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Normal Vs Abnormal Brain Mri
Brain MRI in august was normal, getting another one next week for mri with contrast, what are the chances this one will be abnormal with the contrast?
Unable to answer. The: Answer depends on your condition & what the doctor thinks is the diagnosis. If the original MRI truly didn't show an abnormality, then 99% of diagnoses won't show just because you repeat with contrast. (U run the risk of contrast exposure for no reason). Your question is complex. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to ur prescribing doctor about alternative ways to get diagnosed based on symptoms, not MRI ...Read more
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
Many things: There are many causes of an abnormal MRI other than cancer. This list is not all inclusive but may give you an idea of the number of disorders causing an abnormality. Vascular causes include stroke, hemorrhage, a-v malformations, demyelination from ms, lymes disease, infectious causes, hiv, abscess, viral infections, metabolic disorders such as wilson's disease, leukodystrophies and age related dis. ...Read more
Neurologic problem: An electronystagmogram (ENG) checks the neural signals to the eye muscles while your vision or field of view is altered. An abnormality may point to a functional problem (problem with way nerves are firing) or an anatomic problem (some abnormal structure/growth seen on brain MRI). Depending on what / how fast your symptoms developed, functional problems are more likely but talk to your Neurologist ...Read more
Sort of: An MRI is very sensitive but not always as specific. It picks up images that appear abnormal. They may require further studies to determine whether it is something of significance. An angiogram may find that what appeared to be a lesion on MRI was not as serious as first thought. ...Read more
Have chronic right eyetwitch for 10 months. Why won't it go away? I had emg and brain mri both normal
Blepharospasm.: We call this condition blepharospasm. Botox is it the appropriate treatment. I would suggest you looking into this, because this condition tend to linger. Linger. ...Read more
How to read brain MRI can't wait for results want to know if abnormal can be easily noticed on images I hav of result?
Really?: Okay, you actually want us to teach you how to be a neuroradiologist in 400 words or less? Not very realistic. Sorry. ...Read more
If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back? Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks
Usually: Read by radiologist the same day. Your doctor or doctors associate can call with results as soon as they are back. Should be back 48-72 hours after having the test done. Unless Friday. May take an extra day or two. If they do not call you. Call office for results ...Read more
If a radiologist decides not to use contrast during a brain Mri, does it indicate that they have seen nothing abnormal?
Diagnosed with advanced sleep phase disorder, why did this happen? Age 35 female in good health. No shift work. Work 8-5. Normal brain mri.
What did your doc say?
What type of workup didi you have?
Further testing may be necessary? ...Read more
Got a brain Mri with and without contrast. No Abnormal findings In both. Been dizzy For Over a Month now. What should I do?
I had a brain MRI without contrast after hitting my head that was "normal". Would it have shown increased pressure or bleeding without contrast?
CT w/o contrast: MRIs ate great but not the gold standard for strokes or bleeding. A CT w/o contrast is usually what is used to determine if you are bleeding in your brain. In any event Imagining is only a small part of the puzzle, your history plus how you hit your head and your current symptoms plus vital signs all need to be looked at together. IF Recurring symptoms or worsening get to ED/ urgent car ...Read more
Is it possible 2 have MS even if the brain MRI was normal? I have all the symptoms; fallen102 times since oct12, speech&memory issues, tremoring etc
See below: If you have a normal MRI of brain and spinal cord, you do NOT have MS. You may well have neurological issues, and there should not be much challenge in confirming your diagnosis if you find an experienced competent neurologist. ...Read more
My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isn't ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve. Should I be, or get 3rd op?
18 y/o, given brain MRI without contrast (to rule out demyelinating disease) and the results were normal aside from some subtle nonspecific T2/FLAIR hyperintensity seen in the periatrial region bilaterally? What does this mean/should I be worried?
Why ask here?: Presumably you didn't just pass an MRI facility & decided to go in and make an impulse purchase. A doctor had to order the MRI, one who knows you. It's his/her responsibility to interpret the MRI findings as part of your overall clinical picture, or if he/she can't, to find someone who can. The MRI isn't the patient; you are. ...Read more
The past week I've had 2 day with pain behind my left eye that comes and goes. Brain MRI 1month ago normal. Causes? L.
Rare, esp. On 1.5T: Rare, even on 3t high field magnet. ...Read more
Temple pain normal brain MRI a week ago. Any dangerous causes that wouldn't show up on mri? Guessing tmj.
Would a Brain MRI detect an acoustic neuroma? I have NF1. But have some on the symptoms of an acoustic neuroma. MRI was normal.
I went for a brain MRI just for a check up and the results is abnormal. I will see a neurologist on monday. Very nervous what it can be.?
Some thots: Do not have info regarding the "abnormal" findings, but not unique to have spots in white matter secondary to prior head injury or migraine, and some medications can cause these. In older pts, the spots may be due to hardening of the arteries. The MRI findings need to correlate with your clinical problems, not just an isolated radiological finding. ...Read more
Would a brain mri with contrast show any aneurysms? Peticularly causes of intermittent pusitile tinnitus. Had normal brain mri 4 months ago
Pulsating tinnitus: Might and might not. This can be a challenging Dx. I would start with and ENT consult. ...Read more
Very mild diplegia in an 11 months old with normal brain MRI, lab tests, improving with physio, what is the cause?
Injury to motor cntr: This generally represents an injury to the motor cortex either prior to, during or after delivery. It is more common in premature infants who have delicate blood vessels in the brain. It could involve a period of poor oxygenation or poor blood flow to the motor cortex of the brain devoted to the lower extremities. The event may be so mild that no symptoms ever surface at the time of the event. ...Read more
Normal EEG and brain MRI but low grade headache and a little dizziness every day. What can it be? Every other tests are normal.
Headache syndrome: You may simply have a common headache syndrome which is very common and can either be approached by taking preventative medication or some other form of intervention (maybe not pharmacological even). If you would like to set up a 1-1 appointment please look me up at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR. I am a neurologist and headache specialist and am happy to help. ...Read more
Hypotonia with normal brain MRI in a 2 year old. Tested high bun/creat ratio of 49. Ck tested a 208. What are possible diagnosis's?
Frequent Debilitating episodes of vertigo in a 21 y/o male. Most triggered by movement of head. Normal brain MRI. What could cause this??
See ENT doc: WIthout knowing any of your past history it is extremely difficult to evaluate vertigo; please see an Ear, Nose and Throat physician who can better delve into your examination and history to help you with this issue. ...Read more
It's been 3 days, When I lay down for sleeping my head hurts. I did a brain Mri 3 months ago, and it was normal. Do I need another brain mri?
Not brain: If you had a normal brain MRI and the pain remained essentially the same, positional, when you lay down, I would suggest that you see your doc for another physical exam. Depending on the characters of your headache, the problem might be somewhere else, neck or cervical spine, sinuses, etc. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an unremarkable normal brain MRI for an infant that endured a brain trauma? If it's normal does it rule out brain damage?
Yes and No: First question a definite YES....not only infant...ANYONE....people suffer traumatic brain injuries all the time clinically but have normal MRI's and certainly it is also true that a normal MRI does not rule out brain injury since we cannot see all the possible ways a brain can be injured using MRI. There are newer sequence acquisitions that are getting around that problem though but not right now ...Read more
Possible causes for bilateral ankle clonus if spine and brain MRI are normal? Clonus is more prominent on the left side. Can clonus ever be bening?
Can dysautonomia cause brain to feel swollen (along w/ lightheaded).The swollen feeling is so bothersome! Also have ctd. Negative brain mri. Normal sx?
Dysautonomia: This is a very non-specific term that could mean a number of things. You should consult a neurologist and a rheumatologist to make sure you are getting the optimum management and not missing anything. ...Read more
Got dysautonomia, causes cerebral vasoconstriction resulting in lightheadedness daily, brain mri normal, why does it constrict? How do dilate? Bp norm
Shortly after shingles on my face I got a number of body wide MS like symptoms. I had a normal brain MRI. Could post shingles cause MS like symptoms?
Bad headaches. Off and on naseau. Very tired. Normal brain MRI on August 5.2014. Appetite poor. Ideas?
Differential dx: Will include more that cannot be found on brain MRI. If not already done, consider s detailed and comprehensive medical evaluation through your Family Practice or Internal Medicine Physician. For example, why are you needing metoprolol? what prompted your CT abdomen? Are there other symptoms that might point to a different path to investigate? ...Read more
I get random bouts of brain fog and my brain mri and all extensive blood tests and neurological tests are normal. Can this just be normal?
Brain Fog: Can be from a variety of sources. Glad to hear you saw your doc and had testing. Metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) is rampant today and can be one cause. Anxiety is yet another, as is information overload. Please talk to your doc about your glucose level, see a nutritionist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I've lost 20 lbs in 2.5 months and have daily headache. Tsh was 5.98 then 2.94 2 weeks later. All blood and brain mri normal. Please help! ?
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