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What Can Cause Lesions On The Brain
Hydrocephalus: There are several reasons for hydrocephalus which can be broken down into congenital and acquired conditions. Some examples include aqueductal stenosis, chiari malformation, after a subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis, and even as a result of poor CSF reabsorption such as in normal pressure hydrocephalus. I hope this helps and merry christmas! ...Read more
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
See a dermatologist: This question cannot be answered without an examination in person. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same as for...: ...ANY tissue or organ. Could be vascular, infectious, inflammatory, metabolic, traumatic, nutritional deficiency, endocrine, neoplastic, drug-induced, genetic, mechanical, degenerative...I think that about covers it. That's probably not the sort of answer you wanted, but your question is like asking what causes unhappiness: It's too unfocused to be answered in any other way. ...Read more
Not enough info: What kind of lesions do you mean? There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more
What would cause tingling and numbness from the knees to the feet on both sides. Can it be related to recent brain aneurysm coiling?
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See below: Lesions in the brain can be due to multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, migraine, a variety of infections (especially parasitic, like cysticercosis, and multiple abscesses), but also lymphomas, and cancers. Whatever is occurring needs thorough attention. See a local neurologist and obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more
Incompletely known: This is incompletely understood. It starts with a localized weakness in blood vessels, no known way to predict in whom. Risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, increasing age, rare predisposing weaknesses of arteries known as "familial aneurysms" and some rare predisposing conditions, which your doctor should evaluate. If headaches are present, get screening with mri/mra. ...Read more
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