can drinking alcohol before a brain mri cause false results

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Dr. Ajay Acharya answered:

Can drinking alcohol before a brain MRI cause false results?

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but don't get drunk.........you have follow some commands while inside machine.
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Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?

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Tamoxifen can sometimes cause neurological side effects such as mood changes. However, there is no data that suggests that Tamoxifen changes the anatomy or imaging of the brain. Tamoxifen is a very effective anti-estrogen drug for breast cancer prevention and treatment.
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Dr. Milton Mintz answered:

Pressure head aches mostly when lay down or lay on stomach with head turned.improve when upright.normal brain MRI . What can cause this?

Any history of

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neck trauma? - get pcp to ck out cervical spine.
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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

What can cause leg pain inner thight and outter side when I try to get up or when I put pressure did spine brain mri blood works clear.?

Hip bursitis

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Hip problems can present this way
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I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain MRI, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng). Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

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First, B-6 can cause a toxic problem with spinal cord and peripheral nerves, but very unlikely to cause 30 MRI brain spots. Was contrast used? Are there lesions in the neck? Perhaps spinal fluid analysis will sort this out. You may have a mixed process here. See a neurologist who specializes in MS, as used to pinning down these kinds of issues.
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Dr. John McMahan answered:

Can dysautonomia cause brain to feel swollen (along w/ lightheaded).The swollen feeling is so bothersome!Also have CTD.Negative brain MRI.Normal sx?

Dysautonomia

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This is a very non-specific term that could mean a number of things. You should consult a neurologist and a rheumatologist to make sure you are getting the optimum management and not missing anything.
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Can anxiety randomly cause dizziness, head pressure and random onset fatigue? Will taking Prozac potentially help treat this issue? Brain MRI was OK.

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So glad to hear that Brain MRI was OK. Yes, Prozac is prescribed for people who have anxiety and the symptoms you have reported are anxiety related. It should start relieving symptoms within two weeks with maximum effect in 4-6 weeks. Psychotherapy also will help to learn to manage anxiety triggers.
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

RE: Brain MRI - What would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

UBOs

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MRI is a sensitive study that can show interesting findings of uncertain significance. Some show bright spots that have no definite meaning. We call these UBOs or unidentifiable bright objects. Go over the results with a knowledgable expert.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

Male, 37yo, only symptom is Lhermitte's, brain MRI is clear. Is MS still most likely cause or something else?

Lhermitte phenomenon

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most commonly seen in MS, is rarely seen in other cervical cord lesions, including subacute combined degeneration(B12 deficiency; Nitrous oxide), spondylosis, prolapsed/herniated disc, spinal tumors, syringomyelia, post-radiation myelopathy/radiation myelitis & following trauma. In a young person w/ no history of trauma or radiation & normal cervical MRI, MS is still likely. Need cervical MRI
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Young man with epilepsy and memory deficits recently dx with a few punctuate foci on brain MRI. Is this cause for concern? Suggested follow-up?

White matter lesions

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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.
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