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Causes Bright Spots Brain
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
My MRI & MRA scan of brain w/contrast show several areas have very small,round, bright, lighter spots? Is this normal and what causes this? Thank You.
Radiologist: In these situations I feel the best practice is for your primary care physician or neurologist to review the images with the radiologist who interpreted the studies and then discuss their findings and suggestions for any further investigation or referral to other specialists with you. If you're still not satisfied with their explanation, bring the films to another radiologist for a second opinion ...Read more
?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more
Many causes: White matter lesions can be caused by a very wide range of things, ranging from toxic exposure to multiple sclerosis to hypertension to chronic migraines. A neurologist can help you put the imaging findings into perspective with the rest of your clinical picture, and guide further workup and treatment as needed. ...Read more
Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common conditions. Strokes, cancer, infection, and some other rare neurological disorders can also cause similar issues. Sometimes further physical examination, blood work, and a spinal fluid tap may be necessary to get a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?
What are white matter brain lesions caused by. I have fibromyositis and one on my spine. I have elevated copper levels,cafe au lait spots on body,face?
Can 1 migraine cause a spot on the brain that can be being confused for MS. Or does it take more than 1 migraine to create a spot and it might be MS?
MRI: You seem to be putting the cart before the horse. Do you actually have neurological symptoms consistent with MS, or is there a question that one lesion would confirm a disease, which by description is "multiple". Also, is it clear that your "spot" is due to migraine or some other condition. Have a comprehensive conference with your physician and get this addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My fiance had a cat scan and was told she has a spot on her brain from a previous infection. What infections can cause a spot?
There is: Not enough information to venture a guess. Do you have the ct scan report available? Any brain infection(encephalitis or abscess) can result in changes on the ct scan, but these would not be clinically silent. Certain infectious etiologies(TORCH for example) in utero could result in CT abnormalities. A "spot" is not a specific enough descriptor. ...Read more
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