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What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus.numbness,confusion,tremor,headache,off balance,weakness,brain fog,brainzaps?

What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus.numbness,confusion,tremor,headache,off balance,weakness,brain fog,brainzaps?

See your neurologist: Without looking at your actual brain scan, it's impossible to tell with certainty the cause or significance of an abnormality. Lupus cerebritis can put white spots on the brain. More importantly, how are lupus and Sjogren's affecting your daily life? The key is improving your quality of life, not treating the appearance of your brain scan. Good luck! ...Read more

Demyelination (Definition)

Nerve fibers have a central axon insulated by myelin covering. Demyelination is damage to the myelin, and typically experienced in multiple sclerosis due to an autoimmune attack by lymphocytes, but may be seen also in hereditary leukodystrophies, acute encephalomyelitis, ...Read more


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Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?

Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?

See details: It is very difficult to determine if a single lesion is related specifically to lupus, to antiphospholipid antibodies, emboli or totally unrelated to all of these. You need to ask your doctors who have the detailed information needed to give you a precise answer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.

Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.

Trust your doctors: Without knowing more specifics of history and lab results, it is impossible to even guess. I will say that you should trust the advice of the doctors who know you best. ...Read more

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What is the difference in an active brain lesion and non active in sjögren's syndrome?

What is the difference in an active brain lesion and non active in sjögren's syndrome?

Complex: Sjogren's can mimic primary progressive ms, and clinical signs of weakness, imbalance, incoordination or abnormal reflexes would suggest "active" brain lesions. Mri with gadolinium positivity also a sign. But sjogren's can also cause a small fibre neuropathy, and sensory symptoms and pain might be peripheral, not central. In this area, you need a neurologist who is familiar with all of this. ...Read more

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Could a cat scan show a brain lesion?

Could a cat scan show a brain lesion?

Yes: Yes, but not always. A ct scan with IV contrast will be more sensitive for detecting lesions than a non-contrast ct, and an MRI with contrast is even better than a ct scan. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a cat scan to show a brain lesion?

Is it possible for a cat scan to show a brain lesion?

Yes.: It is possible for mass lesions to be detected in the brain by ct scanning. In some instances, certain brain lesions / tumors / bleeds are better recognized and characterized by mri; however, some patients cannot undergo MRI testing. Ask your doc / health care provider / clinic to explain ct scan results and also ask if ct is the best test for you. ...Read more

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What's the deference between a brain lesion and a brain tumor?

What's the deference between a brain lesion and a brain tumor?

Some times synanimus: Brain tumor means it is a tumor benign or malignant term lesion is used for besides tumor , non tumor diseases which occupy brain tissue, before diagnosis is established ...Read more

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MRI done showed brain lesion... If it were white matter disease would they have known by this MRI?

MRI done showed brain lesion... If it were white matter disease would they have known by this MRI?

Likely: MRI is the study of choice for evaluating the soft tissues of the brain. Sometimes IV contrast is used to also evaluate the blood vessels of the brain. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more