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One White Spot On Brain Mri
How likely am I to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c
Hard to say: One white spot on brain MRI is nonspecific. If it is in a particular area (corpus callosum) it would be more concerning, otherwise it could have been from prior brain infection (encephalitis) or trauma (shearing injury). Your symptoms are a bit more worrisome. Perhaps a spinal fluid analysis will help. Neurology consult would be useful. ...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
Discuss with Doctors: We can not comment on the results of the MRI and CAT SCAN. We don't know why the tests were ordered and what does the spot mean and it's location and interpretation by the Radiologist. You have to discuss these findinngs as they apply to you based on your clinical status ...Read more
Daughter had brain MRI for big head, they found that bright spot not seen in prostery pituitary is not seen and antierior pituitary is 3 mm in height?
MRI is used to see if there is too much fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus), but other findings can be found. Brain Tumor per se is NOT presented this way. Heridtary Diseases that give Growths int he brain typically have > 1 of these bright spots.
So, you'd know more than me. Others in the family with Elephant man disease or Tuberous sclerosis? No, then not that. Can be in a lot. Can be just there ...Read more
When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big
See neurologist: There are many reasons for 'lesions' or 'white spots' but there shouldn't be many in someone aged 48. Would suggest seeing a neurologist for thorough evaluation and correlation between spots and clinical symptoms. ...Read more
Every time I cough my head hurts more in the same spot. I have a brain mri scheduled, is it safe to take antihistamine to stop cough? I’m concerned.
Cough: To suppress a dry hacking cough it is safe for you to take an antihistamine combined in cough syrup that has dextromethorphan (antihistamine DM elixir). The antihistamine may cause some drowsiness. You can ask your pharmacist to recommend one. Claritin is a non drowsy antihistamine but on its own, may not suppress a hacking cough. ...Read more
Had brain mri/wcontrast. Small spot rt side seen by neuro said hypertension maybe but no ms. Should I be worried. Taking 81mg aspirin now mra of neck nex?
Small white spot:
A single small white spot should not be cause for concern. It can be caused by high blood pressure. Since you have high blood pressure, it makes sense to use a little aspirin. We see white spots in 50% of our brain MRI's up here.
If you also have headaches, it is reasonable to have the MRA test. Otherwise I am not sure why this test was ordered. ...Read more
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
Get the report: Black and white are the colors even in a normal set of images. ...Read more
Brain mri-white spots/migraines. Told this is abnormal for 39 y/o. Dad & grandma-early onset dementia (50s). Do white spots = dementia in my future?
...hold on cowgirl!!: I've seen lots of scanned images with "white spots" that turned out to be artifact rather than tissue pathology...Similar to having a dirty lens on your microscope! There are some genetic markers for certain types of dementias that would be much more useful to you...And all it takes is a swab of the buccal mucosa inside your mouth, and, of course, a little money! Seek more opinions on "white dots". ...Read more
Hello. I went for a brain MRi last week without contrast and my doctor just called me to inform me there were several red spots abnormalities...
?? red spots?: Iam not familiar with that phrase.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had normal brain MRI in 2014 (headaches and optical migraines). Doc mentioned white spots apparently from the headaches. It scared me tho. Common?
This web article is on point: http://www. Dizziness-and-balance. Com/disorders/central/pvm. Htm
About half of normal folks over 65 have T2 abnormalities (white spots).
Folks in their 40s with migraines can also present this way. It is nonspecific though so a repeat MRI in a patient with continued symptoms could be considered, mostly since there is little risk due to MRI in patients who can have them ...Read more
I have high calcium levels, brain MRI showed spots in white matter, pain on right side abdomin. Dr mentioned aphasia-can all these be realted? I'm 41
Possible: Exact scenario may be hard. Need ct of chest, abdomen, & pelvis to rule out any cancer that could cause high calcium or sarcoidosis. If not done, need parathyroid and vitamin d levels. It may be that you take calcium or Tums that increased your calcium in blood which if high enough causes confusion and weakness. If so, brain findings may relate to a virus possibly herpes vs others. ...Read more
I had a negative brain mri without contrast. Do I need one with contrast or only if they saw something? Are the chances of ms lower?
Comments: Negative brain MRI is very much against MS, but if concerns persist, a cervical MRI should be sought. Lack of contrast may be minor issue, as this would highlight newer lesions, but not miss older lesions. Chance, so far, of MS is very low, but to be complete, if symptoms are compelling, repeat images at 6 months. ...Read more
Why could they have thought they saw something in first brain MRI then the one with contrast came back clear?
If I had an brain MRI done and they found something serious, would they notify me right then and there? I had one done yesterday and I'm so nervous.
You: Deserve quick answers, but the standard allows doctors to wait for the radiologist to read, and then send the report. Call your ordering doctor and tell him you are worried. They like to speak to you in person, but make them realize how concerned you are and how much knowing sooner would help. ...Read more
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
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
I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?
Likely nothing wrong: The "septum pellucidum" is an anatomical structure in the brain that separates what are known as the 3rd ventricles. In the fetus, it actually begins as a "cavum" form (meaning the structure is split down the middle). Normally, it later after birth. But sometimes it doesn't or in other circumstances it may re-split (head trauma, seen in boxers as well as seen in nontraumatic conditions). ...Read more
My brain MRI says one small area of increased signal on flair images in the right parietal white matter- what does this mean?
May be nothing or?:
Your clinical history- the reason you had the MRI- may be a clue.
Many brains show one small area of flair signal. These are often due to headaches, head injuries, high blood pressure, changes in blood flow, etc. They are not by themselves an indicator of much.
If you had many of these, and symptoms of MS, they could be related. A single small area though is not alarming. ...Read more
Is one brain MRI the same as the next, or does the machine get calibrated differently depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing?
Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a brain MRI for free? Only went for one MRI after rathke cleft cyst surgery. Can't afford another mri.
Touqh question: Short of going to a public health clinic and if deemed appropriate and your financial status supports your being seen in such a clinic, probably hard to arrange. However, if your physician deems you need such a test, many physician owned facilities will arrange to do such a test at a reduced cost and sometimes at cost. Asking honest qeustions of such places is t he best way to figure this out. ...Read more
Are astrocytomas genetic? My mother had one and I am wondering if I should get a brain mri, would that tell me anything?
If you have a: Condition that is being followed by mr's, there is no harm. Mr's cost a lot. They should not be used indiscriminantly. ...Read more
I had ocular migraines and one sided numbness and my brain MRI results show increased signals to subcortical and it is 3mm causes?
Need further Eval: Ocular migraines are a diagnosis of exclusion--by which I mean that there cannot be another explanation for the changes in vision reported. I am concerned about your subcortical changes on MRI and numbness, which could be the result of another neurologic diagnosis such as MS. Please strongly consider an evaluation with a neurologist sooner rather than later.... Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more