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Doctor insights on: Possible Causes Of White Spots Showing On Brain Scan

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What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Need to examine: It is unlikely that the bald spot is due to an imaging study. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the spot is not too big, you would do well to cover it with hair from the surrounding areas. If it is of bigger cosmetic concern, you may consult a plastic surgeon.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

Lesions found on: MRI's of the brain may be either unrelated to neurological symptoms or related to an active neurological disorder. History of progression of dystonia & other neurological symptoms, family history of dystonia & records of the cause & clinical course of Renal Tubular Acidosis aid a neurologist's decision to repeat an MRI of the brain for comparison & perform genetic & other medical studies. ...Read more

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12y son born w/several brown spots, was given NF1 diagnosis. He doesn't sweat, makes constant sounds unknowingly Flushed skin & tired Brain scan time?

12y son born w/several brown spots, was given NF1 diagnosis. He doesn't sweat, makes constant sounds unknowingly Flushed skin & tired Brain scan time?

See below: About 15% of people with NF1 develop brain tumors called gliomas. Gliomas usually develop in childhood, and the most common gliomas associated with NF1 are the following:
•Astrocytoma
•Brainstem glioma
•Optic pathway glioma

Discuss this with your DR.

Also go to John Hopkins site for more information about NF1.

http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/neurofibromatos ...Read more

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Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common conditions. Strokes, cancer, infection, and some other rare neurological disorders can also cause similar issues. Sometimes further physical examination, blood work, and a spinal fluid tap may be necessary to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

? MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?

Mri follow up: Tests that may be done to help find out what caused the spots on an mri could be:

1. physical exam / blood pressure check
3. blood tests
3. spinal tap

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Chronic blood supply: White spots or ubo are related to slow death of brain tissue due to blood flow problems. White spots get more numerous with age, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol issues. ...Read more

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Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is I need answers now! I've even had?

Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is I need answers now! I've even had?

Many possibilities: Sounds like you're referring to t2 white matter hyper intensities. The possible causes are numerous. Developing some small spots is really fairly normal as one ages, but the devil is in the details of your films, your history, and your exam. Your neurologist would be best one to determine what these may be, if they are concerning, and if they require further investigation. ...Read more

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Do SSRIs cause brain cancer? I had a ct brain scan and I'm afraid to take my medication because of the medication with the radiation exposure.

Do SSRIs cause brain cancer? I had a ct brain scan and I'm afraid to take my medication because of the medication with the radiation exposure.

Not a known risk: SSRI medications are not a known risk factor for brain cancer. Radiation from a CT scan provides very very low, but not zero, risk for cancer. But, typically the diagnostic benefit of doing the scan far outweighs the very small risk of cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause white spots in a baby's cerebellum?

What can cause white spots in a baby's cerebellum?

Various: Disorders may cause white spots on a baby's cerebellum. I am assuming you are referring to an MRI image. Leukodystrophies, post-viral syndromes, or metabolic disorders are some examples but you should speak with your pediatrician and may need a referral to a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain, he says its m s u think its what it is, ?

My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain, he says its m s u think its what it is, ?

Not necessarily: If you have history of migraine, head injury, high blood pressure or merely taking a variety of meds, could be better answer (eg, microvascular angioplasty). Ms is best diagnosed based on history and physical exam. The MRI is used for confirmation and treatment decisions in part. Get neurological consultation. ...Read more

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Are white spots on the white matter of your brain indicative of anything serious?

Are white spots on the white matter of your brain indicative of anything serious?

Numerous: Maybe nonspecific, a result of head and/or neck trauma, associated with migraine headaches, signs of prior stroke or atherosclerosis, present in multiple sclerosis, but also due to drugs, both prescription, and recreational, amongst many categories. ...Read more

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What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

White: White spots....Very variable in their cause. Usually seen in people with migraines or 'small vessel disease' related to bp, diabetes, high cholesterol, genetics, smoking, etc. Really depends on their appearance. Usually radiologist will comment on their opinion. ...Read more

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Are white spots on the brain in a 44 yrar old femal normal?

Are white spots on the brain in a 44 yrar old femal normal?

NOT FULLY: Problem with this finding is it's often nonspecific, and may or may not correlate with clinical findings. Ris is term for ms found on MRI without history. Leukoariosis can be found with migraines, hardening of the arteries, prior trauma, arteritis or vasculitis, or merely associated with aging. Such spots can be seen in genetic disorders, such as cadasil. Does one of the topics match you? ...Read more

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White spots on the brain shown in mri and I'm having siezures would there be any connection?

White spots on the brain shown in mri and I'm having siezures would there be any connection?

Spots nonspecific: At your age, spots may be consistent with microvascular angiopathy, a sign of vascular atherosclerosis or even small strokes, which may be a focus for your seizures, but such lesions may be due to migraine, head injury, multiple sclerosis, and may have little to do with current seizures. Talk to your doc, as may need a medicine to protect against stroke. ...Read more

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What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

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What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

We don't know: You are probably referring to non-specific white matter lesions seen on MRI of your brain. We actually do not have a clear understanding of what these or what they mean. They are loosely associated with stroke and dementia. However, at 38 years of age I would not think your white spots are cause of your symptoms and am surprised you have them. They could be serious. Please get them checked out. ...Read more

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Had an MRI of the brain back on 7/9/13. Everything came back normal except for a few white spots. Is there a chance of developing an aneurysm since?

Had an MRI of the brain back on 7/9/13. Everything came back normal except for a few white spots. Is there a chance of developing an aneurysm since?

MRI AND white spots: Why you had an MRI, what symptoms you had?
The current MRI resolution should provide the diagnosis of aneurysm, requires follow up.
white spots, may go away or increase, you require a neurologist.
Do a follow up MRI
Have a neurocognitive testing
Other conditions also generate white spots, you need differential diagnosis ...Read more

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Right now the lesions /white spots are seen in brain for MS patient. Not seen in neck and spine. Any possibility will develop in future inspite of med?

Right now the lesions /white spots are seen in brain for MS patient. Not seen in neck and spine. Any possibility will develop in future inspite of med?

Depends on Rx: Disease modifying agents in MS are designed to control relapses, MRI lesions, and prevent ultimate disability. A potent medication such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya would provide better assurance of less lesions over both brain and spinal cord. Also, add vitamin D-3 supplements. ...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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I saw a neurologist and had MRI and said I had white spots or lesions on brain from migraines now have had them for 3 nights and can't tolerate light.

I saw a neurologist and had MRI and said I had white spots or lesions on brain from migraines now have had them for 3 nights and can't tolerate light.

Follow up with Neuro: Your neurologist may decide upon reevaluation to expnad his differential diagnosis and order additional tests. Discuss with your neurologist the use of more specif migraine meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible too have white spots on brain and neck concerning MS and it not be active the multiple Sclerosis?

Is it possible too have white spots on brain and neck concerning MS and it not be active the multiple Sclerosis?

Yes: It is possible to have an MRI that shows abnormal spots on the brain and spinal cord that end up not being MS ...Read more

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Looking for advice on white spots on brain discovered incidently on neck mri? What could these be? I've been unwell for 6 yrs still with no diagnosis.

Looking for advice on white spots on brain discovered incidently on neck mri? What could these be? I've been unwell for 6 yrs still with no diagnosis.

See a neurologist: Go see a neurologist as soon as possible to rule out multiple sclerosis or other myelin sheath problems It may be normal for you but you need additional testing ...Read more

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What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro

What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro

Many things: It depends on where the "white spots" were seen and how they were sure that she was alzeimer's free (did they do a brain biopsy?). While fibromyalgia is a central pain disorder (disorder of the brain), it is not associated with any pathological tissue disorder, but rather persistent sensations of pain in the brain (cause unknown). ...Read more

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Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

It depends: Like many things in medicine, it depends. Some of it depends on the patient's symptoms, age. Many people have "white spots" on mris; there can be non-specific small vessel white matter disease seen on the MRI of many individuals with a western diet. White spots on an MRI also can mean ms, but it is usually in a certain pattern that is more specific for ms. Discuss your MRI with your neurologist. ...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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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 had severe migraines off n on since I was a freshman in high school. Last year my neurologist did an MRI and found 6 white spots on my brain. W?

I have had severe migraines off n on since I was a freshman in high school. Last year my neurologist did an MRI and found 6 white spots on my brain. W?

MRI: Spots on MRI can be for various reasons. Vascular problems can leave areas that look like spots. Sometimes people get calcifications that are benign. Other conditions like Multiple Sclerosis can look like spots. ...Read more