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Spots In The Brain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: "spots" can mean a lot of things. Most commonly, there are small areas of increased signal on t2 or flair MRI sequences which generally represent small "scars" or gliosis. It is not unusual to have 1 of these areas for every 10 years of age, so a 50 year old person could have 5-6 and be considered normal. However, the spots you mean could be something completely different. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Mymri showed spots on my brain showed more spots since the one 2 yrs ago they told e it was not MS from a spinal tap they did ! what are they from.
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing these MRI images, having access to prior medical records and seeing and examining you there is no way to assess this. You should go back and communicate effectively with your doctor. Ask your spouse or a friend to go with you and insist on getting all questions answered in a meaningful fashion. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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