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Can Drinking Alcohol Before A Brain Mri Cause False Results
No: But don't get drunk.........You have follow some commands while inside machine. ...Read more
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Does the kind of brain damage caused by binge drinking show up on a brain MRI? Could you have a normal MRI result and still have damage?
Is it possible to have brain damage from one episode of binge drinking, and if so, would this be caught on a brain MRI?
Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?
Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer patients in many ways. I've not heard of alcohol's benefits, if any, but no problems either. Relax. Consider asking the oncologist involved for an opinion. Best! ...Read more
Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?
I had ocular migraines and one sided numbness and my brain MRI results show increased signals to subcortical and it is 3mm causes?
Need further Eval: Ocular migraines are a diagnosis of exclusion--by which I mean that there cannot be another explanation for the changes in vision reported. I am concerned about your subcortical changes on MRI and numbness, which could be the result of another neurologic diagnosis such as MS. Please strongly consider an evaluation with a neurologist sooner rather than later.... Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Help I have headache daily?! Brain tumor? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache? Dr won't do mri
No: Brain tumors have few clear links to things that we do or are exposed to. ...Read more
Alcohol does effect brain structure, function, neuro cognition in adolescent. Studies have found that adolescent heavy drinkers exhibit decrements in memory, attention and speeded information processing, and executive functioning. Heavy alcohol use in adolescence has an adverse influence on the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex volume.
Heaps studies available how alcohol impact adult brain. ...Read more
Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well. ...Read more
Good news.: The blood vessels supplying your brain are not narrowed or blocked. These are the cerebral arteries. ...Read more
I did brain MRI some of the results are: there's signal void from the interior and posterior circulation. What does it means?
Need more info: This is likely a statement from the findings section of the mri. Please check the final impression of the report and review the results of your scan with your doctor who ordered the scan. Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide you with more information without seeing the images and reviewing the report. ...Read more
MRI brain is done in HA mostly to rule out serious problems like tumor, inflammation, infections, abscess causing HA, which is non-responsive to meds, worsening day by day and increase in severity.
If you just have plain daily HA, which has been contrast then chances of MRI will show anything is pretty low. I would recommend virtual consult or concierge with me to discuss further. ...Read more
Temple pain normal brain MRI a week ago. Any dangerous causes that wouldn't show up on mri? Guessing tmj.
I went for a brain MRI just for a check up and the results is abnormal. I will see a neurologist on monday. Very nervous what it can be.?
Some thots: Do not have info regarding the "abnormal" findings, but not unique to have spots in white matter secondary to prior head injury or migraine, and some medications can cause these. In older pts, the spots may be due to hardening of the arteries. The MRI findings need to correlate with your clinical problems, not just an isolated radiological finding. ...Read more
My neuro said my distorted vision isn't typical to that of migraine auras and wants me to have a brain mri. What are the other possible causes?
Would a brain mri with contrast show any aneurysms? Peticularly causes of intermittent pusitile tinnitus. Had normal brain mri 4 months ago
Pulsating tinnitus: Might and might not. This can be a challenging Dx. I would start with and ENT consult. ...Read more
One of brain MRI results:there is signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation. What does it mean and what are the treatments for it?
Young man with epilepsy and memory deficits recently diagnosis with a few punctuate foci on brain mri. Is this cause for concern? Suggested follow-up?
White matter lesions: Could be very nonspecific but could relate to prior head trauma, migraine headaches, but might also be due to demyelination or hardening of arteries. Is there a diagnostic explanation to label cause of epilepsy and memory loss? Would not necessarily be concerned regarding discovery of the spots, which may be old, but could well relate to the current symptoms. ...Read more
If you claustrophobic and can't do a brain MRI what other test are as accurate that your doctor can rely on. Alternative to MRI with similar results.?
The past week I've had 2 day with pain behind my left eye that comes and goes. Brain MRI 1month ago normal. Causes? L.
Diagnosed sclc, brain MRI clear but eyesight has deteriorated. Is reduced eyesight caused by small cell. Thanks.
Not generally: Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), while generally a serious diagnosis, wasn't thought to affect the eyes. (The bones & brain are still the most common sites of metastasis (spread)). Eye metastasis is STILL VERY RARE in SCLC, but cases have been described in medical literature. Normally it causes VISION LOSS NOT BLURRING as it affects the choroid, the part of the eye w/ most blood vessels. TTY Oncolog ...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 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
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