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What Can Cause Lesions On The Brain
Do migraine with aura, in particular ocular related cause lesions on the brain at all and if so would they present themselves on a brain mri?
No but..: There is no direct relationship but studies have shown that people with ms who smoke do worse! ...Read more
Many causes.: Question is too general. Brain lesions is a generic term that encompasses all manner of things that could occur in the brain. Anything from stroke to infection to bleeding to scar or inflammation. The symptoms would depend upon both the location of the lesion and the type of lesion. ...Read more
My doctors seem to be stumped after negative diagnostics so I thought I would ask here, generally what are the causes of tiny focal lesions in brain?
Not sure either but: Sometimes even after exhaustive testing, we still couldn't find the cause of the illness. It's called medical mystery. Consider seeking a second opinion. God bless u! http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/brain-lesions-causes-symptoms-treatments. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=146499. ...Read more
Confusing: Please rephrase the question for an appropriate response. ...Read more
Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is called radiologically isolated syndrome. It may be valuable to repeat the films, and if changes occur, get spinal fluid to confirm the possible early onset of MS. This is complex, as involves treatment decisions. Each patient is different. ...Read more
What to do if I have MS and I was wondering if MS is untreated and I get brain lesions can brain lesions cause death if so?
Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things. ...Read more
Can smoking be the cause of MS typical brain lesions if I have MS symptoms...Could it just be smoking and not ms?
Possibly: A neurologist and neuroradiologist will be best able to answer you concern. In general however, smoking can exacerbate the injury caused by ms by causing microvascular disease of the brain blood vessels. You should stop smoking! Period. ...Read more
My drs are stumped so I thought to ask here, generally what causes several tiny focal lesions in brain with right body weakness w/ bilat leg weakness?
Brain: This needs to be reviewed by a neurologist. As you are in newjersey, perhaps a referral to princeton med center is in order. Mapquest says you are about 1.5 hours apart. Grab your phone and make the call ...Read more
Or vice versa: The goal of seizure management is usually to reduce or stop seizures. On a microscopic level there are changes in the cytoarchitecture of brain circuits with recurrent seizures. ...Read more
Very very rare: It is possible for long standing sinus infections that are not treated with antibiotics to cause bone infections and spread into the brain causing meningitis. Itp, also called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, is a rare disease in which the immune system destroys platelets. Viral infections and drugs can cause itp. Theoretically a viral infection causing sinusitis can cause itp. ...Read more
No: Muscular dystrophy does not cause brain lesions similar to ms under any circumstances. ...Read more
Re: MRI brain - do new lesions (posterior) tend to indicate anything in particular or particular cause? (seizure activity is ruled out)
Can pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?
Can Celiac Disease mimic MS even after being treated with a strict gluten-free diet? Could my untreated Celiac have caused my brain lesions?
Can lumbar spondylolisthesis & L4 bilateral pars defect w/ mild neural foramina stenosis cause tiny focal lesions in brain or is it 2 diff things?
Different things: Those are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi! I heard ketamine use below anastethic doses can cause brain damage and olneys lesions after only one use, is this true? Sounds like a myth to me
Ketamine: Some people are abusing it, you should not, it is clinically used by an experienced anesthesiologist ...Read more
I had a bad reaction to anesthesia with headaches, and loss of memory and in a fog. Now they found brain lesions could the reaction cause the lesions?
No: The lesions might have been uncovered by the anesthetic, but they could not have been caused by it. Areas around brain lesions of any type are much more sensitive to anesthesia. This us due to the disruption if blood flow around those sites. Because of this an anesthetic could take longer to wear off from these areas causing confusion and your other symptoms. ...Read more
Can gram negative ecoli sepsis cause brain disorders years after the episode. If so ;what kind? I ended up with lesions and a stroke. Can this be?
Sure: Micro emboli of organism can lead to brain abcess and worse plus vasoconstrictors used to support blood prressure in sepsis can critcally constrict blood vessels leading to thing cerebral ischemia these these things can combine to cost limbs the brain is infinitely more sensitive to vascular interruptions than limbs. ...Read more
What are white matter brain lesions caused by. I have fibromyositis and one on my spine. I have elevated copper levels, cafe au lait spots on body, face?
Is a B12 level of 294 low enough to cause symptoms? Iron studies are being done now. Rdw is high, hemo low and MCH low. 10 brain lesions on MRI and hert palps and dizziness.
Symptoms B12: Level of 294 is borderline low. I would do a confirmation study (mma). If it is elevated -and if your iron is okay- then likely vit B12 deficiency contributes to your anemia. Yes, it can cause some symptoms-like fatigue, numbness, tingling, forgetful etc- but not heart palpitation- unless if your hemoglobin is less than 8-then yes, you could have palpitation and dizziness from it. F/u md. ...Read more
I asked a? About what would cause numbnessfor 3 months now., I have chronic fatigue immune disorder, myofacial pain, lesions on brain, white lymphosite count i's high, nerve damage the list goes on and on. I've lived in bed for 7 years and keep havi
I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng). Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?
My lymphosite white blood cell count is high. I got a knot on my lymph node and 2 lesions on my brain. What would cause this? I already have fibro, chronic myofacial pain and chronic fatigue immune disorder and nerve damage. I'm very i'll. No drs
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