sign of stroke on the MRI in my files it was done on 11/8/12 have been having tterrible head aches for 3 months?

Is there any sign of stroke on the MRI in my files it was done on 11/8/12 have been having tterrible head aches for 3 months?

Unsure: Your MRI is only looking at your body on 11/8/12. If something else happened after the mri, you would need a new one. ...Read more

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There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

? nerve palsy: Keep seeking answers, as a normal MRI is very good news and rules out stroke etc., you may have a nerve palsy of some sort, severe sinus infection causing facial parasthesias, lymes disease, variant herpes zoster infection, etc. Hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so you can start to get better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Recent/non contrast MRI normal. Blood wrk normal. Stabbing pains in left side of head. Worse when bending over. Any suggestions?

Recent/non contrast MRI normal. Blood wrk normal. Stabbing pains in left side of head. Worse when bending over. Any suggestions?

Functional disorder: You were probably led down the wrong path, but your question is worth posing to whoever ordered the MRI since s/he (1) must have thought about what the problem was before ordering & (2) have the official MRI report. Just from what you wrote, I think you have a migraine or vascular headache condition (which won't be seen on any imaging study) but I could be wrong. Use HealthTap Prime to verify &ask ...Read more

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Should I b worried abou stroke happening to me at 21 cause I get these sharp shooting pains n my head & I get lots of ha's had mri&ct 6mths ago normal?

Should I b worried abou stroke happening to me at 21 cause I get these sharp shooting pains n my head & I get lots of ha's had mri&ct 6mths ago normal?

See your doctor: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Is it true miagranes & pains n your head & regular ha's can cause stroke at 21 I have no health problems & have mri&ct done 6mths ago both normal!

Is it true miagranes & pains n your head & regular ha's can cause stroke at 21 I have no health problems & have mri&ct done 6mths ago both normal!

Migraine: This is extremely rare, but yes, there is a slightly higher risk of stroke in patients with migraines, specially if the migraine is accompanied by an aura (a symptom of visual or sensory dysfunction preceding the headache). For those individuals with auras the use of birth control pills may boost the risk of stroke much higher (specially if smoking and uncontrolled blood pressure is present). ...Read more

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I've recently had numerous tests like bloods & mri's but all come back clear. I have a lump on back of neck and head always feels heavy, tired always.

I've recently had numerous tests like bloods & mri's but all come back clear. I have a lump on back of neck and head always feels heavy, tired always.

They can't find any: Thing wrong! This is the title of a book and a bigger theme in medicine. Assuming you indeed have had all the tests, stress could be the cause of the head heaviness and fatigue. Stress can cause a lot of physical symptoms. Appropriately, you've had tests and seen doctors to exclude a serious medical condition. Now you need a doctor to help you with stress and tension, most likely. ...Read more

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My husband went to Er we thought he had a stroke they did Mri and said Bell's palsy but he said his head pounding is this normal, if stroke mri tell?

My husband went to Er we thought he had a stroke they did Mri and said Bell's palsy but he said his head pounding is this normal, if stroke mri tell?

DWI-diffusion weight: A specific type of MRI, called DWI (Diffusion Weighted imaging) or DTI (Diffusion Tensor) is generally considered the most sensitive test for stroke; however, it's unclear if that was done. Pounding, throbbing headaches can be from a stroke (unlikely here), or aneurysm, or hypertension, or tension headache. Talk to ur neurologist abt all Sx & diagnosis. Persistent headaches r not "normal" if new. ...Read more

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I have tingling/ itching senstation for 3 weeks, In head and body MRI Brain, blood tests and EMG normal, I had low potassibody what could it be?

I have tingling/ itching senstation for 3 weeks, In head and body MRI Brain, blood tests and EMG normal, I had low potassibody what could it be?

Anxiety, see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Would an MRI or mra of the brain show a blood clot forming, or stroke risk?

Would an MRI or mra of the brain show a blood clot forming, or stroke risk?

No: It is not a useful test for looking at the caliber of the artery to assess for risk of stroke or forming a blood clot.
Ct angiography or cerebral angiography would be better tests for this problem. ...Read more

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If stroke was being caused by cervical artery dissection, would there be any changes seen on a HEAD MRI and MRV? Or would neck have to be scanned?

If stroke was being caused by cervical artery dissection, would there be any changes seen on a HEAD MRI and MRV? Or would neck have to be scanned?

Yes,: Since a stroke results in ischemic damage to the brain, it will show up on the head MRI. A carotid dissection would likely require the neck to be scanned for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more