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Brain Mri And Lyme
Headaches somewhat frequently. MRI brain normal. Go for MRA Brain or MR Spectroscopy of the brain? or MRI other parts? I get free MRI/MRA services.
MRA for h/a: MRA would show even small aneurysms, so if you are concerned it may add some additional information about the vessels, including small or stenotic vessels and the carotids. Also consider thyroid, diabetes, musculoskeletal strain ,eyestrain from computer, allergies,sinusitis, food intolerances ( MSG is classic), mitral valve prolapse,hydrocephalus should have been seen on MRI,and migraines. ...Read more
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
Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually. ...Read more
Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?
Headaches: Yes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found on an MRI study along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See the neurologist to manage the headaches and dysesthesias. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?
Not likely: Traditional MRI cannot diagnosis depression, nor other "functional" problems, such as dementia, etc. Imaging such as MRI can only assess anatomy. There are functional MRI scanners which are in use, typical in research, frequently in dementia. Most applications of fmri are still experimental. ...Read more
Only if large enough: MRI with contrast has a resolution limit of about 5 mm, depending on the field strength of the magnet & the spin sequence performed (resolution of time-of-flight MRI or TOF-MRI is even worse). The "gold standard" for an aneurysm is a fluoroscopic angiogram of the brain, which only interventional neurologists or radiologists perform 4 (1) known stroke or (2) genetics. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss ...Read more
Had complete neuro,rheum,workup, normal CBC , MRI of brain and spine , MRA of neck and xrays of neck and chest. All negative. Can spinal fluid be off?
Possible !: One has to know the proper history to answer this question ! ...Read more
Will a MRI without contrast show MS lesions? Brain and spine clear on recent mri, still having tingling/heat sensitivity. My neuro says no ms.
Likely, yes: Mri brain and cervical spine are only part of the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. However, if those non-contrast scans are negative, i'd look for other causes of your symptoms, including thyroid disturbance, high or low blood sugar, anemia, and others. Journal your symptoms, note trends and factors that worsen or improve your symptoms--that is very high-yield! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuro exam,EMG, MRI of brain normal. No spinal MRI done. Weak, shaky legs and dizzy a lot. Off balance. Fatigue, fascilations. MS? GAD?Neuro?
Symptoms, tests nl: (nl=normal) It's tough to explain the cause of your symptoms, especially with a normal MRI of the brain, neuro exam and EMG. What about blood tests? What about other symptoms? There is probably a missing clue somewhere. It's not clearly in the neck. Anxiety can cause this too, but that is hard to prove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nope: Sometimes you can see evedence of bleeding. With traumatic brain injury sufficient to cause changes on ct typically survival is markedly reduced. Certain types of MRI done at the right time following a brain injury can sometimes show evidence of cerebral contusion. Much of the damage done with traumatic brain injury is microscopic (too small even with diffuse axonal injury) to be seen on mri. ...Read more
No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue, leg pain/weakness, balance/memory problems. 3 lesions on MRI brain. Lumbar puncture, labs, emg, and segmental pressure test all normal. Help?
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Had two spinal taps cont2.. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci.. Blood test results now normalizing?
Work with your neuro: Specialist, so you can remain in remission. Also, with your integrative medicine doctor to help you out with lifestyle management, nutritional supplements, and ways to help with energy level support as the white matter foci are areas of concern for all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have Lyme disease but is not the primary cause. had mri,eeg,awaiting MRI w/ contrast. brain infection?
Limbs tingling/weak/tired/mscle crmps/tremors/trouble sensing pain and temp. 3 brain mris:30white matter lesions w/2 enhancements. No oligoclonal or Lyme in csf. Vb6 high: 86ng. No dx. Thanks 4 ideas.
SUGGESTIONS: If not yet done, get MRI of neck and gray matter (latter using dir). If one or more lesions in either area, plus the new and old MRI lesions, almost certainly ms. Could consider cadasil, or lyme disease, but MRI data points to a different direction. Would also get an opinion at your nearest medical school. Your situation is challenging but not unique, and this can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All tests show no ra, lupus, lyme, etc... Mri showed less than 4 foci in white matter. Dr said i don't have MS but what else could it be?
See details: They possible causes are endless. Have an ophthalmologist evaluate the visual problems. ...Read more
MRI shows nonspecific flair hyperintensities in the deep and subcortical white matter. Blood work shows EBV ab VCA IgG 325.00 and Lyme P23 ab present?
For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?
See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more
What does periventricular white matter changes mean on MRI,have bells palsy since 2/14 due to lymes. also have mixed connective disease with lupus,htn,epilepsy,diabetes,copd,pulmonary fibrosis,sleep apnea,avavascular necrosis both hips ,I'm 52 ?
See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, such as a “brain mri” in appropriate clinical context. There are detailed criteria that are used in making this determination. You can view them on the website for the american college of radiology appropriateness criteria: http://www.Acr.Org/quality-safety/appropriateness-criteria/diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First MRI: Ask if the machine is 'closed' or 'open' . If you have difficulty in close spaces ask for an open machine. Ask what types of things you can bring with you. Metal that can be magnetized is not allowed. Ask about dental braces or metal orthopedic metal. If you are very nervous, ask about sedation. ...Read more
Lots of things: "bright spots" on an MRI have various causes. They can range from benign, insignificant findings to infections, injuries, metabolic problems and more. An MRI is only a tool, and the findings need to be put in the context of the patient's clinical condition. Mri's are often ordered unnecessarily and then odd findings (like bright spots) can make a straightforward case much more confusing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon, but: In well over 98% of all migraine patients, the MRI is totally normal and reassuring. I tend to do very few images these days in my migraine patients unless the neurological exam shows some suspicious abnormality raising concerns. Perhaps your doctor has similar concerns, discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Headaches can be due to many causes primary headaches 1migraine 2tension headache 3cluster headaches secondary headaches 1excessive use of analgesics 2post head injury(concussion) 3cranial neuralgias due to inflammation of 12 nerves which supply motor;sensation to head;neck 4brai tumors 5high blood pressure 6sinus problems 7pseudotumor cerebri 8 other rare conditions see doctor to find out ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Damage to the hippocampus may show up on MRI, especially if it is the reason the MRI is done- so that the hippocampus is examined in detail. Keep in mind though that extensive damage is ordinarily needed to show up on the MRI, and small disruptions may not show up. So there can be a damage and a normal MRI, unfortunately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer