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What do spots in brain mean?

What do spots in brain mean?

Variety: "Spots" usually describes white matter lesions, which may be due to aging, prior head injury, smoking, high blood pressure, hardening of arteries, migraine, even multiple sclerosis. In other words, does it correlate with your symptoms prompting the study. Ask the doctor who ordered the study.

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What do age spots on brain mean?

What do age spots on brain mean?

White matter lesions: Most older folks due to aging and atherosclerosis, show signs of "microvascular angiopathy", which may or may not correlate with stroke risk or memory loss. In fact these lesions are nonspecific and the full correlative value is not totally understood.

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What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

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.

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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

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).

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Recently had an MRI on my brain and I was told I had "white dots/spots" in my mri. I'm 24yo and would like to know what that could possibly mean plznty?

Recently had an MRI on my brain and I was told I had "white dots/spots" in my mri. I'm 24yo and would like to know what that could possibly mean plznty?

MRI report: There are too many possibilities and unknowns here. Why did you have an mri? In these instances one must ask the physician who ordered the test what the results mean.

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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.

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My father has swelling of the brain with fluid as well as quarter size spots all over his brain. What does it mean?

My father has swelling of the brain with fluid as well as quarter size spots all over his brain. What does it mean?

Metastases brain: It appears your father may have metastases to the brain, please get checked with your doctor asap.

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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.

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What can a spot in the brain mean?

What can a spot in the brain mean?

Perhaps no signific.: "spots" are not uncommonly seen when an MRI is done, and usually these incidental white matter lesions are signs of prior migraine headaches or head injuries. These could be consistent with disease such as a stroke or multiple sclerosis, but these latter do have specific patterns and characteristics. A solitary lesion without clinical correlation is not an item to worry about.

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What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

Unanswerable: Many possibilities depending on sequence used, contrast, location of "spot" etc. The MRI report should provide details.

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What would a small red spot on the brain mean in mri?

What would a small red spot on the brain mean in mri?

Unknown: Mri images are typically black, white and grey. If you had a functional MRI it is possible to see some colors on some of the images.

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They have found a large black spot on the back of my brain and said I had a decrease in csf. What can this mean! Please help I can send pic.?

They have found a large black spot on the back of my brain and said I had a decrease in csf. What can this mean! Please help I can send pic.?

1000 words: Pictures are worth a thousand words as the saying goes. Your question cannot be answered absent viewing of the images which inspired your question.

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A spot on my cheek and nose keep randomly tingling. Could that mean I have a brain tumor?

A spot on my cheek and nose keep randomly tingling. Could that mean I have a brain tumor?

Highly doubtful: If there was a tumor in your brain or any other brain problem causing your symptoms, I would expect the symptoms to be there all the time.

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What would a white spot on the frontal lobe mean?

What would a white spot on the frontal lobe mean?

Very non-specific: I presume you are referring to white spot seen on a MRI brain scan. It is always important to review the scan results with your doctor who originally ordered the scan to discuss the clinical significance or often times insignificance of the radiologic finding. In general, if someone has risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, not controlled, then MRI can show white spots.

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What does a left frontal lobe soft spot mean and what are the dangers?

?????: Do you mean outside the skull or inside the skull? Is this something you can feel on the side of your head? Because you said "frontal lobe, " but the frontal lobe is on the other side of some tough bone. If you mean actually in the brain, you'll have to explain "soft spot, " because the living brain has roughly the consistency of raw egg yolk. It's ALL soft. Please repost with clearer wording.

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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

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Are white spots on the brain in a 44 yrar old femal normal?

Are white spots on the brain in a 44 yrar old femal normal?

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?

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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.

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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.

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