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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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L'hermittes occurred w/o other MS symptoms. Mri of c spine & brain clear. Vep ok. But- lumbar puncture detected bands. What are chances of having ms?

L'hermittes occurred w/o other MS symptoms. Mri of c spine & brain clear. Vep ok. But- lumbar puncture detected bands. What are chances of having ms?

Fairly high, but: There are other causes for lhermitte's such as vitamin b-12 problems, and even lyme disease. Make certain that other potential disorders are excluded. Although the oligoclonal bands correlate very highly with ms, other immune disorders could cause presence. Maybe check peripheral nerve function on a screening emg, just to be sure. Most docs would do followup MRI in 6 months. ...Read more

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Hi; ECG test explaination ; Sinus Rhythm/ Spetal Infract , Q> 40ms in V2 / Q/R >1/3 in V2, P/PQ 112ms /157ms , QRS : 88MS /QT-QTc 361ms-369ms .

Hi; ECG test explaination ; Sinus Rhythm/ Spetal Infract , Q> 40ms in V2 / Q/R >1/3 in V2, P/PQ 112ms /157ms , QRS : 88MS /QT-QTc 361ms-369ms .

ECG: Q wave in V2 is concerning for a history of an anteroseptal myocardial infarction. The complicating factor is that if the ECG leads are misplaced or the heart is higher or lower than expected, it is possible that the Q wave is actually an S wave, which would not be of concern. The P/PQ would be a marker for conduction- should be <200ms. QRS should be <120, and QTC should be less than ~440ms. ...Read more

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Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?

Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?

Will not help: Your lesions might be due to head injury smoking, hypertension, or migraine but could also be RIS, an early sign of MS. PET WON't dfferentiate but spinal tap or repeat MRI both brain and neck in 6 months might be considered ...Read more

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My mris generate vastly different interpretations. Some see tumors, lesions, hyperintensities. Others see nothing. Lesions are diagnosed as everything imaginable. No objective standard? What's up?

My mris generate vastly different interpretations.  Some see tumors, lesions, hyperintensities.  Others see nothing.  Lesions are diagnosed as everything imaginable. No objective standard?  What's up?

MRI: Not sure which MRI you are talking about. Is it of the brain, abdomen, chest? You should understand that MRI or ct scans are just "shadow" of your body organs. When we interpret we do come across atypical findings that baffle us. All radiological interpretations should be correlated with clinical findings to arrive at a reasonable diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best! ...Read more

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Does MS lesion shown in MRI come and go?

Does MS lesion shown in MRI come and go?

Generally: the lesions which are detected only by advanced imaging techniques remain as "scars" however the neurologic defects may in fact be reversed with proper treatment in many cases! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Ms symptoms...Mri has MS typical lesions on brain...All else ruled out?

How to diagnose MS: There are MS symptoms, and then there are symptoms that help to make the diagnosis of MS. For example, muscle spasm is a symptom of MS, and many other illnesses. Lesions of the brain are caused by MS, but also by viruses, head injuries, etc. If you have the right symptoms and the right MRI findings, the diagnosis should be clear. With MS, the diagnosis is rarely that easy to make. ...Read more

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Mri states a few scattered foci of adnormal t2/flare hypersensitivity (periventricular white matter) largest lesion 5mm. Possible ms? More testing?

Mri states a few scattered foci  of adnormal t2/flare hypersensitivity (periventricular white matter) largest lesion 5mm.  Possible ms? More testing?

Complex: The MRI abnormalities might be nonspecific, and caused by other processes. MS is a clinical diagnosis, confirmed by films, and you need your doctor to explain why you seem to have lesions on your films. Urge you get clearcut diagnosis, and treat the problems plaguing you. ...Read more

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Dizzy memory bal issue fainted mri scattered foci t2 periventricular/deep white matter nonspecific compatible with chronic microvascular changes. ?

Dizzy memory bal issue  fainted mri scattered foci t2 periventricular/deep white matter nonspecific compatible with chronic microvascular changes. ?

Very common: Very common read on an MRI but at the same time, hard to make an assessment without actually seeing the pictures. Also, there are a number of medical conditions NOT related to the brain that will result in passing out, so follow up with whoever ordered the MRI to seek the next step. ...Read more

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History 35 F. Headache,lft eye floaters MRI findings:Multiple 20white matter lessons in the supratentorial brain, likely demyelinatingdisease. Worried?

History 35 F. Headache,lft eye floaters
MRI findings:Multiple 20white matter lessons in the supratentorial brain, likely demyelinatingdisease. Worried?

MS?: 35 YO female - demyelinating disease of brain? Certainly Multiple Sclerosis is the #1 concern. MS is a clinical diagnosis so would need some more history to corroborate that. Headache and floaters are not common presenting signs of MS. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of MS (blurry vision, pain, fatigue, muscle weakness) but have normal evoked potentials. Brain MRI w/ white matter changes? Still be ms?

Have symptoms of MS (blurry vision, pain, fatigue, muscle weakness) but have normal evoked potentials. Brain MRI w/ white matter changes? Still be ms?

Recommend:: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be due to many conditions. Mri lesions could be due to migraine or prior head injuries, and your doctor could describe whether the pattern is consistent with a specific cause. I no longer use evoked potentials to confirm ms, and rarely use for any reason. If things seem unclear, a lumbar puncture may be useful. Discuss all of this with neurologist. ...Read more

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Lhermitte's sign & oligoclonal bands found in csf. Had no other MS symptoms and mris (cervical & brain), bloods & evokes all normal. Will i get ms?

CIS: Lhermitte's sign is consistent with spinal cord lesion, and bands are about 95% predictive of onset of clinically definite ms in future, but if no lesions seen on either mri, it is not fully clear that your future deflinitely involves ms. If no symptoms, recommend supplementing vitamin d-3, approx 5000 units twice daily (level 50-60 ng/ml), and repeating mri's in 6 months, and if spots, start med. ...Read more