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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

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

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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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CT scan showed spot on brain! MRI showed nothing why? Which one is right?

CT scan showed spot on brain! MRI showed nothing why? Which one is right?

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

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Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

There is: Simply not enough information to venture a guess. It could be nothing. How is it described in the MRI report? ...Read more

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What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

Unanswerable: Many possibilities depending on sequence used, contrast, location of "spot" etc. The MRI report should provide details. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly something: 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

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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

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

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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?

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

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What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

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

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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?

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

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Had normal brain MRI in 2014 (headaches and optical migraines). Doc mentioned white spots apparently from the headaches. It scared me tho. Common?

Had normal brain MRI in 2014 (headaches and optical migraines). Doc mentioned white spots apparently from the headaches. It scared me tho. Common?

Mixed bag: 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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Can u have a lesion on a brain MRI one time and them a yr later they can't see it?

Can u have a lesion on a brain MRI one time and them a yr later they can't see it?

Yes.: Lesions due to inflammation or infection could quite easily heal and not be seen on a follow-up mri. ...Read more

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Why could they have thought they saw something in first brain MRI then the one with contrast came back clear?

Why could they have thought they saw something in first brain MRI then the one with contrast came back clear?

MRI WITHOUT AND WITH: Why was the MRI done? Need to know more.
Medicine is a combination of clinical and labs and xrays. Talk to your dr or radiologist. With contrast is more specific. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?

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