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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause Lesions On The Brain

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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?

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?

Migraine with aura: If migraine with aura is suspected, it is appropriate to identify or exclude any secondary cause (e.g. tumor, MS) for the headache using blood chemistry tests and brain imaging procedures. However, almost all cases migraine with aura come back with normal MRI. ...Read more

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Lesions on the brain caused from speed or cocaine?

Lesions on the brain caused from speed or cocaine?

In some cases: However, the problem with addiction is not lesions per se but the abnormal function of the limbic or emotional parts of the brain. ...Read more

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Can lesions on the brain (as in multiple sclerosis) ever be caused by smoking ciggarettes?

Can lesions on the brain (as in multiple sclerosis) ever be caused by smoking ciggarettes?

No but..: There is no direct relationship but studies have shown that people with ms who smoke do worse! ...Read more

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What is the cause of brain lesions? What are the symptoms?

What is the cause of brain lesions? What are the symptoms?

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

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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?

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

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Can enbrel (etanercept) cause brain lesions?

Can enbrel (etanercept) cause brain lesions?

There have been neur: There have been neurologic side effects described that have been described including seizures, demyelination, personality changes, optic neuritis. These are neurologic changes ...Read more

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Can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

Can silent benign brain lesions cause ms?

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

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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?

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?

MS mortality: Research suggests that lack of ms treatment may shorten lifespan, 8-14 yrs, but the bigger issue is resultant disability which can affect walking, balance, memory, energy, etc. If you have ms, you absolutely need to be treated. ...Read more

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Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

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

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Can smoking be the cause of MS typical brain lesions if I have MS symptoms...Could it just be smoking and not ms?

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

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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?

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

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Could multiple seizures over a period of 10 years cause brain lesions?

Could multiple seizures over a period of 10 years cause brain lesions?

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

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Could all this infections in my sinus cause me to end up with brain lesions and itp?

Could all this infections in my sinus cause me to end up with brain lesions and itp?

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

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Re: MRI brain - do new lesions (posterior) tend to indicate anything in particular or particular cause? (seizure activity is ruled out)

Re: MRI brain - do new lesions (posterior) tend to indicate anything in particular or particular cause? (seizure activity is ruled out)

Complex issue: Mri is a picture but not a real measure of function. "lesions" on MRI are of little value unless they correlate with clinical problems. Many findings on MRI are normal variation. Review all findings with you primary doctor. ...Read more

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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 pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?

Only on top of the: Adrenals, not in them. I've never heard of them causing brain lesions. The symptoms can be robust and Anxiety is a big complaint, but many other chemicals can be out of whack besides Adrenaline. ...Read more

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Re: brain MRI - what would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

Re: brain MRI - what would be the cause of lesions mesial left occipital lobe?

UBOs: Mri is a sensitive study that can show interesting findings of uncertain significance. Some show bright spots that have no definite meaning. We call these ubos or unidentifiable bright objects. Go over the results with a knowledgable expert. ...Read more

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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

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Are there any diseases that can cause lesions on multiple organs (liver, brain, pancreas, etc) besides metastatic cancer?

Lots: Infections such as abscess, parasites, fungus, and amoeba for starters. inflammation of the blood vessels can cause multiple lesions. Certain genetic disorders can affect multiple organs. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng). Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng). Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

No relation: I cannot find any evidence that brain lesions are related to vitamin B6. I tried a literature search and there appears to be no connection. ...Read more