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Mri showed white spots, suspected MS, but spinal tap normal. Neuro says white spots benign, but what exactly causes them?

Mri showed white spots, suspected MS, but spinal tap normal. Neuro says white spots benign, but what exactly causes them?

Nobody knows: ubo.(unidentified bright objects) http://neurology.about.com/od/cerebrovascular/a/What-Are-These-Spots-On-My-MRI.htm So are age spots. Indeed, age spots are very highly associated with diseases of aging like cerebrovascular disease..because they aren't in young people. Found in elephant man disease, stroke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24936416 not so much MS. I've only seen them in normals. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Should I follow up on two white spots that showed up on my mri? My doctor was checking for ms. He wants me to go to duke university north carolina.

Should I follow up on two white spots that showed up on my mri? My doctor was checking for ms. He wants me to go to duke university north carolina.

Yes !: You need to follow up with a neurologist. The "white spots" on brain MRI could certainly be white matter lesions of ms but imaging is non-specific. The MRI findings need to be described in detail as there are certain location of these white spots that are characteristic of ms. Mri also needs to be correlated with thorough history & neurologic exam. ...Read more

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White spots on mri, lumbar puncture negative no ms.Still have weak shaky episodes that come and go.Neuro suggested pots, can it cause these symptoms?

White spots on mri, lumbar puncture negative no ms.Still have weak shaky episodes that come and go.Neuro suggested pots, can it cause these symptoms?

Nonspecific: Your MRI lesions are possibly related to migraine, smoking, prior head injuries, and many other relatively benign events. If there is consideration for a vascular process causing your symptoms, get your internist involved, and perhaps even see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Mri of brain showed thinning mylin and white spots as well as grey mass...could this along with other be MS?

Mri of brain showed thinning mylin and white spots as well as grey mass...could this along with other be MS?

MRI brain: The thinning myelin and white spots are often described in the usual aging of the brain. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See a neurologist to discuss the MRI findings in the brain. ...Read more

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28 suffer wi dizziness. Mri shows white spots on brain.hospital highly suspicious of ms.what other possibilities could it be?

28 suffer wi dizziness. Mri shows white spots on brain.hospital highly suspicious of ms.what other possibilities could it be?

Migraines: I can't comment on the likelihood of MS without hearing your story and seeing your MRI, but certainly poeple who get migraines can have white spots on their MRI brain as well as dizziness. Hope that helps, good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter just had an MRI with 3 small nonspecific white spots on the brain. But no other syms of ms. She had numbness in legs but was due to hern.Disc shown on lower MRI ?

My daughter just had an MRI with 3 small nonspecific white spots on the brain. But no other syms of ms.  She had numbness in legs but was due to hern.Disc shown on lower MRI  ?

Nonspecific: Small bright spots are frequently seen on MRI of the brain, increasing with age. Sometimes there are features that are suggestive of demyelinating disease (ms), but otherwise they are usually considered nonspecific. Anything that affects the tiny blood vessels in the brain can cause these bright spots (e.g., migraines, diabetes, hypertension, vasculitis). See a neurologist if you are worried. ...Read more

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Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face.Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face.Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

MS or not MS?: Iit is hard to find the cause of a symptom of tingling. The changes on your MRI could be related to your symptoms. When the LP is negative, it does not mean you do not have MS, but one must consider other causes, such as a virus of some kind, or other medical illnesses. It may help you to have some symptomatic treatment of your symptoms, maybe a nerve conduction study and a follow up mri. ...Read more

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I have ms-like symptoms. Had an MRI done and it showed a spot on the cerebellum. Mra & mrv are normal. Dr. Doesnt think ms. What could this be?

I have ms-like symptoms.  Had an MRI done and it showed a spot on the cerebellum.  Mra & mrv are normal.  Dr. Doesnt think ms.  What could this be?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms could be due to many conditions, as excessive daytime sleepiness indicates a sleep disorder or even fatigue state. Chronic pain might be fibromyalgia or a peripheral neuropathy. Problems with concentration could be associated with any of the above, but might be due to thyroid or B vitamin issues. Brain MRI lesion is also nonspecific, perhaps a prior stroke? Get second opinion. ...Read more

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If I have a tiny spot in my brain shows on MRI and i had MS symptoms, could it be something else(not serious)? I had the symptoms for a month now.

If I have a tiny spot in my brain shows on MRI and i had MS symptoms, could it be something else(not serious)? I had the symptoms  for a month now.

Nonspecific: One tiny spot will not be diagnostic, and could be due to migraine or your head injury. If you do indeed have ms symptoms, further information can be gleaned from a spinal cord mri, and even spinal fluid analysis. Your neurologist could sort out other conditions which might mimic ms. ...Read more