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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
What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT FULLY: Problem with this finding is it's often nonspecific, and may or may not correlate with clinical findings. Ris is term for ms found on MRI without history. Leukoariosis can be found with migraines, hardening of the arteries, prior trauma, arteritis or vasculitis, or merely associated with aging. Such spots can be seen in genetic disorders, such as cadasil. Does one of the topics match you? ...Read more
Spots nonspecific: At your age, spots may be consistent with microvascular angiopathy, a sign of vascular atherosclerosis or even small strokes, which may be a focus for your seizures, but such lesions may be due to migraine, head injury, multiple sclerosis, and may have little to do with current seizures. Talk to your doc, as may need a medicine to protect against stroke. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems
We don't know: You are probably referring to non-specific white matter lesions seen on MRI of your brain. We actually do not have a clear understanding of what these or what they mean. They are loosely associated with stroke and dementia. However, at 38 years of age I would not think your white spots are cause of your symptoms and am surprised you have them. They could be serious. Please get them checked out. ...Read more
What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro
Many things: It depends on where the "white spots" were seen and how they were sure that she was alzeimer's free (did they do a brain biopsy?). While fibromyalgia is a central pain disorder (disorder of the brain), it is not associated with any pathological tissue disorder, but rather persistent sensations of pain in the brain (cause unknown). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter just had an MRI with 3 small nonspecific white spots on the brain. But no other syms of ms. She had numbness in legs but was due to hern.Disc shown on lower MRI ?
Nonspecific: Small bright spots are frequently seen on MRI of the brain, increasing with age. Sometimes there are features that are suggestive of demyelinating disease (ms), but otherwise they are usually considered nonspecific. Anything that affects the tiny blood vessels in the brain can cause these bright spots (e.g., migraines, diabetes, hypertension, vasculitis). See a neurologist if you are worried. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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