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My MRI show white mass on right side brain, 2 years ago drs found tumor in my older sister MRI of brain cause her to go deaf, could this be related?

My MRI show white mass on right side brain, 2 years ago drs found tumor in my older sister MRI of brain cause her to go deaf, could this be related?

Need more informatio: To answer your question, we need more information. What type of tumor did your sister have? Was it every biopsied (or treated?). What symptoms are you having? What medical problems run in your family? Do you have any other symptoms or signs? Medical problems? Skin diseases? In this forum, we get little information; use HealthTap Prime to relay your question or TTYD. Some tumors have genetic causes ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Disequilibrium x1 week — only sometimes when walking. Feel off balance. Normal MRI of brain 6 months ago. So scared this is a brain tumor? 27/F.

Disequilibrium x1 week — only sometimes when walking. Feel off balance. Normal MRI of brain 6 months ago. So scared this is a brain tumor? 27/F.

Consider other cause: Since you had an MRI of the brain 6 months ago, and it was normal, you should not think of brain tumor as the cause here. Other causes are more likely and more common. These could be medicine side effects, changes in the sensation of the feet, changes in the inner ear sensation of movement, or changes with your strength. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Off balance/disequilibrium off and on when walking x2 weeks. Worse after driving. MRI of brain normal 6 months ago. Worried of brain tumor. 27/F.

Off balance/disequilibrium off and on when walking x2 weeks. Worse after driving. MRI of brain normal 6 months ago. Worried of brain tumor. 27/F.

Get in: If you are dizzy and balance is off, you probably have vertigo. This can be serious, but usually is not. It is unlikely you have a tumor if you had a normal MRI 6 months ago. You need to get into see you physician to have this evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

No tumor: URI can produce some inflammation of inner ear. This results with fluid behind ear drum which is symptomatic should be drained. The fluid could induce pressure on semicucular canals and result in dizziness and well if pressure reaches brances of vagus n. then nausea can result. MRI of brain must have had a reason but if proved neg. The indications for scan were ruled out. ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Yes : If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. ...Read more

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Brain MRI (w/contrast)6 years ago for migraines-non remarkable.new migraine pattern emerged. Is it likely it could be a tumor?!

Brain MRI (w/contrast)6 years ago for migraines-non remarkable.new migraine pattern emerged. Is it likely it could be a tumor?!

Probably not. : Migraine patterns can change. Typical migraine symptoms like light hurting your eyes, seeing jaggedy lines or shimmering spots, and nausea or vomiting mean it's still most likely a migraine. ...Read more

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Dr wants to do brain MRI without contrast but I heard with contrast is more accurate so what do I do? Looking for tumor, bleed, and stroke

Dr wants to do brain MRI without contrast but I heard with contrast is more accurate so what do I do? Looking for tumor, bleed, and stroke

MRI of neck: The use of contrast is really based on what the physician is looking for, for tumor or stroke it can be more helpful, for a bleed that shows up without contrast, I would discuss this further with your physician and see what the thinking might be. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I had a brain MRI w/ and w/ out contrast. According to the office, someone has read my MRI but not made an official report of the notes yet. If I had a tumor, would I have been notified?

Yesterday, I had a brain MRI w/ and w/ out contrast. According to the office, someone has read my MRI but not made an official report of the notes yet. If I had a tumor, would I have been notified?

Report of brain MRI: Most likely the report will be forwarded to the ordering physician or specialist who ordered the test. He/she will be the one who will notify of the results of your brain mri. If you have any suspected lesion, possibly you will be referred for further testing. ...Read more

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Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?

Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?

Sinuses: When you have a head scan either CT or MRI the radiologist will sometimes comment on sinuses. However, to take a complete look at the sinuses usually need a scan ordered specifically for that. ...Read more

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I'm 68 year old female. Weight 145,Height 5'7". IGF-1 level 196. Had brain MRI w/contrast. Pituitary normal, no tumor. Is this level too high for me?

I'm 68 year old female. Weight 145,Height 5'7". IGF-1 level 196. Had brain MRI w/contrast. Pituitary normal, no tumor. Is this level too high for me?

IGF: Values of IGF-1 for your age are low 65 ng/ml, median 110 and high 95th percentile is 188. Your level is not that above upper limit of normal. Actually I have a strong interest in Age Management Medicine and would consider this good. However, I do not know if you are symptomatic or not. Hope the data helps! ...Read more

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Would a Brain MRI W/O Contrast & a CT Scan with and W/O Contrast show a brain tumor causing symptoms? Worried that it could have been missed.

Would a Brain MRI W/O Contrast & a CT Scan with and W/O Contrast show a brain tumor causing symptoms? Worried that it could have been missed.

MRI: An MRI with contrast is sufficient to detect evidence of a brain tumor. If there is any question whether a brain tumor is present or not, one can opt to repeat the MRI of the brain with contrast three months after the last MRI brain was obtained. ...Read more

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Would a Brain MRI without Contrast & a CT Scan with and without Contrast show a brain tumor causing symptoms? Worried that it could have been missed.

Would a Brain MRI without Contrast & a CT Scan with and without Contrast show a brain tumor causing symptoms? Worried that it could have been missed.

No symptomatic tumor: It is a pretty safe bet that MRI together with contrast CT can exclude a symptomatic tumor (mass) in the head. That does not mean all causes of headache or neurologic complaint are seen. Only your practitioner can give more advice to "put your mind at ease" and further direct your diagnostic journey. ...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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MRI brain came back normal but have Mucosal thinkening and polyps what's that mean? Tumors? Cancer?

MRI brain came back normal but have Mucosal thinkening and polyps what's that mean? Tumors? Cancer?

Sinusitis - repeated: Mucosal thickening (of layer covering the sinuses) & sinus polyps may point to multiple attacks of sinusitis. Sinus polyps, in particular, point to allergic sinusitis. (Are you allergic to many things? Aspirin?). Unless the polyps block the sinus passages, little is done for them. Without symptoms, not much to do aside from treat allergies. It's a complex situation — use Healthtap Prime to discuss ...Read more

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If you had an eye tumor would it show on a brain MRI scan?

If you had an eye tumor would it show on a brain MRI scan?

Depends on size,loc: MRI's limited resolution in "standard" view can miss tumors <1 cm in size. Dedicated MRI of the orbits (eyes) can see tumors that are ~0.2 cm in size, but require a special order to perform. Also, the tumors show up in a way that can be confused with normal vitreous fluid in the eye, so often dye is needed, depending on location. Talk to an ophthalmologist about symptoms 2 c if MRI order's correct ...Read more

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Why would my Doc review my brain MRI but not discuss the findings until I have an EEG done a week later? If there is a tumor would he wait to tell me?

Why would my Doc review my brain MRI but not discuss the findings until I have an EEG done a week later? If there is a tumor would he wait to tell me?

Not much to worry: About at this point. Your doctor probably wants to gather all the information before discussing the complete picture with you. This could mean that the MRI was normal and he doesn't know what is causing your symptoms yet. If you had a brain tumor on the MRI, he wouldn't wait for the EEG results, as they are not helpful in this regard. See your doctor after EEG. ...Read more

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I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

Neuroradiologist: Hi. You needn't worry. Whichever doctor ordered it, it will be read by a qualified radiologist. You don't need to request anything. Of course, you can't see a virus with anything less than an electron microscope, but you mean lesions that could be caused by viruses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Worried about brain tumor. I feel off balance/disequilibrium when walking. Ok when sitting or lying down. Brain MRI 6 months ago normal. 27/f.

Worried about brain tumor. I feel off balance/disequilibrium when walking. Ok when sitting or lying down. Brain MRI 6 months ago normal. 27/f.

Why are you worried?: Your normal MRI rules out brain tumor, which would be a rather rare condition at your age. Your symptoms could be due to an inner ear condition, but could also be present in thyroid and anemia conditions. You may benefit from visit to otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Just recently had MRI brain scan and the report says he don't know head tilting since jan and shakiness getting worse had two evoke test not normal neck ok hears ringing could it possiable be a tumor?

Just recently had MRI brain scan and the report says he don't know head tilting since jan and shakiness getting worse had two evoke test not normal neck ok hears ringing could it possiable be a tumor?

Neuro complaints: Mozzy, MRI very sensitive to pick up tumor. If MRI neg for tumor, very unlikely you have one. Many other neurological and possibly endocrine conditions are on the list of things this might be. Close follow up with your doctor very important. Also, new symptoms very important to report to your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I was wondering I had a Brain MRI done but what can they see on a brain MRI? Do they see infections and tumors and IQ and stuff like that or old bleedings or TIA's or Brain infarction?

I was wondering I had a Brain MRI done but what can they see on a brain MRI? Do they see infections and tumors and IQ and stuff like that or old bleedings or TIA's or Brain infarction?

Many things: Several things can be seen, mainly that would have to do with the appearance of the Brain, such as possible infections, tumors, inflammation, old infarctions, etc. BUT not the IQ. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an eye tumor? I have pain in left temple and left eye. Brain MRI is clear. Could it miss my orbits?

What are the symptoms of an eye tumor? I have pain in left temple and left eye. Brain MRI is clear. Could it miss my orbits?

MRI does see orbit: A brain MRI will see the contents of your orbit, although the detail depends on the slice thickness. Some orbital tumors can be small and thick slices can pass above and below the tumor. Generally a tumor in the orbit will push the eye forward (proptosis) and this can be a clue. There are many causes for the pain you report that are not tumor. Best to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've been having tremor in my upper body and tingling in hands and feet. How rare is a spinal tumor? Had neg brain MRI and cts last year.

Very low:): With negative brain MRI, you should feel relaxed to have ruled out serious conditions like MS or any brain pathology. Most likely cause of your upper body tingling would likely be nerve compression in upper spine, which would require physical therapy. To confirm diagnosis, have your doctor order a spinal MRI. Feel better ...Read more

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How accurate a brain MRI without dye injection really is in detecting problems like tumors, bleeding or inflammation of brain?

How accurate a brain MRI without dye injection really is in detecting problems like tumors, bleeding or inflammation of brain?

Very accurate : MRI in the head even without contrast is very sensative. Contrast is useful for small findings or to help define what we are seeing. This can also be done later if needed ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Dr. Matthew Keener
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Mri Of Brain (Definition)

MRI is an imaging study that uses magnetic frequency to visualize internal structures. It is safe during pregnancy, but cannot be performed on patients with metal implants because of ...Read more