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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

?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

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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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What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

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 more

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Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Chronic blood supply: White spots or ubo are related to slow death of brain tissue due to blood flow problems. White spots get more numerous with age, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol issues. ...Read more

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What could white patches on a brain scan suggest?

Few things: If by brain scan you mean mri, then "white patches" at your age are probably part of aging, nonspecific, unimportant. Of course they can also represent other things such as ms. I would recommend correlating your symptoms with the finding. If you weren't being worked up for ms than don't worry about it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. To name a few.... ...Read more

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What could cause white spots on my father's MRI?

What could cause white spots on my father's MRI?

There is simply: not enough information provided to venture a guess. You can talk to your doctor about it, or upload some MRI images on HealthTap and request a consult. ...Read more

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Whay causes spots on white matter of the brain?

Whay causes spots on white matter of the brain?

Many causes: White matter lesions can be caused by a very wide range of things, ranging from toxic exposure to multiple sclerosis to hypertension to chronic migraines. A neurologist can help you put the imaging findings into perspective with the rest of your clinical picture, and guide further workup and treatment as needed. ...Read more

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Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

It depends: Like many things in medicine, it depends. Some of it depends on the patient's symptoms, age. Many people have "white spots" on mris; there can be non-specific small vessel white matter disease seen on the MRI of many individuals with a western diet. White spots on an MRI also can mean ms, but it is usually in a certain pattern that is more specific for ms. Discuss your MRI with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

White: White spots....Very variable in their cause. Usually seen in people with migraines or 'small vessel disease' related to bp, diabetes, high cholesterol, genetics, smoking, etc. Really depends on their appearance. Usually radiologist will comment on their opinion. ...Read more

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What can spots on the brain an MRI indicate?

What can spots on the brain an MRI indicate?

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

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Mri showed white spots, suspected MS, but spinal tap normal. Neuro says white spots benign, but what exactly causes them?

Mri showed white spots, suspected MS, but spinal tap normal. Neuro says white spots benign, but what exactly causes them?

Nobody knows: ubo.(unidentified bright objects) http://neurology.about.com/od/cerebrovascular/a/What-Are-These-Spots-On-My-MRI.htm So are age spots. Indeed, age spots are very highly associated with diseases of aging like cerebrovascular disease..because they aren't in young people. Found in elephant man disease, stroke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24936416 not so much MS. I've only seen them in normals. ...Read more

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What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

It depends....: How white, grey or black signal on an MRI scan is interpreted depends on the type of sequence that spot appears in. So without knowing the sequence, i can only guess. If these are scattered black dots they could represent small foci of old hemorrhage or iron deposition. If it is a bigger spot it could represent a fluid collection. I really would have to see the images to give you an answer. ...Read more

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What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

Isotope deposits: A bone scan invovles injecting a radioisotope into the body. The brighter white areas are where the body has deposited more of the isotope than the less bright areas. Some of this is normal, such as in the bladder but some of these areas may be abnormal. ...Read more

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What do dark spots and areas on CT lumbar indicate?

What do dark spots and areas on CT lumbar indicate?

See your doctor: If you have had a ct scan of the lumbar spine, you should be going over that with your doctor - you can't hope to evaluate the images on your own. ...Read more

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Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

Which disease causes white spots on the brain and spine?

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 more

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What do dark areas on MRI brain mean?

What do dark areas on MRI brain mean?

depends: "dark" areas can mean different things on different sequences in a given mri. The normal brain is dark on some sequences, such as the attached picture. Please rephrase your question for a better answer. ...Read more

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What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

Could be an: Allergic reaction to something you have been exposed to, sometimes called hives. Please see your doc so it can be identified, treated, and you can figure out what to avoid if necessary. A more extreme version of this can close your throat so please get checked. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholesterol issues in young patients. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on teeth?

What causes white spots on teeth?

White spots on teeth: White spots on teeth are usually areas of the enamel that are hypo-calcification, or less calcified then the surrounding tooth structure. This may have happened when the tooth was forming or on the external enamel surface. External hypo-calcification from retention plaque bacteria around the gums, or even from improperly cleaning orthodontic brackets. It can be fixed with composite fillings. ...Read more

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