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Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. Is this common?

Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. Is this common?

This can happen: Yes, studies now do show that migraine sufferers do have little areas of scar tissue, believed to be areas of previous loss of oxygen due to constriction of blood vessels due to migraine attacks. As of today, there is no proof that this leads to major strokes in the future. I hope this eases your mind some. ...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


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Cystic lesion on brain MRI for man with a history of stroke 1 month ago, is this cystic lesion because of stroke or it indicate something else?

Cystic lesion on brain MRI for man with a history of stroke 1 month ago, is this cystic lesion because of stroke or it indicate something else?

Stroke: Cysts in the brain do not develop one month after a stroke. The cyst predated the stroke. Discuss the MRI findings with a neurologist or neurosurgeon to determine what kind of cyst and if it is causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr wants to do brain MRI without contrast but I heard with contrast is more accurate so what do I do? Looking for tumor, bleed, and stroke

Dr wants to do brain MRI without contrast but I heard with contrast is more accurate so what do I do? Looking for tumor, bleed, and stroke

MRI of neck: The use of contrast is really based on what the physician is looking for, for tumor or stroke it can be more helpful, for a bleed that shows up without contrast, I would discuss this further with your physician and see what the thinking might be. ...Read more

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Ask dr about numbness in left leg saw 5 drs then a dr look at brain mri. Had a stroke 10 months ago which cause it. Why did other drs not see it?

Ask dr about numbness in left leg saw 5 drs then a dr look at brain mri. Had a stroke 10 months ago which cause it. Why did other drs not see it?

Not sure: Depend? Who stated you had a stroke? I have seen a number of non-neurologist misdiagnose stroke as well. Also, hard to say if anything was overlooked without knowing exactly which tests were done. ...Read more

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I have severe migraines with aura that occur at least a few times per month. Brain MRI was normal. I also have heart disease. Am I at risk for stroke?

I have severe migraines with aura that occur at least a few times per month. Brain MRI was normal. I also have heart disease. Am I at risk for stroke?

There is: A STATISTICAL association of classic migraine and strokes but single individuals are NOT "statistics"!
Diet, Exercise, and control of your lipids will insure that you are not a statistic. BE WELL and hope this is helpful!
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Brain MRI findings. Tiny nonspecific periventricular and subcortical white matter. Possiblities mini strokes, vasculaties, ms. I shuffle my feet & drop?

Brain MRI findings. Tiny nonspecific periventricular and subcortical white matter. Possiblities mini strokes, vasculaties, ms. I shuffle my feet & drop?

Nonspecific finding: White matter changes that are nonspecific are sometimes over reported or under-reported on MRI studies. They may be misread and really suggest MS, they may be a finding with no clinical relevance. Usually it is the latter.

It sounds like the brain MRI did not help that much. So you shuffle your feet and drop? What do you mean by drop? Do you have numbness? Why was the brain MRI done? ...Read more

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Getting optical migraines for 2 yrs - a few a month. Normal brain MRI 2 yrs ago. Eye doc not concerned and says no danger for stroke. It's scary tho!

Getting optical migraines for 2 yrs - a few a month. Normal brain MRI 2 yrs ago. Eye doc not concerned and says no danger for stroke. It's scary tho!

Optical migraines: Can be treated just like regular migraines can be. Especially if you are experiencing them frequently. Make an appointment with a Neurologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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If you have had a brain MRI would it show an anuyrsm? And if its negative at 29yrs old do you have to worry about developing one? Saw 1 in50 have one.

If you have had a brain MRI would it show an anuyrsm? And if its negative at 29yrs old do you have to worry about developing one? Saw 1 in50 have one.

LIKELY OK: An MRI with contrast should demonstrate any sizable aneurysm, and really only the larger ones are risky. Suspect you should be reassured by negative outcome, and quite unlikely of your developing an aneurysm at this point, assuming you never encounter issues with systemic infections, endocarditis, or uncontrolled hypertension in future. ...Read more

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Brain MRI shows periventricular deep white matter T2 hyperintensity bilaterally and slightly asymmetrical. What does this mean for my three year old?

Brain MRI shows periventricular deep white matter T2 hyperintensity bilaterally and slightly asymmetrical. What does this mean for my three year old?

Neurologist: There can be several causes for the above abnormal findings and they usually are explained by some sort of brain injury or trauma. Abnormal brain MRIs in a young child need to be evaluated by a specialist. You should have the child seen by a pediatric neurologist to review the complete history and have a physical exam. ...Read more

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Brain mri... I am 49 yrs old and I had an MRI and it shows enlarged opthalmic veins & foci demyelination. I also have punctate white matter. Help?

May not be related: The dilated opthalmic vein could be due to a cavernous sinus fistula among other possibilities and should be worked up further. This may not be related to the white matter hyperintensities. The other findings you describe could be due to multiple sclerosis and should be correlated with your clinical findings. ...Read more

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Would a brain MRI without contrast show everything?

Would a brain MRI without contrast show everything?

No: Imaging studies do not show "everything".
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Practice safe sex.
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Possible reasons for abnormal brain MRI in 10 year old?

Possible reasons for abnormal brain MRI in 10 year old?

MRI: Unfortunately there are textbooks filled with MRI brain abnormalities. What specifically is the abnormality? ...Read more

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What would an mr venography show that a brain MRI does not?

What would an mr venography show that a brain MRI does not?

Vein Thrombosis: Brain mr angiogram (mra) and mr venography (mrv) are specifically designed to examine your blood vessels. Mrv is often used to examine the intracranial venous system, particularly in the evaluation of dural sinus thrombosis. Mri in conjunction with mrv is both sensitive and specific enough to provide the best noninvasive method of diagnosing cerebral venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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If I had a pituitary adonema would a standard brain MRI with and without contrast show it?

If I had a pituitary adonema would a standard brain MRI with and without contrast show it?

Maybe: Pituitary adenomas MRIs are very specific protocols. If you have a 'macroadenoma' which is larger than the normal gland, a routine MRI protocol would still likely show this. However, 'micoadenomas' can be only a few millimeters in size and a routine brain protocol MRI could miss it based on scan slice thickness or it may not stand out within the normal tissue. ...Read more

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Brain MRI 62 year old female "expected major vascular flow voids are identified", what does this mean; does this affect brain function?

Brain MRI 62 year old female "expected major vascular flow voids are identified", what does this mean; does this affect brain function?

Normal...jargon: Medical reports often have phrases such as "expected flow voids" that indicate to the physicians caring for patients that an expected finding is present. What "flow voids" implies is that the visible arteries are patent. This is a normal finding. ...Read more

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Had a brain MRI shows small cyst neuro not concerned. Could it be ms? Cyst on brain! Concerns me

Had a brain MRI shows small cyst neuro not concerned. Could it be ms? Cyst on brain! Concerns me

Cyst: Most likely the cyst is an arachoid cyst of congenital origin, and is unlikely to be of any clinical concern or significance. One solitary cyst as described is not a sign of MS or infection, or cancer, and should be best regarded as a coincidental finding. ...Read more

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What kinds of things show up on a brain mri?

What kinds of things show up on a brain mri?

NUMEROUS ITEMS: Brain MRI is quite precise and allows very discrete images of large and small strokes, areas of old or new bleeding, abnormal blood vessels and tumors, congenital brain malformations, focal and diffuse areas of inflammation, such as infections or multiple sclerosis or vasculitis, etc. ...Read more

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What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

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

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Does hippocampus damage from hypoxia show up on a standard brain MRI?

Does hippocampus damage from hypoxia show up on a standard brain MRI?

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 more

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Brain MRI tmrw. I think the pain may be neck posture (leaning head back). Will this show up on the scan if it is the case?

Brain MRI tmrw. I think the pain may be neck posture (leaning head back). Will this show up on the scan if it is the case?

Possibly: Without knowing your exact symptoms, it is difficult to determine whether a brain MRI will find the source of pain. Since your doc has likely done a thorough history and physical, he/she is likely to have some ideas what might be going on with you. A brain MRI should be able to find many things in your head and upper neck that might be causing your pain and should at least r/o serious problems. ...Read more